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Obama Gets Real About Trump In His New Memoir & 9 Other New Books To Check Out

If you loved Becoming then this is the book for you.

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Read Obama's post-presidency memoir and Dolly Parton's new book about her life in song.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom makes her publishing debut this week with I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are: a collection of essays dealing with fandom and her OCD diagnosis.

$28
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From the creator of the web series Eighty Sixed comes the new essay collection, No One Asked for This. In her first book, 26-year-old comedy writer Cazzie David dishes on dating, mental illness, and social media snafus.

$17.99
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When a nun uses a racist insult to attack 13-year-old Roberta for calling out Thomas Jefferson's support of slavery, the teen experiences a crisis of faith. She soon finds that the racism the nun exhibited runs deeper than a personal prejudice, in Robin Farmer's Malcom and Me.

$16.95
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A Romeo and Juliet story set against the backdrop of 1920s Shanghai, Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights takes readers on a journey with Juliette and Roma: two young adults caught on opposing sides of the city's criminal underworld when a deadly madness begins to spread.

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Formerly a pseudonymous writer under the "Your Fat Friend" moniker, Aubrey Gordon's using her real name on the cover of What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat: a new collection of essays on fatness, fat phobia, and fat acceptance.

$25.95
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Royal watchers, take note! Elizabeth Holmes' HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style deserves a place on your TBR if you, like the rest of us, find yourself preoccupied with how royals like Meghan and Kate manage to dress so well all the time.

$35
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In her follow-up to The Sun and Her Flowers, poet Rupi Kaur takes time to linger on questions of time and space. Her latest collection centers on the body and its place — both in the world at large and as a vessel and location for personal growth and change.

$16.99
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R.F. Kuang brings the Poppy War trilogy to its stunning conclusion in The Burning God, out this week from Harper Voyager. The story opens where Kuang's second installment, The Dragon Republic, left off — with folk-hero Rin left to die by her former allies.

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In his first post-presidential memoir, Barack Obama opens up about his life before the White House. Read about Obama's globetrotting journey to the American presidency in A Promised Land, the former POTUS' first new book since 2010's Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.

$45
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Country Music Hall of Fame star Dolly Parton publishes her first memoir this week. Providing insider glimpses and backstories for 175 of Parton's most famous songs, Songteller is just as unique as the legendary musician herself.

$50
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