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    Run for Your Life How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy Mark Cucuzzella MD
    9781101912386 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise On Sale Date: April 30, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 6.1 x 9.2 x 0.81 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      From a leading pioneering running doctor and athlete, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, comes this manual on how to run injury-free for runners of all ages and skill levels.

      Despite our natural ability and our human need to run, each year more than half of all runners suffer injuries. Pain and discouragement inevitably follow. Cucuzzella’s book outlines the proven, practical techniques to avoid injury and reach the goal of personal fitness and overall health.

      In Run for Your Life, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella gives us a straightforward, easy-to-follow look at the anatomy, biomechanics, and nutrition of running. With clear drawings and black-and-white photographs, the book provides illustrated exercises designed to teach healthy running, along with simple progressions and a running schedule that shows the reader how to tailor their training regimen to their individual needs and abilities.
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      DR. MARK CUCUZZELLA, Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, practices family medicine in Ranson and Martinsburg, West Virginia. He is a professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and conducts Healthy Running Medical Education courses. He has run competitively for almost four decades, with more than one hundred marathon and ultramarathon finishes, and he continues to compete as a national-level masters runner with an active streak of thirty straight years under a three-hour marathon. Cucuzzella owns the first minimalist running and walking store, Two Rivers Treads, in his hometown of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

      Author Residence: Shepherdstown, WV
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      “Mark’s seminar and the principles outlined in this book were transformational. Not only did I run faster and better, but I was able to complete my third marathon pain-free. Most important, I felt the joy of running, and that’s the type of joy anyone who runs—either around the block or a hundred miles—should have the chance to feel. Reading Dr. Cucuzzella’s book will help you get there.”—Mike Plunkett, The MisFit columnist, The Washington Post

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    The Robots Are Coming! The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation Andres Oppenheimer, Ezra E. Fitz
    9780525565000 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture On Sale Date: April 30, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.13 x 7.97 x 0.87 in | 416 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      Staying true to his trademark journalistic approach, Andrés Oppenheimer takes his readers on yet another journey, this time across the globe, in a thought-provoking search to understand what the future holds for today’s jobs in the foreseeable age of automation.

      The Robots Are Coming! centers around the issue of jobs and their future in the context of rapid automation and the growth of online products and services. As two of Oppenheimer’s interviewees—both experts in technology and economics from Oxford University—indicate, forty-seven percent of existing jobs are at risk of becoming automated or rendered obsolete by other technological changes in the next twenty years. Oppenheimer examines current changes in several fields, including the food business, legal work, banking, and medicine, speaking with experts in the field, and citing articles and literature on automation in various areas of the workforce. He contrasts the perspectives of “techno-optimists” with those of “techno-negativists” and generally attempts to find a middle ground between an alarmist vision of the future, and one that is too uncritical. A self-described “cautious optimist”, Oppenheimer believes that technology will not create massive unemployment, but rather will drastically change what work looks like.
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      Andrés Oppenheimer is editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald, anchor of Oppenheimer Presenta on CNN En Español, and author of seven books. Oppenheimer is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994) and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is also the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain’s daily El País and the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Prize of Columbia University.

      Author Residence: Miami, FL

      Author Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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      “A must read for those who fear their jobs may be threatened by robots or A.I., The Robots Are Coming! presents a realistic picture of the fantastic opportunities for those who start preparing themselves now!”
      —Peter H. Diamandis, Executive Founder of Singularity University, Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation and author of Abundance and Bold

      “If you want to understand the future of jobs, read The Robots Are Coming! The detailed and brilliant reportage of Andres Oppenheimer provides an eye-opening account of the brave new world of work that awaits us. It’s not just truck drivers and retail clerks who are at risk, professionals like lawyers, doctors and high-tech engineers, all of them really, need to get ready for what’s coming.”
      —Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class

      “This is by far the best book on the topic. Rather than sensationalizing or downplaying the coming technological changes, Andres has articulated them in a way that almost anyone can understand. And he provides a very sensible guide to the jobs of the future.”
      —Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow & Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Engineering at Silicon Valley

      “With the investigational rigor of a seasoned journalist and the practical but scholarly approach of a public intellectual, Oppenheimer explores the future of work in the age of automation through real stories and thoughtful analysis. A must read for anyone thinking about the future - all of us, and a clarion call for Latin America.”
      —Joi Ito, Head of MIT Media Lab

      “A keen assessment of the future of work amid sweeping advances in technological automation…. A promising, terrifying, and cautionary exploration of the ”unstoppable“ rise of automation.”
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      “In a time of accelerating innovation, The Robots Are Coming! is an essrntail guide—and a fascinating ride—through the transformation of the workplace. In his timely and vivid account, Andres helps us navigate the future world of work. Everyone should read it.”
      —Carl Frey, Co-Director of Oxford University’s Programme on Technology & Employment
      Distinguished Fellow & Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Engineering at Silicon Valley

      “Oppenheimer occupies a unique place in the press of the Americas. His journalistic works set the agenda for the political debate.” 
      Le Monde

      “With the welcome arrival of The Robots Are Coming, I’m delighted to have Andres Oppenheimer as a fellow member of the AI Optimists Club. It can feel a little lonely here when most of the headlines go to dystopian fantasies about Terminators and job losses. As the first knowledge worker in history to have my job threatened by a machine, I’m qualified to say that what matters most is what we do next. If you can’t beat’em, join’em! The Robots Are Coming surveys the AI landscape and explains why we humans shouldn’t panic. Instead, we must focus on using these amazing new tools to make our lives and our society better, just as we have always done with new technology. Artificial Intelligence—I prefer to call it “augmented intelligence”—will transform our lives and our world much as electricity and the internet did, and The Robots Are Coming is an essential and entertaining guide to that transformation. Read this book and don’t be afraid, be prepared.”—Garry Kasparov, Author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, and 13th World Chess Champion
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    Whose Body? The First Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Dorothy L. Sayers
    9780525565116 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: April 30, 2019
    $13.50 CAD 5.2 x 8 x 0.6 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      The first novel by one of the greatest mystery writers of the twentieth century, in which she introduced her popular amateur detective, Lord Peter Wimsey.

      A famous London financier vanishes from his bedroom, leaving no trace. Across town, a corpse is found in an architect’s bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. The body is not that of the missing financier, so—whose body is it? When Lord Peter Wimsey is asked by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, to help clear her architect of suspicion, he eagerly obliges. With the assistance of his valet, Bunter, a skilled amateur photographer, he quickly becomes convinced that the two cases are linked, despite the skepticism of the police. But what begins as an amusing puzzle takes on darker overtones, as Lord Peter wrestles with intrusive memories of his traumatic service in the trenches of World War I—and as his own life is endangered by the murderer he is about to unmask.
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      DOROTHY L. SAYERS (1893-1957) was an English poet, writer, and student of classical languages. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University and later worked as a copywriter at an ad agency. She was best known for her mystery novels and for her translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
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      “Sayers brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, and wit. She gave it a new style and a new direction, and she did more than almost any other writer of her age to make the genre intellectually respectable.”—P. D. James

      “Surely there has never been a more horribly clever method of disposing of a corpse.”—The New York Times

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    Hippie Paulo Coelho
    9780525565185 Paperback FICTION / Biographical On Sale Date: July 30, 2019
    $21.00 CAD 5.17 x 7.98 x 0.61 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you.

      Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, bestselling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a deeper meaning for his life: first on the famous “Death Train” to Bolivia, then on to Peru, later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina.

      Paulo’s travels take him farther to the famous Dam Square in Amsterdam filled with young people wearing vibrant clothes, burning incense, and playing music. There he meets Karla, a Dutch woman in her twenties who has been waiting to find the ideal companion to accompany her on the fabled hippie trail to Nepal. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on the journey in the company of intriguing companions, each of whom has a story to tell. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their relationship: a life-defining love story that awakens them on every level and leads to choices and decisions that will set the course for their lives thereafter.
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      One of the most influential writers of our time, PAULO COELHO is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Adultery, Eleven Minutes, and The Spy. Translated into 81 languages, his books have sold more than 225 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker.

      Author Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
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      “An exceptional writer.”—USA Today

      “A novelist who writes in a universal language.”—The New York Times

      “[Coelho’s] books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.”—The Times (London)

      An incredible odyssey…a truthful novel in which the Brazilian author relates his crazy hippy years for the first time.“—France, RTL

      ”A celebration of the spiritual longing that inspired a generation to abandon norms and pursue an unconventional path to the truth, this metafiction by the revered Coelho lyrically fuses the lines between authenticity and illusion, art and fact.“—Booklist

      ”A nostalgic immersion in the mind-blowing 1960s."—Kirkus Reviews

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    Winners Take All The Elite Charade of Changing the World Anand Giridharadas
    9781101972670 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.14 x 7.96 x 0.62 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Vintage
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      An insider’s groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve.

      Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can—except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward “thought leaders” who redefine “change” in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity.

      Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world—a call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
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      ANAND GIRIDHARADAS is the author of The True American and India Calling. He was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016, and has also written for The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. He is an Aspen Institute fellow, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a former McKinsey analyst. He teaches journalism at New York University and has spoken on the main stage of TED. His writing has been honored by the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Poynter Fellowship at Yale, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

      Author Residence: New York, NY

      Author Hometown: Cleveland, OH
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      A New York Times bestseller | Named one of The New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2018" | Named one of NPR's "Best Books of 2018" | Named one of the Financial Times "Books of the Year" | Named one of The Washington Post's "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction" | One of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Best International Nonfiction” books of 2018 | One of the GreenBiz “10 Best Climate and Business Books of 2018” | 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

      “Entertaining and gripping . . . For those at the helm, the philanthropic plutocrats and aspiring 'change agents' who believe they are helping but are actually making things worse, it’s time for a reckoning with their role in this spiraling dilemma. I suggest they might want to read a copy of this book while in the Hamptons this summer.” —Joseph E. Stiglitz, The New York Times Book Review

      “Anand Giridharadas takes a swipe at the global elite in a trenchant, provocative and well-researched book about the people who are notionally generating social change . . . Read it and beware.” —Martha Lane Fox, Financial Times, “Books of the Year 2018”

      “A splendid polemic . . . Giridharadas writes brilliantly on the parasitic philanthropy industry.” The Economist

      “Impassioned . . . That Giridharadas questions an idea that has become part of the air we breathe is alone worth the price of the book, and his delicious skewering of the many who exalt their own goodness while making money from dubious business practices makes for entertaining reading.” —Bethany McLean, The Washington Post

      “One of the most insightful and provocative books about what’s going on in America that I’ve read in years.” —Senator Brian Schatz (Hawaii)

      “The past years have seen some outstanding books on how philanthropists and their dollars have shaped public policy . . . [Anand Giridharadas] zeros in on what he sees as a glaring hypocrisy among affluent elites: that while many well-meaning (and well-off) Americans claim to want to improve society's inequalities, they don't challenge the structures that preserve that inequality, not wanting to jeopardize their own privileged positions.” —Jessica Smith, NPR, “Best Books of 2018”

      “Important . . . [An] empathic tone gives the book its persuasive power to touch the hearts of even those readers, like myself, who are the targets of its criticism.” —Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review

      “An extraordinarily important book.” —Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief, Huffington Post

      “Important . . . [Winners Take All] levels a devastating attack on philanthrocapitalism.” —Benjamin Soskis, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      “Indispensable . . . A lacerating critique.” —Chris Lehmann, In These Times

      “Provocative and passionate . . . This damning portrait of contemporary American philanthropy is a must-read for anyone interested in ‘changing the world.’”Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review)

      “A challenging, provocative & bold book. I don’t agree with all of Anand’s critiques . . . but I encourage everyone to read the book & think hard about his take on the social sector.” —Mark Tercek, CEO, The Nature Conservancy

      “Giridharadas makes a compelling case . . . [He] ultimately succeeds with Winners Take All by adopting a temperate approach that creates space for a conversation.” —David Talbot, Los Angeles Review of Books

      “Anyone following the debate about the role of philanthrocapitalists, corporate foundations or tech billionaires in solving the world's problems will want to watch for this new book.” —Jena McGregor, The Washington Post

      “[A] landmark new book.” —Darren Walker, president, The Ford Foundation

      “[Giridharadas] has delivered a clarion call that will be a fixture on my syllabus and bookshelf.” —Megan Tompkins-Stange, assistant professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

      “This is a very difficult subject to tackle, but Giridharadas executes it brilliantly . . . This must-have title will be of great interest to readers, from students to professionals and everyone in-between, interested in solutions to today’s complex problems . . . Winners Take All will be the starting point of conversations private and in groups on alternatives to the status quo and calls to action. An excellent book for troubled times.” Booklist

      “In Anand’s thought-provoking book his fresh perspective on solving complex societal problems is admirable. I appreciate his commitment and dedication to spreading social justice.” —Bill Gates

      “An insightful and refreshing perspective on some of the most vexing issues this nation confronts. This is an important book from a gifted writer whose honest exploration of complex problems provides urgently needed clarity in an increasingly confusing era.” —Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy

      “A trenchant, humane, and often revelatory investigation by one of the wisest nonfiction writers going.” —Katherine Boo, author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers

      Winners Take All is the book I have been waiting for—the most important intervention yet regarding elite-driven solutions, a vitally important problem to expose. The book courageously answers so many of the critical questions about how, despite much good will and many good people, we struggle to achieve progress in twenty-first-century America. If you want to be part of the solution, you should read this book.” —Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

      “A brilliant, rising voice of our era takes us on a journey among the global elite in his search for understanding of our tragic disconnect. Thought-provoking, expansive, and timely.” —Isabel Wilkerson, author, The Warmth of Other Suns

      Winners Take All boldly exposes one of the great if little-reported scandals of the age of globalization: the domestication of the life of the mind by political and financial power and the substitution of ‘thought leaders’ for critical thinkers. It not only reorients us as we lurch out of a long ideological intoxication; it also embodies the values—intellectual autonomy and dissent—that we need to build a just society.” —Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger

      “In this trenchant and timely book, Anand Giridharadas shows how the winners of global capitalism seek to help the losers, but without disturbing the market-friendly arrangements that keep the winners on top. He gives us an incisive critique of corporate-sponsored charities that promote frictionless ‘win-win’ solutions to the world’s problems but disdain the hard, contentious work of democratic politics. An indispensable guide for those perplexed by the rising public anger toward ‘change-making’ elites.” —Michael J. Sandel, author of What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
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    The Book of Essie Meghan MacLean Weir
    9780525436072 Paperback FICTION / Family Life On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.15 x 7.99 x 0.7 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      A debut novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family’s hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.

      Esther Ann Hicks—Essie—is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She’s grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family’s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie’s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show’s producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia’s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage—and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media—through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell—Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
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      MEGHAN MACLEAN WEIR was raised in the rectory of her father’s church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and later moved with her family to Buffalo, New York. Her memoir, Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency, chronicles her years in training at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. She continues to live and work as a physician in the Boston area. This is her first novel.

      Author Residence: Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Southbridge, MA
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      “I was immediately captivated by The Book of Essie, a unique and moving story about a young woman whose life has been hijacked by fame, family and faith—and her spectacular, surprising plot to take it back.” -Vanessa Diffenbaugh, bestselling author of The Language of Flowers

      “Every once in a while, a novel comes along that is both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely. The Book of Essie is such a story. Meghan MacLean Weir has given us a young heroine who is at once authentic and courageous—and a tale that is wonderful and mysterious and relentlessly surprising.”—Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant

      “The youngest daughter of an Evangelical preacher-turned-reality TV star hatches a plan to wrangle her freedom—and expose the dark truth about her family—in Weir’s debut novel…Deeply sympathetic…well-paced…and the unexpected tenderness between Essie and Roarke gives the novel genuine emotional punch.”—Kirkus

      “Topical…Essie’s father may be a famous evangelical preacher, but her ruthless mother, Celia, runs the family empire from behind the scenes. When her family discovers Essie is pregnant, it’s decided that she should marry, but whom?…Weir’s narrative features some finely nuanced characters…An incisive novel.”—Publishers Weekly
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    Reporter A Memoir Seymour M. Hersh
    9780307276612 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 6.09 x 9.19 x 0.83 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time—a heartfelt, hugely revealing memoir of a decades-long career breaking some of the most impactful stories of the last half-century, from Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East.

      Seymour Hersh’s fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now in this memoir he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent outsider, even at the nation’s most prestigious publications. He tells the stories behind the stories—riveting in their own right—as he chases leads, cultivates sources, and grapples with the weight of what he uncovers, daring to challenge official narratives handed down from the powers that be. In telling these stories, Hersh divulges previously unreported information about some of his biggest scoops, including the My Lai massacre and the horrors at Abu Ghraib. There are also illuminating recollections of some of the giants of American politics and journalism: Ben Bradlee, A. M. Rosenthal, David Remnick, and Henry Kissinger among them. This is essential reading on the power of the printed word at a time when good journalism is under fire as never before.
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      SEYMOUR M. HERSH has been a staff writer for The New Yorker and The New York Times. He established himself at the forefront of investigative journalism in 1970 when he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his exposé of the massacre in My Lai, Vietnam. Since then he has received the George Polk Award five times, the National Magazine Award for Public Interest twice, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the George Orwell Award, and dozens of other awards. He lives in Washington, D.C.

      Author Residence: Washington D.C.

      Author Hometown: Chicaco, IL
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      “A master class in the craft of reporting.”—Alan Rusbridger, The New York Times Book Review

      “Reporter is a miracle…The stories brim with humor, wit, poignancy, pointillist portraits of brilliant color—above all, [Hersh’s] own voice.”—Andrew Meier, Bookforum

      “One of the most compelling and significant books ever written about American journalism.”—Jon Schwarz, The Intercept
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    9780525565659 Paperback FICTION / Satire On Sale Date: April 30, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.2 x 8 x 0.77 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      Our Vintage reissue of Bel Kaufman’s classic 1964 novel, which Time has called “the most popular book about U.S. public schools in history”: narrated through a collection of memos, doodles, notes between teachers, and papers from desk drawers and wastebaskets, Up the Down Staircase timelessly depicts the shambolic joys and frustrations of a young teacher. With an introduction by Diane Ravitch.

      Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City’s Calvin Coolidge High fresh from earning literature degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Her bumpy yet ultimately rewarding journey is depicted through an extraordinary collection of correspondence—sternly worded yet nonsensical administrative memos, furtive notes of wisdom from teacher to teacher, “polio consent slips,” and student homework assignments that unwittingly speak from the heart. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognized. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and—in our current moment of debate around the future of American education—more relevant than ever.

      Publication History: Prentice-Hall hardcover, 1964; HarperPerennial trade paperback, 1991; Open Road Media ebook, 2012
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      Bel Kaufman was an author and schoolteacher. Born in Berlin in 1911, she spent her childhood in Odessa and emigrated with her family to the Bronx when she was twelve. Her grandfather was the Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem. In addition to Up the Down Staircase, she is also the author of the novel Love, Etc. She died in 2014.

      Author Hometown: Odessa and the Bronx
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      “[A] classic…. Shot through with despair and hopefulness, violence and levity…. A stunningly accurate portrait of life in an urban school.”—The New York Times

      “Easily the most popular novel about U.S. public schools in history.”—Time

      “The most enduring account we have of teachers’ lives…. Empathetic and aware.”—The New Yorker

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    Autumn in Venice Andrea Di Robilant
    9781101970386 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.19 x 7.96 x 0.75 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      Perfect for fans of The Paris Wife! The story of Ernest Hemingway’s love affair with Venice, and the eighteen-year-old muse he found there.

      In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called “absolutely god-damned wonderful.” A year shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hemingway hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade when he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Here Andrea di Robilant re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship, during which Adriana inspired a man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his final years.

      Publication History: Knopf HC, June 2018
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      ANDREA DI ROBILANT was born in Italy and educated at Columbia University, where he specialized in international affairs. He is the author of A Venetian Affair, Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon, Irresistible North: From Venice To Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers, and Chasing the Rose. He lives in Rome.

      Author Residence: Rome, ITALY

      Author Hometown: Venice, ITALY
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      “Di Robilant captures the full panoply of [Hemingway’s] quirks and conflicts.”—The Washington Post

      “A saga that grips and enthralls from start to finish…[di Robilant] has researched every scrap of information and gossip about this curious menage.”—The Times (London)

      “Rich with new material…di Robilant’s lively and affecting double portrait brings a fresh perspective to the much-examined life of an all-too-human writer.”—Booklist (starred review)

      “A sensitive recounting of a writer’s doomed fantasy.”—Kirkus Reviews

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    Unbound Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity Arlene Stein
    9781101972496 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.15 x 8 x 0.72 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vintage
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      A deep sociological portrait of a new generation of transgender men and of how they see themselves and the world, the dangers they continue to face, and the important ways in which they shape our culture.

      Award-winning sociologist Arlene Stein takes us into the lives of four strangers who find themselves together in a sun-drenched surgeon’s office, having traveled to Florida from across the United States in order to masculinize their chests. Ben, Lucas, Parker, and Nadia wish to feel more comfortable in their bodies; three of them are also taking testosterone so that others recognize them as male. Following them over the course of a year, Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others’ conceptions of who they are. During a time of conservative resurgence, they do so despite great personal costs.

      Transgender men compose a large, growing proportion of the trans population, yet they remain largely invisible. In this powerful, timely, and eye-opening account, Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts. Unbound documents the varied ways younger trans men see themselves and how they are changing our understanding of what it means to be male and female in America.
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      ARLENE STEIN is a professor of sociology at Rutgers University and director of the Institute for Research on Women. The author of six books, she received the Ruth Benedict Prize for her book The Stranger Next Door. Stein has written for The Nation, Jacobin, and The New Inquiry, among other publications. She lives in New Jersey.

      Author Residence: Jersey City, NJ

      Author Hometown: San Francisco, CA
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      “A much-needed primer for those who are puzzled by contemporary discussions about gender.”—The New Yorker

      “Stein has written this book imagining it might fall into the hands of those who need such a primer—much as she once did—and she wants to give them the fortification she yearned for….Earnest, diligent and defiantly optimistic.”—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

      “A [lively] and…moving study….Stein, a sociologist at Rutgers, insists on questioning anything in the discourse on gender and transition that smacks of essentialism”—Harper’s Magazine

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