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#1 THE LIGHT WE CARRY

Michelle Obama

The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.

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#2 SO HELP ME GOD

Mike Pence

The former vice president gives an account of his career, including his time in the Oval Office and during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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#3 FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING

Matthew Perry

The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.

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#4 SURRENDER

Bono

The lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 offers details of his life, career and activism.

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#5 I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED

Jennette McCurdy

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

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#6 A BOOK OF DAYS

Patti Smith

More than 365 images and reflections by the National Book Award–winning author and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

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#7 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

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#8 AND THERE WAS LIGHT

Jon Meacham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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#9 THE REVOLUTIONARY

Stacy Schiff

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer details Samuel Adams’s contributions to the American Revolution.

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#10 CINEMA SPECULATION

Quentin Tarantino

The filmmaker shares his love of cinema with special attention given to key American films of the 1970s.

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#11 THE QUEEN

Andrew Morton

A biography of Queen Elizabeth II, which explores her influence on Britain and the rest of the world.

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#12 THE PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN SONG

Bob Dylan

In a collection of more than 60 essays, the musician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature explores the nature of popular music.

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#13 THE SONG OF THE CELL

Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the discovery of cells and describes how modern medicine uses them.

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#14 HAVE I TOLD YOU THIS ALREADY?

Lauren Graham

Observations and anecdotes from a star of "Gilmore Girls."

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#15 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Robin Wall Kimmerer

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

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