Atomic Habits by James Clear: Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits–whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder: From the beet fields of North Dakota to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. These casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately and tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy.
Zoo Nebraska by Carson Vuaghn: Royal, Nebraska, population eighty-one–where the church, high school, and post office each stand abandoned, but for nearly twenty years, they had a zoo: seven acres that rose from local peculiarity to key tourist attraction to devastating tragedy. As the tourist trade multiplied, so did the inhabitants of what would become Zoo Nebraska, and, eventually, the source of a power struggle that would lead to the tragic implosion of founder Dick Haskin’s dream.
Mercury Rising by Jeff Shesol: A riveting history of the momentous Friendship 7 space flight that put America back into the space race. If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? Mercury Rising re-creates the sense of tension to a flight that riveted the world. Drawing on new sources, interviews, and personal notes, Mercury Rising shows how the astronaut’s heroics lifted the nation’s hopes in what Kennedy called the “hour of maximum danger.
Greater than a Tourist: Nebraska USA: Experience cultural, culinary delights, and attractions with the guidance of a Local. Slow down and get to know the people with this invaluable guide, and you will be eager and prepared to discover new activities at your next Nebraska destination.
Me and Sister Bobbie by Willie Nelson: Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately through their grandparents, who raised them in a dusty small town in east Texas. This dual memoir weaves together their lives as they experienced them both side-by-side and apart with powerful, emotional stories from growing up, playing music in public for the first time, and the trials they each faced in adulthood.
Zero Fail by Carol Leonnig: Carol Leonnig has been covering the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today–from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency’s leadership. Leonnig interviewed countless current and former agents who risked their careers to speak out about an agency that’s broken and in desperate need of a reform.
Alone at Dawn by Dan Schilling: The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms. Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, video footage, and interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man’s brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him.
Fast, Feast, Repeat by Gin Stephens: You’ll learn how to work a variety of intermittent fasting approaches into your life, no matter what your circumstances or schedule. Once you’ve ignited your fat-burning superpower, you’ll get rid of “diet brain” forever, tweak your protocol until it’s second nature, and learn why intermittent fasting is a lifestyle, not a diet.