Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Of considerable interest to readers keeping an eye on West Africa."
Anthropological and historical account of the rise and fortunes of Boko Haram. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"An admirable work of journalism in the interest of human rights."
A deeply informed account of Colombia's decadeslong civil war and the many figures who profited from it. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A distressing account of algorithms run amok."
How Google and other search engines represent marginalized people in "erroneous, stereotypical, or even pornographic ways." Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"An unnerving yet plausible portrait of a future in which 'finance capitalism will be as old-fashioned as Flower Power.'"
Another entry in the rapidly growing literature about how big data will soon transform capitalism as we know it. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"A wake-up call for the American dream."
An edited transcript of a probing, provocative conversation on the national narrative in the Trump era. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Informative and often entertaining—good reading for anyone looking into the crystal ball for a glimpse of the world a quarter-century from now."
Travels in the China of the aspiring, wanting young. Read full book review >
DRESSED UP FOR A RIOT by Michael Idov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Breezy but informative and especially useful for readers contemplating a move to Russia for business or pleasure."
A sometimes-jokey but insightful insider's guide to modern Russia and the Russian mind. Read full book review >
JOURNEY INTO EUROPE by Akbar Ahmed
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Academic but of considerable interest to any student of current affairs and geopolitics."
A dense but rewarding anthropological account of European reactions to Islam and Muslim immigrant communities, and vice versa. Read full book review >
ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS by Abby Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Disturbing but important reading."
A science writer's account of her frustrating experiences with the medical establishment as she tried to understand an illness that defied easy explanation and diagnosis. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Thoroughly depressing—but urgent, necessary reading, at least for those who aren't true believers in the Trumpite cause."
If there's such a genre as anti-hagiography, Johnston (The Making of Donald Trump, 2016, etc.) adds materially to it with this new polemic against the sitting president. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"For those interested in charting the currents of domestic terrorism, a well-reported if dispiriting chronicle."
In the shadow of Charlottesville, a journalistic account of some of the extreme right's players. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A valuable compendium of responses to the shallow, classist hostility to public education."
A methodical dismantling of the coordinated tenets of the free market assault on public education. 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 >