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P&P Live! 2020 Washington Writers Publishing House Award Winners – Steven Leyva and Adam Schwartz

Sunday, October 25, 1:00 pm
The Understudy's Handbook: Poems Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941551226
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Washington Writers' Publishing House - October 15th, 2020

The Rest of the World Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781941551233
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Washington Writers' Publishing House - October 15th, 2020

Congratulate the winners of the 2020 Washington Writers Publishing House awards, Steven Leyva and Adam Schwartz.

2020 Jean Feldman Poetry prize-winner Steven Leyva's The Understudy's Handbook is a collection of beautifully detailed, emotionally lush poems that comprise a portrait of a life, a bi-racial life, an American life. These are smart, evocative poems that invite the heart and prime the head to reconcile the intricacies of our individual lives with the history that has brought us all to this moment in America. Leyva is assistant professor in the University of Baltimore’s Klein Family School of Communications.

2020 Fiction prize-winner Adam Schwartz's The Rest of the World tells the story of kids coming of age in a Baltimore that owes them better. They are studies of characters in crisis-delivered by a writer whose empathies illuminate the longings of teens and young adults forced to navigate complex moral choices. These characters betray one another, seek redemption, rescue loved ones, plot hustles, and refuse to give up on themselves-or each other. Schwartz has an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. For twenty-two years, he has taught high school in Baltimore City.

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P&P Live! Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy – Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People

Sunday, October 25, 3:00 pm
Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541742420
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 1st, 2020

In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration, was arrested by the KGB. He spent nine years as a political prisoner, convicted of treason against the state. Every day, Sharansky fought for individual freedom in the face of overt tyranny, a struggle that would come to define the rest of his life.

Never Alone reveals how Sharansky's years in prison, many spent in harsh solitary confinement, prepared him for a very public life after his release. As an Israeli politician and the head of the Jewish Agency, Sharansky brought extraordinary moral clarity and uncompromising, often uncomfortable, honesty. His story is suffused with reflections from his time as a political prisoner, from his seat at the table as history unfolded in Israel and the Middle East, and from his passionate efforts to unite the Jewish people.

Written with frankness, affection, and humor, the book offers us profound insights from a man who embraced the essential human struggle: to find his own voice, his own faith, and the people to whom he could belong.

Gil Troy is a professor of history at McGill University in Montreal and has a residence in Jerusalem.

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P&P Live! Evan Osnos — JOE BIDEN

Monday, October 26, 6:00 pm
Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781982174026
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Published: Scribner - October 27th, 2020

Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest—fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered.

Yet even as Biden’s life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.” His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship—an essential quality as he addresses Americans in the nation’s most dire hour in decades.

In Joe Biden, Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden will face if elected and weighs how political circumstances, and changes in the candidate’s thinking, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy—a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

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P&P Live! Christie Tate — GROUP

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 pm
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that still plagued her in spite of her achievements?

Enter Dr. Rosen, a therapist who calmly assures her that if she joins one of his psychotherapy groups, he can transform her life. All she has to do is show up and be honest. About everything—her eating habits, childhood, sexual history, etc. Christie is skeptical, insisting that that she is defective, beyond cure. But Dr. Rosen issues a nine-word prescription that will change everything: “You don’t need a cure, you need a witness.” So begins her entry into the strange, terrifying, and ultimately life-changing world of group therapy.

Group is addictive, relatable, and hilarious all at once, shining a light on the way the therapy can break you down, and then reassemble you so that all the pieces finally fit.

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P&P Live! J.M. Hirsch — SHAKE STRAIN DONE

Friday, November 13, 8:00 pm
Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316428514
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Published: Voracious - November 3rd, 2020

Are you done with generic gin and tonics, mediocre Manhattans, and mundane martinis? This book will teach you how to use pantry staples and basic liquors to produce more than 200 game-changing craft cocktails worthy of a seat at the bar.

Many cocktail books call for hard-to-find ingredients and complicated techniques that can frustrate home cocktail makers. Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home shows a better way.

If you can shake, strain, stir, and turn on a blender, you can make great cocktails. No tedious secondary recipes hidden between the lines. No mysteries. You'll know what each drink will taste like before you pick up a bottle. No fancy equipment needed. A shaker, strainer and spoon are as exotic as it gets. The ingredients are mostly pantry and bar staples--things you already have on hand.

So mix up a drink, get cozy, and join us for this event that comes just in time for the holidays.

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Holiday Member Sale

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

All weekend long, Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

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Please note: Items purchased online during the member sale are not eligible for the "Pay at store" option.

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