Nonfiction Round-Up (10/30/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/30/19)

How to fight back for fundamental American rights + all about every zodiac sign + the Radical Right = this week’s #NonfictionRoundUp WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties – and How to Take Them Back by David Kirby “Kirby names names, brings receipts, and delivers a remarkably apolitical […]

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Red-Hot Drop-In Alert: Edward Snowden’s Memoir PERMANENT RECORD

Red-Hot Drop-In Alert: Edward Snowden’s Memoir PERMANENT RECORD

On September 17, 2019, Metropolitan Books will publish Edward Snowden’s memoir, PERMANENT RECORD. Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring […]

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Politics Shmolitics

Politics Shmolitics

You can’t go anywhere these days without running into some kind of political discussion, and these new and forthcoming books will keep your patrons in the know. DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE’LL MISS IT WHEN IT’S GONE by Astra Taylor What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And […]

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FIRE AND FURY Frenzy!

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 […]

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PW Best Books of Summer 2017

PW Best Books of Summer 2017

Publishers Weekly’s editors recently selected their Best Books of Summer 2017, including these seven Macmillan titles: Staff Picks (full list) BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer “About that thing on the cover—is it a genetically modified bird-of-paradise? Some cousin of the odoriferous corpse flower? I was intrigued from the moment I saw it, as is Rachel, the […]

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Happy Election Day 2015!

Happy Election Day 2015!

Get out and rock the vote, then settle in with one of these books about politics: THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Fundamentals of American Government by Matthew Spieler In the third book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, Spieler clearly and concisely explains the functions and importance of the United States House of […]

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Spotlight: ON IMMUNITY

Spotlight: ON IMMUNITY

If you love fascinating non-fiction, have we got a timely story for you: ON IMMUNITY, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Eula Biss’s investigation about why we fear vaccines. As a new mother, Biss grew fearful of the government and medicine, ultimately realizing that she cannot immunize her child, or herself, from the world. In order to […]

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Happy #BookBday to A FIGHTING CHANCE

Happy #BookBday to A FIGHTING CHANCE

Fighting chanceToday we wish a very special #BookBday to Senator Elizabeth Warren's memoir, A FIGHTING CHANCE

A most unlikely political star, Warren's introduction to government came when she was asked to go to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers and was denied the opportunity to run it. Then finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive—and watched—Senate race in the country.

In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class—and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America’s government can and must do better for working families.

Early reviews are fabulous and national media is ramping up:

“In these pages, she displays a down-home charm and an effortless rapport with everyday people that makes her story more engaging than the average political tome. The book is more memoir than manifesto; Warren emerges as a committed advocate with real world sensibility, who tasted tough economic times at an early age and did not forget its bitterness.” Publishers Weekly, starred review  

“This is a passionate memoir of one woman’s personal story and the larger story of corruption in financial circles and the need for reform that balances the interests of the American middle class against those of the corporate sector.” Booklist, starred & boxed review  

“CBS Sunday Morning” - click to watch 
NPR's “Morning Edition” - click to listen 
USA Today - click to read 
The New Yorker, review by Jill Lapore - click to read 
The Boston Globe - click to read 
“Rachel Maddow” airing 4/22
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” airing 4/22
“CBS This Morning” airing 4/22
“The View” airing 4/23
CNN's “Bill Weir” airing 4/23
“Morning Joe” airing 4/24 & 4/25
NPR's “On Point” airing 4/25
“This Week w/George Stephanopoulos” airing 4/27
The New York Times Book Review, to run 4/27
The Los Angeles Times, review to run 4/27
The Miami Herald, review to run 4/27
Parade, interview to run 4/27
The Washington Post, review to run 4/27
People Magazine, review to run 4/28 (5/1 issue)
Esquire Magazine, feature to run in the May issue
More Magazine, feature to run in the May issue

And much, much more still to come! 
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