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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)

A Publishers Weekly Spring Preview Selection

"We will not think or talk about mental health or normalcy the same after reading this momentous art object moonlighting as a colossal collection of essays.”    ...


Screen Tests

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (July 23, 2019)

A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer, on fame and failure, aging and art, from the acclaimed author of Heroines,...


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 (June 04, 2019)

    In the bestselling tradition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, a wise and inspiring collection of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movies of all time: The Wizard of Oz

    After...


    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...


    Common People

    by Kit de Waal, Louise Doughty, Lisa McInerney & Cathy Rentzenbrink et al. Unbound (May 01, 2019)

    Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.

    Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in...


    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,...


    My Caesarean

    by Amanda Fields & Rachel Moritz The Experiment (April 30, 2019)

    Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth

    “No one talks about C-sections as surgery,” writes SooJin Pate. “They talk about it as if it’s just another way—albeit more convenient way—of giving...


    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...


    Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes

    by Douglas E. Cowan University of California Press (February 26, 2019)

    Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write...


    Mothers and Strangers

    by Samia Serageldin & Lee Smith The University of North Carolina Press (February 26, 2019)

    In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin have curated...


    Every True Pleasure

    by Wilton Barnhardt The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

    Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume—featuring...


    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...


    Rebel Rebel

    by Chris Sullivan Unbound Digital (November 08, 2018)

    Fed up with blandness? Bored rigid by the dull clock-punchers you work with? Sick of towing the line? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Rebel, Rebel is the book for you. It’s a compendium...


    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...


    Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

    by Peter Degerman, Anna-Karin Jonasson, Reinhard Hennig & Beatrice G. Reed et al. Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

    Many contemporary environmental risks and global environmental changes occurring today are unprecedented in the history of human life on earth. However, the images and narratives through which humans relate...


    Paperback L.A. Book 2

    by Susan LaTempa Prospect Park Books (October 30, 2018)

  • The second of a planned series of four books focusing on culture, people, humor, and zeitgeist of L.A.

  • Editor is respected as a former magazine editor and communications chief for a prominent social-justice nonprofit...

  • 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...


    Limbo

    by Dan Fox Fitzcarraldo Editions (October 01, 2018)

    In a world that demands faith in progress and growth, Limbo is a companion for the stuck, the isolated, delayed, stranded and those in the dark. Fusing memoir with a meditation on creative block and a cultural...


    Charm

    by Joseph Epstein Lyons Press (October 01, 2018)

    Joseph Epstein takes on that most enchanting (and, alas, increasingly rare) of human gifts, charm. “Almost everyone will recognize when he or she is in the presence of charm,” he writes. “Charm is magic...


    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...


    In the Shadow of King Saul

    by Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press (August 28, 2018)

    MAJOR WRITER ON MAJOR WRITERS: In the New York Review of Books, Joyce Carol Oates expressed her admiration for her equally prolific contemporary: ?Among [Jerome] Charyn?s writerly gifts is a dazzling energy....


    Two by Two

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

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


    Elkhorn

    by Richard Taylor The University Press of Kentucky (August 03, 2018)

    When former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor took a job at Kentucky State University in 1975, he purchased a fixer-upper -- in need of a roof, a paint job, city water, and central heating -- that became...


    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...


    South-Watching

    by Fred C. Hobson Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

    Gerald W. Johnson of North Carolina and Baltimore was one of the most prominent American journalists of the twentieth century and one of the outstanding essayists of any age. The author of some three dozen books...


    The Wrong Country

    by Gerald Dawe Irish Academic Press (June 05, 2018)

    This engaging, personal chronicle by Irish poet Gerald Dawe explores the lives and times of leading Irish writers, including W.B. Yeats, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett and Stewart Parker, alongside lesser-known...


    Frank Norris and American Naturalism

    by Donald Pizer Anthem Press (May 30, 2018)

    ‘Frank Norris and American Naturalism’ brings together in one volume Donald Pizer’s lifelong exploration of Frank Norris’s work, ranging from his 1955 discussion of point of view in ‘The Octopus’...


    Shapeshifters

    by Gavin Francis Basic Books (May 08, 2018)

    From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

    To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...


    The Ideal of Culture

    by Joseph Epstein Axios Press (May 01, 2018)

    Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Joseph Epstein would surely be at the top of anybody’s list. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define...


    Paperback LA Book 1

    by Susan LaTempa Prospect Park Books (May 01, 2018)

  • Debut of a planned series of four books focusing on culture, people, humor, and zeitgeist of LA

  • Editor is respected as a former magazine editor and communications chief for a prominent social-justice nonprofit...

  • Repeal the 8th

    by Una Mullally Unbound (April 05, 2018)

    Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban. This anthology, a national bestseller, is the definitive collection...


    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...


    Notes from a Public Typewriter

    by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Uberti Grand Central Publishing (March 27, 2018)

    A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

    When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...


    The Frighteners

    by Peter Laws Icon Books Ltd (March 22, 2018)

    The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires...


    The Fevers of Reason

    by Gerald Weissmann Bellevue Literary Press (March 13, 2018)

    “Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition.” —Los Angeles Times

    “[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer.” —New Yorker

    “[Weissmann]...


    In the Dark Room

    by Brian Dillon & Frances Wilson Fitzcarraldo Editions (February 14, 2018)

    Boldly combining the highly personal with the brilliantly scholarly, In the Dark Room explores the question of how memory works emotionally and culturally. It is narrated through the prism of the author’s...


    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...


    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...


    The Best American Magazine Writing 2017

    by Sid Holt & The American Society of Magazine Editors Columbia University Press (December 19, 2017)

    With the work of journalists under fire around the world, this year’s anthology of National Magazine Awards finalists and winners is a timely reminder of the power of journalism. These pieces from writers...


    On the Laws and Customs of England

    by Morris S. Arnold, Thomas A. Green, Sally A. Scully & Stephen D. White The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2017)

    Investigating a wide range of problems in the development of English law, this collection of original essays honors the contributions of Samuel D. Thorne to the study of English legal history from the eleventh...


    Translation as Transhumance

    by Mireille Gansel & Ros Schwartz The Feminist Press at CUNY (November 20, 2017)

    Mireille Gansel grew up in the traumatic aftermath of her family losing everything—including their native languages—to Nazi Germany. In the 1960s and 70s, she translated poets from East Berlin and Vietnam....


    Areas of Fog

    by Will Dowd Etruscan Press (November 14, 2017)

    Will Dowd takes us on a whimsical journey through one year of New England weather in this engaging collection of essays. As unpredictable as its subject, Areas of Fog combines wit and poetry with humor and erudition....