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In How To Survive a Plague, David France is both a witness and a journalist, documenting the movement that fought to make AIDS a manageable disease rather than a death sentence. The book is not just about the collective movement, but also about individual activists, people who were faced with something unprecedented and had to fight against neglect, discrimination, and ignorance to save their lives and lives of their friends. This history is And The Band Played On for the new generation, a behind-the-scenes comprehensive work of journalism and a deeply personal account. In its depiction of activists’ struggle, it is also an inspiring book, showing us what can be done by determined and desperate people in unfriendly and uncertain times.

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ISBN: 9780307700636
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Published: Knopf - November 29th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780307745439
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Published: Vintage - October 3rd, 2017

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If there is such a thing as meta-horror, Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts must be it. This novel pays an homage to horror, dissects its tropes, and has the best unreliable narrator since Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Far from being a straightforward possession story, Tremblay’s novel is a smart psychological horror with layers upon layers of uncertainty and unease.

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ISBN: 9780062363244
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016

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‘In the Older Days there were no women which is why you don't come across them in history lessons at school’ is just one of many highly accurate facts you will learn from this delightful short book. Trouble with Women will not only entertain you and make you sputter and laugh, it will also perfectly explain the election results. It’s history with a heavy dose of snark and sarcasm, making fun of misogyny in the best possible way. Give it to everyone.

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ISBN: 9781449479763
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 20th, 2016