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Nev­er­the­less, Alec Bald­win

This celebrity bio by Alec Bald­win marched smartly onto the best­seller lists as soon as it was re­leased last month. He tells us right at the start that what makes Alec run is a de­sire to please his school­teacher dad, make money and achieve a “cer­tain kind of im­mor­tal­ity.” Bald­win is clever, charm­ing and can­did about his flaws and bad times.

Op­tion B, Sh­eryl Sand­berg and Adam Grant

Af­ter her hus­band died two years ago, Sh­eryl Sand­berg, COO of Face­book, felt she would never re­cover. A friend, Adam Grant, a psy­chol­o­gist, told her that af­ter suf­fer­ing a pe­riod of acute grief, peo­ple can move through the void. The se­cret, he told her, is re­silience, which is the sub­ject of this timely book.

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