Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Our selection of new best sellers continues to grow

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

…this is essentially Schlender's tale—a first-person memoir from the technology journalist who arguably got the closest to Jobs over the last 30 years of his life…anyone who prematurely dismisses Becoming Steve Jobs as a retread will miss the best stuff. The later chapters of the book show how Jobs cared for his colleagues and took an interest in their lives…New material also emerges from interviews with the Pixar vets Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, and the Disney C.E.O. Bob Iger, whose perspectives weren't as prominent in [Walter] Isaacson's account.

Words Without Music: A Memoir by Philip Glass

…warm, low-key and often delightful…At times Words Without Music reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surreptitious emotional undertow. Like his music, his prose is made up of simple components—plain, honest sentences that work their magic cumulatively. He's at his best writing about process and craft…

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan

“[A] compelling chronicle of Berry and DeJesus' harrowing experiences in captivity, told in their own words and in a journal that Berry kept on scraps of paper . . . . A nuanced testament to the complexity of the human spirit.”

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