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P&P Live!: Camilla Läckberg - The Golden Cage - in conversation with Karin Slaughter

Monday, July 6, 5:00 pm
The Golden Cage: A novel Cover Image
By Camilla Läckberg, Neil Smith (Translated by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657972
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - July 7th, 2020

This online event is presented by Politics and Prose in partnership with The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC

Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. When Jack needs help launching a new company, Faye leaves school to support him, waitressing by day and working as his strategist by night. With the business soaring, Faye and Jack have a baby, and Faye finds herself at home, caring for their daughter, wealthier than she ever imagined, but more and more removed from the excitement of the business world. When Faye discovers that he's having an affair, the polished façade of their life cracks wide open. Faye is alone, emotionally shattered, and financially devastated--but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. In this splashy, electrifying story of sex, betrayal, and secrets, a woman's revenge is a brutal but beautiful thing.

Camilla Läckberg is the prize-winning, best-selling author of the Fjallbacka series, which has sold more than 23 million copies worldwide.

Karin Slaughter's twenty novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, Pieces of Her, and The Last Widow. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project--a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. You can pre-order her forthcoming book, The Silent Wife, HERE

 

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P&P Live!: Judith Warner – And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School — with Peggy Orenstein

Monday, July 6, 7:00 pm
And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101905883
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Published: Crown - May 5th, 2020

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062666970
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Published: Harper - January 7th, 2020

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With deep insight and compassion, Judith Warner walks us through a new understanding of the role that middle school plays in all our lives. Tracing a century of research on middle childhood and bringing together the voices of social scientists, psychologists, educators, and parents, Warner's book shows how adults can be moral role models for children, making them more empathetic, caring, and resilient. Part cultural critique and part call to action, this essential book unpacks one of life's most formative periods and shows how we can help our children not only survive it but thrive.

Judith Warner is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, as well as the award-winning We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication. A senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Warner has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she wrote the popular Domestic Disturbances column, as well as numerous other publications.

Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Boys & Sex, Don't Call Me Princess, Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Afar, she has also been published in New York, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and other publications.

 

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P&P Live! Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton - Grandma's Garden — with Lissa Muscatine

Tuesday, July 7, 4:00 pm
Grandma's Gardens Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593115350
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Philomel Books - March 31st, 2020

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton join Politics and Prose for a virtual live reading of their first picture book together, Grandma's Gardens! The reading will be followed by a conversation with Lissa Muscatine and audience Q&A. Questions will be submitted in advance during the registration process. There will not be an opportunity to submit questions during the live event.

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ABOUT THE BOOK: From mother-daughter team Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton comes a celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers, and the children they love. Grandma Dorothy shared her love of gardens with her daughter, Hillary, and her granddaughter, Chelsea. She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family, and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed. In this inspiring and heartwarming mother-daughter story, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton team up to show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Hillary Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party, in 2016. She served as Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and Senator. She is the author of It Takes a Village, What Happened, Hard Choices, Living History and, with Chelsea Clinton, The Book of Gutsy Women. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother, and she lives in Chappaqua, New York.

Chelsea Clinton is the author of The Book of Gutsy Women with Hillary Clinton, Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe; Start Now! You Can Make a Difference; She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children, and their dog, Soren.

 

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P&P Live!: Women Write the City: A Conversation with Lauren Elkin and Leslie Kern

Tuesday, July 7, 5:00 pm
Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World  Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781788739818
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Verso - July 7th, 2020

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537432
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

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In Feminist City, through history, personal experience and popular culture Leslie Kern exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods. Kern offers an alternative vision of the feminist city. Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the city from new vantage points, laying out an intersectional feminist approach to urban histories and proposes that the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping a new urban future.

Leslie Kern is an associate professor of geography and environment and director of women's and gender studies at Mount Allison University. She is the author of Sex and the Revitalized City: Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship.

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Part cultural meander, part memoir, Lauren Elkin's Flâneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the wartime correspondent Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis.

Lauren Elkin's essays have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Book Review, frieze, and The Times Literary Supplement, and she is a contributing editor at The White Review.

 

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P&P Live!: Zerlina Maxwell – The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide - with Alicia Garza

Tuesday, July 7, 8:00 pm
The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780306873614
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Hachette Books - July 7th, 2020

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After working on two presidential campaigns (for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), MSNBC political analyst and SiriusXM host Zerlina Maxwell gained first-hand knowledge of everything liberals have been doing right over the past few elections--and everything they are still doing wrong. Ultimately, these errors worked in President Donald Trump's favor in 2016; he effectively ran a campaign on white identity politics, successfully tapping into white male angst and resistance. In 2020, after the Democratic Party's most historically diverse pool of presidential candidates finally dwindled down to Joe Biden, once again an older white man, Maxwell has posed the ultimate question: what now, liberals?

The times--and the demographics-are changing, and in order for progressive politics to prevail, we must acknowledge our shortcomings, take ownership of our flaws, and do everything in our power to level the playing field for all Americans. The End of White Politics shows exactly how and why progressives can lean into identity politics, empowering marginalized groups, and uniting under a common vision that will benefit us all.

Maxwell will be in conversation with Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
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P&P Live!: J. Courtney Sullivan - Friends and Strangers and Connie Schultz - Daughters of Erietown

Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 pm
Friends and Strangers: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520597
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Published: Knopf - June 30th, 2020

The Daughters of Erietown: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525479352
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House - June 9th, 2020

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Friends and Strangers: Up all night with her new son and barely engaging with her work during the day, journalist Elisabeth finds it a comfort to talk with Sam, the babysitter she hires from the local women's college, but the gap between them comes into stark relief when Sam befriends Elisabeth's father-in-law.

J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions.

Daughters of Erietown: 1957, Clayton Valley, Ohio. Ellie has the best grades in her class. Her dream is to go to nursing school and marry Brick McGinty. A basketball star, Brick has the chance to escape his abusive father and become the first person in his blue-collar family to attend college. But when Ellie learns that she is pregnant, everything changes. Just as Brick and Ellie revise their plans and build a family, a knock on the front door threatens to destroy their lives.

Connie Schultz s a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a professional-in-residence in the journalism school at Kent State University, her alma mater. She is the author of two memoirs, Life Happens and ...And His Lovely Wife.

 

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P&P Live!: Calvin Baker – A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America – in conversation with Damon Young

Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 pm
A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781568589237
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bold Type Books - June 30th, 2020

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Calvin Baker is the author of four novels, including Grace and Dominion which was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award. He teaches in Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts, and has also taught in the English Department at Yale University, the University of Leipzig, where he held the Picador Chair in American Studies, Long Island University, Graduate Department of English where he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Bard College, and Middlebury College. His nonfiction work has appeared in Harper’s and the New York Times Magazine. Baker will be joined in conversation with Damon Young, the cofounder and editor in chief of VerySmartBrothas and author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker.

 

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P&P Live!: Julian Zelizer - Burning Down the House - in conversation with Evan Thomas

Thursday, July 9, 6:00 pm
Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594206658
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - July 7th, 2020

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When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump "is not an outlier; he is a culmination, a logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party." Perhaps more than any other politician, Newt Gingrich introduced the rhetoric and tactics that have shaped Congress and the Republican Party for the last three decades. In Burning Down the House, historian Julian Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was ignited by Newt Gingrich and his allies.

Julian E. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a CNN Political Analyst. His most recent books are Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 (co-authored with Kevin Kruse) and The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society, the winner of the D.B. Hardeman Prize for Best Book on Congress.

Evan Thomas is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, and Being Nixon. Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor for thirty-three years at Time and Newsweek, including ten years as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where, at the time of his retirement in 2010, he was editor at large.

 

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P&P Live!: Tiffany Cross – Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy - with Dr. Jason Johnson

Thursday, July 9, 8:00 pm
Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062976772
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Amistad - July 6th, 2020

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Black voters were critical to the Democrats' 2018 blue wave. In fact, 90 percent of Black voters supported Democratic House candidates, compared to just 53 percent of all voters. Despite media narratives, this was not a fluke. Throughout U.S. history, Black people have played a crucial role in the shaping of the American experiment. Tiffany Cross argues that still, this powerful voting bloc is often dismissed as some "amorphous" deviation.

Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy is her explosive examination of how America's composition was designed to exclude Black voters, but paradoxically would likely cease to exist without them. With multiple tentacles stretching into the cable news echo chamber, campaign leadership, and Black voter data, Cross creates a wrinkle in time with a reflective look at the timeless efforts endlessly attempting to deny people of color the right to vote--a basic tenet of American democracy.

Cross will be in conversation with Dr. Jason Johnson, author of Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell, a tenured professor in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University, and Politics Editor at TheRoot.com.
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P&P Live! Tamora Pierce and Brandon Sanderson - Tempests & Slaughter and Starsight

Thursday, July 9, 8:00 pm
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780375847127
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Published: Ember - May 7th, 2019

Tortall: A Spy's Guide Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780375867675
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Starsight (Skyward #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399555817
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 26th, 2019

Skyward Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780399555800
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Published: Ember - October 8th, 2019

Join us for a fascinating discussion between two legendary science fiction and fantasy authors! Tamora Pierce, whose latest novel follows the adventures of three student mages, has written over 18 novels set in the bewitching realm of Tortall. Brandon Sanderson, whose most recent book is the second in an action-packed space epic, is the author of several bestselling series including the Mistborn trilogy. Watch these celebrated writers talk about their craft and the incredible worlds they have built. Ages 12 and up.

Signed bookplates with book purchase from Politics & Prose available from both authors, while supplies last. Please see below to order recently published books from Tamora Pierce and Brandon Sanderson. Additional titles from each author are available on our website. A bookplate will be sent for each book ordered, while supplies last.

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P&P Live!: A.J. Baime - Dewey Defeats Truman, and Larry Tye - Demagogue

Friday, July 10, 6:00 pm
Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America's Soul Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328585066
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781328959720
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

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In Dewey Defeats Truman, A. J. Baime sheds light on one of the most action-packed six months in American history, as Truman not only triumphs, but oversees watershed events--the passing of the Marshall plan, the acknowledgement of Israel as a new state, the careful attention to the origins of the Cold War, and the first desegregation of the military.

A.J. Baime is the New York Times best-selling author of The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War and Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans. Baime is a longtime regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Popular Science, and Men's Journal.

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In the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator Joseph McCarthy. We still use "McCarthyism" to stand for outrageous charges of guilt by association, a weapon of polarizing slander. From 1950 to 1954, McCarthy destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusation, loyalty oaths, and terror. When the public finally turned on him, he came crashing down, dying of alcoholism in 1957. Only now, through bestselling author Larry Tye's exclusive look at the senator's records, can the full story be told.

Larry Tye is the best-selling author of Bobby Kennedy and Satchel, as well as Superman, The Father of Spin, Home Lands, and Rising from the Rails, and co-author, with Kitty Dukakis, of Shock. Previously an award-winning reporter and national writer at the Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he now runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship.

 

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P&P Live! Renée Ahdieh - The Damned — in conversation with Marie Lu

Friday, July 10, 8:00 pm
The Damned (The Beautiful #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812582
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

The Beautiful Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524738174
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

The Kingdom of Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524739010
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

We are so excited to host Renee Ahdieh to celebrate the release of her newest novel, THE DAMNED on July 10th at 8:00 PM! By ordering a book with us here, you’ll get an exclusive, never-before-seen piece of content from Renee. To enter, click on the link here: https://bit.ly/PoliticsProseTheDamned.

Celine and Bastien return for another tale of curses, forbidden love, broken treaties, and deadly secrets in the explosive second installment of this romantic New Orleans-set historical fantasy.  

Join us for an Undead Q&A from Six Feet Away! Renee Ahdieh and Marie Lu will discuss vampires, writing YA fantasy, and the ways the world has changed since the beginning of this year. These critically acclaimed authors are making the most of their ability to meet virtually, and are excited to connect with readers everywhere.  Ages 12 and up. 

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P&P Live!: Sarah Stewart Johnson - The Sirens of Mars - in conversation with Alan Lightman

Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm
The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781101904817
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown - July 7th, 2020

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In this beautifully observed, deeply personal book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own.

Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. Empathetic and evocative, The Sirens of Mars offers an unlikely natural history of a place where no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos.

Johnson will be in conversation with Alan Lightman, former theoretical physicist and the author of six novels including the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams.

 

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P&P Live!: Alice Wong - Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century - in conversation with Rebecca Cokley & Jen Deerinwater

Saturday, July 11, 6:00 pm
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899422
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

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One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent--but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson's account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.

Rebecca Cokley is the director of the Disability Justice Initiative at American Progress, where her work focuses on disability policy. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent agency charged with advising Congress and the White House on issues of national disability public policy.

Jen Deerinwater is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, bisexual, Two Spirit, multiply-disabled journalist, speaker, and organizer who covers the myriad of issues her communities face.

 

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P&P Live!: Brenda Jones and Krishan Trotman – Queens of the Resistance – in partnership with Brightest Young Things

Saturday, July 11, 8:00 pm
Queens of the Resistance: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593189856
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Published: Plume - June 30th, 2020

Queens of the Resistance: Nancy Pelosi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593189887
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Published: Plume - June 30th, 2020

Queens of the Resistance: Elizabeth Warren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593189863
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Published: Plume - June 30th, 2020

Queens of the Resistance: Maxine Waters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593189870
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Published: Plume - June 30th, 2020

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This event is presented in partnership with Brightest Young Things.

Queens of the Resistance is a four-book series celebrating the life and accomplishments of a different influential woman of Congress, with volumes on Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Elizabeth Warren. Each books features fun illustrations throughout along with deeply researched biographies that shine a light on their leadership, which is more important than ever in these challenging times.

Brenda Jones is best known for her fifteen-year tenure as communications director for Rep. John Lewis. All of his published opinions, statements, and speeches were penned by Brenda Jones during that time.

Krishan Trotman is an executive editor at Hachette Books, recently profiled in Essence magazine as one of the few African American publishing executives. Throughout her career as an editor she has proudly worked with leaders and trailblazers on this frontier such as John Lewis, Malcolm Nance, Zerlina Maxwell, Mika Brzezinski, and Lindy West.

The conversation will be moderated by social justice leader, advocate, and activist Tamika Mallory. She is the Co-Founder of Until Freedom, and one of four co-chairs for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.
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P&P Live!: Skip Finley – Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy - in conversation with John Kennedy

Sunday, July 12, 3:00 pm
Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy Cover Image
$42.00
ISBN: 9781682475096
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: US Naval Institute Press - June 15th, 2020

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Skip Finley is a former broadcasting executive who was responsible for over 40 U.S. radio stations and experienced success in all areas of radio. Attempting retirement since age 50, he keeps returning to communications, currently in marketing at the Vineyard Gazette Media Group on Martha's Vineyard, where he summered since 1955, deciding to become a writer. For five years Finley wrote the weekly Oak Bluffs Town Column and is a contributor to several publications in the areas of whaling and history.

John H. Kennedy has been a print journalist for more than four decades and a college instructor for the past 25 years, primarily in the U.S. but also Europe and east Africa. Author of A Course of Their Own: A History of African American Golfers, he’s currently at work on a book about American war correspondents. He edited Whaling Captains of Color with author Skip Finley.

 

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P&P Live!: Jennifer Ackerman - The Bird Way

Sunday, July 12, 5:00 pm
The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735223011
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Published: Penguin Press - May 5th, 2020

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds comes a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds.

Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Alaska's Kachemak Bay, Jennifer Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behavior, birds vary. It is what we love about them. As E.O Wilson once said, when you have seen one bird, you have not seen them all.

 

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P&P Live!: Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson – Let Them Eat Tweets

Monday, July 13, 7:00 pm
Let them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631496844
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Published: Liveright - July 7th, 2020

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The Republican Party appears to be divided between a tax-cutting old guard and a white-nationalist vanguard--and with Donald Trump's ascendance, the upstarts seem to be winning. Yet how are we to explain that, under Trump, the plutocrats have gotten almost everything they want, including a huge tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, regulation-killing executive actions, and a legion of business-friendly federal judges? Does the GOP represent "forgotten" Americans? Or does it represent the superrich? In Let Them Eat Tweets, best-selling political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson offer a definitive answer: the Republican Party serves its plutocratic masters to a degree without precedent in modern global history.

Jacob S. Hacker is a political scientist at Yale University, and Paul Pierson is a political scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. They are the coauthors of three books, including the New York Times bestseller Winner-Take-All Politics.

 

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P&P Live!: Thomas Frank – The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Pvpulism - in conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich

Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 pm
The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250220110
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 14th, 2020

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Rarely does a work of history contain startling implications for the present, but in The People, No Thomas Frank pulls off that explosive effect by showing us that everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today "populism" is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and European extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of American democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing Populist Party--the biggest mass movement in American history--fought Gilded Age plutocrats to the reformers' great triumphs under Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos.

Thomas Frank is the author of Listen, Liberal, Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian

A self-proclaimed "myth buster by trade," Barbara Ehrenreich has covered an extensive range of topics as a journalist and political activist. Her newest book, Had I Known has been hailed as Ehrenreich’s most impactful collection of essays from her decades’ worth of activist journalism, and highlights the brilliance, social consciousness, and wry wit of one of our country's most incisive thinkers.

 

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P&P Live!: Chuck Klosterman - Raised in Captivity

Tuesday, July 14, 8:00 pm
Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217928
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Published: Penguin Press - July 16th, 2019

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Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of eight nonfiction books (including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; I Wear the Black Hat; But What If We’re Wrong?; and Killing Yourself to Live) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Guardian, The Believer, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and ESPN. Klosterman served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years, appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, and was an original founder of the website Grantland with Bill Simmons.

 

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P&P Live!: Bruce Feiler – Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age – in conversation with Campbell Brown

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm
Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206825
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Published: Penguin Press - July 14th, 2020

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Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Secrets of Happy Families, Walking the Bible, and Council of Dads, which will be an NBC drama series in spring 2020. He is the host of two primetime series on PBS, and his two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Feiler lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their twin daughters. Feiler will be joined in conversation with Campbell Brown, the head of global news partnerships at Facebook.

 

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P&P Live! Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila del Duca - Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401286453
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Published: DC Comics - June 2nd, 2020

Join author Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrator Leila del Duca as they discuss their new graphic novel.

Swept away by the ocean surrounding her island home, Princess Diana of Themyscira finds herself a refugee in a land she’s never known. Faced with injustice, Diana and a new group of friends must gather the strength to assert their humanity. Anderson and del Duca reimagine Wonder Woman's origins in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.

Laurie Halse Anderson, whose groundbreaking novels include Speak and SHOUT, is a tireless advocate for diversity in publishing, intellectual freedom, and survivors of sexual violence.

Leila del Duca, a prolific comic book artist and writer, has drawn for clients including DC, Marvel, Vertigo, Image Comics, and National Geographic. Ages 14 and up.

 

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P&P Live!: Michele Harper – The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir

Thursday, July 16, 6:00 pm
The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537380
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

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Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, her husband told her he couldn't move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken--physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including as chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. The Beauty in Breaking is her first book.

 

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P&P Live!: Leila Slimani – Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World – in conversation with Soraya Chemaly

Friday, July 17, 5:00 pm
Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133766
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Published: Penguin Books - July 14th, 2020

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"All those in positions of authority--politicians, parents, teachers--maintain the same line: 'Do what you like, but do it in private.'"

Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World is a fearless exposé of the secrets and lies of women's intimate lives, by the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny and Adèle.

Leila Slimani was in her native Morocco promoting her novel Adèle, about a woman addicted to sex, when she began meeting women who confided the dark secrets of their sexual lives. In Morocco, adultery, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, and sex outside of marriage are all punishable by law, and women have only two choices: They can be wives or virgins. Sex and Lies combines vivid, often harrowing testimonies with Slimani's passionate and intelligent commentary to make a galvanizing case for a sexual revolution in the Arab world.

Slimani will be in conversation with Soraya Chemaly, award-winning writer, media critic, and director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project.

 

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P&P Live!: Sonia Shah – The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

Friday, July 17, 7:00 pm
The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635571974
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

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The news today is full of stories of dislocated people on the move; wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands, creeping, swimming, and flying in a mass exodus from their past habitats. News media presents this scrambling of the planet's migration patterns as unprecedented, provoking fears of the spread of disease and conflict and waves of anxiety across the Western world. On both sides of the Atlantic, experts issue alarmed predictions of millions of invading aliens, unstoppable as an advancing tsunami, and countries respond by electing anti-immigration leaders who slam closed borders that were historically porous.

But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behavior to be quelled at any cost, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. In other words, migration is not the crisis--it is the solution.

Conclusively tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

 

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P&P Live!: Why We Swim: A Conversation with Bonnie Tsui & Leanne Shapton

Saturday, July 18, 6:00 pm
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

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Humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers; we must be taught. As we wade our way through a waterless summer, with pools and beaches closed around the world, we reflect on why swimming is more than just an activity or exercise, but truly an escape into a world below the surface.

Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein's palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what about water--despite its dangers--seduces us and why we come back to it again and again.

In conversation with Tsui is author, artist, and publisher Leanne Shapton. She is the co-founder of J&L Books, a not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. Her book Swimming Studies is a fascinating glimpse into the private realms of swimming, and the solitary underwater moments that now ground her artistic habits.

 

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P&P Live!: Donna Hemans and Aimee Liu

Sunday, July 19, 3:00 pm
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781597098458
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Published: Red Hen Press - June 9th, 2020

Glorious Boy Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781597098892
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Published: Red Hen Press - May 12th, 2020

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Donna Hemans, author of River Woman, debuts her second novel --a story about a family uniting and unraveling. Tea by the Sea spans from Brooklyn to the island of Jamaica and traces a mother's circuitous route to find the daughter taken from her at birth and the child's father who walked out of the hospital with the day-old baby girl without explanation. Seventeen years later, weary of her unfruitful search, Plum Valentine sees an article in a community newspaper with a photo of the man for whom she has spent half her life searching. He has become an Episcopal priest. Her plan: confront him and walk away with the daughter he took from her.

Aimee Liu is the author of numerous bestselling novels as well as nonfiction books on medical and psychological topics. In her latest, Glorious Boy, Claire and Shep Durant are haunted by their four-year-old's disappearance. Until this moment, Port Blair's British surgeon and his young wife, a promising anthropologist, have led a charmed life in the colonial backwaters of India's Andaman Islands--thanks in part to Naila, a local girl who shares their mysteriously mute son's silent language. But with the war closing in and mandatory evacuation underway, the Durants don't realize until too late that Naila and Ty have vanished. Through the brutal odyssey that follows, Claire will discover truths about sacrifice that both shatter and transcend her understanding of devotion.

 

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P&P Live!: Pam Fessler – Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice – in conversation with Ailsa Chang

Sunday, July 19, 5:00 pm
Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495038
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Published: Liveright - July 14th, 2020

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Following the trail of an unexpected family connection, acclaimed journalist Pam Fessler has unearthed the lost world of the patients, nurses, doctors, and researchers at Carville – the site of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States– who struggled for over a century to eradicate Hansen's disease, the modern name for leprosy.

Pam Fessler is an award-winning correspondent with NPR News, where she covers poverty, philanthropy, and voting issues

Ailsa Chang is an award-winning journalist who hosts NPR's All Things Considered.

 

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P&P Live!: Rachel Cohen – Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels – in conversation with Claire Messud

Monday, July 20, 6:00 pm
Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374107031
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 21st, 2020

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In the turbulent period around the birth of her first child and the death of her father, Rachel Cohen turned to Jane Austen to make sense of her new reality. For Cohen, simultaneously grief-stricken and buoyed by the birth of her daughter, reading Austen became her refuge and her ballast. She was able to reckon with difficult questions about mourning, memorializing, living in a household, paying attention to the world, reading, writing, and imagining through Austen's novels.

With unusual depth and fresh insight into Austen's life and literature, and guided by Austen's mournful and hopeful final novel, Persuasion, Rachel Cohen's Austen Years is a rare memoir of mourning and transcendence, a love letter to a literary master, and a powerful consideration of the odd process that merges our interior experiences with the world at large.

Cohen will be in conversation with Claire Messud, author of six works of fiction including her latest novel, The Burning Girl.

 

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P&P Live!: Ian F. Svenonius – The Psychic Soviet

Monday, July 20, 8:00 pm
The Psychic Soviet Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781617757662
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Akashic Books - July 7th, 2020

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A new, expanded collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is Ian F. Svenonius's groundbreaking first book of writings.

The selections are written in a lettered yet engaging style, filled with parody and biting humor that subvert capitalist culture, and cover such topics as the ascent of the DJ as a star, the "cosmic depression" that followed the defeat of the USSR, how Seinfeld caused the bankruptcy of modern pop culture, and the status of rock and roll as a religion. The pocket-sized book is bound with a durable bright-pink plastic cover, recalling the aesthetics of Mao's Little Red Book, and perfect for carrying into the fray of street battle, classroom, or lunch-counter argument.

 

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P&P Live!: Jordan Blashek and Christopher Haugh – Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground – in conversation with Sarah Hurwitz

Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316423793
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

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A Democrat and a Republican travel across America on a deeply personal journey through the heart of a divided nation to find growth, hope, and fundamental strength in their own lives and the country they love, in good times and bad.

Union is a road narrative, a civics lesson, and an unforgettable window into one epic friendship. We ride along with Jordan and Chris for the whole journey, listening in on front-seat arguments and their conversations with Americans from coast to coast. We also peer outside the car to understand America's hot-button topics, including immigration, mass incarceration, and the military-civilian divide. By the time Jordan and Chris kill the engine for the last time, they answer one of the most pressing questions of our time: How far apart are we really?

The authors will be in conversation with Sarah Hurwitz, former senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

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P&P Live!: Jennifer Palmieri – She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World

Tuesday, July 21, 8:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781538750650
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 21st, 2020

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When Jennifer Palmieri realized that everything in her life had been shaped by men, she wanted to make a change. From work behavior and use of language to wardrobe choices, she decided to follow her own convictions and reject paternalistic expectations. In an era of wage gaps, the Kavanaugh hearings, the #MeToo movement, and a domineering administration, Jennifer found a way to move beyond the bounds of patriarchy and wants to show readers a way out.

Where Dear Madam President introduced a blueprint to succeed and the tools to prosper, She Proclaims gives readers the advice they need to to step out of a man's world and into their own. Jennifer believes that every woman has "power to change the world by changing the way she behaves in it." She Proclaims celebrates the accomplishments and history of the women's movement, and it will inspire you to be subversive, courageous, and bold.

 

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P&P Live!: Anne Applebaum – Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism – in conversation with Yascha Mounk

Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 pm
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780385545808
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Published: Doubleday - July 21st, 2020

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From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else.

Anne Applebaum's 2018 Atlantic article "A Warning from Europe" inspired this book and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. After seventeen years as a columnist at The Washington Post, Applebaum became a staff writer at The Atlantic in 2020. She is the author of three critically acclaimed and award-winning histories of the Soviet Union: Red Famine, Iron Curtain, and Gulag, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Yascha Mounk is a writer, academic and public speaker known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy.

 

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P&P Live!: Margaret Sullivan – Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy – in conversation with Walter Isaacson

Thursday, July 23, 6:00 pm
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$15.99
ISBN: 9781733623780
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - July 14th, 2020

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Ghosting the News tells the most troubling media story of our time: How democracy suffers when local news dies. From 2004 to 2015, 1,800 print newspaper outlets closed in the US. The absence of accountability journalism has created an atmosphere in which indicted politicians were elected, school superintendents were mismanaging districts, and police chiefs were getting mysterious payouts. This is not the much-discussed fake-news problem--it's the separate problem of a critical shortage of real news.

Margaret Sullivan is The Washington Post's media columnist and one of the nation's foremost authorities on journalism and the press.

Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine.

 

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P&P Live!: David Mitchell – Utopia Avenue – in conversation with Neil Gaiman

Friday, July 24, 6:00 pm
Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812997439
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Published: Random House - July 14th, 2020

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Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, a TV debut on Top of the Pops, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of '68.

David Mitchell's kaleidoscopic novel tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenue's turbulent life and times; of fame's Faustian pact and stardom's wobbly ladder; of the families we choose and the ones we don't; of voices in the head, and the truths and lies they whisper; of music, madness, and idealism. Can we really change the world, or does the world change us?

Mitchell will be in conversation with Neil Gaiman, celebrated author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include American GodsHow To Talk to Girls at Parties, and The Sandman series.

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Price: $30 for ticket and curbside pickup book / $35 for ticket and shipped book

 

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P&P Live!: Chris Frantz – Remain in Love – in conversation with Lauren Onkey

Friday, July 24, 8:00 pm
Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250209221
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 21st, 2020

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One of the most dynamic groups of the '70s and '80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House" that captured the post-baby boom generation's intense, affectless style.

In Remain in Love, Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads. With never-before-seen photos and immersive vivid detail, Frantz describes life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn--and reveals the mechanics of a long and complicated working relationship with a mercurial frontman.

Franz will be in conversation with Lauren Onkey, Senior Director of NPR Music and former Vice President of Education and Public Programming at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

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P&P Live!: Colin Dickey – The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained

Saturday, July 25, 8:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525557562
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - July 21st, 2020

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In a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness monster, the list goes on. It seems the more our maps of the known world get filled in, the more we crave mysterious locations full of strange creatures.

With the same curiosity and insight that made Ghostland a hit with readers and critics, Dickey looks at what all fringe beliefs have in common, explaining that today's Illuminati is yesterday's Flat Earth: the attempt to find meaning in a world stripped of wonder. Dickey visits the wacky sites of America's wildest fringe beliefs, investigating how these theories come about, why they take hold, and why as Americans we keep inventing and re-inventing them decade after decade. The Unidentified is Colin Dickey at his best: curious, wry, brilliant in his analysis, yet eminently readable.

 

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P&P Live!: Cli-fi, Literature, and Activism with Jenny Offill

Sunday, July 26, 5:00 pm
Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

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This event is presented in partnership with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

New York Times-bestselling author Jenny Offill will discuss her novel Weather with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, an anxious and funny novel that follows a librarian who is gradually awakened to the climate crisis and tries to balance that with her daily life. As a Guardian reporter put it, “At its core, the story asks: what happens after we start to pay attention?” This event will contain a discussion of both the novel and the answer to that question.

Offill will discuss how literature and activism are connected with Denise Robbins, Communications Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, including how this story resonates in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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P&P Live!: Natasha Trethewey – Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir – in conversation with Lisa Page

Monday, July 27, 7:00 pm
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062248572
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

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At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.

Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence, but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse.

Trethewey will be in conversation with Lisa Page, co-editor of We Wear The Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America and Assistant Professor of English at the George Washington University.
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P&P Live!: Suzanne Nossel – Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All – in conversation with Wajahat Ali

Tuesday, July 28, 6:00 pm
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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062966032
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Published: Dey Street Books - July 28th, 2020

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In Dare To Speak, Suzanne Nossel, a leading voice in support of free expression, delivers a vital, necessary guide to maintaining democratic debate that is open, free-wheeling but at the same time respectful of the rich diversity of backgrounds and opinions in a changing country. Centered on practical principles, Nossel's primer equips readers with the tools needed to speak one's mind in today's diverse, digitized, and highly-divided society without resorting to curbs on free expression.

Suzanne Nossel is the CEO of PEN America, the foremost organization working to protect and advance human rights, free expression and literature. She has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA; and held senior State Department positions in the Clinton and Obama administrations.

Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department.

 

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P&P Live! Cindy Otis - True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News—with Jenna McLaughlin

Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 pm
True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250239495
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 28th, 2020

In a world with so much information, how can anyone separate fact from fiction? In this timely and useful work of nonfiction, a former CIA analyst does a deep dive into fake news—its long history, its consequences, and how today’s readers can detect it. Photo illustrations, accessible page layout, and engaging facts make this an excellent resource for young truth-seekers.Yahoo News. Ages 13 and up. 

In conversation with Jenna McLaughlin, National Security Reporter for Yahoo News.

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P&P Live!: Barbara Demick – Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Wednesday, July 29, 6:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780812998757
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - July 28th, 2020

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Just as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world in Eat The Buddha. She tells the story of a Tibetan town perched eleven thousand feet above sea level that is one of the most difficult places in all of China for foreigners to visit. Ngaba was one of the first places where the Tibetans and the Chinese Communists encountered one another. In the 1930s, Mao Zedong's Red Army fled into the Tibetan plateau to escape their adversaries in the Chinese Civil War. By the time the soldiers reached Ngaba, they were so hungry that they looted monasteries and ate religious statues made of flour and butter--to Tibetans, it was as if they were eating the Buddha. Their experiences would make Ngaba one of the engines of Tibetan resistance for decades to come, culminating in shocking acts of self-immolation.

Illuminating a culture that has long been romanticized by Westerners as deeply spiritual and peaceful, Demick reveals what it is really like to be a Tibetan in the twenty-first century, trying to preserve one's culture, faith, and language against the depredations of a seemingly unstoppable, technologically all-seeing superpower. Her depiction is nuanced, unvarnished, and at times shocking.

 

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P&P Live!: Sarah Weinman – Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession

Wednesday, July 29, 8:00 pm
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By Sarah Weinman, Patrick Radden Keefe (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062839886
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

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Unspeakable Acts is a brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita.

The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and Serial, bestsellers like I'll Be Gone in the Dark and Furious Hours, and TV hits like American Crime Story and Wild Wild Country, the cultural appetite for stories of real people doing terrible things is insatiable. This collection showcases writing about true crime across the broadest possible spectrum, while also reflecting what makes crime stories so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader.

Weinman will be joined by contributing authors Emma Eisenberg, Pamela Colloff, Rachel Monroe, and Sarah Marshall.

 

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P&P Live!: Robert Draper – To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq – in conversation with Susan Glasser

Thursday, July 30, 7:00 pm
To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525561040
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - July 28th, 2020

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Robert Draper is a writer at large for the New York Times Magazine and a contributing writer for National Geographic Magazine. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller, Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush. He lives in Washington D.C. with his fiancee, Kirsten Powers. Draper will be in conversation with New Yorker political columnist Susan Glasser.

 

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P&P Live!: A Celebration of James Baldwin with Eddie S. Glaude Jr. and Jon Meacham

Sunday, August 2, 5:00 pm
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

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We live, according to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., in a moment when the struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the election of Donald Trump, a president whose victory represents yet another failure of America to face the lies it tells itself about race. From Charlottesville to the policies of child separation at the border, his administration turned its back on the promise of Obama's presidency and refused to embrace a vision of the country shorn of the insidious belief that white people matter more than others.

In the story of Baldwin's crucible, Glaude suggests, we can find hope and guidance through our own after times, this Trumpian era of shattered promises and white retrenchment. Mixing biography--drawn partially from newly uncovered interviews--with history, memoir, and trenchant analysis of our current moment, Begin Again is Glaude's endeavor, following Baldwin, to bear witness to the difficult truth of race in America today. It is at once a searing exploration that lays bare the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we all must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a new America.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University and author of Democracy in Black.

Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

 

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P&P Live!: Morgan Jerkins – Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots – in conversation with Karen Attiah

Monday, August 3, 7:00 pm
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062873040
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Published: Harper - August 4th, 2020

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Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. But while this event transformed the complexion of America and provided black people with new economic opportunities, it also disconnected them from their roots, their land, and their sense of identity, argues Morgan Jerkins. In this fascinating and deeply personal exploration, she recreates her ancestors' journeys across America, following the migratory routes they took from Georgia and South Carolina to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and California.

Morgan Jerkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing, and the Senior Editor at ZORA. A visiting professor at Columbia University, Jerkins's short form work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, ELLEEsquire, and The Guardian, among many others. She is based in Harlem.

Karen Attiah is the Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post, where she commissions and edits commentary on global issues from a variety of international writers.

 

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P&P Live!: Edward Ball – Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy – in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

Tuesday, August 4, 6:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374186326
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family's anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail. In an era when racist ideology and violence are again loose in the public square, Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball's family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror.

Edward Ball is the author of works of nonfiction including Slaves in the Family, which won the National Book Award.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations and a frequent public speaker, Kendi is a columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize.

 

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P&P Live!: Raven Leilani – Luster

Wednesday, August 5, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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Raven Leilani's work has been published in Granta, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Narrative, Yale Review, Conjunctions, The Cut and New England Review, among other publications. She won Narrative's Ninth Annual Poetry Contest and the Matt Clark Editor's Choice Prize, as well as short fiction prizes from Bat City Review and Blue Earth Review. Luster is her first novel.

 

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P&P Live!: Paul Begala – You're Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump

Thursday, August 6, 6:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982160043
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2020

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In You're Fired, Paul Begala tells us how Trump uses division to distract from the actual reality of his record. Distraction, he argues, is Trump's superpower. And this book is Kryptonite. In it, the man who helped elect Bill Clinton and reelect Barack Obama, details the special weapons and tactics needed in the unconventional war against this most unconventional politician and where the votes to defeat Trump will come from. Full of memorable advice and Begala's trademark wit, You're Fired focuses on the lessons we can learn from the party's successes and failures--and the crucial tools Democrats need to beat Trump.

Paul Begala was a chief strategist for the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign. He served as counselor to the president in the Clinton White House, where he coordinated policy, politics, and communications. He was senior adviser to the pro-Obama Super PAC that played a critical role in reelecting Obama in 2012. He is the author of five books. Begala is a CNN political commentator and an affiliated professor of public policy at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.

 

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P&P Live!: Consent, Power, and the Patriarchy – with Michelle Bowdler, Alisson Wood, & T Kira Madden

Thursday, August 6, 8:00 pm
Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250255631
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 28th, 2020

Being Lolita: A Memoir Cover Image
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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574760
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

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Three incredible writers come together for a cultural investigation about what consent, or lack of it, means in a patriarchal society and how survivors of sexual assault struggle to make their voices heard.

Panelists include:

Award-winning writer and public health executive Michelle Bowdler's memoir, Is Rape a Crime, indicts how sexual violence has been addressed for decades in our society, asking whether rape is a crime given that it is the least reported major felony, least successfully prosecuted, and fewer than 3% of reported rapes result in conviction. Cases are closed before they are investigated and DNA evidence sits for years untested and disregarded.

Alisson Wood's Being Lolita recounts seventeen-year-old Alisson’s metamorphosis from student to survivor. A lonely and vulnerable high school senior, Alisson finds solace only in her writing—and in a young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. North. The book is a stunning coming-of-age memoir that shines a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability, and power. This is the story of what happens when a young woman realizes her entire narrative must be rewritten—and then takes back the pen to rewrite it.

Moderating the conversation is T Kira Madden, acclaimed literary essayist author of the memoir Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, spanning from 1960s Hawai'i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father while unearthing truths that reframe her reality, this book is equal parts eulogy and love letter. It’s a story about trauma and forgiveness, about families of blood and affinity, both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful.

 

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P&P Live!: Jeffrey Toobin –True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump

Friday, August 7, 7:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780385536738
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Published: Doubleday - August 4th, 2020

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Donald Trump's campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough by the president's actions that they alerted senior government officials and ignited the impeachment process.

Yet despite all this, a years-long inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and the third impeachment of a president in American history, Donald Trump survived to run for re-election. Why? True Crimes and Misdemeanors is a revelatory narrative that makes sense of the seemingly endless chaos of the Trump years.

Jeffrey Toobin is chief legal analyst at CNN and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of several bestselling books, including American Heiress, The Oath, The Nine, and The Run of His Life, which was the basis for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the acclaimed FX Networks limited series. A Vast Conspiracy, his book about the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal, will be the basis of the 2021 installment of American Crime Story.

 

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P&P Live! Annik LaFarge – Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions – in conversation with Michael Kimmelman

Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781501188718
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 11th, 2020

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The Frédéric Chopin Annik LaFarge presents here is not the melancholy, sickly, romantic figure so often portrayed. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language, an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher, a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution and exile.

As part of her research into Chopin's world, then and now, LaFarge visited piano makers, monuments, churches, and archives; she talked to scholars, jazz musicians, video game makers, software developers, music teachers, theater directors, and of course dozens of pianists. The result is extraordinary: an engrossing, page-turning work of musical discovery and an artful portrayal of a man whose work and life continue to inspire artists and cultural innovators in astonishing ways.

A companion website, WhyChopin, presents links to each piece of music mentioned in the book, organized by chapter in the order in which it appears, along with photos, resources, videos, and more.

LaFarge will be in conversation with Michael Kimmelman, the architecture critic of The New York Times.

 

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P&P Live!: Jill Filipovic – OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind – in conversation with Baratunde Thurston

Thursday, August 13, 8:00 pm
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$17.00
ISBN: 9781982153762
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - August 11th, 2020

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In OK Boomer, Let's Talk, journalist (and Millennial) Jill Filipovic tells the definitive story of her generation--and it's no joke. Talking to gig workers, economists, policy makers, and dozens of struggling Millennials drowning in debt on a planet quite literally in flames, Filipovic paints a shocking and nuanced portrait of a generation being left behind.

Filipovic shows that Millennials are not the avocado-toast-eating snowflakes of Boomer outrage fantasies. But they are the first American generation that will do worse than their parents. "OK, Boomer" isn't just a sarcastic dismissal--it's a recognition that Millennials are in crisis, and that Boomer voters, bankers, and policy makers are responsible.

Filipovic will be in conversation with Baratunde Thurston, an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, and advised the Obama White House. He is also the creator and host of Live On Lockdown.

 

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P&P Live!: Heather Cox Richardson – How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 pm
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780190900908
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

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While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and established a foothold. It was a natural fit. Settlers from the East had for decades been pushing into the West, where the seizure of Mexican lands at the end of the Mexican-American War and treatment of Native Americans cemented racial hierarchies. The South and West equally depended on extractive industries-cotton in the former and mining, cattle, and oil in the latter-giving rise a new birth of white male oligarchy, despite the guarantees provided by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the economic opportunities afforded by expansion.

How the South Won the Civil War seizes upon the soul of the country and its ongoing struggle to provide equal opportunity to all. Debunking the myth that the Civil War released the nation from the grip of oligarchy, expunging the sins of the Founding, it reveals how and why the Old South not only survived in the West, but thrived.

 

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P&P Live!: Paul Dickson – The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor

Monday, August 24, 6:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780802147677
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 7th, 2020

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Paul Dickson is the author of more than sixty nonfiction books, including Sputnik: The Shock of the Century and The Bonus Army: An American Epic (with Thomas B. Allen), and books on electronic warfare and war slang. He concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball, and 20th century history. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

 

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P&P Live!: Carl Hoffman – Liar's Circus: A Strange and Terrifying Journey Into the Upside-Down World of Trump's MAGA Rallies

Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 pm
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Published: Custom House - September 1st, 2020

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In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting, Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside Donald Trump's rallies, seeking to understand the strange and powerful tribe that forms the president's base. Hoffman pierced this alternate society, welcomed in and initiated into its rights and upside-down beliefs, and finally ushered to its inner sanctum. Equally freewheeling and profound, Liar's Circus tracks the MAGA faithful across five thousand miles of the American heartland during a crucial arc of the Trump presidency stretching from the impeachment saga to the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic that ended the rallies as we know it.

Carl Hoffman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Savage Harvest, hailed as a "masterpiece" by Outside and named a New York Times editors' choice and one of the Washington Post's 50 notable works of nonfiction for 2014, as well as The Lunatic Express. He is a former contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired, and has traveled on assignment to eighty countries.

 

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Fall Member Sale

Friday, September 11, 9:00 am to Sunday, September 13, 8:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

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P&P Live!: Deborah Tannen – Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781101885833
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 15th, 2020

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In this memoir, Deborah Tannen embarks on the poignant, yet perilous, quest to piece together the puzzle of her father's life. Beginning with his astonishingly vivid memories of the Hasidic community in Warsaw, where he was born in 1908, she traces his journey: from arriving in New York City in 1920 to quitting high school at fourteen to support his mother and sister, through a vast array of jobs, including prison guard and gun-toting alcohol tax inspector, to eventually establishing the largest workers' compensation law practice in New York and running for Congress. As Tannen comes to better understand her father's--and her own--relationship to Judaism, she uncovers aspects of his life she would never have imagined.

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT?, about mothers and daughters and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!, about sisters; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio.

 

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Holiday Member Sale

Friday, December 4, 9:00 am to Sunday, December 6, 8:00 pm

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