THE LIES THAT BIND by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A well-informed philosophical investigation into methods for breaking through 'walls that will not let in fresh and enlivening air.'"
In an exploration of the ways we label and confine ourselves, a celebrated philosopher advocates for a theory of human identity that recognizes but transcends race, religion, nation, culture, and class. Read full book review >
SMALL ANIMALS by Kim Brooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"An engaging, enlightening story that reveals the potential harm parents and society can do to children when they don't allow them any freedoms at all."
An incisive investigation of the many complex "points of intersection" between "parenthood and fear." Read full book review >

AMERICA by Chris Hedges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"While often an exercise in preaching to the choir, the book is also a fiery sermon that weighs the nation and finds it wanting."
With a trademark blend of heavy-handed polemic and sharply observed detail, Hedges (Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt, 2015, etc.) writes a requiem for the American dream. Read full book review >
MY MOTHER. BARACK OBAMA. DONALD TRUMP. AND THE LAST STAND OF THE ANGRY WHITE MAN. by Kevin Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Passion and anger fuel a biting critique."
Emotionally raw essays focus on racism, sexism, and manhood. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A revealing look at the numbers, how they're derived and interpreted, and how they sometimes fail us. Timely reading for the coming midterm elections."
The inside dope on how polls work—and don't work—from CBS's News Director of Elections and Surveys. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A cogent analysis of dire threats to democracy."
The renowned political scientist argues persuasively, and urgently, that a desire for recognition of one's dignity is inherent in every human being—and is necessary for a thriving democracy. Read full book review >
HOW FASCISM WORKS by Jason Stanley
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A potent call for democracies to resist the insidious encroachment of fascism."
A philosopher examines political tactics that give rise to fascism. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HATE by Arjun Singh Sethi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A useful book for those aiming to combat latter-day bigotry, with its many targets and manifestations."
Firsthand reports on hate crime and its victims in the age of Trump. Read full book review >
HAS THE GAY MOVEMENT FAILED? by Martin Duberman
Released: June 8, 2018

"A relevant, fiery, and dizzying treatise certain to provoke debate and discussion."
A provocative report on the progress of LGBTQ rights. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"A solid encapsulation of a significant, occasionally controversial career."
A political cartoonist shares his work and memories of his career while lamenting the current state of journalism and politics. Read full book review >
HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir."
Journalist Smarsh explores socio-economic class and poverty through an account of her low-income, rural Kansas-based extended family. Read full book review >
THE DESERT AND THE SEA by Michael Scott Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2018

"A deftly constructed and tautly told rejoinder to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, sympathetic but also sharp-edged."
A harrowing and affecting account of two and a half years of captivity at the hands of Somali pirates. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >