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APRIL, 2023

BFF by Christie Tate

Junkyard Girl by Carlyn Montes De Oca

Permission to Offend by Rachel Luna

Elevate Your Team by Robert Glazer


Superconnector by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh

Juicy AF: Stop the Drinking Spiral, Create Your Future by Kay Allison 

Blank Canvas: How I Reinvented My Life After Prison by Craig Stanland

The Rescuer: One Firefighter’s Story of Courage, Darkness and the Relentless Love That Saved Him by Jason Sautel



The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

What’s in It for Them by Joe Polish

Rigging the Game by Dan Nicholson

Unscatter the Chatter by Bob Shenefelt


Apocalypse Soon

Watch What Crappens

Lizzy Cooperman's In Your Hands

Fed Up



Be Brief and Tell Them Everything by Brad Listi

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr. Anna Lembke

And You May Find Yourself: Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo by Sari Botton

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy 


Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen

The Opportunist: Chris Bathum

Scam Goddess

Who The Hell is Hamish?

Scamfluencers: The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme


JULY, 2022

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky

Out of the Corner by Jennifer Grey

When the F Will He Text?: And How to Know If He's Worth the Wait by Sara O’Neil and Jacqueline Kravette

Bumpers by Nic Peterson

The Art of Asking or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer


APRIL, 2022

Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

Embracing Bliss: 108 Daily Meditations by Jeff Kober

Brat by Andrew McCarthy

You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility by Annabelle Gurwitch

Last Resort by Andrew Lipstein


MARCH, 2022

Miss Aluminum: A Memoir by Susanna Moore

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway

Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me? by Jen Mann

Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture by Caroline Dooner

Hell Yeah Or No: What's Worth Doing by Derek Sivers


Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky

The Art and Business of Online Writing: How to Beat the Game of Capturing and Keeping Attention by Nicolas Cole

Learn To Love Reading: 365 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire You To Read More Books by Alex Wieckowski

Your Creative Career: Turn Your Passion into a Fulfilling and Financially Rewarding Lifestyle by Anna Sabino

Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer by Antonia Murphy



Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup by Zara Barrie

Skip the Line by James Altucher

The Middle Finger Project by Ash Ambirge

The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler


The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Habit That! by Dr. Jaime Hope

Free PR by Cameron Herold

Life Gives to the Giver by Joe Polish

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss