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It Never Ends: A Memoir with Nice Memories!

A radio deejay should be loud and opinionated, and Scharpling doesn’t disappoint. Though the book will appeal mostly to his fanbase (who will learn that Scharpling isn’t his real name), his stories are accessible to a wider audience. Be warned, though: He has little use for conservatives, Billy Joel, or the pizza in Toronto.
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Getaway: Food & Drink To Transport You

Foodies and armchair travelers will enjoy the delights that Erickson offers in this wide-ranging collection.

Bubbleball: Inside the NBA’s Fight to Save a Season

Beyond basketball, this book is an important cultural artifact of the impacts of COVID-19 on American life, as well as the interconnection of social justice and sports. An instant classic.

Swimming to Freedom: My Escape from China and the Cultural Revolution

A touching and fascinating memoir that is essential for anyone interested in life during the Cultural Revolution or the experiences of the freedom swimmers. For a political assessment of the Cultural Revolution, readers should consider The World Turned Upside Down, by Yang Jisheng.
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Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission To Change What We Eat

An engaging, thorough examination of the transformation of the food industry as it relates to sustainability and creating alternatives to the slaughterhouse. Highly recommended.

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Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef

Not recommended. Readers might peruse this volume for topping ideas, but Michael Schwartz’s Genuine Pizza is easier to use and more practical, with additional building block recipes.
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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

Readers interested in feminism, women’s history, and biography will be rewarded with a great story that deserves to be widely known.
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We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World

This is a timely topic presented in an accessible way, sure to be welcomed by art enthusiasts of all ages.

Xi’an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York’s Favorite Noodle Shop

While challenging for beginning cooks, this enjoyable and readable offering features clear instructions and inspiring recipes that are well within the reach of the home kitchen. Wang’s DIY ethos makes the hard work fun.
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