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HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
October 12, 2019

The Root has selected Kiese Laymon for their annual list, The Root 100, which honors 100 young, influential African Americans. They call HEAVY a “searing, unrelenting biography.” Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.

WINNERS TAKE ALL by Anand Giridharadas
October 12, 2019

Anand Giridharadas’ acclaimed book will be featured in the New York Times Paperback Row column for the week of October 13, 2019. Vintage published the paperback edition of the book on October 1, 2019.

THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE by Casey Gerald
October 12, 2019

Casey Gerald’s memoir will be featured in the New York Times Paperback Row column for the week of October 13, 2019. Riverhead published the paperback edition of the book on October 1, 2019.

BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM by Sophia Chang
October 8, 2019

Sophia Chang, author of the Audible Original BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM, penned a moving essay in Parade about finally finding her voice after years of amplifying others’. The NY Daily News and the Vancouver Sun also covered the publication of the Audible Original memoir, and Elle Canada featured Chang and her book. Sophia also gave interviews to Interview Magazine, Zora, YRB Magazine, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Character Media, and The Undefeated. Chang joined the Model Majority podcast and the Build by Yahoo series to speak about her book and her life story. Elsewhere, Chang joined Danielle Belton, Editor-in-Chief of The Root and her longtime friend, for a discussion of their relationship and Sophia’s new book. Audible published BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM on September 26, 2019.

CITY OF OMENS by Dan Werb
October 8, 2019

Dan Werb has been named to the Governor General’s Literary Awards 2019 nonfiction shortlist for his book CITY OF OMENS: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands. Honoring works in both the French and English language, the prize is considered one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards. Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman
October 8, 2019

Elliot Ackerman's WAITING FOR EDEN is one of the New York Times’s “Paperback Row” selections for this week. They write: “The omniscient narrator of Ackerman’s slim third novel is already dead, a Marine who did not make it back from Iraq. As he recounts the story of his grievously wounded comrade, Eden, who is in a burn center in San Antonio, he reveals his own complicated bond with Eden’s wife, Mary. Our reviewer, Anthony Swofford, called it ‘masterly.’” Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018.

ASTRO POETS by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
October 8, 2019

Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky’s ASTRO POETS landed on BookRiot’s October 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations guide. Dimitrov and Lasky also did an exclusive Q&A with Bustle about their upcoming book tour. Flatiron Books will publish the book on October 29, 2019.

PLACES AND NAMES by Elliot Ackerman
October 8, 2019

Elliot Ackerman's debut book-length work of nonfiction, PLACES AND NAMES, has been nominated for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction. Penguin Press published the book on June 11, 2019.

INSIDE OUT by Demi Moore
October 2, 2019

Demi Moore’s memoir, INSIDE OUT, is #1 on USA Today’s weekly list of books not to miss. They write: “Her story is equal parts adversity and resilience, told with candor.” InStyle also featured INSIDE OUT in their October issue. Harper published the hardcover edition on September 24, 2019.

BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM by Sophia Chang
October 2, 2019

Sophia Chang, author of the Audible Original BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM, spoke to CBC Radio, BUST’s Poptarts podcast, Angry Asian Man, and the Time Sensitive podcast about her background, career, and new audiobook. Chang also spoke to The Globe and Mail about her audiobook, history in the music industry, and hip hop’s lasting cultural impact. The New York Times named BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM one of their New & Noteworthy Audiobooks this week and Glamour featured it in their list what to pay attention to this week. Audible published BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM on September 26, 2019.