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A new book features fishing tales and recipes from acclaimed chefs….
A new book features fishing tales and recipes from acclaimed chefs….

 

I am very excited to share that Chef John Besh of  REEL MASTERS is going to be featured on The Today Show  9/12/17.  He will be doing two cooking demos with Kathie Lee & Hoda.  The cooking segments will be at  8:00am and 10:00am.

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I Me Mine – George Harrison
I Me Mine – George Harrison

 

 

This beautiful book includes lyrics to 141 George Harrison songs, with written lyrics as well as Harrison’s uniquely intimate and humorous commentary.

This is for every Beatle fan, especially those that favored George Harrison.  It is the closest we will ever come to his autobiography.

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No Is Not Enough
No Is Not Enough

 

The toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment.

“Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision. This new book confirms her crucial relevance and essential pertinence.”
—Cornel West, author, Race Matters

“Urgent, timely, and necessary.”
—Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor (Emeritus), MIT

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A Testament To The Power of Second Chances…….
A Testament To The Power of Second Chances…….

Review Quotes:
Praise for Becoming Ms. Burton
“Susan Burton is an angel among us. Her journey is a story of courage, compassion, and conviction. At turns harrowing and inspiring, Becoming Ms. Burton provides a valuable new perspective on the consequences of mass incarceration.”
Howard Schultz, executive chairman, Starbucks Coffee Company

“Susan Burton’s life and work are a testament to the power of second chances and the impact one person can have on the lives of others. Her book is a stirring and moving tour-de-force–a beautiful inspiration for all of us to continue to fight for justice.”
John Legend, actor, singer, and songwriter

“More than just a memoir, this account provides an intimate glimpse into the problems that plague the U.S. prison system.”  — Library Journal

“Burton has helped thousands of formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals, and now, by telling her story, she continues to advocate for a more humane justice system guided by compassion and dignity.”  — Booklist (starred)

“The book documents Burton’s tireless efforts to effect change—first helping individual women, released from prison with few resources, to make a new start, and then snowballing advocacy efforts at the state and national level to reshape how the United States treats those with criminal records.”– Publishers Weekly 

“A dramatic, honest, moving narrative of how hard life can get and how one can still overcome seemingly insurmountable adversity to do good in the world.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Susan’s life story is one our nation desperately needs to hear and understand. This is a story about personal transformation and collective power. It is about one woman’s journey to freedom, and in the process helping to free us all.”
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

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Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden
Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden

New York Times Bestsellers:

HUE 1968 / Mark Bowden (Atlantic Monthly / PGW)

#13, New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction

#10, New York Times Combined Print & ebook Nonfiction

Editors’ Choice: Staff Picks from the Book Review

Library Journal, Starred Review…. VERDICT……..this work provides a fascinating look at the challenges and horrors of urban warfare and is essential for anyone interested in the Vietnam War.—Joshua Wallace, Tarleton State Univ. Lib. Stephenville, TX

Booklist (06/01/2017): *Starred Review….. Best-selling Bowden… has created an epic masterpiece of heroism and sacrifice, and a testament to the tragic futility of the American experience in Vietnam. (Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

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Pulitzer Prize Winners 2017 -Congratulations to our authors!
Pulitzer Prize Winners 2017 -Congratulations to our authors!

 

World by Jim Morin has been selected for a Pulitzer for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both  Editorial Cartooning

“We’re lucky to have one of the very best, waiting with pen in hand to carve up the phonies, blowhards, crooks and hypocrites who make headlines. They might not want to end up in a Jim Morin cartoon, but they will.” – Carl Hiaasen 

“Jim Morin has all the attributes of a first-rate cartoonist. He has a clear idea how he feels about issues and he wants you to know about it. He then expresses himself clearly and concisely in a manner that is both exciting and explorative.” – Pat Oliphant

“Jim Morin is one of the great under-appreciated cartoonists of the last quarter century.” – The Comics Reporter

 

 

OLIO by Tyehimba Jess has won in the poetry category “For a distinctive work that melds performance art with the deeper art of poetry to explore collective memory and challenge contemporary notions of race and identity.”

 Matthew Zapruder, Editor-at-Large at Wave Books notes, “We are thrilled for Tyehimba, and truly honored to be his publisher. This feels like a victory for the entire independent publishing ecosystem, which supports exceptional artists like Tyehimba Jess and smaller presses like Wave Books, so we can continue to do this work and share it with readers.” OLIO weaves sonnet and song to examine the lives of the mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War to WWI. Congratulations to Wave Books on their stunning first Pulitzer Prize winner!


 

 

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“Degrees of Inequality”
“Degrees of Inequality”

 

**LOWER ED is The Wall Street Journal’s April nonfiction book club pick. The clubs discussion, hosted on Facebook at the end of April, will be led by Roxane Gay.**

The Daily Show Interview

New York Times Book Review March 16, 2017

LOWER ED: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy, by Tressie McMillan Cottom. (New Press, $26.95.) Some two million Americans are enrolled in for-profit colleges, up from 400,000 in 2000. They are disproportionately nonwhite and female. They graduate with more debt than students who have attended public and nonprofit institutions, and are more likely to default on their loans. Cottom, a sociologist, has written the best book yet on the complex lives and choices of these students. In so doing, she questions the fundamental narrative of American education policy: that a postsecondary degree always guarantees a better life.

 

 

 

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Slipping by John Toomey – New York Times and Kirkus Starred review-
Slipping by John Toomey – New York Times and Kirkus Starred review-

Starred Review- Kirkus 3/3/2017

The Rashomon effect is at work in this anatomy of a small-town murder, with even the perpetrator offering more than one version of events. Irish writer Toomey (Huddleston Road, 2012, etc.) plays with the sort of whodunit that reveals the who up front and goes on to explore the how and why. …..Toomey is aiming to do more than solve a mystery and achieves a psychologically intriguing, unnerving character study.

New York Times Book Review 3/26/17

This third novel by the Dublin-born Toomey is a sly, layered story about how a writer constructs a narrative, and how elusive the absolute truth always is. ….. Toomey has constructed an engaging weave of competing stories that unfurl in multiple parallel ribbons, some never destined to converge.

Full NYT review-

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/books/review/irish-fiction.html

 

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Being the Father My Son Deserves
Being the Father My Son Deserves

Dreux “Lil Fizz” Frédéric of platinum selling R&B group B2K, thought he had it all; fame, fortune and millions of adoring fans at his feet. In the shadows of the bright lights is where he discovered the true meaning of having it all. On the day his son was born, Dreux then realized it was his son who made him whole. He’s learned that being a father is the ultimate reward. 

It was easy for Dreux “Lil Fizz” Frédéric of platinum selling R&B group B2K, to think he had it all, when by society’s standards he did. Fame, fortune and millions of adoring fans had him convinced he had accomplished everything he ever wanted and more. He soon found out he was wrong. Even with all his success, he still felt incomplete and empty inside. In the shadows of the bright lights is where he discovered the true meaning of having it all. On the day his son was born, Dreux then realized it was his son who made him whole. Regardless of what he was going through or how he felt, he was a father first. The pain from the roller coaster ride of stardom was immediately removed when he looked into his son’s eyes. Dreux now knows that being a father is the ultimate reward and it is his responsibility no matter what.

No Excuses Trailer

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw1kiicwLCtgeGU1d1V2YUwwUnM

 

 

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The New Yorker Reviews Helen Garner’s Newest, Everywhere I Look

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner collects essays and articles she’s written over the course of her long career. Offering a broad vision of a life long lived, the book follows her own established tradition of “savage honesty,” as The New Yorker calls it. Garner’s sparing and unflinching prose can cut deep, impressing upon the reader the pain of the moment. Her ability to convey the truth as she lived it startles at times, but in the surprise lays the enjoyment of her writing.

“‘Honesty’ is a word that, when thrown at journalism, unhelpfully describes both a baseline and a vaguer horizon, a legal minimum and an ethical summum. Too often, we precisely monitor the former and profligately praise the latter. In Helen Garner’s case, we should give due thanks for the former and precisely praise the latter. As a writer of nonfiction, Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life’s secular apocalypses—“a small grim figure with a notebook and a cold,” as she memorably describes herself. She has written with lucid anger about murder cases, about incidents of sexual harassment, about the experience of caring for a friend dying of cancer.” The New Yorker, December 12, 2016

Other praise for Everywhere I Look:

“Her unsentimental, but not heartless, accounts demonstrate her range and capacity for emotional accuracy in the face of difficulty. Garner uses her powers of observation to confront unpleasant truths. Her graceful prose will challenge readers to look at the world around them.”Library Journal, October 17, 2016

“On the page, Garner is uncommonly fierce, though this usually has the effect on me of making her seem all the more likable. I relish her fractious, contrarian streak – she wears it as a chef would a bloody apron – even as I worry about what it would be like to have to face it down.”The Guardian, October 11, 2016

“Garner can write about everything for every reader…Her tone throughout is one of considerable charm and approachability. Five minutes in Garner’s company, you feel, and you’d be telling her your deepest secrets.”Civilian Global, October 3, 2016

Helen Garner; Text Publishing Company; Trade Paper: 9781925355369, $16.95)

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