Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought
By Lily Bailey
Harper; Hardcover; $26.99; available tomorrow April 3rd
Lily Bailey provides a searingly honest, brave, and beautifully written account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, one of mental health’s most misinterpreted and misunderstood conditions in her work Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought.
What if your imaginary friend were not what most would think one is, a buddy, but a blight on your childhood?
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Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World – And Won
By David W. Moore
In the fall of 1973, Aristotle Onassis, the Greek oil shipping tycoon and husband of President John F. Kennedy’s widow Jackie, arrived on the New Hampshire Coast to scout out plots of land.
Onassis was on the of the world’s richest and famous men who was convinced his plan would go off without a hitch. He lined up support for the project from New Hampshire Governor Meldrim Thomson and by William Loeb, publisher of the Manchester Union Leader.
Small Town, Big Oil tells the story of how three women, Nancy Sundberg, Dudley Wesbter Dudley, and Phyllis Bennett, fought Onassis’ bid to build an oil refinery in the town of Durham, New Hampshire, and won.
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This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today
by Chrissy Metz
Dey Street Books, Hardcover, On Sale Today, March 27, $26,99
Chrissy Metz is one of the lead actors of a series that has become a cultural phenomenon since it debuted in the fall of 2016, This Is Us.
The acclaimed program was honored with the coveted spot after the Super Bowl this past February, and has been renewed for two upcoming seasons.
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From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love
By Ray Allen, with Michael Arkush
Dey Street Books, Hardcover, available this Tuesday, March 27
Ray Allen is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, especially known for draining them from behind the arc, and set the record for most three-pointers made in the process.
Allen, who displayed an incomparable work ethic in his 18-year career, won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Miami Heat in 2013.
In a very engaging and revealing work, From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love, Allen writes about growing up in a military family. This that taught him about responsibility and respect, and led to the laser focus that made him one of the greatest players in NBA history.
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The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty
By Bryan Hoch
The New York Yankees dynasty in the 1990s, which saw them win four World Series championships, revolved around homegrown players Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera.
The last championship for The Core Four, as they came to be known, came in 2009, and the feeling of that era lasted until Jeter retired at the end of the 2014 season.
In The Baby Bombers, Bryan Hoch, who has covered the Yankees as a beat writer since 2007, chronicles how the team rebuilt over the past few years, and came within one win of reaching the World Series last season.
With Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird, the Yankees have a homegrown core of talent again.
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Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends
By Peter Schweizer
Harper, Published Today
Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute, leads a team that is committed to exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer money, and other government corruption and malfeasance.
Schweizer has become an authority on the subject of money in politics with his bestsellers Clinton Cash, Throw Them All Out, Do As I Say (Not As I Do), Extortion, and Architects of Ruin.
In his new book Secret Empires, Schweizer, with his team of investigative researchers and journalists, exposes vast corruption by top Washington figures who leverage their political power to enrich their family members and friends, often by helping grease deals with foreign entities.
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By Chelsey Johnson
Custom House / William Morrow, on sale March 20th, hardcover $25.99
In her debut novel Stray City, Chelsey Johnson explores the notion within LGBTQ culture of creating an alternative or “chosen” family, which is vital and born of necessity.
Johnson looks at this concept with scintillating wit, a fresh eye, and heart-crushing pathos, and in the process flipping the script on the traditional coming-out story in the process.
“I wanted to imagine and realize joyful, inventive, liberatory possibilities of family formation,” says Johnson.
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I’ll Never change My Name: An Immigrant’s American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars
By Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Dey St., An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy, who has been one of the professional ballroom dancers on Dancing with the Stars since 2011, tells his life story for the very first time in his engaging memoir I’ll Never Change My Name.
Starting with his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his Jewish family’s immigration to the United States, he examines what it was like to arrive in Brooklyn at the age of eight without knowing a word of English, and was a stranger in a strange land.
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For The Love Of The South: Recipes and Stories from My Southern Kitchen
By Amber Wilson
Harper Design, An imprint Of Harper Collins Publishers, 256 pages, $35.00
Amber Wilson, who created the acclaimed food blog For the Love of the South, has just published her first cookbook, which is a delightful collection of 100 amazing and accessible recipes for Southern classics.
For The Love Of The South: Recipes And Stories From My Southern Kitchen captures the essence of Southern culture and honors family, friends, food, and Wilson’s experience growing up on the bayous of Louisiana.
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Court Justice: The Inside Story Of My Battle Against The NCAA
By Ed O’Bannon, With Michael McCann
In 2009, Ed O’Bannon, who was a star on the 1995 NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins and a first-round NBA draft pick for the New Jersey Nets, thought he’d made peace with the NCAA’s exploitive system of “amateurism.”
College athletes generated huge profits, yet, despite training nearly full-time, forced to tailor coursework around sports, often pawns in corrupt investigations; they saw little from those riches other than revocable scholarships and miniscule chances of going pro.
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