Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (10/22/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Jenny Lawson returns with her trademark brutal honesty and humor in her most personal book yet: BROKEN (in the best possible way). Watch Talia’s full video here. Brandon Sanderson’s amazing and epic Stormlight Archives series continues in RHYTHM OF WAR. […]

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Spotlight on Music (10/7/20)

Press play and turn up the volume! Today we’re spotlighting music, featuring the life of Prince and a deep reflection from Lenny Kravitz. THIS THING CALLED LIFE: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record by Neal Karlen “A journalist acquaintance of Prince’s riffs on the musician’s Sphinx-like persona, heartbreaks, and basketball skills.”–Kirkus Reviews LET LOVE […]

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Spotlight on Current Topics, People, and Trends (7/21/20)

A dazzling portrait of art, politics, and hidden realities + a timely analysis of scientific research + an insider story of one of the most iconic bands and drummers in the ’70s and ’80s + the biography of a beloved TV host + details of the most accomplished woman in American politics = this current […]

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Get Ready for THE MEANING OF MARIAH CAREY

“Dreamlover” was on everyone’s summer playlist; it’s not the holiday season without “All I Want For Christmas Is You”; and we all broke windows trying to match those iconic high notes. Now, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Mariah Carey will share her story in THE MEANING OF MARIAH CAREY. It took me […]

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Coming Fall 2020: LET LOVE RULE by Lenny Kravitz!

Lenny Kravitz has sold some fifty million records over a career spanning three decades. And now he’s sharing his story in LET LOVE RULE. LET LOVE RULE covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles’s Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany. It’s the story […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (4/24/20)

Welcome to Week 4 of Mac Lib From Home, our new fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Emily’s totally fresh video took us back to the 90’s with Megan McCafferty’s YA coming-of-age romp, THE MALL. Watch her full video here. Samantha and the adorable pup Austin talked cults, music, and family with Mikel […]

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Happy #PubDay (4/21/20)

Phuc Tran explores abuse, racism, and tragedy through his love for books and punk rock in this irreverent, funny, and moving memoir of an immigrant family assimilating in America for today’s #PubDay celebration! SIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran 2 starred reviews! […]

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Women 2020: Creativity and Success (3/23/20)

Today’s spotlight is on two women and their creative success: beloved artist Frida Kahlo on her American journey, and a memoir from one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keyes. FRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia Stahr “By mining Kahlo’s letters and the invaluable diary of […]

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Maximum Shelf: HOLLYWOOD PARK (2/13/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Mikel Jollett’s remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life, HOLLYWOOD PARK. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country’s most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader’s mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: HOLLYWOOD PARK

For today’s #FridayReads, we’re diving into Mikel Jollett’s tumultuous, raw, and triumphant memoir, HOLLYWOOD PARK. HOLLYWOOD PARK is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story […]

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