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FIRE AND FURY Frenzy!

Media is at a fever pitch for Michael Wolff’s FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House!

1st Serial Excerpt
New York Magazine (on stands 1/8, online now)

TV
1/5 The Today Show
1/7 Meet the Press
1/8 CBS This Morning
1/8 Morning Joe
1/8 MSNBC, Katy Tur
1/8 NBC Nightly News
1/8 MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell
1/8 Late Night with Stephen Colbert
1/8, Fox News, Ingraham Angle
1/9 MSNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews
1/10 The View
1/10 CNN, Don Lemon Show
1/13 CNN, Michael Smerconish

RADIO
NPR’s “All Things Considered” — (1/5/181/7/18book review)

PRINT
Entertainment Weekly
USA Today
New York Times
Washington Post
San Francisco Chronicle
Los Angeles Times
New Yorker
Economist
Boston Globe

A message from Macmillan CEO John Sargent regarding FIRE AND FURY:

Last Thursday, shortly after 7:00 a.m., we received a demand from the President of the United States to “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination” of Michael Wolff’s FIRE AND FURY. On Thursday afternoon we responded with a short statement saying that we would publish the book, and we moved the pub date forward to the next day. Later today we will send our legal response to President Trump.

Our response is firm, as it has to be. I am writing you today to explain why this is a matter of great importance. It is about much more than FIRE AND FURY.

The president is free to call news “fake” and to blast the media. That goes against convention, but it is not unconstitutional. But a demand to cease and desist publication—a clear effort by the President of the United States to intimidate a publisher into halting publication of an important book on the workings of the government—is an attempt to achieve what is called prior restraint. That is something that no American court would order as it is flagrantly unconstitutional.

This is very clearly defined in Supreme Court case law, most prominently in the Pentagon Papers case. As Justice Hugo Black explained in his concurrence:

“Both the history and language of the First Amendment support the view that the press must be left free to publish news, whatever the source, without censorship, injunctions, or prior restraints. In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government.”

Then there is Justice William Brennan’s opinion in The New York Times Co. v. Sullivan:

“Thus we consider this case against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.” readmoreremove

LOVE WARRIOR is an Oprah Book Club Pick!

Fantastic news: LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton is the new Oprah Book Club pick!

This astonishing memoir depicts Melton’s journey after she discovers her husband’s infidelity and uses her grief and anger as a path to her own redemption. LOVE WARRIOR captures the beauty that unfolds when one woman refuses to settle for good enough, stops numbing or denying her pain, and makes her own rules for love and life. Harpo Films has optioned the film and television rights to the book.

“To have Oprah Winfrey — the woman who taught the world not to fear raw, intimate discussions – help introduce LOVE WARRIOR to the world feels like magic to me,” said Glennon Doyle Melton. “I trust Oprah, and I’m honored.”

Watch the video announcement from Oprah:

The cross-platform book club selection kicks off with Oprah’s interview with Melton in the October issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (on sale September 13). Oprah.com will feature a reading guide as well as Oprah’s personal thoughts about the book, and the official Oprah’s Book Club group on Goodreads, will feature content and encourage discussions about the new book club selection.

Glennon appeared on “CBS This Morning” today and the pick got media pick-up in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She’ll appear on OWN’s “Super Soul Sunday” on 9/11, then do a Facebook Live chat with Oprah immediately after the show.

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Bonus Buzz for DE POTTER’S GRAND TOUR

There’s just so much happening for Joanna Scott’s recently published DE POTTER’S GRAND TOUR, we can’t help but #humblebrag:

It was an Editors’ Choice in the Sunday New York Times Book Review (9/19) and was featured in the “Newly Released Books” section of the New York Times (9/24), which called Scott “versatile and talented” and her book “elegant.”

It was also featured in a USA Today mystery roundup by our very own Charles Finch, who called the book “moving” and compared it to the work of Penelope Fitzgerald and W.G. Sebald (he also recommended Julia Keller’s SUMMER OF THE DEAD).

Last but not least, it was Huffington Post’s “The Book We’re Talking About” feature, which called the book “charming” and “poignant.”

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Stars for DEEP DOWN DARK

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, trapping 33 miners underground for a record-breaking 69 days. In DEEP DOWN DARK, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Héctor Tobar shares the untold stories of the miners through exclusive interviews.

DEEP DOWN DARK is landing on Fall reading lists, from Publishers Weekly to USA Today to CNN (“50 things you can’t miss this fall”) and already has two starred reviews:

Tobar spins a gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion, of the 2010 story that made international headlines for weeks. An electrifying, empathetic work of journalism that makes a four-year-old story feel fresh.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Tobar…compassionately recounts the miners’ personal histories, experiences during the 17 days they were without outside contact, extended rescue, and the drama above ground with the families… Rich in local color, this is a sensitive, suspenseful rendering of a legendary story.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“…a gripping account… Tobar details the harrowing rescue and the emotional and spiritual resolve the men drew on as they struggled to survive in what they thought would be their coffin.” — Booklist

Lots more media is ahead, including interviews on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and the New Yorker and reviews in USA Today, Harper’s Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor

Plus, Macmillan Audio has created a tie-in website with several clips from the audiobook that create a timeline of those harrowing days.

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Homer’s Classics + Dreamy Downton Actor = Audio Heaven!

Happy Monday, friends! To ease you into the work week, here’s something that’s easy on the ears (and eyes): audiobook editions of Homer’s classics: THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY narrated by Downton Abbey hunk Dan Stevens! Me-ow!

And they’ve both received lots of attention!

Parade Magazine featured THE ODYSSEY in their list of fantastic celebrity-narrated audiobooks

Entertainment Weekly sat in on the recording session with Stevens and did a feature about it

THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY were included in a September AARP Magazine article about classic books with celebrity narrators

USA Today included an audio clip from THE ODYSSEY in a feature they ran on Dan Stevens

THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY are AudioFile Magazine Editor’s Picks this month

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