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The Personals

by Brian O’Connell HarperCollins (October 03, 2019)

The Personals reveals how classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text in print or online – they can be a treasure trove of fascinating human stories; stories of love, loss, loneliness, redemption...


I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying

by Bassey Ikpi Harper Perennial (August 06, 2019)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

In I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying Bassey Ikpi explores her life—as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist—through...


Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

by Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson R. Bryer & Cathy W. Barks et al. Scribner (July 23, 2019)

“Pure and lovely…to read Zelda’s letters is to fall in love with her.” —The Washington Post

Edited by renowned Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's...


Screen Tests

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (July 23, 2019)

Best Book of 2019: Nylon, Domino, Bustle, Book Riot, Buzzfeed, Vol. 1 Brooklyn

A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer,...


Life Is God's Best Gift

by Sam Chege Amistad (June 25, 2019)

Following the success of the megabestselling Black Pearls, a collection of 365 African proverbs that illuminate the secret to peace and joy; and inspire the words of Cudjo Lewis in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon....


For the Love of Books

by Graham Tarrant Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.

Do you know:

  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?...

  • Emeralds of Oz

    by Peter Guzzardi Harper Wave (May 28, 2019)

    Peter Guzzardi spent decades as an editor working with some of the wisest writers of our time—from Stephen Hawking and Deepak Chopra to Carol Burnett and Douglas Adams—yet he couldn’t shake the sense that...


    Split

    by Lee Kofman Ventura Press (May 20, 2019)

    In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia’s most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking...


    New Daughters of Africa

    by Margaret Busby Amistad (May 07, 2019)

    The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing...


    What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

    by Michele Filgate Simon & Schuster (April 30, 2019)

    *Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and Elle.com*

    Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us,...


    What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

    by Damon Young Ecco (March 26, 2019)

    From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what...


    Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

    by Kathleen Collins & Danielle Evans Ecco (February 05, 2019)

    A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2019 FROM

    Vanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington Post

    A stunning collection of fiction, diary entries, screenplays, and scripts by the brilliant African-American artist and filmmaker

    Relatively...


    Bookends

    by Michael Chabon Harper Perennial (January 22, 2019)

    A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon—“one of contemporary literature’s...


    Black Enough

    by Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth & Dhonielle Clayton et al. Balzer + Bray (January 08, 2019)

    Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about...


    The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War

    by James Owen & Samantha Wyndham Times Books (November 15, 2018)

    Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War.

    Much of the correspondence relates to...


    How to Be Alone

    by Lane Moore Atria Books (November 06, 2018)

    The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.

    Lane Moore is a rare performer...


    The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2

    by Sylvia Plath Harper (November 06, 2018)

    "A scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters. . . . Her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations, with more to come."—Booklist on The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

    One of Kirkus’s best...


    The Reckonings

    by Lacy M. Johnson Scribner (October 09, 2018)

    “Unflinching and honest…both timely and timeless” (Houston Chronicle), this extraordinary collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues...


    American Like Me

    by America Ferrera Gallery Books (September 25, 2018)

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of...


    Our Canada Our Country Our Stories

    by Our Canada Magazine a Division of Reader's Digest & Gary Gary George Reader's Digest (September 18, 2018)

    An inspirational collection of 125 heartwarming stories of family, bravery, kindness and more from Our Canada magazine submitted and told by Canadians from coast to coast. 

    From Paradise, Newfoundland and...


    Two by Two

    by Eve Babitz Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2018)

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


    No One Tells You This

    by Glynnis MacNicol Simon & Schuster (July 10, 2018)

    Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can...


    What to Read and Why

    by Francine Prose Harper (July 03, 2018)

    In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage...


    Dead Girls

    by Alice Bolin William Morrow Paperbacks (June 26, 2018)

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

    An Edgar Award nominee for best critical / biographical

    Best of 2018 according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and...


    True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

    by Christine Lahti Harper Wave (April 03, 2018)

    A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award–winning actress and director Christine Lahti.

    For decades, actress...


    Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC

    by Rowland, Tim Skyhorse (March 20, 2018)

    Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC is a collection of wild but true tales about our nation’s capital. Starting in the early days of the republic and reaching into modern times, the book recounts...


    Up Up, Down Down

    by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

    In the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and David Foster Wallace, Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down “is an always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent essay collection” (Anthony Doerr,...


    I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

    by Tim Kreider Simon & Schuster (February 06, 2018)

    *A People Top 10 Book of 2018*

    The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.

    Psychologists...


    This Will Be My Undoing

    by Morgan Jerkins Harper Perennial (January 30, 2018)

    From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism...


    It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    by Neil Gaiman, Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates & Mary Higgins Clark et al. Atria Books (January 16, 2018)

    A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories on what it means to be an American from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author...


    A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings

    by Joan Nestle Cleis Press (January 02, 2018)

    A Fragile Union is Joan Nestle’s collection of intimate essays and narratives about lesbian sexuality, butch-femme relationships, sex writing, the importance of preserving lesbian and gay history, the love...


    Cuba on the Verge

    by Leila Guerriero Ecco (December 05, 2017)

    Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society’s profound transformation—from inside and out

    Change looms in Cuba.

    Just ninety miles from United States shores...


    Montaigne in Barn Boots

    by Michael Perry Harper (November 07, 2017)

    The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

    "The journey began on a...


    The Nobel Lecture

    by Bob Dylan Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2017)

    Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

    On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the...


    The Misfit's Manifesto

    by Lidia Yuknavitch Simon & Schuster/ TED (October 24, 2017)

    A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path.

    A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly,...


    The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

    by Sylvia Plath Harper (October 17, 2017)

    A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen.

    One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues...


    The Times Great Letters: A century of notable correspondence

    by James Owen Times Books (October 05, 2017)

    The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

    As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers,...


    Wild Things

    by Bruce Handy Simon & Schuster (August 15, 2017)

    An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” (The New York Times Book Review)—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and...


    The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

    by Megan Stielstra Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

    From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

    In this poignant and inciting collection of literary...


    Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Harper Perennial (May 30, 2017)

    A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

    In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael...


    In Other Words

    by Goenawan Mohamad & Jennifer Lindsay Arcade (May 16, 2017)

    A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature’s most important writers.

    Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of...


    Sunshine State

    by Sarah Gerard Harper Perennial (April 11, 2017)

    Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

    New York Times Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year...


    A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

    by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2016)

    A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning...


    Essential Bukowski

    by Charles Bukowski Ecco (October 25, 2016)

    Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture.

    Few...


    Soul at the White Heat

    by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 20, 2016)

    A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

    "Why do we write?"

    With this question,...


    Twenty Letters to a Friend

    by Svetlana Alliluyeva Harper Perennial (June 21, 2016)

    In this riveting, New York Times-bestselling memoir—first published by Harper in 1967—Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography, Stalin’s Daughter, describes...


    The View from the Cheap Seats

    by Neil Gaiman William Morrow (May 31, 2016)

    An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing,...


    Selected Writings

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2016)

    An essential collection of the most noteworthy essays and poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leading architect of the Transcendentalist movement, which championed self-reliance, individualism, and personal potential....


    English Voices: Lives, Landscapes, Laments

    by Ferdinand Mount Simon & Schuster UK (May 05, 2016)

    ‘A sheer delight’ Times Literary Supplement

    Ferdinand Mount has spent many years writing articles, columns and reviews for prestigious magazines, newspapers and journals. Whether reviewing great published...


    City Squares

    by Catie Marron Harper (April 12, 2016)

    In this important collection, eighteen renowned writers, including David Remnick, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Rory Stewart, and Adam Gopnik evoke the spirit and history of some of the world’s most recognized...