Meredith's Staff Picks

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Save Yourself Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455591435
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 24th, 2020

Cameron has been making waves in the comedy world for some time now and this book does not disappoint. It's funny and smart and real and sad and honestly just so so so good. Seriously, just read it!

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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781594204609
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Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2020

Gertrude Stein + Maira Kalman = Perfection 

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

I don't read a ton of true crime, but this book grabbed me at the first page and didn't let me go. It's a fascinating look at The Troubles, a time that is not often talked about here in the States. 

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ISBN: 9781335146779
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Published: Inkyard Press - March 31st, 2020

Robin Talley writes great YA historical fiction. This one about two girls in the 1970s is a delight to read. Go forth -- cue up Patti Smith's Horses -- and enjoy the ride!

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ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Snapdragon is one of the best graphic novels I have read! EVER! Technically it's for 4th-6th graders, but I think we can all learn something from Snap.

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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593083338
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Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020

A brilliant memoir by one of todays most brilliant thinkers. 

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ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

I can't believe it took me this long to read Just Kids. It's fascinating, beautifully written, and just a dream. Pick it up if you haven't already. 

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The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983186335
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Published: Featherproof Books - May 12th, 2015

"Jessica Hopper's criticism is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large."
—Annie Clark, St. Vincent