Social Sciences: Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2022, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

Led by a collection of legendary journalist Hunter-Gault's work, a range of key nonfiction covering power and discrimination in business, silencing the press, and the importance of cooking to the Black community. 

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Bogdanich, Walt & Michael Forsythe. When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm. Doubleday. Oct. 2022. 352p. ISBN 9780385546232. $32.50. lrg. prnt. BUSINESS/ECONOMICS

Corcoran, Katherine. In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Coverup, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2022. 336p. ISBN 9781635575033. $28. TRUE CRIME/JOURNALISM

Gray, John & others. Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen. Artisan. Oct. 2022. 304p. ISBN 9781648290169. $40. COOKING

Higgins, Jamie Fiore. Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs. S. & S. Oct. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9781668001028. $28.99. SOCIAL SCIENCE

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne. My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives. Harper. Oct. 2022. 352p. ISBN 9780063135390. $27.99. CD. SOCIAL SCIENCE

New York Times investigative journalists, Pulitzer Prize–winning Bogdanich and George Polk Award–winning Forsythe pool their talents to explain what it means for businesses and government agencies when international consulting firm McKinsey Comes to Town. Chronicling the murder of often-censored Mexican journalist Regina Martínez in 2012 after she uncovered shocking evidence regarding the disappearance of thousands of Mexican people, former AP Mexico bureau chief Corcoran plumbs crucial issues of freedom of the press with In the Mouth of the Wolf (60,000-copy first printing). From a Bronx culinary collective, John Gray and others’ Ghetto Gastro Black Power Kitchen celebrates Black cuisines and cultures (100,000-copy first printing). Determined to make her immigrant family proud, Higgins worked hard enough to become a managing director at Goldman Sachs—a rare woman in its highest ranks, especially with children; Bully Market describes her encounters with a toxic environment characterized by extravagantly high living and, most disturbingly, discrimination against women and people of color. With My People, celebrated Emmy Award–winning journalist Hunter-Gault collects five decades’ worth of reportage, from the Civil Rights era to today, to offer an overview of recent Black American history (75,000-copy first printing).

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Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; winner of ALA's Louis Shores Award for reviewing; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle, which awarded her its inaugural Service Award in 2023.

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