Ruth Wariner

The Sound of Gravel

Ruth Wariner grew up in a polygamist family that was back and forth between Mexico and the United States. Despite growing up in such tulmultous circumstances, Ruth stayed positive and showed how resilient children can be.

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Richard Grant

The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi

If you enjoyed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you will like this story of old traditions and quirky cast of characters in Natchez, Mississippi.

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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An oral history

This book had me laughing from beginning to end. Megan and Nick’s obvious love for eachother is sweet but their combined comedic power makes for a fun read or listen.

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Silberman, Steve


This book provides a comprehensive overview regarding the history of research and understanding into autism. It covers some darker history, yet also ends on a positive modern outlook for embracing all that people on the spectrum can bring to the world. It was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

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Pigliucci, Massimo

A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World out of Your Control; 52 Week-by-Week Lessons

Small and managable insights and exercises for the cultivation of autonomy, self governence and personal integrity.

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  Williams, Florence

The nature fix : why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative

An exploration of the physiological and psychological connection that human beings have with nature

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