Bestselling Titles in Canada in 2017 – Non-Fiction

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    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Mark Manson
    9780062641540 Paperback SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Publication Date: September 13, 2016
    $21.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.56 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 68 Harper
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      #1 International Bestseller and #1 New York Times Bestseller

      Over 2 million copies sold

      In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

      For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

      Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

      There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

      Bio

      MARK MANSON is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (with over 6 million in sales in the US alone). His blog, markmanson.net, attracts more than two million readers per month. Manson lives in New York City.

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      Awards
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      “Resilience, happiness and freedom come from knowing what to care about--and most importantly, what not to care about. This is a masterful, philosophical and practical book that will give readers the wisdom to be able to do just that.”
      “Mark’s ability to dig deep and offer amazing, yet counter-intuitive, insight into the challenges of life makes him one of my favorite writers, and this book is his best work yet.”
      “This book hits you like a much-needed slap in the face from your best friend: hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you’re willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f***ing better life.”
      “The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night.”
      “An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places… This book, full of counterintuitive suggestions that often make great sense, is a pleasure to read and worthy of rereading. A good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured.”
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    9781501175268 Paperback POETRY / Women Authors On Sale Date: October 03, 2017
    $19.99 CAD 127 x 196.85 x 17.78 mm | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Simon & Schuster
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      From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

      Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

      this is the recipe of life
      said my mother
      as she held me in her arms as i wept
      think of those flowers you plant
      in the garden each year
      they will teach you
      that people too
      must wilt
      fall
      root
      rise
      in order to bloom
      Bio
      Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her second book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—one of America's bestselling books of 2017.

      Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller—where it has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks. 

      Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions. This magic is captured in her stage performances, which are magnetic musical interactions of poetry, art, and theater. Rupi's long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017 and debuted as a #1 global bestseller. Within the first three months it sold a million copies and was embraced by readers worldwide. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate.
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      “Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers is everything her fans have been waiting for. . . . [She’s] perhaps the best-known poet in the English-speaking world at this point.”
      “Rupi Kaur is kicking down the doors of publishing.”
      “The poet who touched a nerve.”
      “Her work is human experience, tidily aestheticized and monetized, rendered inspirational and relatable in perfect balance.”
      “At once simple, current and hard-hitting.”
      “One of the most popular writers in the world, full stop.”
      “The line drawings that accompany her poems are raw, evocative and utterly striking.”
      “Rupi Kaur reinvents poetry.”
      “Rupi Kaur sits atop a new wave in poetry.”
      “At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation (move over, Lena Dunham).”
      “There’s no denying that Rupi Kaur is currently one of the most — if not the most — popular poets in America.”
      “Rupi Kaur is a rock star.”
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    9781449474256 Paperback POETRY / Subjects & Themes Publication Date: October 06, 2015
    $19.99 CAD 127 x 195.58 x 12.7 mm | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Andrews McMeel Publishing
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      #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

      The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
      Bio
      Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her second book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—one of America's bestselling books of 2017.

      “i am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need to be told.”

      Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller—where it has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks. 

      “i am the first woman in my lineage with freedom of choice. to craft her future whichever way i choose. say what is on my mind when i want to. without the whip of the lash. there are hundreds of firsts i am thankful for.”

      Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions. This magic is captured in her stage performances, which are magnetic musical interactions of poetry, art, and theater. Rupi's long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017 and debuted as a #1 global bestseller. Within the first three months it sold a million copies and was embraced by readers worldwide. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate.

      i stand
      on the sacrifices
      of a million women before me thinking
      what can i do
      to make this mountain taller so the women after me
      can see farther 
      - legacy 

       
       
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      "At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation." (USA Today)
      “Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years … Her work is simply but powerfully expressed, and viscerally captures both universal human experience and the particular struggles of a young woman today." (Huffington Post)
      Rupi’s poetry is simple, relatable, gorgeous, and grounded in the everyday experiences of young women. (Rachel Grate, Hello Giggles)
      "A must-have poetry collection about healing and hope." (Bustle)
      Rupi Kaur's first book, Milk and Honey is the poetry collection every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table. Accompanied by her own sketches, the beautifully honest poems read like the everyday, collective experiences of today's modern woman. (Erin Spencer, Huffington Post)
      “Discussing themes of love, loss, and healing, Milk and Honey finds a way to connect to every reader. “ (Business Insider)
      "Milk and Honey brings any tormented reader to an enlightened state of self-reflection that may have taken years to accomplish alone.”
      (Elite Daily)
      The honest words of Rupi Kaur leave you continuously wanting more as she writes with eloquence and poise. Her work will send you to past thoughts and realities you might not have known you had.
      (Sienna Brown, WildSpice Magazine)
      Rupi Kaur’s writing echoes of artistry and wisdom which is seen in the work of those that have been writing for years. (Samira Sawlani, Media Diversified)
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    You Are a Badass® How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Jen Sincero
    9780762447695 Paperback SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date: April 23, 2013
    $18.50 CAD 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.88 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Running Press Adult
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      YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT.


      In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before.


      By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.


      Bio
      Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her newsletters, products, seminars, public appearances, and books. A few years ago, Jen said goodbye to her home in California in order to travel the world indefinitely and encourages as many people as possible to live lives of unbridled awesomeness. You can find out more, and sign up for her newsletter at jensincero.com.
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      Awards
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      New York Times Bestseller

      ?Sincero (Don't Sleep With Your Drummer) brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes? The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs"
      ?Publishers Weekly online

      ?If touchy-feely self-help tomes make you feel, shall we say, less than inspired, this no-nonsense manifesto to awesomeness might be just what you're looking for. Filled with blunt and sassy advice, do-it-yourself exercises in personal transformation, and a whole lot of hilarity, You Are a Badass will silence your inner critic, and help you build a life worthy of the kind of Facebook news feed that others envy. Take a day off from looking for your inner goddess, and spending some time cultivating your outer badass instead.”
      ?Bustle.com

      ?I adore Jen's realistic and funny take on all matters of living an awesome life. She has such a gift for writing in a very digestible way that will appeal to everyone. If you're looking for purple unicorns and rainbows you won't find them here, what you will find are practical and easy ways to connect with your inner badass and change your life.”
      ?Madisyn Taylor, Co-Founder, DailyOM

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    Lion (Movie tie-in edition) Media tie-in Saroo Brierley
    9780735233690 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: November 01, 2016
    $21.00 CAD 5.46 x 8.18 x 0.74 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Canada
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      Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this #1 international best-seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind.

      “Amazing stuff.” –The New York Post


      “So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction.” –
      Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)

      At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

      Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

      Lion 
      is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.
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      When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and is now a major motion picture from the Weinstein Company. 

      saroobrierley.com
      facebook.com/saroobrierley
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      A Globe and Mail Biography Bestseller

      A Globe and Mail Paperback Non-Fiction Bestseller
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    Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
    9780771038518 Paperback HISTORY / Civilization On Sale Date: May 10, 2016
    $23.00 CAD 5.97 x 8.97 x 1.19 in | 464 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Signal
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      Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective.
           100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.
           Us.
      Homo Sapiens.
           How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
           In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
           Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.
      Bio
      DR. YUVAL NOAH HARARI has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. His research focuses on broad historical questions, such as: What is the relation between history and biology? Is there justice in history? Did people become happier as history unfolded?     
        65,000 people have taken his online course, "A Brief History of Humankind," and Sapiens is a huge bestseller in Israel and is being published in more than 20 languages worldwide. In 2012 Harari was awarded the annual Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines.
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      “Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international best-seller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!”
      —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The World until Yesterday

      "I have just read Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens. It is brilliant. Most likely the best – and I have read very many –on the history of humankind. I have never read anything better. I think it is sad to think of all the people that will not get to read it.”
      —Henning Mankell

      "Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain. Its author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a young Israeli academic and an intellectual acrobat whose logical leaps have you gasping with admiration...Harari's writing radiates power and clarity."
      The Sunday Times

      "Sapiens is packed with heretical thinking and surprising facts. This riveting, myth-busting book cannot be summarised in any detail; you will simply have to read it."
      —Financial Times

      "Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating."
      Sunday Express

      "Sapiens is a fast-paced, witty and challenging romp through 70,000 years of human history...I did love it, and if you are interested in the whole story of humankind, I'm confident that you will love it too."
      —Literary Review

      “Not only is Harari eloquent and humane, he is often wonderfully, mordantly funny…. Sapiens is a brave and bracing look at a species that is mostly in denial about … the crossroads it is rapidly approaching.”
      —The Independent
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    9781910561720 Hardcover REFERENCE / Curiosities & Wonders On Sale Date: August 29, 2017
    $34.95 CAD 8.7 x 11.7 x 0.8 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Guinness World Records Limited
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    Series: OH SHE GLOWS
    Oh She Glows Every Day Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes Angela Liddon Canada
    9780143196518 Paperback COOKING / Vegetarian On Sale Date: September 03, 2016
    $32.00 CAD 8.1 x 9.9 x 0.92 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Penguin Canada
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      Description
      Angela Liddon’s eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook features more than 100 quick and easy whole-foods- and plant-based recipes to keep you glowing every day of the year

      Angela Liddon’s irresistible and foolproof recipes have become the gold standard for plant-based cooking. Her phenomenally popular blog and New York Times-bestselling debut, The Oh She Glows Cookbook, have amassed millions of fans eager for her latest collection of creative and accessible recipes. Now, in this highly anticipated follow-up cookbook, Liddon shares wildly delicious recipes that are perfect for busy lifestyles, promising to make plant-based eating convenient every day of the week—including holidays and special occasions! Filled with more than 100 family-friendly recipes everyone will love, like Oh Em Gee Veggie Burgers, Fusilli Lentil-Mushroom Bolognese, and Ultimate Flourless Brownies, Oh She Glows Every Day also includes useful information on essential pantry ingredients, and tips on making recipes kid-, allergy-, and freezer-friendly. A beautiful go-to cookbook from one of the internet’s most beloved cooking stars, Oh She Glows Every Day proves that it’s possible to cook simple, nourishing, and tasty meals—even on a busy schedule.
      Bio
      ANGELA LIDDON is the founder, recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind OhSheGlows.com—an award-winning destination for energizing, plant-based recipes, with millions of visitors each month. Her work has been featured in local and international publications such as VegNews, O Magazine, Fitness, The Kitchn, Self, Shape, National Post, The Guardian, Glamour, The Telegraph, Barre3, T.O.F.U., and Best Health. She has also won several awards, including VegNews’ Best Vegan Blog 2012, 2014, and 2015, Chatelaine’s Hot 20 under 30 award, and Foodbuzz’s Best Veg Blog and Best Overall Blog. Her first cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook, is an international bestseller. It was selected as Indigo’s Book of the Year for 2014, VegNews’ Favorite Cookbook of 2014, and appeared on the New York Times and Globe and Mail Best Seller lists. Angela and her family live in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and her blog can be found online at www.ohsheglows.com.

      Author Residence: Oakville, Ontario

      Author Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
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        Publicity: Food blogger and influencer mailing

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      Awards
      Gourmand World Cookbook Award - Best Blogger Book 2017, Winner
      Taste Canada Awards - Health and Special Diet Cookbooks 2017, Winner
      Reviews
      Advance Praise for Oh She Glows Every Day:

      “This is such a compliment to Angela’s first cookbook—more healthy and usable recipes that will become part of your everyday cooking. With salads for any occasion, great snacks for adults and kids and weekly staples like hazelnut milk and veggie burgers, I’m excited to have many of these recipes on hand.”—Sara Forte, author of Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon
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    What Happened Hillary Rodham Clinton
    9781501175565 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political On Sale Date: September 12, 2017
    $39.99 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 35.56 mm | 512 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Simon & Schuster
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      A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

      “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

      For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

      In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

      She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

      The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.
      Bio
      Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State—from January 21, 2009, until February 1, 2013—after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and Senator. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.
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      Awards
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      What Happened is not one book, but many. It is a candid and blackly funny account of her mood in the direct aftermath of losing to Donald J. Trump. It is a post-mortem, in which she is both coroner and corpse. It is a feminist manifesto. It is a score-settling jubilee…. It is worth reading.”
      The New York Times
      What Happened is a raw and bracing book, a guide to our political arena.”
      The Washington Post
      “The writing in What Happened is engaging — Clinton is charming and even funny at times, without trying to paint herself in too flattering of a light…. Ultimately, the book might be a historical artifact most of all — the chronicling of what, exactly, it was like to run for president as the first woman major-party candidate (and, yes, a Clinton as well). Plenty may disagree with Clinton’s opinions on what went wrong for her, but her story will still be an important part of that history when America looks back on the melee that was the 2016 election.”
      NPR
      “An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner.”
      Slate
      “Here is Clinton at her most emotionally raw.... While What Happened records the perspective of a pioneer who beat an unprecedented path that stopped just shy of the White House, it also covers territory that many women will recognize.... She demonstrates that she can mine her situation for humor.”
      People
      What Happened is not a standard work of this genre. It’s interesting; it’s worth reading; and it sets out questions that the press, in particular, has not done enough to face.”
      The Atlantic
      “Engaging... witty, and useful.”
      The New York Review of Books
      “A disturbing autopsy on the state of America today. What Happened is an urgent plea directed not only to those concerned about America’s capacity to survive, but also to all who are anxious about protecting America’s international contributions to human health.”
      The Lancet
      “This is an important book, and anyone who’s worried by what happened last November 8 should pick it up.”
      Entertainment Weekly
      “Contains... insights into Ms. Clinton’s personality, character, and values, and the challenges confronting women in politics.”
      Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
      “The most useful way to read What Happened is as one last instance of Clinton doing what she calls her civic duty.”
      Los Angeles Times
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    9780393609394 Hardcover SCIENCE / Physics On Sale Date: May 02, 2017
    $24.95 CAD 4.7 x 7.5 x 0.78 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y WW Norton
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      Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

      The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

      What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

      But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

      While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

      Bio
      Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City.
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      Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. —Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair

      Tyson is a master of streamlining and simplification....taking mind-bogglingly complex ideas, stripping them down to their nuts and bolts, padding them with colorful allegories and dorky jokes, and making them accessible to the layperson—Salon

      This book will keep you fascinated with succinct and dynamic explanations of a wide variety of astronomical topics. A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf!—David J. Eicher, Astronomy

      This may have been written for people in a hurry, but I urge you to take your time. It will all be over far too soon.—BBC's Sky at Night

      Engaging and illuminating.—GoodReads

      Tyson manifests science brilliantly....[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator.—Forbes

      Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will blow your mind....it is awesome. —Hackernoon

      Infectiously enthusiastic, humorous and, above all, accessible....reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is both a humbling and exhilarating experience. —BookPage

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