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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

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 >
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"If Charles Reich is your bag, then this may be your book. If you want your neuroscience qua science, then head over to where Damasio and Dennett are shelved."
A head-spinning guide to supercharged meditation. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A simultaneously grounded and inspiring approach to appreciating the benefits of both science and religion."
A holistic exploration of spiritual and religious practices through a scientific lens. Read full book review >
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 >
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Synaptic pruning, folded proteins, adaptive habits: all fascinating stuff ably interpreted by a master."
The eminent neuroscientist examines what the injured or diseased brain can tell us about a healthy one. Read full book review >
THE FINCH IN MY BRAIN by Martino Sclavi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Uniquely memorable and poignantly surreal."
A film producer and screenwriter's account of how he survived both stage-four brain cancer and surgery that rendered him unable to read. 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 >