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Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines

Readers on a budget or establishing a household will find inspiration and customizable ideas here. Those seeking a philosophical discussion about downsizing or decluttering as they undertake organizing should also look to Margareta Magnusson’s The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning or Joshua Becker’s The Minimalist Home.
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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

A scholarly yet accessible study of world scriptures, and an elegant argument for embracing them as they have traditionally been read. This will appeal to those who view scripture as a life-giving resource that enhances instead of restricts readers’ understanding to literal interpretation. [See Prepub Alert, 5/13/19.]
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Islamic Art: Past, Present, Future

For casual observers analyzing these works against other religious denominations and their related art, this comprehensive analysis of a modern take on Islamic art will be an appreciated resource. It is also well suited to art scholars and enthusiasts.
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Great Women Artists

Shedding light on many influential female artists, some of whom have been overlooked in other art literature, this beautiful book is an excellent choice for those interested in expanding their knowledge and discovering “overlooked and undervalued” women in the art world.
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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler To Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Even though the organization of the book could have been improved, overall it will appeal to readers interested in the history of the Olympics and World War II and might best serve as a companion piece to the documentary.
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The Great Blue Hills of God: A Story of Facing Loss, Finding Peace, and Learning the True Meaning of Home

While similar accounts exist on the subject of grief and self-discovery, the inspirational aspects of this well-written work should reach an audience interested in Christian devotional literature or who are familiar with Beall and Blackberry Farm.

Far from Home | Collection Development: Immigration

Barbara’s Picks (From Ball’s Klansman in the Family to Weiner’s American Folly), with More American History, World War II Studies, & More: History Previews, Jun. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Vignettes of the Vietnam War | Collection Development

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Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century

Highly recommended for readers interested in 20th-century sociopolitical history as well as Day’s life.
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How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

A wonderful compilation sure to please new and old lovers of Yiddish culture, Jewish history, and linguistics.
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I Am Not Your Slave

For readers who wish to understand more fully the grim reality of human trafficking.
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Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

A clever, amusing book about some of life’s more serious problems; highly recommended.
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Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle To Save the Florida Panther

This sometimes disheartening, but ultimately hopeful, exploration of how the Florida panther recovered against the odds will appeal to those who enjoy reading about wildlife and endangered species.
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Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human

A well-written, carefully researched book that should be of vital interest to potential parents and their friends and families.
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Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life

Grafton’s compelling exploration of the relationship between the body and the mind is recommended for anyone interested in the workings of the brain.
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American Birds: A Literary Companion

An enjoyable anthology for naturalists, especially birders, and those who enjoy literature.
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Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

An engaging, well-researched book for anyone curious about the development of humanity as approached through a social lens.
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Among Others: Blackness at MoMA

Fans, students, and scholars of art, art history, museum studies, and black studies will learn something new from this important text.Höfer, Candida
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Revolution in Black and White: Photographs of the Civil Rights Era

A visual documentary and an insider’s perspective of the civil rights movement, and a timely glimpse into the modern history of racial injustice in America.
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Rocket Man: The Life of Elton John

Whether readers have been listening to Elton John since Goodbye Yellow Brick Road or know him only from the film Rocketman, they’ll find this a comprehensive biography, infused with a satisfying dose of dishy gossip.
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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future

Chock-full of approachable and engaging critical analyses, this work will pique the curiosity of both Shakespeareans and anyone interested in American culture. [See Prepub Alert, 9/16/19.]

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

On par with Wasson’s exceptional Fosse, this portrait of a neonoir classic will weave a spell over cinephiles.
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Libraries: Candida Höfer

A compelling aesthetic project that will appeal to bibliophiles and photography and architecture fans.
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The Wrong Kind of Woman: Inside Our Revolution To Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood

An intriguing read about how influence works in the film industry, for people in it; also relevant for the way it spun conversations around #MeToo.
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Song and System: The Making of American Pop Music

A solid premise in need of greater depth and polish.
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Kaufman, Bob. Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman

Acutely aware of the contradictions between American ideals and its practices, Kaufman’s imaginative and jaggedly passionate poetry seems ripe for rediscovery. “When I die,” he wrote, “I won’t stay/ Dead.” This volume persuasively argues for his resurrection.
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Wendy Carlos: A Biography

Sewell’s nuanced biography of an overlooked composer is our best look yet at this groundbreaking artist, and a reminder that art can and should speak for itself.
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HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home

Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.
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Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something Like Grace

With wit and humor, Thomas thoughtfully conveys the realities of aging. This fully absorbing memoir will especially resonate with readers over 65 and those who work with geriatric populations, yet all readers should find much wisdom to be gained from this warm offering. .
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In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead

Smart, savvy, and informed, Douglas is the perfect guide for women who are sick of the rampant sexism and ageism in our society and are ready to do something about it.
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Modern Etiquette Made Easy: A Five-Step Method to Mastering Etiquette

An optimal choice for readers looking to add that finishing touch to their own grace and style.
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Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician’s Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery

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Taking Sexy Back: How To Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want

A welcome read for women looking to explore more adventurous, impassioned sexual lives.

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Fogg’s method has great potential to promote altered behavior in those who have sought help in other ventures with little success.
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Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing

Particularly beneficial for anyone suffering from past pain, as well as those seeking to be more proficient at owning their own behavior.
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The Body Language of Politics: Deciding Who Is Lying, Who Is Sincere, and How You’ll Vote

Timely and instructive.
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Would I Lie to You? The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World That Lies

Great for generating discussion on the subject of authenticity and thinking through tough questions.
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We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Hill’s engaging memoir comes with lessons for students and those working primarily in the medical field, while McKowen’s narrative serves to inspire and uplift the layperson battling addiction.
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Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

With passionate advocacy, Madrick addresses a systemic problem with a simple solution. His argument will appeal to those who champion economic policy change that centers the child.
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Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America

Replete with documentary evidence and examples, this work sounds an alarm for any and all readers interested in reversing the damage and danger of the nondemocratic dynamic threatening truth, justice, and the fight to vote.
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Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle Against Racial and Religious Discrimination

This sympathetic, well-crafted account of a talented lawyer with political ambition will appeal primarily to political scientists, historians, and Jewish studies majors.

I’ve Been Wrong Before: Essays

This is a profoundly moving book that doesn’t let up and is well worth the emotion it is sure to engender in readers.
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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II

Vibrant and readable, recommended for anyone interested in the history of World War II, women in the military, naval history, and military history.
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This Is Chance! The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together

A great crossover read for teens as well as adults about community, tenacity, and the power of one person to make a difference.

The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

A must-read for those interested in the influence of religion on politics and the effects on our political institutions.

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

A readable and thought-provoking work on a topic of concern on college campuses. The SHIFT project generated many academic publications, but this book successfully reaches a general audience, specifically students, parents, and policymakers.
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Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa

Essential reading for serious students of modern African history.
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Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death.”

With a distinctive blend of history and political intrigue, Marwell creates a thorough account of one of the most well-known war criminals in history and the efforts to bring him to justice. A worthy addition to Holocaust scholarship.

Father of Lions: One Man’s Remarkable Quest To Save the Mosul Zoo

Recommended for readers seeking a more nuanced understanding of the complexities inherent to this region.
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In the Land of Men: A Memoir

A refreshingly relatable memoir from a gifted, intellectual writer.

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You

An extraordinary, jaw-dropping take on a topic with which many women will identify. Of special interest to those in the human resources, counseling, and education fields.

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight To Save America’s Public Schools

This extensive analysis is required reading for anyone concerned about American education. [See Prepub Alert, 7/8/19.]
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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

An engaging look at Solnit’s life, which succeeds in giving voice to inequity caused by patriarchy. Recommended for memoir aficionados, especially feminist audiences.
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A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

This book will appeal to readers seeking inspiration to address problems facing both organized labor and individual workers.
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Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

Recommended for renters, owners, developers, and policymakers alike.
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When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains

Neumann’s eloquent, skillfully researched book will appeal to many, especially those interested in family histories and the lives of Holocaust survivors.

A House in the Mountains

Recommended for those interested in World War II and women’s history.
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Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury

Moore offers a rich exploration of an individual whose life and family were dramatically altered by second-wave feminism. However, the account struggles with the dual tasks of being both biography and memoir and takes on more than it can satisfyingly deliver.

Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford; The Biography

Highly recommended for fans of literary biographies, as well as those interested in British history and dramas. The combination of poetic prose and dedicated research makes this an accessible an delightful read.
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Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight To Fit In

Tran’s engaging prose will connect with readers who ever went through a phase of wishing to fit in, which is pretty much all of us.

The Narcissist in Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning To Break Free

Living with a narcissist, writes Hall, violates our fundamental rights of dignity, integrity, and personal freedoms, made worse because the narcissist is usually someone close to the abused. All libraries, in particular university collections supporting mental health and psychiatry curriculum, will find this a worthy addition.

The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground; A Memoir

Rosenberg provides a thrilling account of gut-wrenching wartime experiences; an epilog details what happened to the major players in his life during that time. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in World War II and autobiography.
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Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe

Fans of travelogs, history buffs, and those with an interest in Russia and the former U.S.S.R. will thoroughly enjoy.

Rebel Cinderella: Rose Pastor Stokes: Sweatshop Immigrant, Aristocrat’s Wife, Socialist Crusader

Lucidly written and painstakingly researched, this is a joy to read, cementing Pastor in her rightful place with other progressive figures of the time.
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Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Well-written, entertaining, and strongly recommended for readers interested in American history.
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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir

A poignant transgenerational story of trauma and recovery in South Korea, Japan, and America.
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Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son

Beautifully written with crystalline prose, most anyone could profit from reading this love letter from a parent to a child, whether they are gay or not.

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country

Required reading for all fans of true crime, particularly those interested in the intersections of poverty and environmental justice, along with Native studies.
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1774: The Long Year of Revolution

Norton’s cogent discussion of the details of the “long year” will appeal to colonial and revolutionary period scholars and enthusiasts. Her inclusion of suppressed female and loyalist voices should be applauded.

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The Martyrdom of Collins Catch the Bear

At times meandering and lacking the amount of detail about the case some readers might wish for, Spence’s book nonetheless thoughtfully portrays justice both manipulated and denied in this sharp indictment of the treatment of indigenous people.

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Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

Even astute readers of history and civil rights will be alarmed by this story, which is why it should be read. For fans of American history, politics, and civil rights.

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American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

A fascinating book worthy of being associated with the title’s literary sleuth. Readers will want a follow-up so they can discover more of Heinrich’s cases as told through Dawson’s great storytelling. For fans of Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and other true crime works.

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Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

This narrative presents an engaging and enlightening perspective on the history of the presidency; also suggest Seth Cotlar and Richard J. Ellis’s Historian in Chief.

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America’s Test Kitchen Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook: Best-Ever Recipes from the Most Successful Cooking Show on TV

Despite some flaws, this volume would be helpful for home cooks interested in honing their techniques and building upon a base repertoire of recipes.
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Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen

For home cooks looking to expand their repertoire and/or host a low-stakes gathering.
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Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking

More than a cookbook, this collections of recipes offers an excellent starting point for anyone interested in African American culinary history.
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The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, or Multi-Cooker

This handy resource offers many ideas and strategies for making your own baby food.
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Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art and Craft of Vegan Sushi

A welcome title for those with even a passing interest in plant-based culinary options.
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No Way But To Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing

Foreman fans and those who remember his Rumble in the Jungle will enjoy this adept look at the champion’s life inside the ring.
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How To Dress an Egg: Surprising and Simple Ways To Cook Dinner

This collection of varied and delicious suggestions for dressing up basic key recipes is recommended for home cooks looking to add some flair to their meals.

Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field

Highly recommended: Bryant is a masterful writer and a voice of this generation. His passion and analysis on important topics is unparalleled.
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One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder

Doyle imparts a sense of breathless curiosity and joy in this blend of spirituality and philosophy; probing readers will find surprises and solace..
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Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

Recommended for those who appreciate popular approaches to religious studies and anyone curious about their final destination.
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Saving God from Religion: A Minister’s Search for Faith in a Skeptical Age

More conversational than theological, Meyers reveals a God that is expansive, mysterious, and immediate. This book will appeal to those who enjoy popular, probing works on religion.
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Start by Believing: Larry Nassar’s Crimes, the Institutions That Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Who Stopped a Monster

The authors’ exhaustive research and relentless pursuit of the truth create an unsettling and stark record of the abuse scandal that sent shockwaves across America and which continues to resonate deeply.
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Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

A well-written introduction to the Transcendentalists and a complement to Philip Gura’s more idea-driven American Transcendentalism.
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18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

Goldfarb’s clearly written and well-researched book is recommended for history and legal studies audiences. For further reading, suggest Corinne May Botz’s The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
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The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff

Those looking for a deep dive into managing overcollecting and cluttering, as well as changing patterns of thought that lead to such behavior, will be drawn to Stone’s guidance.
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Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen

A solid choice for fans of flavorful Israeli cuisine or Middle Eastern food in general. Suggest with Leah Koenig’s encyclopedic The Jewish Cookbook, which includes a broad view of historical Jewish food.

Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another

A joy for any serious cook.
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No Gluten, No Problem Pizza: 75+ Recipes for Every Craving—from Thin Crust to Deep Dish, New York to Naples

Recommended for anyone gluten-free as well as pizza lovers who will enjoy experimenting with the dozen or so flours used.
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My War Criminal: Personal Encounters with an Architect of Genocide

An informative work for academic collections supporting studies in Balkan history.

The Ultimate Engineer: The Remarkable Life of NASA’s Visionary Leader George M. Low

This well-researched book is as much a history of NASA as a biography of George Low, and as such is an important contribution to the history of the agency. Jurek’s detailed book will appeal to both fans and scholars of NASA and of the engineers like Low who make the agency’s spaceflights work.

Barbara’s Picks (Playwright Adjmi, Journalist/Surfer Cardwell, Former SEAL Day, Biographer Herrera, PETA’s Mathews, & Linguist Tannen), Plus Tales of Bartending, Insomnia, & Crazy Parenting: Memoir Previews, Jun. 2020, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

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Friends: A Cultural History

Serious Friends fans looking for a deep dive will appreciate this scholarly though accessible chronicle--and will enjoy arguing over whether Dunn got it right with her list of the 25 best episodes.

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

Despite poor editing at times, this candid memoir will resonate with fans. This isn’t a tell-all, but a tender remembrance. Readers will see Houston in a new light: as an exceptional artist who had few people in her life she could genuinely trust.

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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

Van Ness’s signature wit and charm shines throughout this fiercely honest and heartfelt memoir. Pop culture fans will love the openness on full display.

A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond

This work is sure to be controversial, but it will find an audience with those interested in public policy relating to unemployment and inequality.
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By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz

In the vein of Holocaust memoirs such as Elie Wiesel’s Night and Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz, this significant new entry offers further documentation of a dark period in history. It will be a solid addition to all World War II collections.
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