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HBO aired a documentary on Natasha Gregson Wagner’s late mother, Natalie Wood. The documentary, titled “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind” explores the actor’s life and career through Wagner’s perspective, and features previously unseen home movies, photographs, diaries, letters, and artifacts. Scribner published Wagner’s memoir about her mother, MORE THAN LOVE, on May 5, 2020.
Anand Giridharadas, author of WINNERS TAKE ALL, has his own show on Vice TV called "A Seat at the Table." So far, his guests have included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hasan Minhaj, Anthony Scaramucci, and Stacey Abrams. Knofp published WINNERS TAKE ALL on August 28, 2018.
Tara Isabella Burton published an Op-Ed for the New York Times titled “Christianity Gets Weird.” In it, she writes: “More and more young Christians, disillusioned by the political binaries, economic uncertainties and spiritual emptiness . . . are finding solace in a decidedly anti-modern vision of faith . . . What we have in common is that we see a return to old-school forms of worship as a way of escaping from the crisis of modernity and the liberal-capitalist faith in individualism.” PublicAffairs will publish Burton’s forthcoming book, STRANGE RITES, on June 16, 2020.
The Guardian interviewed Rutger Bregman about his forthcoming book, HUMANKIND, “a sweeping survey of human existence which argues that, despite all our obvious flaws, most people are basically good.” The Guardian also published an excerpt from HUMANKIND. Little, Brown, and Company will publish the book on June 2, 2020.
Parade has named Elite Daily Senior Dating Editor Hannah Orenstein’s HEAD OVER HEELS as one of their 30 Best Beach Reads of 2020. Atria Books will publish the book on June 23, 2020.
The NetGalley-affiliated website We Are Bookish selected Alexis Henderson's fantasy debut THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING for its list of top ten “buzzy books” to read this summer. Booksellers and other advance readers are praising Henderson's immersive storytelling, noting that her “ability to draw you so deeply into the world she’s created is indelible.” Ace Books will push the book on July 21, 2020.
Parade published a wonderful profile of former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief and current Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth, whose NYT-bestselling memoir MORE THAN ENOUGH launched in paperback this week. The magazine raves: “MORE THAN ENOUGH is a genre-bending book that combines autobiographical stories, career advice and philosophical reflections into the story of how Welteroth found her voice and her freedom—and how we can do the same.” Penguin Books published the book on April 28, 2020.
Bradley Garrett published an article with The Atlantic titled “We Should All Be Preppers.” He writes: “Preppers all over the world have been hunkered down safely at home or in their bunkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For them, long-term food storage is a baseline, so making it through a season or two without venturing out is primarily a psychological challenge.” Scribner will publish Garrett’s forthcoming book, BUNKER, on August 4, 2020.
Rutger Bregman’s article “The Moment to Change the World is Right Now” was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine. Bregman writes: “In a time of extraordinary challenges, when COVID-19 seems like just the prequel to the global climate crisis, we need to assume the best in one another. As a historian, I can’t say I’m optimistic, but I am hopeful, because hope impels us to act.” Little, Brown and Company will publish Bregman’s forthcoming book, HUMANKIND, on June 2, 2020.