Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Often scattershot but never boring, Chesler's memoir will raise more than a few hackles."
The author of Women and Madness (1972) looks back with a sharp eye at her sometimes-contentious engagement with the second-wave feminist revolution launched in the 1960s. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Etiquette, it seems, is a complex and involved business, but Goodman helps us navigate the shoals of another era's sensibilities in a way that is also illuminating of our own."
With exhaustive research and in gleeful detail, Goodman (How to Be a Tudor, 2016, etc.) explores the gamut of misconduct in Stuart and Tudor England, including offensive speech and gestures, the perverse delights of mockery and ridicule, the ripostes of physical violence, and a gallery of repellent habits and repulsive displays of bodily functions. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Insightful, relevant reading for these times."
A former Harvard professor ruminates on race in America from her perspective as a Southeast Asian woman. Read full book review >
VIOLENCE by Brad Evans
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"A provocative volume that challenges humanity to correct its runaway course toward an increasingly violent future by learning from its violent past."
Notable contemporary thinkers and creators give their individual perspectives in this compelling look at violence. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"An astute, unvarnished account that should stand out from the crowd of pro- and anti-law enforcement books."
An impassioned memoir focused on policing's fraught relationship with communities of color and other marginalized groups. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Mr. Wizard meets Sweet Valley High in a fly-on-the-wall look at some of the future scientists of America."
A year in the lives and experiments of one exceptional high school science class. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Fine reading for community activists seeking to expand the social infrastructure of their own home places."
Want to cut down on crime? Install a community garden, increase public library funding, and start talking to your neighbors. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A sobering book that deserves a wide audience among politics-watchers in an age of reaction."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Saslow (Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President, 2011) delivers a memorable story of a prodigal son who broke with white supremacy thanks to the kindness of strangers. Read full book review >
FARSIGHTED by Steven Johnson
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Close readers will undoubtedly learn to look carefully before leaping."
The bestselling science writer explores the elements of complex decision-making. Read full book review >
UNDER FIRE by April Ryan
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"The narrative is filled with gems if readers are willing to struggle through the disorganization."
The noted American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent and CNN analyst focuses on her experiences as a black woman reporter trying to do her job amid the hostile first year of the Trump presidency. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Duncan's heart is in the right place—he's for kids and against lies—but the specifics of his analysis remain open to debate."
The former Secretary of Education makes an impassioned plea for school reform. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A complex and nuanced academic book."
A sociologist examines how affluent white children think about race. 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 >