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A New York Times Best Seller 2019 National Book Award Longlist, Nonfiction 2019 Kirkus Book Prize Finalist, Nonfiction A February IndieNext PickNamed A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus, and a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and ... Read More about
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As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. With her visce ... Read More about
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“I love the way Dessa puts words together. In her songs, in her poetry, in her short stories, and now in this beautiful and candid memoir.  Wanna be an artist? Get this book.”--Lin-Manuel Miranda "Dessa writes beautifully about a wide range of topics, including science, music, and the pain that come ... Read More about
Unleash your inner artist with this beautiful guided sketchbook, full of brand new creative projects, blank work pages, and illuminating bios of female artists, from the author of A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women). Full of interactive projects, profiles of powerhouse contemporary women arti ... Read More about
A stirring and eye-opening celebration of the enduring legacy of one of the most acclaimed and influential albums of the 90s—The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Released in 1998, Lauryn Hill’s first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important recordings in modern history. Fr ... Read More about
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In country music, the men might dominate the radio waves. But it’s women—like Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, and Kacey Musgraves—who are making history. This is the full and unbridled story of the past twenty years of country music seen through the lens of these trailblazers’ careers—their paths to s ... Read More about
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A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handba ... Read More about
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From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of why we respond to music the way we do. Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us? In this sweeping and a ... Read More about
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American pop music is arguably this country’s greatest cultural contribution to the world, and its singular voice and virtuosity were created by a shining thread of Black women geniuses stretching back to the country’s founding. This is their surprising, heartbreaking, soaring story—from “one of the ... Read More about
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Brandi Carlile
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about faith, sexuality, parenthood, and a life shaped by music in “one of the great memoirs of our time” (Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEA ... Read More about
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Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Find Your Artistic Voice helps artists and creatives identify and nurture their own visual identity. This one-of-a-kind book helps artists navigate the influence of ... Read More about
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Quincy Jones
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Wisdom and musings on creativity and life from one of the world’s most beloved musicians, producers, and mentors—the legendary multi-award-winner Quincy Jones  12 Notes is a self-development guide that will affirm that creativity is a calling that can and should be answered, no matter your age or ex ... Read More about
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Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query "is he musical?" become code, in the twentieth century, for "is he gay?" Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music’s intrinsic quality of subliminal ex ... Read More about
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From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the p ... Read More about
Larissa Pham
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"A warm and expansive portrait of a woman’s mind that feels at once singular and universal," this collection of essays interweaves commentary on modern life, feminism, art, and sex with the author's own experiences of obsession, heartbreak, and vulnerability (BuzzFeed). Like a song that feels writte ... Read More about
Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem’s legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox’s definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo.   Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who perfor ... Read More about
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Ayun Halliday
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Drawing makes you happy! This boldly illustrated handbook offers easy-to-follow drawing exercises—some thought-provoking, some meditative, all fun—inspired by art-therapy practices. Each page features an activity written by artist and activist Tim Shaw and brought to life with colorful art from Span ... Read More about
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The fascinating true stories of thirty incredible muses—and their role in some of art history's most well-known masterpieces. We instantly recognize many of their faces from the world's most iconic artworks—but just who was Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'? Or the burglar in Francis Bacon's oeuvre? Why was ... Read More about
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These five simple steps will enable anyone to easily and beautifully draw a variety of flowers. The most fundamental part of painting watercolor flowers is to draw each flower precisely. "Think Twice, Draw Once" is a major theme from Nakamura throughout the book. There are "five steps," accompanied ... Read More about
Instagram star Jeannie Dickson has created a modern and inviting introductory watercolor painting book for adults, beginners, aspiring young artists, and journalers that will be a source of inspiration and art instruction for their creative journey. Hello, Watercolor offers a fresh approach to pain ... Read More about
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BrownMark
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From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom   In the summer of 1981, Mark Brown was a teena ... Read More about
Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times). Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women ... Read More about
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Rosalind Pepall
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This is a collection of stories about art works—whether an oil portrait, a wilderness explorer's sketchbook, or a Tiffany lamp—and how the author fell under their spell. Few people are aware of the work, the emotion, and the obsessions of a curator's job. Exhibitions come and go; they are forgotten ... Read More about
Capture all the hues of the garden with a few simple brushstrokes and Lorene Edwards Forkner’s inspirational advice on observing color in nature, painting with watercolor, and gardening with joy and intention.   If you love flowers and the rich colors of the garden, Color In and Out of the Garden is ... Read More about
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The ideal creative gift for nature lovers and fans of adult coloring books, Drawing Trees is an innovative, meditative activity book that features traceable illustrations of thirty different types of trees, leaves, seeds, and flowers. Drawing Trees provides guided illustration techniques for beginni ... Read More about
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“Being directed by the Jimmy Burrows, while on Friends, was like hitting the jackpot. I’m delighted that everyone can now share in his incredible insight with this book.”—JENNIFER ANISTON From the director of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, and Will & Grace comes an insightful ... Read More about
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of Esquire's Best Celebrity Memoirs of All Time An intimate, behind-the-scenes, richly illustrated celebration of beloved The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s friendship, and an insiders' view of Pam Beesly, Angela Martin, and the iconic TV ... Read More about
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