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Get the most detailed, comprehensive book summaries available in the world. Shortform summaries are chapter-by-chapter summaries containing ALL the key points of the book.

Remember the key lessons from books you’ve read, and discover new books you need to read.

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Check out Shortform summaries of this week’s NY Times bestsellers:
- Sapiens, by Yuval Harari
- Educated, by Tara Westover
- Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
- Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker
- 12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson

Check out Shortform summaries of these all-time classics:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
- Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
- The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey


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#1 Bestsellers and all-time classic books

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