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21 days

"A well-executed, gripping, fast-paced novel about the nuances of the publishing world... I was consistently at the edge of my seat until the very last page. This type of interrogation of the coopting of culture and stories for capital gain is well-received."

– Keishel Williams is a book reviewer, culture writer, and editor.
Book Cover for: Yellowface, R. F. Kuang

Fiction Authors

Business Leaders & Thinkers

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The Wall Street Journal
10 days

"This is the gold standard for business books regarding competition and market dynamics that helps both insurgents and incumbents think about market structures, pricing and technology."

– Michael Tannenbaum is CFO at Brex.
Book Cover for: The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Clayton M. Christensen

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Culture Critics

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The Atlantic
26 days

"When I became a full-fledged Steely Dan fan in my 20s, I found the depth of care and attention in Fagen and Becker’s music deeply moving, even romantic. If the lyrics were often cynical, everything else felt like the opposite... I’m glad to know I have new company."

– Jack Hamilton is an author and a critic.
Book Cover for: Quantum Criminals: Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, and Other Sole Survivors from the Songs of Steely Dan, Alex Pappademas

Voices in Social Justice

Entrepreneurs & VCs

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6 days

"I really related to the story—in fact, it reminded me a lot of my relationship with Paul Allen and our work together at Microsoft. Tomorrow was one of the biggest books of last year, and it’s easy to see why. Zevin is a great writer who makes you care deeply about her characters."

– Bill Gates is an entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist.
Book Cover for: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin

Climate Experts & Activists

Funny People

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The Week
7 days

"I'll be honest: I read this because Lemony Snicket recommended it in an interview, when I was in middle school. This book is about a militia of Italian bears, which is a metaphor for something. But I'm there for bears with guns."

– Jamie Loftus is a writer and comedian.
Book Cover for: The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily, Dino Buzzati

Voices in Science

Tech Writers and Journalists

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The Intercept
8 days

"I just started “Red Team Blues,” and I can’t put it down... This book is a cryptocurrency techno-thriller, and it’s full of money laundering, tax havens, lawyers for the 1 percent, organized crime and murders, hacking and open source intelligence, and so much more."

– Micah Lee is a writer and technology expert.
Book Cover for: Red Team Blues: A Martin Hench Novel, Cory Doctorow

BIPOC Authors

Feminist Voices

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The Audacity.
27 days

"Chain Gang All-Stars is a harrowing, bloody… read; in the same stroke, it has the emotional complexities and the interior worlds of its characters. This novel offers a powerful commentary on celebrity, capitalism, racism, and the shameful legacies of mass incarceration."

– Roxane Gay is an author, professor and social commentator.
Book Cover for: Chain Gang All Stars, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Voices in the Food World

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24 days

"This book is cool because it tells you every ingredient that goes with any other... I also use it for developing recipes; say I want to do something with fava beans or these herbs or those cheeses—this book will tell me what goes well with each one. It’s a great starting point."

– Reem Kassis is a cookbook author.
Book Cover for: The Flavor Thesaurus: More Flavors: Plant-Led Pairings, Recipes, and Ideas for Cooks, Niki Segnit

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