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THE LONELY STORIES: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys and Struggles of Being Alone edited by Natalie Eve Garrett GFA’04 (Catapult, 2022, $16.95.) This cathartic collection of essays illuminates an experience that so few of us openly discuss. Writers like Jesmyn Ward, Lena Dunham, and Jhumpa Lahiri share witty and heartbreaking tales of complex emotions—reminding us that we’re not alone. Buy this book

AND HOW ARE THE CHILDREN: Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood After Raising a Family of Adopted, Homegrown, Step, and Sponsored Kids by Marjorie Margolies CW’63 (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2022, $18.00.) Blending her personal narrative with national history and politics, former congresswoman Margolies offers inspiration and solutions for parenting, adoption, immigration,
women’s rights, and more. Buy this book

BORDER LESS by Namrata Poddar G’03 Gr’08 Gr’10 (7.13 Books, 2021, $19.99.) This novel traces the migratory journey of Dia Mittal, an airline call center agent in Mumbai who is searching for a better life.
As her quest takes her to the United States, the story expands to include a global cast of border-crossing characters searching for belonging while negotiating power struggles. Buy this book

RESERVATION FOR SIX by Lindsey Palmer C’05 (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2022, $15.95.) A tight-knit group of three couples has been celebrating their birthdays together for a decade. But when one friend announces he wants a divorce, it forces the other two couples to reexamine their own marriages and the fault lines that lurk beneath. Buy this book

BRANDS DON’T WIN by Stan Bernard C’82 WG’88 (Lioncrest Publishing, 2021, $12.99.) A former senior fellow at the Wharton School describes a powerful system for winning that leading companies—including Amazon, Peloton, Apple, Google, Starbucks, and Nike—use to win by playing their own game, not the traditional branding game. Buy this book

PEDAGOGIES OF WOUNDEDNESS: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority by James Kyung-Jin Lee C’92 (Temple University Press, 2022, $29.95.) The pressures Asian Americans feel to be socially and economically exceptional include an unspoken mandate to always be healthy. Nowhere is this more evident than in the expectation for Asian Americans to enter the field of medicine, principally as providers of care. Buy this book

THE AOC GENERATION: How Millennials Are Seizing Power and Rewriting the Rules of American Politics by David Freedlander C’00 (Beacon Press, 2021, $16.95.) A journalist examines the resurgent young left—including groups like Justice Democrats, the Democratic Socialists of America, and Brand New Congress—and documents how and why they got active and energized in political organizing, as well as the success and limitations of their approaches. Buy this book

CAN. TRUST. WILL.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity by Leeza Garber L’11 and Scott Olson (Business Expert Press, 2022, $17.99.) A cybersecurity law expert and retired FBI agent guide HR professionals in building cybersecurity teams through advanced hiring processes and focused onboarding programs. Buy this book

DECIDE AND CONQUER: 44 Decisions That Make or Break All Leaders by David Siegel C’97 WG’03 (HarperCollins, 2022, $27.99.) The CEO of Meetup shares his framework for making big decisions that will impact the future of an organization. Buy this book

AMAZING PEOPLE I MET ALONG THE WAY by Stuart Resor C’64 (Self-published, 2022, $29.50.) In this memoir, architect Stuart Resor shares the significant events that shaped his life, from meeting Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, to building a campground and starting a television show. Buy this book

AUDACIOUS GOALS, REMARKABLE RESULTS: How an Explorer, an Engineer and a Statesman Shaped our Modern World by Brad Borkan C’75 Gr’79 and David Hirzel (Terra Nova Press, 2021, $9.99.) Inspiring stories from three important people—Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and former US president Theodore Roosevelt—portray the unstoppable nature of a driven human spirit. Buy this book

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