YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN FAT by Virgie Tovar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Whether or not Tovar convinces all readers that ignoring diet and exercise is the path to freedom, she offers psychological comfort to those who have been made to feel unworthy due to their body size and/or shape."
A manifesto for fat rights and freedom from the tyranny of diet, exercise, and body-image conformity. Read full book review >
NODDING OFF by Alice Gregory
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Readers looking for help on sleep problems should consult one of the books Gregory recommends. Those who are merely curious will learn fascinating details of what scientists know about sleep, including its familiar and bizarre disorders, and how they are learning more."
A British sleep expert provides an overview of what we know about sleep, which turns out to be quite a lot and also not enough. Read full book review >

READER, COME HOME by Maryanne Wolf
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"An accessible, well-researched analysis of the impact of literacy."
A cognitive neuroscientist considers the effect of digital media on the brain. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2018

"Readers feeling a need for an inspirational kick in the pants will enjoy this book; others should take a pass."
A series of short, optimistic pep talks with a collective message: We can all get along. Read full book review >
ALSO HUMAN by Caroline Elton
Released: July 12, 2018

"A useful adjunct to books from within medicine by the likes of Richard Selzer, Atul Gawande, and other metapractitioners."
Of course, doctors are human—and that, it follows from this book, explains why they're so flawed, emotionally chewed-up, and laden with bias and prejudice. Read full book review >

THE LOST CHAPTERS by Leslie Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2018

"An absorbing, emotionally raw memoir."
An intimate chronicle of the cruel and dehumanizing experience of incarceration. Read full book review >
Released: June 26, 2018

"Pleasing and accessible and of broader application than the title suggests, inasmuch as 'we all have an extraordinary brain.'"
A user-friendly tour of the brain and the curious things that go on inside of it, from splendidly practical visions to debilitating hallucinations. Read full book review >
Released: June 20, 2018

"Horn engagingly explores a history that, perhaps surprisingly, extended into the 1960s, when the renamed island became a site for mixed-income housing."
Somber study of a dark, little-known episode in the history of New York, when Riker's Island wasn't the only warehouse for the condemned. Read full book review >
LITTLE PANIC by Amanda Stern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2018

"Stern is such a skilled stylist—and such an unforgiving judge of herself—that the memoir radiates a morbid fascination."
Stern (The Long Haul, 2003) offers a searing memoir about her lifelong panic disorder. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2018

"Parents and educators will discover a wealth of information to inspire and help 'make childhood a better place.'"
An informative road map for those who want to maximize their children's material environment. Read full book review >
BECAUSE I COME FROM A CRAZY FAMILY by Edward M. Hallowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"An affectionate, well-meaning memoir of how a psychiatrist gained empathy through his family's troubled lives."
A psychiatrist reflects on his childhood and the family members who struggled with mental health issues. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW by Wendy Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A sensitive, affective, and moving chronicle of how a woman with Alzheimer's has refused to let the disease completely rule her life."
How a woman's diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's changed her life. 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 >