PRHPS (Green) - Highlights Brochure - Summer 2018

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    9780789334282 Hardcover HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date: February 20, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 5.9 x 7.8 x 0.7 in | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Universe
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      Description
      A celebration of the man, the myth, and the meme that is everyone’s political crush.

      There is no world leader as beloved (or loooved) as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dynamic, smart, charismatic, compassionate, and sometimes sassy, he has quickly emerged as not only a dominant politician, but as a model-like role model to millions around the globe.

      This laugh-out-loud tribute to the head (and heart) of the Canadian government is filled with photos of Trudeau. Delivering speeches in finely tailored suits to boxing shirtless, from looking dashing while running the government to looking sexy while running in short shorts, and charming everyone from constituents to royalty with his sparkling eyes, wit, and smile. This book collects all the photos that prove he puts the “prime” in prime minister.

      Accompanied by the author’s sweetly off-kilter thoughts about Trudeau’s many remarkable physical and intellectual assets, philosophies, and actions, as well as her quirky observances about Canadian culture, this is the book for anyone who’s ever thought “O, Canada!”.
      Bio
      Carrie Parker is not real, but her love for Justin Trudeau is.

      Author Residence: New Jersey

      Author Hometown: New York, NY
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Co-op available for placement



        Publicity: We’ll see a lot of interest from pop culture publications like MAD Magazine, Juxtapoz, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Wizard, Complex, The Onion, GQ, Playboy, Details, Popular Mechanic, Esquire, etc.

        We’ll also see a lot of interest in places like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Vanity Fair, Paper, Time Out New York, Gothamist, Pop Dose in Kirkus, Hero Complex in LA Times, Pop Candy in USA Today, and other pop culture sections of daily newspapers.

        On Line Publicity: Coolhunting, Bleeding Cool, i09, IGN, GiantRobot, ComicsJournal, GeekOSystem, Newsarama, NerdBastards, Nerdist, Ugo, ThinkGeek, Omnicomic, Badass Digest, HuffingtonPost, Newsweek/DailyBeast, Buzzfeed, Uncrate, Cracked, Werd, etc.

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    Girl Boy Girl How I Became JT LeRoy Media tie-in Savannah Knoop
    9781609808419 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures On Sale Date: April 23, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.47 x 7.99 x 0.74 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Stories Press
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      Description
      When Savannah Knoop was unmasked as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy in 2005, one of the biggest literary hoaxes of the modern era was revealed. Girl Boy Girl tells the story of how a young, queer college drop out came to portray the literary wunderkind JT LeRoy, a persona created by Knoop’s sister-in-law. For six years, Knoop led a secret double life, traveling through the looking glass of celebrity to find liberation and alienation in equal measures. Knoop’s entanglement with JT and his creator was a game played at the very limits of self-expression, one that changed Knoop’s sense of self forever. This edition includes a new foreword by the author reflecting on the continued life of the JT LeRoy story in the “post-truth” era.
      Bio
      Savannah Knoop is a New York-based artist, writer, and filmmaker who has performed and exhibited at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. They adapted their memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy into a feature-length film, co-written and directed by Justin Kelly, and starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jim Sturgess, and Diane Kruger. Girl Boy Girl is their first book.

      Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

      Author Hometown: San Francisco, CA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Tie-in with movie promotions / advertising

        $10,000 promotion/ad budget

        Social media campaign including Kristen Stewart plug on Twitter (almost 500k followers)

        Book will use movie art and/or starburst

        Multiple Giveaways - BookRiot and/or LitHub and Goodreads

        Facebook ads targeting fans of Kristen Stewart, JT LeRoy, BookRiot, Bitch Media, Bust Mag, LGBTQ outlets such as Autostraddle



        Publicity: Interviews in major media—as well as LGBT and literary outlets—with Savannah Knoop when book comes out and again when film is released, possibly with Kristen Stewart, who plays her in the film.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “In 2001 I photographed JT LeRoy for Vanity Fair. Five years later, we met again; this time Savannah Knoop was her true self. We immediately became friends. She gave me her book to read. Not only is it beautifully written, it’s a fascinating and intimate story. I couldn’t put it down.”—Mary Ellen Mark
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    To the Ramparts How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn't Too Late to Reverse Course Ralph Nader, Jim Feast
    9781609808471 Hardcover POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion On Sale Date: August 28, 2018
    $35.95 CAD 5.8 x 8.5 x 1.1 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Stories Press
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      Description
      America’s number one citizen Ralph Nader’s latest
      book shows us how unchecked corporate power has led to the wrecking
      ball that is the Trump presidency. Nader brings together the outrages
      of the Trump administration with the key flaws and failures of the previous
      administrations—both Republican and Democratic—that have
      led our nation to its current precipice. It’s all in the details and Ralph
      Nader knows them all. Trump didn’t come out of nowhere. Bush and
      Obama led the way. Writing as a Washington, DC, activist and people’s
      advocate for over fifty years―someone who has saved more lives and
      caused more impactful legislation to be enacted than almost any sitting
      president or legislator—Nader shows how Trump’s crimes and misdemeanors
      followed the path of no resistance of the Obama, Bush and
      Clinton regimes, which ushered in the extreme rise of corporate power
      and the abandonment of the poor and middle classes.
      Bio
      Born in Connecticut in 1934, RALPH NADER has spent his lifetime challenging corporations and government agencies to be more accountable to the public. His 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed permanently altered the course of a reckless U.S. automobile industry and made Nader a household name. His lobbying and writing on the food industry helped to ensure that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of Nader’s greatest achievements was his successful lobbying for a 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, which gave increased public access to government documents. Over the years he has co-founded the public interest groups Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law. His 2000 presidential campaign on the Green Party ticket served to broaden the scope of debate on the nation’s priorities. Named by the Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, Nader continues to be a relentless advocate for grassroots activism and democratic change. He lives in Washington, D.C.

      Author Residence: Washington, DC and Winsted, CT

      Author Hometown: Winsted, CT
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Promotional outreach through Nader’s 10,000+ strong email list.

        Social media campaign



        Publicity: National interviews—on Democracy Now, Tavis Smiley, Washington Post, etc—with Nader

        Events in NYC, Washington DC, and in Connecticut

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "For a half century Ralph Nader has said what he thinks, written what he believes, and told it like it is--even to presidents." --Robert B. Reich, chancellor's professor of public policy, University of California at Berkeley, and former US secretary of labor

      "Ralph Nader is without a doubt the most dedicated, fearless, and intelligent citizen crusader America has ever been fortunate enough to have in our midst." --Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents' Bankers
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    Provincetown Seafood Cookbook Howard Mitcham, Anthony Bourdain
    9781609808396 Paperback COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date: June 18, 2018
    $29.95 CAD 6.15 x 8.98 x 0.67 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Stories Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A delightful collection of classic recipes, folk history, and original drawings by Cape Cod’s most-admired chef. With a new Introduction by Anthony Bourdain

      “It’s a true classic, one of the most influential of my life.”—Anthony Bourdain, from the new introduction

      “Provincetown…is the seafood capital of the universe, the fishiest town in the world. Cities like Gloucester, Boston, New Bedford, and San Diego may have bigger fleets, but they just feed the canneries. Provincetown supplies fresh fish for the tables of gourmets everywhere.”—Howard Mitcham

      Provincetown’s best-known and most-admired chef combines delectable recipes and delightful folklore to serve up a classic in seafood cookbooks.
           Read about the famous (and infamous!) Provincetown fishing fleet, the adventures of the fish and shellfish that roam Cape Cod waters, and the people of Provincetown—like John J. Glaspie, Lord Protector of the Quahaugs.
           Then treat yourself to Cape Cod Gumbo, Provincetown Paella, Portuguese Clam Chowder, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Zarzuela, and dozens of other Portuguese, Creole, and Cape Cod favorites. A list of fresh and frozen seafood substitutes for use anywhere in the country is a unique feature of this lively book.
           You’ll learn the right way to eat broiled crab and the safe way to open oysters. You’ll even learn how to cook a sea serpent!
      Bio
      Howard Mitcham was the legendary author, chef, artist and poet whose three major cookbooks, Provincetown Seafood Cookbook, Creole Gumbo and All That Jazz: A New Orleans Seafood Cookbook, and Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Scallops and Snails have influenced a generation of today’s chefs. James Howard Mitcham was born in Winona, Mississippi and graduated from Greenville High School together with his friend the writer Shelby Foote. At the age of 16 Mitcham became deaf from spinal meningitis, but that didn’t seem to stop him or even slow him down as he regaled friends with stories in his booming, Southern-accented voice. He earned a degree in art and architecture at Louisiana State University, then moved to New York’s Greenwich Village, where he ran the Jane Street Gallery in the 1940s. Many of Mitcham’s friends learned sign language to converse with him. For people who didn’t know how to sign, Mitcham would carry notebooks and pens so they could write him notes. He co-authored a food column for the Provincetown Advocate with Jan Kelly, who called Mitcham "brilliant [and] never boring. Mitcham died on August 22nd, 1996, at the age of 79.


      Anthony Bourdain is a writer, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television personality, and former chef. Since 2002, he has hosted several culinary programs, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, which ran for seven years on the Travel Channel, and his current series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, on CNN. He is the best-selling author of the memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, as well as two cookbooks, three crime novels, a biography of Typhoid Mary, and several other works of nonfiction.


      Author Residence: Provincetown, Massachusetts

      Author Hometown: Winona, Mississippi
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[Howard Mitchum is] an unpretentious, brilliant Cape Cod cook and writer whose Provincetown Seafood Cookbook is an out-of-print treasure worth snatching up at any price.”—Anthony Bourdain for the New York Times
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    Provincetown Seafood Cookbook Howard Mitcham, Anthony Bourdain
    9781609808389 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date: June 18, 2018
    $60.00 CAD 6.33 x 9.27 x 0.88 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Stories Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A delightful collection of classic recipes, folk history, and original drawings by Cape Cod’s most-admired chef. With a new Introduction by Anthony Bourdain

      “It’s a true classic, one of the most influential of my life.”—Anthony Bourdain, from the new introduction

      “Provincetown…is the seafood capital of the universe, the fishiest town in the world. Cities like Gloucester, Boston, New Bedford, and San Diego may have bigger fleets, but they just feed the canneries. Provincetown supplies fresh fish for the tables of gourmets everywhere.”—Howard Mitcham

      Provincetown’s best-known and most-admired chef combines delectable recipes and delightful folklore to serve up a classic in seafood cookbooks.
           Read about the famous (and infamous!) Provincetown fishing fleet, the adventures of the fish and shellfish that roam Cape Cod waters, and the people of Provincetown—like John J. Glaspie, Lord Protector of the Quahaugs.
           Then treat yourself to Cape Cod Gumbo, Provincetown Paella, Portuguese Clam Chowder, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Zarzuela, and dozens of other Portuguese, Creole, and Cape Cod favorites. A list of fresh and frozen seafood substitutes for use anywhere in the country is a unique feature of this lively book.
           You’ll learn the right way to eat broiled crab and the safe way to open oysters. You’ll even learn how to cook a sea serpent!
      Bio
      Howard Mitcham was the legendary author, chef, artist and poet whose three major cookbooks, Provincetown Seafood Cookbook, Creole Gumbo and All That Jazz: A New Orleans Seafood Cookbook, and Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Scallops and Snails have influenced a generation of today’s chefs. James Howard Mitcham was born in Winona, Mississippi and graduated from Greenville High School together with his friend the writer Shelby Foote. At the age of 16 Mitcham became deaf from spinal meningitis, but that didn’t seem to stop him or even slow him down as he regaled friends with stories in his booming, Southern-accented voice. He earned a degree in art and architecture at Louisiana State University, then moved to New York’s Greenwich Village, where he ran the Jane Street Gallery in the 1940s. Many of Mitcham’s friends learned sign language to converse with him. For people who didn’t know how to sign, Mitcham would carry notebooks and pens so they could write him notes. He co-authored a food column for the Provincetown Advocate with Jan Kelly, who called Mitcham "brilliant [and] never boring. Mitcham died on August 22nd, 1996, at the age of 79.


      Anthony Bourdain is a writer, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television personality, and former chef. Since 2002, he has hosted several culinary programs, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, which ran for seven years on the Travel Channel, and his current series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, on CNN. He is the best-selling author of the memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, as well as two cookbooks, three crime novels, a biography of Typhoid Mary, and several other works of nonfiction.


      Author Residence: Provincetown, MA

      Author Hometown: Winona, Mississippi
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Goodreads Giveaway

        Facebook ad campaign - focused on “lifestyle” publications/sites/blogs Target fans of Barefoot Contessa, Anthony Bourdain, Food Network, GOOP, DIY foodies - ’How to’ Oyster Shucking

        Promote to bookstores with strong cookbook sections and especially to stores in Mass., Cape Cod and the Islands, Provincetown

        “Recipe-a-day” promo with the Boston Globe and Cape Cod Times

        Feature at NEIBA conference and in Holiday catalogue



        Publicity: One or two major interviews with Anthony Bourdain

        Reviews and features in food mags and in New England media, especially Mass., Cape Cod and the Islands, Provincetown

        Event in Provincetown.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[Howard Mitchum is] an unpretentious, brilliant Cape Cod cook and writer whose Provincetown Seafood Cookbook is an out-of-print treasure worth snatching up at any price.”—Anthony Bourdain for the New York Times
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    Destination Paradise Among the Jihadists of the Maldives Francesca Borri, Anne Milano Appel
    9781609808433 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism On Sale Date: November 13, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.5 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Stories Press
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      Description
      A breathtaking work of political reportage steeped in a deep understanding of the roots of Islamist terrorism.

      Western tourists are not always aware that the Maldives, a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean, is a Muslim country, or that the Republic of Maldives is the non-Arab country with the world’s highest number of foreign fighters per capita. Despite being considered a luxury tourist destination, the Maldives is in fact one of the most over-populated countries, devastated by poverty, social segregation, heroin, and criminality. Tourists living in one tiny bright enclave, the people in the vast darkness. All the wealth coming from tourism is concentrated in the hands of a few businessmen who collude with the despotic government. The Maldives is a fertile breeding ground for ISIS, which enlists more of its foreign fighters per capita from there than anywhere else. Francesca Borri spent time with them, and with their families and friends, all of whom are drivers, waiters, cleaners in tourist resorts. And she let them speak.

      As she writes, “While the rest of the world watched the Olympics, everyone here was watching the battle of Aleppo. And rooting for al-Qaeda.”
      Bio
      FRANCESCA BORRI was born in Bari, Italy. She initially worked as a human rights adviser in the Middle East, especially in Israel and Palestine, before turning to journalism in 2012 to cover the battle for Aleppo. Since then, her dispatches have been translated into 21 languages. Five years and 500,000 deaths later, she still lives in Syria and Iraq, and in between one ceasefire and the next, she writes about Palestinians for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s main newspaper. She is the author of Syrian Dust (Seven Stories Press, 2016). 

      ANNE MILANO APPEL was awarded the Italian Prose in Translation Award (2015), the John Florio Prize for Italian Translation (2013) and the Northern California Book Award for Translation-Fiction (2014, 2013). She has translated works by Claudio Magris, Primo Levi, Paolo Giordano, Andrea Canobbio, Giuseppe Catozzella, Roberto Saviano, and numerous others.


      Author Residence: Syria

      Author Hometown: Bari, Italy
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Social media including Facebook ads targeting readers of NYT, Washington Post, NPR, etc.

        Academic marketing to Terrorism studies courses, current events

        Publicity: News reports based on book in major media, travel mags + sites (Maldives is a luxury tourist destination)

        Author interviews on Democracy Now, Vice, and others

        Excerpt in major magazine such as Harpers or the Atlantic



        Author Social Media: @francescaborri
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A well-written, revelatory journey beyond the tourist façade of the Maldives.”—The European Press Prize Committee

      “If you want to try and understand something true about the world we live in, read Francesca Borri……. She writes with her eyes on the pain of this earth.”—Il Corriere della Sera

      “A stupefying book.”—Il Sole 24 Ore
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    '68 The Mexican Autumn of the Tlatelolco Massacre Paco Ignacio Taibo II
    9781609808495 Paperback HISTORY / Latin America On Sale Date: October 29, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.51 x 8.24 x 0.38 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Seven Stories Press
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      Description
      In Mexico City on the night of October 2, 1968, at least two hundred students—among thousands protesting election fraud and campaigning for university reform—were shot dead in a bloody showdown with government troops in Tlatelolco Square. The bodies were collected and trucked away and the cobblestones washed clean. Hundreds more were arrested, and imprisoned for years. To this day, no one has been held accountable for the acts of savagery and these events are nowhere to be found in official histories. One member of the student movement that was crushed that night, Paco Taibo, would become an international literary figure. ’68is his account of the events of October 2, and of the student movement that preceded them. In provocative, anecdotal prose, Taibo claims for history “one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.”
      Bio
      Paco Ignacio Taibo II, best known for his detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne book series, is one of the foremost crime fiction writers in the Spanish-speaking world today. In 2019 he was named head of Mexico’s Fondo de Cultura Económica, effectively a minister of literary culture. He is also the director of the acclaimed Semana Negra de Gijón, a literary festival in Spain. He is a tireless social activist, historian, and author of the best-selling biography of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Guevara Also Known as Che. He has written more than forty books altogether, which have been published in twenty-eight countries. Some of his novels have been considered “Best Books of the Year” by the New York TimesLe Monde, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received several literary prizes, including the Premio Hammett for best crime fiction in Spain (three times), the 813 literary award for best foreign crime novel published in France, and the Premio Bancarella for the best book of the year in Italy. 
      Donald Nicholson-Smith has translated numerous works from the French and Spanish including Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle and Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life.


      Author Residence: Mexico

      Author Hometown: Mexico
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Facebook ads targeting followers of left media

        Academic marketing to LASA conference and professors AND to courses dedicated to the student movements of the 60s and 70s



        Publicity: Author interviews in major media on 50th anniversary of massacre—NPR, Democracy Now, Vice, and elsewhere

        Pitch Feature on Zinn Education Project website/“This Day in History”

        Features/Interviews with author on Univision, El Nuevo Herald, and other US-based Spanish-language major media

        Feature book at Miami Book Fair International



    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “The real enchantment of Mr. Taibo’s storytelling art lies in the ’wild and melancholy’ tango of life he sees everywhere.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

      "Beautifully realized memoir of the Oct. 1968 Tlatelolco student massacre…He evokes relationships, passions and arguments lovingly…. Taibo’s memoir goes a long way toward setting the record straight.—Publishers Weekly
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    Ma, Now I'm Goin Up in the World A Memoir of Dublin in the 1960s Martha Long
    9781609808457 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 1.16 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Seven Stories Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      The next moving volume of the autobiographical Ma series—all bestsellers in the UK and Ireland—about a young woman’s coming of age in Dublin, told in an unforgettable voice.

           Sixteen-year-old Martha’s luck is finally changing. Taken in by a kind young priest, Father Ralph Fitzgerald, and his wealthy mother, she gets a taste of “how the other half lives” and resolves to make a better life for herself once and for all. Soon she’s off to school to become a secretary: her ticket to a respectable middle-class existence. But even as her fortune improves—she has a roof over her head, food in her belly, and the freedom to do as she pleases—the love and community she has sought since she was a child continue to elude her. Her friendship with Father Ralph, the first person to make her feel truly special, may hold the key to her happiness. However, as their friendship becomes something more, Martha discovers that love can heal—but it can also hurt, deeply. In Ma, Now I’m Goin Up in the World, Martha navigates 1960s Ireland with her trademark compassion, optimism, and fiery strength. But will these traits be enough to see her through the greatest challenge of her life thus far?


      Series Overview: A bestselling seven-book memoir of Long’s life in Dublin, beginning with her 1950s childhood filled with grief, abuse, and neglect but also sparkling with indomitable spirit.
      Bio
      MARTHA LONG was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1950s and still lives there today. She is the author of seven Ma books that together form a social history of Dublin and London as seen through the eyes of a child. They have all been international bestsellers, each hitting #1 on the The Irish Times bestseller list. Long is also the author of a novel, Run, Lily, Run.

      Author Residence: Dublin, Ireland

      Author Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

      Target Audience: Readers of previous Ma books Fans of Irish literature Survivors of difficult/abusive childhoods Readers of dysfunctional family memoirs
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Goodreads Giveaway

        Facebook ad campaign - target people who watch Oprah, fans of “Misery Lit,” James Frey, Cathy Glass, “Deliver Us from Evil” (2006 documentary), “The Keepers” (2017 TV show)

        Author will promote on her Facebook and twitter feeds to 7000+ followers.

        Promote to Book Clubs at bookstores

        Ad in Reading Group Guide

        Promotions/giveaways with Irish arts organizations

        Pitch second serial excerpts to Reader’s Digest, Redbook, and other outlets.

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    Come of Age The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble Stephen Jenkinson, Charles Eisenstein
    9781623172091 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology On Sale Date: July 03, 2018
    $25.95 CAD 6.01 x 9.06 x 1.23 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y North Atlantic Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species.

      Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight, Stephen Jenkinson explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: how we are awash in the aged and yet somehow lacking in wisdom; how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age. Our own unreconciled relationship with what it means to be an elder has yielded a culture nearly bereft of them. Meanwhile, the planet boils, and the younger generation boils with anger over being left an environment and sociopolitical landscape deeply scarred and broken.
       
      Taking on the sacred cow of the family, Jenkinson argues that elderhood is a function rather than an identity—it is not a position earned simply by the number of years on the planet or the title “parent” or “grandparent.” As with his seminal book Die Wise, Jenkinson interweaves rich personal stories with iconoclastic observations that will leave readers radically rethinking their concept of what it takes to be an elder and the risks of doing otherwise. Part critique, part call to action, Come of Age is a love song inviting us—imploring us—to elderhood in this time of trouble. That time is now. We’re an hour before dawn, and first light will show the carnage, or the courage, we bequeath to the generations to come.
      Bio
      STEPHEN JENKINSON, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a hospital director and medical-school assistant professor, Jenkinson is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Canada, author of Die Wise, and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.

      Author Residence: Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada

      Author Hometown: Toronto, Canada
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Featured book on NorthAtlanticBooks.com

        Featured book in North Atlantic Books Newsletter

        Featured article on NAB Blog

        Facebook campaign

        Goodreads giveaway

        Newsletter campaign

        Promotional video



        Publicity: National review outreach

        Trade review outreach

        National broadcast outreach

        Local radio campaign

        Local events



        Author Website: orphanwisdom.com/

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/orphanwisdom/
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “This isn’t a book, it’s an agitation. A glorious rumination that gets inside words themselves and tugs adroitly at their root system, part of a wider exfoliation that holds subtle ideas close, lest they disappear in all this mud, smoke, and darkness. This isn’t a book, it’s a kind of divining, the rare breed that can leave the scriber harrowed and the reader blessed. This isn’t a book, it’s a murmuration, erudite wonderings that have wingspan and wit, turning suddenly and with elegance over the trembling acreage of our lives.”
      —Dr. Martin Shaw, author of Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia

      “Stephen Jenkinson has a way of reaching right into the heart of Western culture’s dis-ease, all the while deftly rupturing and turning the English language inside out in order to do so. He traces the roots of the word elder to ‘coming to fullness’ or ‘fully realized,’ to one who may take their place among us only when the ebbing and failure of growth is admitted.”
      —Ruth Jones, founder of Holy Hiatus, Wales, UK

      “Jenkinson does not blame, indict, nor traffic in solution, rather he elders—with an immense love of life and the world—the long redemptive road where young and old might yet recognize each other and decide to take a little walk. Come of Age has so much respect for your willingness to pick it up that it will ask more of you than you ever thought possible; an unlikely and precious gift that may just change everything.”
      —Sean Aiken, author of The One-Week Job Project

      “Be you young, middle-aged, or in your time of greying, Stephen Jenkinson’s scrying into the daunting crater of what has happened to us historically, mythically, spiritually to forge today’s dominant culture with its signature malignant appetite for progress and novelty, is a much-needed missive from an uncommonly rare voice in the clamouring marketplace of protest, self-help, and innovative solutions. Come of Age attests to the tragic dearth of deep abiding regard for elderhood once traditionally recognized and prized as a sign of health and sanity in cultures that knew something of the artful ways of the world, of the Gods and of human making, a regard without which a culture goes bankrupt and becomes a menace to life and to itself. With a lucidity that is at once beautifully poetic and arresting, and with an astounding deftness tracing the signs available to us in both their unmistakable presences and absences, Jenkinson invites us to gather around the crackling fire of wonder and heartbreak where, without recourse to clever fixes, we might properly give ourselves to being awed, bewildered, and sorrowed, perhaps the preferred ground of real humility and courage. For the sake of the world, for the sake of the young, for the sake of elderhood, let this prescient book wreck you.”
      —Rachelle Lamb, Nonviolent Communications (NVC) Trainer

      “This book transcends ideology and platitudes and takes you deep into ancestral roots and wisdom. Jenkinson is a treasure—a raspy, nonconforming sage who has the rare ability to sneak up behind you with masterful storytelling that compels you to be troubled enough and to wonder (barely in the nick of time) if you are ready to begin to live your life as if you matter. This book brings a deeply learned, insightful, and rare perspective on navigating these troubled modern times.”
      —Dana Bass Solomon, Graduated CEO, Hollyhock Centre, British Columbia, Canada

      ??“If you have ever been fortunate enough to be standing by a frozen river on the days when the slightly warming temperature over the previous days has made the ice just fragile enough to finally give way to the urgent water that had been dammed upstream, you might have witnessed an analogue to this book. The cracking and groaning of the ice as the water goes from trickle to gushing flood and finding the boundaries of the banks is a marvel to see and hear. Jenkinson’s words in his newest book are that bracing, urgent, and ancient water pushing through the frozen times we might find ourselves living in. This encomium to elderhood is a slow and winding affair that gathers power and purpose and new influences as the waters roll down from an altitude to and through our lives down here.”
      —Matthew Stillman, author of Genesis Deflowered?

      “Come of Age is a timely, powerful exploration of the loss of elderhood in our society. Stephen has gifted us with a compelling, poetic appraisal of the loss of and need for elderhood, interwoven with poignant and sometimes painful stories and lessons. An invaluable contribution to our society that will inspire generations to come.”
      —Ramona Bolton, director, Institute of Traditional Medicine

      “In Come of Age, Stephen Jenkinson invites the reader to join him in a lyrical journey as he makes the case for elderhood. His luminous and erudite prose unravels the metanarrative of Western culture as it ponders time, the deep contours of Christianity, the implications of civis Romanus sum for the creation of the entity known as The West, the forgetting of place or as he puts it ‘place literacy,’ and the joy of poetry. In these wide-ranging musings, Jenkinson reveals the poverty of a culture in which people are old but not elders while breathing life into the possibility of an elder, forged by the calamities of time, who proceeds with deep courtesy as if he or she is needed.”
      —Sikata Banerjee, PhD, professor of gender studies, University of Victoria

      “Many of us in this modern, dominant culture of North America walk around with a deep ‘elder hunger’ but we don't recognize it as such until we meet someone willing to elder. Jenkinson makes the case that waking up to this hunger and learning how to contend with it well might be one of the most needed things in this time and place we live in. I look around me and see the hunger for convenience, efficiency, ease, freedom. and
      more, but perhaps we might be better served to open the pages of this book and see if a certain relationship to this old, human hunger might help us conjure the food that the soul of our culture so desperately needs.”
      —Tad Hargrave, founder, Marketing for Hippies

      “We live in deeply troubled times. The biosphere is collapsing, the economy sputtering, and the mania for the ever-new continues its siren song. To whom and to what can young people turn that might still yet stand in the face of the storm? Enter Come of Age—a raucous and grief-soaked tangle through the annals of history, language, etymology, and, above all, a deep love of life. With fierce prose and unrelenting compassion, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case for elderhood in a time desperate for the wisdom that accrues to those willing to be aged, who are willing to know limitation and deep service to the ending of days.”
      — Ian MacKenzie, filmmaker, Occupy Love and Amplify Her
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    Transforming Trauma in Children and Adolescents An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment Building Elizabeth Warner, Heather Finn, Anne Wescott, Alexandra Cook
    9781623172589 Paperback PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology On Sale Date: April 14, 2020
    $25.95 CAD 7 x 10 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y North Atlantic Books
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      A new somatics and attachment theory treatment protocol for therapists working with children and adolescents who suffer from complex trauma and neglect, using movement and sensation to target the neurological structures that support emotional and behavioral regulation.

      The SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment) program arms clinicians with the necessary tools and skills they need to help clients overcome maladaptive patterns resulting from childhood abuse, neglect, and other adverse experiences. Addressing three key processes that can be derailed by developmental trauma—regulation, processing, and attachment—the SMART program uses body regulation, movement, and sensation to target the neurological structures that support emotional and behavioral regulation. It shows therapists how to help clients manage their feelings and attend to normal developmental tasks like making friends, learning at school, learning to play by oneself and with others, and developing a sense of self that includes—but isn’t defined or consumed by—the trauma they’ve experienced.

      Transforming Trauma in Children and Adolescents introduces the foundations for SMART, including somatic regulation, arousal regulation, attachment building, and trauma processing. It teaches therapists the 8 key skills required for SMART mastery, and provides 8 regulation tools for clients. Enriched with case studies and recommended adaptations, it also includes resources for parents or other caregivers who want to provide ongoing supportive care outside the clinical setting.
      Bio
      ELIZABETH WARNER, PSYD, is the lead developer of the Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) complex trauma intervention model and Director of the SMART program, part of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families of diverse backgrounds in outpatient private practice, residential treatment, schools, and psychiatric inpatient settings, and lectures and trains therapists throughout the US as well as in Canada and Hong Kong. HEATHER FINN, LICSW, is Clinical Director and a practicing psychotherapist at the Trauma Center. She is the lead author of a case study demonstrating the utilization of the SMART model in the Journal of Child Adolescent Therapy. ANNE WESTCOTT is a senior faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and co-developer of the Trauma Center’s SMART program. She is the coauthor of the Hidden Strengths Series, a set of children’s books inspired by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, designed to present children’s distress in realistic yet digestible ways. ALEXANDRA COOK, PHD, is the Associate Director of the Trauma Center, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is the co-author of With the Phoenix Rising: Lessons from Ten Resilient Women who Overcame the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

      Author Residence: Jamaica Plain, MA (Warner)

      Author Hometown: Cleveland, OH (Warner)
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