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    The First Conspiracy The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
    9781250130334 Hardcover HISTORY / United States On Sale Date: January 08, 2019 Print Run: 300000
    $38.99 CAD 6.54 x 9.44 x 1.37 in | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth,The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.

      In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.

      This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.

      In this historical page-turner,New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776.


      Praise forThe First Conspiracy:

      "This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors?and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author ofThe Lost City of the Monkey God

      “A wonderful book about leadership?and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You’ll love it.” —President George H.W. Bush

      “This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read.” —President Bill Clinton

      Bio

      BRAD MELTZER is the #1New York Times bestselling author ofThe Escape Artist, The Inner Circle,and many other bestselling thrillers, as well as the "Ordinary People Change the World" series. He is also the host of the History Channel TV showsBrad Meltzer’s Decoded andBrad Meltzer’s Lost History, which he used to help find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero.

      JOSH MENSCH is a writer and documentary television producer with a focus on American history and culture. He has produced, written and directed series for PBS, National Geographic, A&E, Discovery and other networks. He was also the showrunner onBrad Meltzer’s Lost History for the History Channel. Josh is a graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities, and lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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      New York Times bestseller

      “A breezily entertaining account. For Meltzer…this foray into nonfiction has a decidedly melodramatic flavor, rushing along in the present tense from one breathless, cliffhanging chapter to the next.”USA Today

      “The author extract what they can out of the historical record to tell a colorful story giving the reader a sense of Revolutionary-era Manhattan. The writing is punchy and the chapters are short.”Associated Press

      "[Meltzer and Mensch] bring a propulsive energy to the narrative—it can be difficult to create tension and suspense in a nonfiction book where the reader already knows how the story ends, but the authors do a great job keeping the reader turning the pages.... Nothing about the book is phoned in; the amount of research behind it is genuinely remarkable.The First Conspiracyis an excellent book, enthralling and beyond fascinating, and it's sure to delight both fans of thrillers and American history." —NPR

      “Meltzer and Mensch have taken an obscure chapter of U.S. history and retold it as a thriller…they aim to make the past come alive for a modern audience, but readers who enter this literary wayback machine are in for a bumpy ride.” —Newsday

      "Readers who like their histories full of twists, turns, and cliff-hangers will enjoy this romp through the Revolution." —Booklist

      “In brisk, tense chapters, Meltzer [and] Mensch relate a tale of spies and treason, conspiracy and counterintelligence at the start of the colonists' war against Britain.... A lively political thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews

      "This absolutely fascinating book brings to light an enthralling, deliberately hidden episode in American history, chronicling the machinations leading to war and the remarkable character of Washington himself. This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors—and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author ofThe Lost City of the Monkey God

      “You need to read this book—the patriotic and daring untold story about George Washington and the real-life traitors who secretly tried to take him out. Just wait until you see how General Washington punishes those who cross him. Here’s why Brad Meltzer is America’s historian. Americans need to hear this incredible story.”—Brian Kilmeade, cohost of Fox & Friends andNew York Timesbestselling author ofAndrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, George Washington's Secret Six,andThomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pilots

      “History and mystery combine in this taut true-life thriller. Meltzer and Mensch write a page-turner with rich characters and compelling details that just so happens to be part of the real story about George Washington and a conspiracy against him. A joy to read!”—Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and bestselling author ofThe Hellfire Club

      "The First Conspiracy is a true mystery story that very few Americans know, written with a voice that beckons to be heard.”—Joseph J. Ellis, author of the forthcomingAmerican Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us

      “If you thought you knew everything about the American Revolution, here’s dispositive proof that you’ve been wrong. Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch have given us a powerful account of a conspiracy to assassinate George Washington on the eve of all-out war—a fascinating tale of spies and intrigue, of near-misses, and what-ifs. Read it!”—Jon Meacham, authorThe Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,andAmerican Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

      "This story of skullduggery, bribery, espionage, and treason sheds new light on the beginnings of the American Revolution. It also highlights the importance of intelligence and counterintelligence in waging war, as the Patriots exposed and forestalled the plot and caused Washington to create his own highly successful intelligence service."—James M. McPherson, author ofThe War That Forged a Nationand Pulitzer Prize-winnerBattle Cry of Freedom

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    The Path Made Clear Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose Oprah Winfrey
    9781250307507 Hardcover BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 500000
    $36.50 CAD 6.97 x 8.17 x 1.11 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.”

      That journey starts right here.

      In her latest book,The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

      Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring readers to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. Renowned figures such as Eckhart Tolle, Brene Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.

      Paired with over 100 awe-inspiring photographs to help illuminate the wisdom of these messages,The Path Made Clear provides readers with a beautiful resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling – whatever it may be.

      Bio
      Over the course of her esteemed career, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winningThe Oprah Winfrey Show,she entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for twenty-five years. Her continued accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most influential and admired public figures in the world today.
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        - 500k print run
        - The Wisdom of Sundays sold over 44k copies in Canada and What I Know For Sure sold over 64k copies in Canada
        - included in National Post's 2019 book preview
        - Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead:
         500k print run; global media leader and philanthropist; What I Know For Sure sold over 63k copies and The Wisdom of Sundays sold over 42k copies in Canada 

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    The Moment of Lift How Empowering Women Changes the World Melinda Gates
    9781250313577 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies On Sale Date: April 23, 2019 Print Run: 300000
    $34.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.06 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

      “In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama

      “The Moment of Liftis an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.”

      — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of theNew York Times #1 bestsellerDare to Lead

      “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai

      "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of theNew York Times #1 bestsellerEducated

      A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.

      “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”


      For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

      In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

      Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves.

      Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

      When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

      Bio
      Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world,Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities, and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. In 2015, Melinda created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company that enables her to bring together other new and emerging strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work focused in the US. Melinda received a bachelor’s degree from Duke and an MBA fromDuke’s Fuqua School. After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she helped develop many of the company’s multimedia products. In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her philanthropic work and family.
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        - 300k print run
        - Melinda Gates is Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world
        - Melinda Gates will be on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah in April
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - included in numerous Spring 2019 Books Previews including CBC Books, National Post, Calgary Herald, and more
        - a Raincoast Superlead

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         300k print run; debut from Forbes’ third most powerful woman in the world; co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

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      “An inspirational look at the need to empower women to make change in the world.”—The Washington Post


      “[The Moment of Lift] is a moral appeal, imploring each of us who reads it to look around — at our own families, our own workplaces, our own place in a gigantic, but highly connected, world — and get to work making it more equal.” –Chicago Tribune

      "Drawing on her vast experiences meeting women in far-flung corners of the developing world, Gates’ book is a heartfelt memoir about stepping out of her comfort zone, as well as a manifesto of sorts about the transformative power of broadening women’s rights." Jessica Zack,San Francisco Chronicle


      "At a time when beneficial globalization is being threatened by nationalism, and women’s rights are in danger of being rolled back to nineteenth-century norms, Gates offers urgent reminders of why it's necessary to help women everywhere achieve their full potential."— Booklist, starred review


      “Part memoir, part call to action, Gates’s compassionate narrative underscores her determination to leave a positive mark on this world. She inspires and emboldens in this eloquently argued work.” —Publishers Weekly

      “This book is a beautiful and concise mission statement on what we need to do to move society forward—continue to empower women. At every level and in all places women are truly the bedrock supporting their communities.” — Trevor Noah


      “Melinda Gates uplifts and inspires by weaving a narrative of fortitude and hope. She pushes us to challenge the status quo and never settle.” — Mellody Hobson


      “The Moment of Lift is a gift to humanity. With concrete stories and examples, Melinda Gates helps us see and embrace the great truths – “The goal is for everyone to be connected. The goal is for everyone to belong. The goal is for everyone to be loved.” Melinda’s message is so real, so personal, so intelligent, so needed. If only everyone would read it and know it, we would all rise up together!” — Richard Rohr


      The Moment of Lift is a book about gender equity and its golden thread is empathy. This book lifts up the voices of women and girls whose experiences have been entirely unlike Melinda’s own. They’ve taught her a great deal, and in this beautifully crafted and artful memoir, Melinda Gates invites the reader to learn from them too.” — Paul Farmer, M.D., co-founder of Partners In Health


      “I think this is one of the best books I've ever read.” — Warren Buffett

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    I Know Who You Are A Novel Alice Feeney
    9781250147349 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: April 23, 2019 Print Run: 200000
    $36.50 CAD 6.12 x 9.25 x 1.03 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      From theNew York Times and international bestselling author ofSometimes I Lie comes a brand new, highly anticipated, dark and twisted thriller:I Know Who You Are.

      Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from.

      Except one person.

      Someone knows Aimee very well.

      They know who she is and they know what she did.

      When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is—but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

      InI Know Who You Are, Alice Feeney proves that she is a master of brilliantly complicated plots and killer twists that will keep you guessing until the final page.

      Bio
      ALICE FEENEY is a writer and journalist. She spent fifteen years with BBC News where she worked as a reporter, news editor, arts and entertainment producer, andOne O'Clock news producer. Alice has lived in London and Sydney and has now settled in the Surrey countryside, where she lives with her husband and dog.I Know Who You Areis her second novel.
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      One of CrimeReads' Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019
      Goodreads: 39 Big Books of Spring

      “What a ride. I loved this book and the brilliant Hitchcockian twist!” —Sarah Michelle Gellar

      “Superb no-holds-barred plotting. This story romps toward a startling and totally unexpected conclusion, which will satisfy the most experienced thriller fans.” —Daily Mail (UK)

      “Stiletto-sharp writing, and characters so real you’ll be looking over your shoulder long after the final page. WithI Know Who You Are, Alice Feeney has single-handedly made the bookmark obsolete.” —Christina Dalcher, author ofVox

      “Feeney is quickly establishing herself as a luminary of psychological thrillers, a reputation this novel is sure to bolster. This is suspense as it was meant to be written.” —CrimeReads

      “A tightly woven, intricately plotted, heart-in-your-throat thriller, I couldn’t put this book down!I Know Who You Are is expertly crafted and tightly plotted. I never once guessed the end—and that is something of a feat for me!” —Christina McDonald, author ofThe Night Olivia Fell

      “A fiendishly well-plotted, deliciously dark, and twisting read—it kept me guessing throughout and reading way past my bedtime. Readers, you are in for a huge treat.” —Lucy Foley, author ofThe Hunting Party

      “A brilliant twisting, cutting, and biting examination of identity and desire.” —Ross Armstrong, author ofThe Watcher

      “Twisty and gripping.” —Jane Fallon, bestselling author ofFaking Friends

      “A roller coaster of a ride. Alice Feeney goes where others might fear to tread. I loved it!” —Jane Corry,Sunday Times bestselling author ofMy Husband’s Wifeand The Dead Ex

      “A dark and twisted tale. I didn’t know who to trust!” —Louise Jensen, author ofThe Sister andThe Date

      “Dark, but utterly compelling. I couldn’t stop reading it.” —Ruth Jones, bestselling author ofNever Greener

      I Know Who You Are blew me away! Sharp writing and enough twists to make you dizzy.” —Lisa Hall, author ofBetween You and Me andThe Party

      “I could not put it down, another compelling and devilishly twisted tale from Alice Feeney...brilliant!” —Kate Silverton, BBC News (UK)

      “Devoured it in almost one go. I was utterly absorbed in Aimee’s dark, mysterious secrets, the past, and her unraveling life. It’s a twisty, gripping, clever, brilliant read.” —Karen Hamilton, Sunday Times bestselling author ofThe Perfect Girlfriend

      “Clever, compulsive…you will never guess the ending of this one!” —Louise Candlish, Sunday Times bestselling author

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    I.M. A Memoir Isaac Mizrahi
    9781250074089 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts On Sale Date: February 26, 2019 Print Run: 175000
    $37.99 CAD 6.43 x 9.62 x 1.32 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      INSTANTNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

      “InI.M., Isaac Mizrahi puts his life to paper with the same mix of spirit and wryness as the designs he popularized.” —Vanity Fair

      Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now.

      InI.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few.

      In his elegant memoir, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight,I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths.

      Bio
      Isaac Mizrahi (Libra) performs cabaret across the country, has written two books, hosted his own television talk show, and made countless appearances in movies and television. He has directed and designed many productions for the stage and screen. He founded his design company in 1987, was the star and cocreator of the documentaryUnzipped,and was the subject of a large-scale, mid-career survey at the Jewish Museum in New York City. He currently develops projects in television, theatre, and literature through his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment.
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        - starred review from Booklist
        - 175k print run
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Kirkus review
        - received excellent blurbs from Andy Cohen, RuPaul, and more
        - included in PopSugar's "24 of the Best New Books Coming Out This Winter"
        - pending interview with CBC q
        - pending interview with Postmedia
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      O Magazine: 4 Best New Books to Read in February 2019
      Popsugar: 24 of the Best New Books Coming Out This Winter
      The Daily Beast: 12 Best Selling Books Published in February You Should Read in March

      “ThroughoutI.M., this designer’s innovation and confidence are evident, contrasting with an industry that, despite its superficial fickleness, can be deeply resistant to change.” —The New York Times Book Review

      “The designer is candid, witty, and endearing in this entertaining account of his journey from eccentric Brooklyn childhood to fashion-world fame.” —People Magazine

      “InI.M., Mizrahi frees himself from the confines of his various personas—designer, performer, ‘fashion elf’—in a most engaging way. While there are plenty of LOL moments…there’s a lot of warmth inI.M., and a sense of domesticity, too; the yang to the yin of Mizrahi’s theatrical sensibility and irrepressible ebullience.” —Vogue

      “Heart-rending…[an] honest rendering of how the underdog Mizrahi, whose self-image and livelihood are alternately crushed and affirmed, moves through the many creative phases of his life.” —The Washington Post

      I.M. is the must-read that will be in every chic woman’s handbag this season.” —Popsugar

      “Honest, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining…Mizrahi comes off in writing just like his onscreen persona: warm, witty, humble—and ready to dish.” —Booklist, starred review

      “Fashion designer Mizrahi reveals the many layers of his exceptional life in this witty, intelligent memoir….In luminous prose, Mizrahi chronicles not only the glamour…but also the low points of his life….This is a must-read for fashion fanatics.” —Publishers Weekly

      I.M. is as generous a memoir as I can remember. Mizrahi lays bare his struggles with body image, insomnia, and relationships. He meditates on the fickle nature of the fashion industry and spills a little tea on his many celebrity friends. The book is like a classic Mizrahi design: joyful, colorful, and always with a twist of the unexpected.” —BookPage

      “[An] astoundingly wondrous and moving memoir.” —Jerusalem Post

      “Warm, witty, and conversational.” —The Richmond Times-Dispatch

      “[An] admirable read for fashionistas and lovers of memoirs alike.”The New York Journal of Books

      I.M. is a surprisingly literary work; he sharply describes his world…a playful read, yet there is a weight to it, a few heavy paillettes to keep the structure in place.” —BookForum

      “The key to the warmth and overall success of the memoir is Mizrahi’s unapologetic, bare-all approach as he shares the best and worst aspects of his life…a charming and witty memoir.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Intimate and generous and 100 percent Isaac. It is a heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir of growing up an outsider and how one finds themselves and their place in the world. Isaac’s honesty in writing about what it is be a fat kid—and the struggle to come to terms with one’s body, one’s sexuality, and one’s parents—is inspiring and a comfort to those who are in search of identity and acceptance. What makes this book so incredibly deliciously good is Isaac’s specificity, hismemory of shopping with his mother at Loehmann’s, his awareness of style, fabric, texture and culture in all its forms—i.e., not just as material (pun intended) but beyond the fabric of clothing and into the fabric of life, the experiences, the nuances, the brilliance, and the oddity of the times we’re living in. I can’t wait to give this book to all my friends—it is the perfect present.” —A. M. Homes, New York Times bestselling author ofMay We Be Forgiven

      I.M. has everything! It’s colorful, hysterical, touching, bold, and heartbreaking. It’s about coming of age, creativity, being yourself, Jewish mothers, fashion, art, loss, and glamour. I loved it.” —Andy Cohen,New York Times bestselling author ofSuperficial

      “Isaac Mizrahi is a true Renaissance man. He can do it all! He’s managed to live several lives in one lifetime.”
      —RuPaul

      “In this bracingly honest, courageously vulnerable, and often hilarious memoir, Isaac Mizrahi traces a life full of yearning, telling his story as generously as he’s lived it. This is the narrative of how a fat and conflicted yeshiva boy became a great and glamourous designer, and it is both gossipy and insightful, both elegant and profound, a portrait of Mizrahi’s enduring anxiety and prodigious brilliance.” —Andrew Solomon,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Noonday Demonand Far from the Tree

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    The Night Tiger A Novel Yangsze Choo
    9781250175458 Hardcover FICTION / Historical On Sale Date: February 12, 2019 Print Run: 150000
    $34.99 CAD 6.22 x 9.46 x 1.23 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
      INSTANTNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

      “A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” —Kirkus(starred review)

      An utterly transporting novel set in 1930s colonial Malaysia, perfect for fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee

      Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.

      Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.

      As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.

      Yangsze Choo's The Night Tigerpulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming-of-age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.

      "A work of incredible beauty... Astoundingly captivating and striking... A transcendent story of courage and connection." —Booklist(starred review)

      Bio
      Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup before writing her first novel.The Ghost Bride, set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage. Yangsze lives in California with her husband, two children, and a potential rabbit. She loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time.
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        - starred review from Kirkus
        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Booklist
        - 150k print run
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      Praise forThe Night Tiger

      A Most Anticipated Book(Glamour,Real Simple,Parade, Bustle, BookPage, Goodreads, PopSugar, BookRiot, Refinery29, Tor.com, HelloGiggles)
      Refinery29: A Best Book of the Year (So Far)
      National Geographic: 13 New Books for Spring Break Trips

      “This is the kind of book that when you read it, you really are transported back to that time and place… [Choo has] captured, in a very atmospheric way, the time period and the superstitions [of colonial Malaysia in the 1930s]. It’s a pretty wonderful book.”—Nancy Pearl, NPR’s Morning Edition

      “Richly complex…Gorgeous…Transport[s] us into a colonial world we more often see from the view of the occupier, in this transcendent tale about twins who share no blood, mythology and superstition, sibling rivalry, loyalty, forbidden love and identity.”San Francisco Chronicle

      “A mesmerizing tale of murder, romance, and superstition….So vividly told, you can practically smell the oleander blossoms outside Acton’s house. ThisNight Tiger is worth a prowl.” —USA Today

      “A book for fans of Isabel Allende and for those who love a murder mystery with a beautiful backdrop.” —Glamour

      “Fans of Isabel Allende will likely soar through Yangsze Choo’sThe Night Tiger at a breakneck pace, so you might want to clear your schedule before sitting down to read it.”—PopSugar

      "So engrossing you could spend a day reading this lush historical novel without staring at your phone once... A sweeping novel with something for everyone — and incredible writing."—Refinery29

      "A bravura performance." —Washington Independent Review of Books

      “A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world…Choo weaves her research in with a feather-light touch, and readers will be so caught up in the natural and supernatural intrigue that the serious themes here about colonialism and power dynamics, about gender and class, are absorbed with equal delicacy.”Kirkus(starred review)

      "A work of incredible beauty...Astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death,The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection."Booklist(starred review)

      “Mythical creatures, conversations with the dead, lucky numbers, Confucian virtues, and forbidden love provide the backdrop to Choo’s superb murder mystery. Mining the rich setting of colonial Malaysia, Choo wonderfully combines a Holmes-esque plot with Chinese lore.” —Publishers Weekly(starred and boxed review)

      “[Choo] presents complex characters and multilayered stories in a vivid setting that coalesce into a richly evocative and mesmerizing tale in which myths and folklore intertwine in daily life. For fans of Kate Mosse or Isabel Allende.” —Library Journal

      “Complex, ambitious...a little bit magical.” —Shelf Awareness

      “Yangsze Choo’s lush writing will appeal to all kinds of readers.” —HelloGiggles

      “A lushly detailed novel imbued with folklore, mystery, and romance.” —National Geographic

      “…A fascinating and compelling story, deftly told. A story that is interesting both culturally and historically, while also being an intensely personal exploration of two very different people struggling to find their way in a difficult world that has very stringent expectations of them with little or no room for failure. The characters are both recognizable and memorable, and the resolution…will keep readers guessing and turning the pages until the very last one.” —Los Angeles Public Library


      Praise forThe Ghost Bride

      "Sumptuous...Unexpected...So full of longing, the pages practically sigh as you turn each one."--Oprah.com (Book of the Week)

      "From whodunit to ghost story to coming-of-age to romance, there is enough plot to fill several more novels. But the beguiling tale...makes you hope Choo is the author who writes all of them.”--USA Today

      "A captivating love triangle with echoes of traditional Asian myths." --Good Housekeeping (August Book Pick)

      "Impressive...Takes readers on one of the wildest rides since Alice fell down the rabbit hole."--San Jose Mercury News

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    The Lost Man Three Brothers, One Death, No Answers... Jane Harper
    9781250105684 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: February 05, 2019 Print Run: 125000
    $36.50 CAD 6.37 x 9.42 x 1.17 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      INSTANTNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

      Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper

      Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.

      Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet.

      In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another’s nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun.

      Nathan, Bub and Nathan’s son return to Cameron’s ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers.

      While they grieve Cameron’s loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.

      A powerful and brutal story of suspense set against a formidable landscape,The Lost Man confirms Jane Harper, author ofThe Dry andForce of Nature,is one of the best new voices in writing today.

      Bio
      Jane Harper worked as a print journalist for 13 years before writingThe Dry, a #1 international bestseller, andForce of Nature, also an international bestseller.The Lost Man is her third novel. Originally from the UK, Jane lives in Melbourne.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - starred review from Kirkus
        - 125k print run
        - over 26k copies of The Dry sold in Canada in 3 formats
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Booklist review
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      Awards
      Reviews

      “[A] crime masterpiece. The landscape and culture of this remote Australian territory are magnificently evoked as a story of family secrets unfolds.Rarely does a puzzle so complicated fit together perfectly—you’ll be shaking your head in amazement.”
      People

      “All at once enthralling...Book by book, [Harper is] creating her own vivid and complex account of the outback.”
      New York Times Book Review

      “A nuanced but pulse-pounding thriller set in the heart of the Australian Outback, where two brothers find their sibling dead.”
      Entertainment Weekly

      "Engrossing…Storytelling at its finest."
      Associated Press

      “A timely and riveting family drama set in a desolate area of Queensland that will keep you guessing until the final pages.”
      BookPage,starred review, “Top Pick of the Month”

      "Harper's masterful narrative places readers right in the middle of a desolate landscape that's almost as alien as the moon's surface, where the effects of long-term isolation are always a concern. The mystery of Cam's death is atthe dark heart of an unfolding family drama that will leave readers reeling, and the final reveal is a heartbreaker.A twisty slow burner by an author at the top of her game."
      Kirkus,starred review

      “I absolutely lovedThe Lost Man. I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!”
      —Liane Moriarty

      "The atmosphere is so thick you can taste the red-clay dust, and the folklore surrounding the mysterious stockman adds an additional edge to an already dark and intense narrative. The truth is revealed in a surprising ending thatreveals how far someone will go to preserve a life worth living in a place at once loathed and loved."
      Booklist

      The Lost Man isa compulsive, gripping read from start to finish with an atmosphere you can cut with a knife. I was absolutely blown away by it.”
      —Kate Hamer, bestselling author ofThe Girl in the Red Coat

      “Jane Harper is at the top of the crime writing genre along with Attica Locke, Megan Abbott, and Tana French…[The Lost Man] slowly builds intoone hell of a mystery! I will drop whatever I am doing to read a Jane Harper crime novel.”
      BookRiot

      “Harper unfolds the story expertly so that the ending is both unexpected and entirely logical.”
      Raleigh News & Observer

      “Quietly unsettling, in ahypnotic and heartbreaking way.”
      Shelf Awareness

      “I read it in 24 hours. It’sgripping, atmospheric and ultimately deeply satisfying.”
      —Val McDermid, internationally bestselling author ofThe Grave Tattoo

      “I don't have words for how much I loved it. Her other two books were amazing, butthis is in a different league. It totally transcends genre, and it should win all the prizes.”
      —Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author ofThe Break

      “I ask in earnest: How the hell does she do it?The Lost Manis Jane Harper’s third consecutive marvel… and, against long odds,her most marvelous yet, pitting brother against brother, man against nature, reader against the clock.What an extraordinary novel: part family drama, part indelible ode to the Outback — a thriller as forceful and atmospheric as a brewing storm. Harper works miracles. We’re lucky to witness them.”
      —A.J. Finn, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Woman in the Window

      Fabulously atmospheric, the book starts slowly and gradually picks up pace towards a jaw-dropping denouement.”
      Guardian

      “Her best yet; it's certainlyone of the finest novels of any sort, not only within the genre, that I've read in many moons . . . Harper adroitlyblends the tension and brisk pace of a thriller with the psychological acuity and stylish prose of literary fiction.
      Irish Independent

      “Nothing about this novel is predictable. The characters are compelling, the plot is thrilling and the ending is so very satisfying. There’s something special about getting to the end of a book and figuring out the mystery. You’ll be left feeling content, a little shocked and desperate for more.”
      Marie Claire (Australia)

      “If you likedThe Dry, you'll love it.The Lost Man is an even better book, gripping right to the end. This terrific piece of outback noir opens with the discovery of a body…Harper...paints the menacing landscape brilliantly. The book's title could easily relate to several of the male characters.This engrossing novel will have you thinking long after you've turned the last page.”
      Herald Sun (Aus)

      “Harper’s sinewy prose and flinty characters compel…Jaw-dropping denouement.”
      —Publishers Weekly

      "The novel shimmers with the heat of the Australian outback.I was mesmerized by this extraordinary vast brutal place and Harper's minutely observed, subtle and nuanced story within it."
      Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author ofSister

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    At the Wolf's Table A Novel Rosella Postorino, Leah Janeczko
    9781250179142 Hardcover FICTION / Historical On Sale Date: January 29, 2019 Print Run: 75000
    $34.99 CAD 6.53 x 9.43 x 1.01 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Description

      The international bestseller based on a haunting true story that raises provocative questions about complicity, guilt, and survival.

      They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf’s Lair. “Wolf” was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly. A legion of hunters was out looking for him, and to get him in their grips they would gladly slay me as well.

      Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer’s parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines of World War II. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in the countryside, thinking she’ll find refuge there. But one morning, the SS come to tell her she has been conscripted to be one of Hitler’s tasters: three times a day, she and nine other women go to his secret headquarters, the Wolf’sLair, to eat his meals before he does.

      Forced to eat what might kill them, the tasters begin to divide into The Fanatics, those loyal to Hitler, and the women like Rosa who insist they aren’t Nazis, even as they risk their lives every day for Hitler’s. As secrets and resentments grow, this unlikely sisterhood reaches its own dramatic climax, as everyone begins to wonder if they are on the wrong side of history.

      Bio
      Rosella Postorino is an internationally bestselling author and an editor. She speaks fluent English, Italian, French, and German.At the Wolf’s Table is her first novel to be translated into English.
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      Awards
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      Winner of the Premio Campiello Literary Prize

      Praise forAt the Wolf’s Table

      “Engrossing…At the Wolf’s Tableis Postorino’s first novel to be translated into English from her native Italian. Her ability to beautifully convey feelings of guilt, shame, love and remorse in a single gesture is a sign that we will be hearing more from her.”
      The New York Times Book Review

      “This book—which speaks of love, hunger, survival and remorse—will end up engraved on your heart.”
      Marie Claire(Italy)

      “Unsettling and compelling… At theWolf’s Tablestays with you, and for a long time.”
      La Repubblica

      “Masterful…A unique story in which every reader will see themselves reflected.”
      —L’Unione Sarda

      “You’ll fly into this novel with your heart in your throat and a constant feeling of identification all the way through to the final, magnificent chapter.”
      Io Donna

      “Compelling and truly well written.”
      Huffington Post(Italy)

      “A necessary book of great power that brings to mind Primo Levi’sThe Drowned and the Savedand the finest Italian fiction.”
      La Riviera

      “As engaging as a great film.”
      Vanity Fair(Italy)

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    Why You Like It The Science and Culture of Musical Taste Nolan Gasser
    9781250057198 Hardcover MUSIC / Genres & Styles On Sale Date: April 30, 2019 Print Run: 75000
    $42.50 CAD 7.19 x 9.44 x 2.13 in | 720 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Description

      From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love.

      Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us?

      In this sweeping and authoritative book, Dr. Nolan Gasser—a composer, pianist, and musicologist, and the chief architect of the Music Genome Project, which powers Pandora Radio—breaks down what musical taste is, where it comes from, and what our favorite songs say about us.

      Dr. Gasser delves into the science, psychology, and sociology that explains why humans love music so much; how our brains process music; and why you may love Queen but your best friend loves Kiss. He sheds light on why babies can clap along to rhythmic patterns and reveals the reason behind why different cultures around the globe identify the same kinds of music as happy, sad, or scary. Using easy-to-follow notated musical scores, Dr. Gasser teaches music fans how to become engaged listenersand provides them with the tools to enhance their musical preferences. He takes readers under the hood of their favorite genres—pop, rock, jazz, hip hop, electronica, world music, and classical—and covers songs from Taylor Swift to Led Zeppelin to Kendrick Lamar to Bill Evans to Beethoven, and through their work, Dr. Gasser introduces the musical concepts behind why you hum along, tap your foot, and feel deeply.Why You Like It will teach you how to follow the musical discourse happening within a song and thereby empower your musical taste, so you will never hear music the same way again.

      Bio
      NOLAN GASSER is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist. Most notably, he is the architect of Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project and the chief musicologist from its founding in 2000. Dr. Gasser lectures widely on the nature of musical taste and the intersections of music, science, and culture. He received his Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford. He lives with his wife in Petaluma, California.
      Marketing & Promotion
        Rep Pick: This book explores the science and sociology behind why we fancy the sounds of our favourite musical artists. I love so many genres of music—what does that say about me?! —Laurie Martella
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      Awards
      Reviews

      "One of those rare books that both geeks and casual listeners can enjoy, combining science, art and sheer enthusiasm to explain why you might love bluegrass while your significant other prefers the blues." —The Washington Post

      "A work of staggering erudition and breadth. In taxonimizng the responses music elicits, Gasser identifies the peak high as 'frisson,' characterized by 'thrills and chills"...Why You Like It is a gateway to this exalted state." —The Economist

      "A sprawling, packed-to-the-brim study of the art and science of music, as monumental and as busy as a Bach fugue... Gasser's enterprise has a pleasingly mad-scientist feel to it, one that will attract music theory geeks as much as neuroscientists, anthropologists, psychologists, and Skynyrd fans." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      “A marvelous overview of the science and sources behind why we're attracted to some pieces of music and not others, by a generous and thoughtful guide and a leading musical thinker of our day.”—Daniel J. Levitin, cognitive psychologist, musician, and author ofThis Is Your Brain on Music andThe World in Six Songs

      "It is obvious that music is the 'fastest' art form; two notes and something invisible and magical happens. How great then to have a book that helps us understand that mysterious, but fundamental alchemy." —Ken Burns, award-winning documentary filmmaker

      "Why You Like It is a beautifully written, fresh, and articulate explanation of the science and art of music that will greatly expand your understanding, knowledge, and love ofall music. It doesn't get any better than this." —Steve Miller, famed rock musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

      "A remarkable exploration of emotion, psychology, culture, and the musical working of the human brain. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the effects of music on the body and soul of the human experience." —Kurt Elling, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist

      “This thought-provoking book is destined to become a classic. Gasser’s stimulating insights into music are required reading for anyone who not only likes music, but also desires to understand why its companionship to our species has such ancient origins.” —Donald Johanson, pioneering paleoanthropologist and author of the National Book Award winnerLucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins

      “Dr. Gasser clearly had a ball trying to figure out why you like it, meaning that his readers will too. Neither the science of musical preference nor the intricacies of music theory prevent him from telling the story of musical taste in plain, accessible, and infectiously enthusiastic language.”—Elizabeth Helmuth Margulis, musicologist, cognitive scientist, and author ofOn Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind

      “InWhy You Like It,Dr. Gasser shares with the world the musicological insights and thinking that helps make Pandora so great. His command of the myriad musical components we all respond to, as well as his profound love for music, shines through on every page.”—Will Glaser, cofounder and initial CTO of Pandora Radio

      "As much as I love music it has always mystified me. Nolan Gasser is brilliant at explaining the beautiful machinery behind your favorite songs without taking away any of the magic." —Conan O'Brien

      "A fascinating exploration into our musical taste from Rachmaninov to Snoop Dogg. There is something for everyone here!" —Malcolm McDowell

      “Dr. Gasser takes us by the hand, marches us gently through the universe of musical knowledge, and delivers to us a feast of ideas as to why we are drawn to our favorites. It is a tour de force!”—Michael S. Gazzaniga, "father" of cognitive neuroscience and author ofThe Consciousness Instinct

  • 10
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    9781250193421 Hardcover HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date: January 08, 2019 Print Run: 60000
    $25.99 CAD 5.66 x 8.02 x 0.96 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Description

      FromNew YorkerandOnionwriter and comedian Blythe Roberson,How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson’s sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives amongst other humans. She collects her crushes like ill cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures readers that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date evena date in the first place?

      With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You’ve Got Mail,How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.

      "With biting wit, Roberson explores the dynamics of heterosexual dating in the age of #MeToo"
      The New York Times

      Bio

      Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian whose work has been published by the New Yorker, The Onion, ClickHole, VICE Magazine, and others, and has been mentioned by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and New York Mag. She works as a researcher at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

      Blythe is the author ofHow to Date Men When You Hate Men.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "With biting wit, Roberson explores the dynamics of heterosexual dating in the age of #MeToo." —The New York Times

      "This is a perfect book for women of all ages who have found that, despite their best efforts, dating men rarely works out in their favor." —Publishers Weekly

      "Roberson’s achievement in remaining funny while excavating her pain is just straightforwardly heroic." —The New Republic

      "When too many men are monopolizing the headlines with their reprehensible behavior, Roberson takes a closer look at the system that breeds and normalizes this bad behavior, and guides us through the perils of dating — from crushes to break-ups — with a healthy dose of heart, humor, and feminism." —PAPER Magazine

      "How To Date Men When You Hate Men is an incredibly funny read that was surely not written when Blythe was supposed to be working for me." -Stephen Colbert

      “I’m going to be that person in their 30s who says something about someone in their 20s as if I am so removed from that time period: if you are in your 20s, most things make no sense, but thank sweet baby Jesus that Blythe Roberson’sHow to Date Men When You Hate Men exists, and it’s something I wish I had during that time. Funny, sharp, and feminist fun in a way we’re led to believe isn’t possible. You’ll have a blast reading this and then date...or not date anyone because you are living your best single life with new best friend Roberson by your side.”- Phoebe Robinson,New York Times bestselling author ofYou Can't Touch My Hair

      "Men oppress us; we also want to smooch them. Blythe manages to not only laugh at the pain of holding these two truths at once, but to find meaning, inspiration and empowerment in it. I’ve brought this book up in 1,000 conversations since I read it." - Hallie Bateman, illustrator ofWhat to Do When I'm Gone

      "This book is so funny and insightful, and it makes us both so glad we're married to each other and forever exempt from dating men!"- Maris Kreizman, author ofSlaughterhouse 90210, and Josh Gondelman, author ofNice Try

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