Celebrities, Oct. 2022, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Heughan, Mowry-Housley, Newman, Rickman, Shatner.

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Heughan, Sam. Waypoints. Voracious: Hachette. Oct. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9780316495530. $29. MEMOIR

Mowry-Housley, Tamera. You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir about Wine, Life, and Cookies. Legacy Lit: Hachette. Oct. 2022. 240p. ISBN 9780306925955. $29. Downloadable. MEMOIR

Newman, Paul. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir. Knopf. Oct. 2022. 304p. ed. by David Rosenthal. ISBN 9780593534502. $32. MEMOIR

Rickman, Alan. Madly, Deeply:  The Diaries of Alan Rickman. Oct. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9781250847959. $29.99. MEMOIR

Shatner, William with Joshua Brandon. Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder. Atria. Oct. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9781668007327. $28. MEMOIR

Outlander star Heughan guides readers through the Waypoints of his life (300,000-copy first printing). In You Should Sit Down for This, TV personality Mowry-Housley explains how she moved beyond child stardom to become a fully empowered professional and mom (75,000-copy first printing). The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man is condensed from thousands of pages of manuscript compiled over five years in a project begun in 1986, when legendary actor Newman sat down with best friend Stewart Stern to talk about his life even as Stern interviewed Newman’s family and friends for an oral history. Star-power actor Rickman invites you into his life with The Rickman Diaries, which he kept assiduously for 20 years (100,000-copy first printing). In Boldly Go, Star Trek luminary Shatner offers stories from his life to inspire us with a sense of connectivity and joy.

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