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Parker Posey’s memoir, YOU’RE ON AN AIRPLANE, is just out with coverage in Entertainment Weekly‘s Summer Book Preview, a New York Times Magazine interview, Washington Post Style section feature, Vogue review, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, and a 5-page spread in People Magazine. Her interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is a must-watch, and here’s a completely charming interview on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Stanford professor James Fishkin’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Yes, Ordinary Citizens Can Decide Complex Issues,” is adapted from his book DEMOCRACY WHEN THE PEOPLE ARE THINKING.
The Memphis Flyer calls Inman Majors’ PENELOPE LEMON “a diverting page-turner.” It’s one of Read it Forward’s Favorite Reads of August, Kirkus calls it “a light and lively send up of modern woes,” the Knoxville News Sentinel says “Majors’ mixture of ‘saints and sinners’…is a laugh out loud read,” and Nashville Scene calls it “saucy and profane and funny on every page.”
In OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017, Brian Abrams offers an unprecedented insider view of the Obama White House and administration. Here, Abrams shares his secrets in Entertainment Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and The Daily Beast’s juicy excerpt details “How the GOP screwed Obama on immigration reform.”
TERRARIUM: New and Selected Stories is a gem, compiling some of the best works of one of our most celebrated short fiction writers, Valerie Trueblood, with 30 new stories. Read an excerpt on Lit Hub, as well as these stunning reviews in Publisher’s Weekly–comparing Trueblood to Alice Munro and Lydia Davis, Booklist, and the Seattle Times.
Leslie Schwartz, author of THE LOST CHAPTERS, writes about prison and grace in Salon.
General Michael Hayden explores THE ASSAULT ON INTELLIGENCE in his must-read excerpt in The New York Times, as well as on NPR, CNN, and CBS This Morning. Here he discusses our national intelligence crisis on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and on NPR’s 1A.
NPR.org calls Kevin Powers “a hell of a writer,” and says A SHOUT IN THE RUINS “is nothing short of brilliant.” The San Francisco Chronicle writes that it “sizzles with authentic tragedy, realism and unreconciled memory. PBS Newshour airs Power’s In My Humble Opinion essay, “When Memorial Day Becomes Every Day.” A Kirkus starred review makes comparisons to Faulkner, and Library Journal’s starred review calls it “a masterly meditation on our unbreakable connection to a world predicated on cyclical violence.”
Andrew Lawler’s op-ed “Virginia Dare and the Myth of American Whiteness” runs in the Washington Post, and National Geographic runs an excerpt from THE SECRET TOKEN: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony. Here he offers insight into who really founded America in this USA Today op-ed.
“Better Call Saul Meets La Leche League in this creative… harrowing account of [Baker’s] childbearing years at the center of the Midwestern methamphetamine crisis,” writes Kirkus Reviews of Laura Jean Baker’s debut, THE MOTHERHOOD AFFIDAVITS. Baker also shares her humor and wisdom in pieces on Salon, Washington Post’s On Parenting, and Scary Mommy.
Time Magazine runs a timely excerpt from high powered divorce lawyer James Sexton’s IF YOU’RE IN MY OFFICE, IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE, entitled “Facebook is a Cheating Machine.” And here Sexton helps “Steve” viewers answer their toughest relationship questions. Here’s Sexton on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and Good Morning America, as well as a juicy feature in the New York Post and his essay, “Is Marriage Ruining Your Sex Life?” in Psychology Today.
The Washington Post calls Christopher Potter’s THE EARTH GAZERS a “beautifully written overview of our voyage into the heavens,” and NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday interviews Potter and Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins.
In this Time.com op-ed, psychotherapist, mental health consultant for AMC’s Mad Men, and author of IT’S NOT ALWAYS DEPRESSION, Hilary Jacobs Hendel shows couples how emotion science can ease the pressure of creating the perfect Valentine’s Day.
Jillian Medoff’s THIS COULD HURT launches with a rave review in the Washington Post, and as one of EW.com‘s Books to Read in January 2018. Popsugar, Book Riot, and Southern Living all include it as one of the most anticipated books of 2018. And check out Medoff’s voracious reading habits in this Shelf Awareness Reading With Q&A.
Naima Coster’s HALSEY STREET is one of People Magazine’s Best New Books.
PBS Newshour divulges “How Rupi Kaur Became a Hero to Millions of Young Women.” THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and continues to dominate, along with MILK AND HONEY. See features on NPR’s Morning Edition and in the New York Times Style section, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Bustle, Women’s Wear Daily and Teen Vogue.
LitHub runs a heart pounding excerpt from Masaji Ishikawa memoir of his escape from North Korea, A RIVER IN DARKNESS, and the Wall Street Journal says, “Mr. Ishikawa’s…descriptions of North Korean poverty are chilling, as are his accounts of the corruption and repression that dominated every aspect of life there… searing, swiftly paced.”
Debut novelist James Han Mattson is interviewed about THE LOST PRAYERS OF RICKY GRAVES on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and in the Chicago Tribune. LitHub shares his essay about how his negative reaction to the It Get’s Better campaign inspired his novel.
The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” on the Oval Office photo shoot for YOU CAN’T SPELL AMERICA WITHOUT ME by Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen. Read an exclusive excerpt in the Hollywood Reporter. Check out this ‘yuuge’ Washington Post feature too.
THE HUNTING ACCIDENT by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair is one of Publisher Weekly’s best books of 2017. The New York Times Book Review weighs in, and GQ.com calls it “the best true crime story of 2017.”
Justice Ginsburg’s personal trainer Bryant Johnson launches THE RBG WORKOUT with an appearance on Good Morning America, a front page feature in USA Today, NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Parade.com and an excerpt in Glamour Magazine.
Publisher’s Weekly announces new imprint from A Public Space Books.