CREATIVE QUEST by Questlove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2018

"More dross than expected but plenty of genuine gems of insight as well."
The drummer and co-founder of the Roots unpacks the creative process. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"A searingly candid memoir."
A popular blogger's tragicomic account of how early motherhood and marriage propelled her into a cycle of drug and alcohol addiction from which she narrowly escaped. Read full book review >

THE HAPPINESS CURVE by Jonathan Rauch
Released: May 1, 2018

"Stimulating reading for those seeking enlightenment and joyfulness throughout middle age."
Exploring the struggle for satisfaction at midlife. Read full book review >
TRIP by Tao Lin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"A kaleidoscopic fever dream of ideas, idolatry, and lots of drugs: uniquely produced and curiously intoxicating."
A drug-soaked excursion through addiction, psychedelics, and fascination with a visionary psychonaut. Read full book review >
FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL by Sarah Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"Those who endure anxiety will find Wilson's thoughtful, often funny self-analysis to be just the right companion and affirmation."
An affecting memoir of coping with anxiety over a busy lifetime. Read full book review >

Released: May 8, 2018

"A well-informed and accessible guide to treating addiction."
An exploration of drug addiction and the various treatment options. Read full book review >
TYRANT by Stephen Greenblatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018

"An incisive and instructive study of personality politics and the abuse of power—topical literary criticism with classical virtues."
A leading scholar invokes the Bard of Avon to investigate why anyone would "be drawn to a leader manifestly unsuited to govern, someone dangerously impulsive or viciously conniving or indifferent to the truth." Read full book review >
WHY HONOR MATTERS by Tamler Sommers
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 8, 2018

"A celebration of insular, exclusionary honor culture that does not adequately account for its pernicious effects."
A philosopher offers an impassioned, but disturbing, defense of honor cultures. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2018

"A trip well worth taking, eye-opening and even mind-blowing."
Noted culinary writer Pollan (Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, 2013, etc.) makes the transition from feeding your body to feeding your head. Read full book review >
IN PRAISE OF WASTING TIME by Alan Lightman
Released: May 15, 2018

"Lightman, who lives less than a mile from Walden Pond, takes a page from Thoreau, convincingly arguing that we must embrace play, solitude, and contemplation to leaven our hyperstimulated lives."
The distinguished physicist and novelist grapples with the pervasive network of digital distraction he calls "the Grid" and discusses how we can disengage while salvaging its benefits. Read full book review >
THE ART OF GATHERING by Priya Parker
Released: May 15, 2018

"Useful to those whose job it is to plan meetings, conferences, and the like and a worthy survival manual for consumers of the same."
Wherever two or more of you gather, you're probably doing it wrong. Read full book review >
HAPPY BRAIN by Dean Burnett
Released: May 29, 2018

"There's nothing earthshaking in Burnett's observations, but he offers a pleasing tour of the brain and its feel-good longings."
Entertaining exploration of the neurophysiological basis for Aristotle's most prized state of being: happiness. 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 >