Norman Lear is hilarious! He is the legendary producer of The Princess Bride, All in the Family, Good Times, and The Jefferson’s (among others). His memoir Even This I Get to Experience shares the wealth of his ninety years, what an life amazing life he’s lived! 

Norman Lear is hilarious! He is the legendary producer of The Princess Bride, All in the Family, Good Times, and The Jefferson’s (among others). His memoir Even This I Get to Experience shares the wealth of his ninety years, what an life amazing life he’s lived! 

Lynsey Addario is one of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan. She really is an amazing woman, we can’t wait to publish her memoir about love and war in February!  

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Aziz is using Reddit to research for his new book on modern love! We can’t wait to publish it next summer! 

Back-to-School!

 

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Here’s a back-to-school reading list  to help you get ready for the fall! 

Some good looking books on this! 

Some good looking books on this! 

Wanderlust (n): a strong, innate desire to travel.

If you suffer from wanderlust, look out for Phenomenal by Leigh Ann Henion next year!

The author reclaimed her sense of wonder by witnessing the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico, lightning storms in Venezuela (the region receives 1.2 million lightning strikes a year), and the Bioluminescent Bay among other phenomena. Along the way she met modern-day shamans, reindeer herders, and people from all walks of life. 

We can’t stop watching this insane clip! Check out Bird Dream by Matt Higgins if you want to learn more about this extreme sport!

We can’t stop watching this insane clip! Check out Bird Dream by Matt Higgins if you want to learn more about this extreme sport!

Blue-Eyed Boy by Robert Timberg has been voted one of Amazon’s best books of the month

IN 1966, Robert Timberg was a short-timer, counting down the days until his combat tour ended.  He had thirteen days to when his vehicle struck a Vietcong land mine, resulting in third-degree burns over much of his face and body. 

He survived, barely, then began the arduous battle back, determined to build a new life and make it matter.  Remarkable as his return to health was—he endured thirty-five operations—perhaps more remarkable was his decision to reinvent himself as a journalist, one of the most public of professions. 

This is a gripping account of what it took for an ambitious man to begin a new life amid the pitying stares and shocked reactions he encountered on a daily basis.

newyorker:

Paul Greenberg’s new book explores the problem of why Americans have all but stopped eating seafood from their own waters: http://nyr.kr/1n75qBr

“Americans’ unabated desire for shrimp—it’s the most popular seafood in the United States, trailed by tuna and salmon—has lead to massive importing from Asia, because, perversely, it’s cheaper to buy and repackage frozen Asian shrimp than it is to buy and process American shrimp on our own soil.”

Photograph courtesy Johner Images/Getty

newyorker:

Paul Greenberg’s new book explores the problem of why Americans have all but stopped eating seafood from their own waters: http://nyr.kr/1n75qBr

“Americans’ unabated desire for shrimp—it’s the most popular seafood in the United States, trailed by tuna and salmon—has lead to massive importing from Asia, because, perversely, it’s cheaper to buy and repackage frozen Asian shrimp than it is to buy and process American shrimp on our own soil.”

Photograph courtesy Johner Images/Getty

(Source: newyorker.com)

"Higgins has inherently thrilling material on his hands, but he does much more than merely describe the adrenaline-charged feats of jumpers. The book is a subtle study of the psychology of athletes engaged in a sport where death is a constant possibility."

Chicago Tribune review of “Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight" by Matt Higgins