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In the genre of campaign memoirs Katie Tur's Unbelievable is destined to go down as a classic. Embedded with the Trump campaign from the very beginning, Katie Tur, an NBC correspondent, was a witness to all the lies, norm-breaking behavior and bizarre spectacle that surrounded Trump. She even became a target herself when Trump called her out at several of his rallies. But she persisted, without ever letting him get under her and writes a truly incredible account while also weaving in the story of her parents who were famous in LA for their innovative video news-gathering techniques.  

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062684929
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

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Jared Yates Sexton is a journalist who during the 2016 Presidential campaign witnessed the passion at the "Feel the Bern" rallies, the demonstrations outside of the RNC and DNC conventions, the debates, and the Trump rallies where he gained national attention when he started live-tweeting, describing raw anger and vitriol like he had never seen before. Along with the exposure came daily death threats and intimidation. This is a fascinating political read about a campaign that crossed many ethical lines and hit new political lows, with the results flabbergasting almost all the political watchers and commentators.  

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619029569
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017

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If you want to read an inspirational memoir about weight loss, this is not that book. Something horrible happened to Roxane at age twelve, and her life fractured into “before” and “after" phases. That event transformed her life, and she began her journey as a fat person. Roxane Gay has no answers. What she has are lots of observations. Observations about what it’s like to move through the world as a morbidly obese woman, to try to feel invisible in that world, and how the world reacts to her. This is a memoir of struggle and shame. As she says, “All of us have to be more considerate of the realities of the bodies of others.”
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017