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Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells her harrowing story in UNDAUNTED: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back. To launch her book Speier shared her journey with interviewers on CBS Sunday Morning, Today, PBS Newshour, Andrea Mitchell Reports, and NPR, and in the pages of Politico, Roll Call and the New York Post.

Real Simple named Jaclyn Gilbert’s debut novel, LATE AIR, one of their 5 Best Books About Running. Her essays have appeared in LitHub and Tin House, who called her piece one of the “most daring things [she’s] ever put into words.” And Gilbert has also been interviewed on PEN and Longreads.

Katharine Smyth’s debut ALL THE LIVES WE EVER LIVED is one of BookRiot’s “New Books You Need to Read this Winter.” In a starred review, Kirkus calls it “a conceptually ambitious and assured debut, successfully bridging memoir and literary criticism.”

“One of the boldest voices in American fiction,” Ben Fountain’s BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN received rave reviews in The New York Review of Books, Commonweal, and the Washington Post. The Associated Press and Publishers Weekly highlighted it in their fall previews, and in their starred reviews Booklist calls it “pithy and profound,” and Publishers Weekly says it is “the best portrait yet of an astounding election. BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN was named one of the Best Books of 2018 in The Guardian, Lit Hub, and Shelf Awareness. 

Kirkus calls Vanessa McGrady’s ROCK NEEDS RIVER “an expressive and love-filled tale of a unique adoption scenario…the conversational tone makes the reader feel like a trusted friend.”

In its rave review  the New York Times calls Bill Cunningham’s FASHION CLIMBING, “an unexpected gift… a Strunk and White of chic,” an “obscenely enjoyable romp,” writes Simon Doonan in the New York Times Book Review. T Magazine and Town & Country run thoughtful appreciation essays and Vogue excerpts, chronicles the incredible story behind the secret memoir, InStyle highlights the 7 surprising things they learned, and Vanity Fair declares “Cunningham’s book seems to sit entirely apart from the vast canon of fashion memoirs.”

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.

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses the science behind meditation and his latest bestseller, AWARE, with Dr. Phil. Yoga Journal runs an excerpt on how meditation can change your life, and tune into the nature of consciousness on Spirituality and Health’s podcast

The Washington Post calls Katharine Weber’s STILL LIFE WITH MONKEY “a beautifully wrought paean of praise for the ordinary pleasures taken for granted by the able-bodied.” Amazon Book Review cites Weber as “an expert stylist who takes an admirably detached view of the high stakes in this plot.” And Kirkus’s starred review raves it is “possibly the best work yet from an always stimulating writer.”

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.”

The stories in Valerie Trueblood’s TERRARIUM: New and Selected Stories are “small on the outside, but once you’ve stepped through the door they expand in all directions until, by the end, surely it’s a novel you just finished reading,” writes the New York Times Book Review. Read an excerpt on Lit Hub, as well as these stunning reviews in Publisher’s Weekly–comparing Trueblood to Alice Munro and Lydia Davis, Bustle, and the Seattle Times.

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. 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 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‘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, and is a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Award.

Dr. Jennifer Taitz advises readers HOW TO BE SINGLE AND HAPPY in the NY Post, San Francisco Chronicle and on Buzzfeed. Here she writes about how to avoid loneliness in

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.


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