REPORTER by Seymour Hersh
Released: June 6, 2018

"Rarely has a journalist's memoir come together so well, with admirable measures of self-deprecation, transparent pride, readable prose style, and honesty."
One of the most skilled investigative journalists in American history shares his saga in compelling detail. Read full book review >
Released: May 4, 2018

"A revealing account of complex aspirations for global justice."
The history of a campaign for a universal bill of human rights that generated fierce controversy. Read full book review >

Released: June 12, 2018

"An imagination-stimulating work in which the past seems 'to dissolve and reshape itself.'"
Robb (The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, 2013, etc.) uses his vast knowledge of Celtic history, languages, and geography to create a fascinating book of history and adventure. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2018

"Refreshingly, Stadiem mostly avoids making the narrative overly gossipy, and it's good fun to see what devils some of our political and cultural heroes really were."
An eye-opening biography of "the elegant French Queen of Sex." Read full book review >
PLANET FUNNY by Ken Jennings
Released: May 29, 2018

"This book is full of good sense and meaningful interviews, and it would be difficult to find a smarter or more satisfying treatment of a subject so evanescent and idiosyncratic as comedy."
In his second departure from quiz-show fare, Jennings (Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, 2012, etc.) tracks the development of an abiding personal passion: comedy. Read full book review >

Released: May 15, 2018

"A worthy memoir of dark times, full of practical lessons for resistance and community organizing today."
A Holocaust survivor recounts life lessons of use to the latter-day downtrodden. Read full book review >
WHEN THE CENTER HELD by Donald Rumsfeld
Released: May 15, 2018

"A few flaws aside, this is an engrossing and informative tribute to a man whom Jimmy Carter rightfully thanked in his inaugural address 'for all he has done to heal our land.'"
A memoir of the presidency of Gerald Ford (1913-2006) as seen from the point of view of Ford's chief of staff and secretary of defense. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 2018

"A hard-hitting, mostly convincing analysis of endemic problems that will require further intensive study."
A broken nation requires crucial changes. Read full book review >
HARVEY MILK by Lillian Faderman
Released: May 22, 2018

"Harvey Milk as seen through fresh, highly knowledgeable eyes."
A new biography of the controversial and groundbreaking Harvey Milk (1930-1978). Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"The most telling line of this well-crafted and timely story comes from Lewis as well: 'They were friends, and didn't even know that they were friends.'"
Dual biography of two of the most ardent, inspiring, and complex champions of American civil rights. Read full book review >
STANDOFF by Bill Schneider
Released: May 15, 2018

"A good choice for political junkies."
Former CNN senior political analyst Schneider (Government/George Mason Univ.) offers a thoughtful account of how American politics have changed from the 1960s to the age of Trump. 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 >