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- ISBN-13: 9781508241980
- ISBN-10: 1508241988
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Publish Date: October 2017
- Dimensions: 6 x 5.1 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
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The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992 is the kind of juicy memoir that only a brilliant, razzle-dazzle figure like Tina Brown could write. Taken from the actual diaries she kept while editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, it’s a candid, clever account of the bumpy, raucous, glitz-filled years when she turned VF into the buzz mag of its time. Brown’s rapid-fire reading mirrors her flamboyant energy and hard-driving style.
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Lisbeth Salander, in gritty avenging-angel mode, is back in The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz’s second addition to Stieg Larsson’s wildly bestselling Millennium series, and luckily for fervent fans, so is narrator extraordinaire Simon Vance. While Lisbeth is serving a short jail sentence, her former guardian, now old and very infirm, treks to the prison to give her some new information about her disastrous childhood. Hackles up and hacking expertise at the ready, Lisbeth starts to dig and gets Mikael Blomkvist to help. What they uncover takes us into an intriguing subplot revolving around a twin study, nefarious researchers and revelations about Lisbeth’s past.
By calling his exciting bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, that exemplary explicator of the complexities of our universe, lets us ascribe our ignorance of the cosmos to our overscheduled lives. But knowing that we need all the help we can get, he provides us with a “foundational fluency” in the current understanding of the universe. Listen up and get smart!
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Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo da Vinci is as magisterial as the creative genius it’s about, the rare kind of biography that acts as a magnet for well-deserved superlatives. Isaacson’s research is impeccable, detailed, and like his books on Einstein, Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin, it’s all wrapped in effortless prose and glorious storytelling. Through Alfred Molina’s elegant performance, Isaacson conjures up Leonardo, his insatiable curiosity and his world, making the man who painted the Mona Lisa and puzzled over woodpecker’s tongues so immediate, so human, that he becomes someone you know and cherish.