John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music.

  • Cravings

    Maybe she???s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she???s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.,For years, she???s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John???s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom???s Thai classics.,Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that???s the food, but that???s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You???ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.

  • The Gene

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies???a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to ???read??? and ???write??? our own genetic information?,Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.,Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee???s own family???with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness???cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation???from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.,As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, ???It???s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion???An extraordinary achievement.??? Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or ???write??? the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.

  • The Underground Railroad

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the 1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.,Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood???where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned???Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.,In Whitehead???s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor???engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar???s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city???s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.,Like the protagonist of Gulliver???s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey???hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre???Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman???s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.