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    Becoming Michelle Obama
    9781524763138 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:November 13, 2018
    $40.00 CAD 6.44 x 9.54 x 1.26 in | 1.74 lb | 448 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Crown
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      An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

      In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

      In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
      Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

      The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

      Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

      Author Hometown: Chicago
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      NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work , Winner
      “A serious work of candid reflection by a singular figure of early-twenty-first-century America . . . Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny.”—Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review

      Becoming is inspirational without trying to be. From the first words, the very warmth that permeates its author emanates from the pages. . . . Becoming manages to be a coming-of-age tale, a love story and a family saga all in one. More importantly, this book is a reminder that America is still a work-in-progress, and that hope can be an action word if we allow it to be. Becoming is a balm that America needs, from a woman America does not yet deserve.”—Angie Thomas, Time

      “Deeply personal and refreshingly honest . . . She’s thoughtful, humorous, bracingly revealing, and when it’s time, she does us all the favor of showing us the human side of a man worshipped by so many. . . . It’s human and genuine and welcoming to see the layers of humanity she holds open. . . . Michelle Obama’s story can maybe inspire you to find a path for your own story.”—Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland

      “A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor . . . Every page sparkles with directness and grace.”—Douglas Brinkley, The Boston Globe
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    Educated Tara Westover
    9781443452489 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:February 20, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.88 in | 13.47 oz | 352 pages Carton Quantity:36 HarperCollins Publishers
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      For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future

      #1 International Bestseller

      Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school.

      Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.


      TARA WESTOVER was born in rural Idaho in 1986. She received a BA in history from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil in intellectual history and political thought from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009, and in 2010 she was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she received a PhD in history in 2014. She lives in England.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      LibraryReads #1 Pick
      ALA Alex Award
      Indie Choice Awards
      PEN/Jean Stein Award
      Wellcome Book Prize
      Los Angeles Times Book Prize
      Washington Post Best Book
      TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year
      Publishers Weekly Best Book
      Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award
      National Book Critics Circle Award
      Indigo Best Books of the Year
      The Dayton Literary Peace Prize
      American Library Association’s 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
      Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers for Non-Fiction
      Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize
      John Leonard Award for Best First Book
      Amazon.ca Best Book of the Year
      IBW Book Award
      Minneapolis Star Tribune
      Indigo's Best Books of the Decade

      “This remarkable story of triumphing over a survivalist upbringing is fit to stand alongside the great modern memoirs . . . Powerful . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination.” — Mail on Sunday

      “Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable . . . a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir.” — USA Today (four stars)

      “Memoirs of difficult childhoods have a high bar to cross these days, but Westover’s struggle to make sense of the world and of her upbringing sails right over.” — Time

      “Astounding . . . Westover examines her childhood with unsparing clarity, and, more startlingly, with curiosity and love, even for those who have seriously failed or wronged her.” — New Yorker

      “Extraordinary.” — The Globe and Mail

      “A powerful story of triumph and perseverance.” — CBC Books

      “Incredible . . . a powerful book . . . beautiful.” — Ellen DeGeneres

      “The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.” — The New York Times

      “Jaw dropping.” — Daily Mail (UK)

      “Fascinating . . . this book is a testament to willpower and freedom in knowledge.” — Canadian Living

      “For the rebel in your family . . . Horrifying and enthralling at once . . . epic.” — NBC News

      “A story of resiliency amid many obstacles, including shame, violence, mental illness, family dysfunction and betrayal.” — Winnipeg Free Press

      “This harrowing memoir shows a young woman’s grit melding her work ethic and dazzling intellect as she freed herself from the narratives imposed on her by family and her constricted world--all to achieve a fact-based, enchanting life of the mind, a true education.” — Los Angeles Times

      “In the long process of escape, [Westover] acquired an independent sense of self, an ability to choose what she wants to be . . . A detailed and touching–sometimes harrowing–account.” — National Post

      “Superb.” — The Times (UK)

      “The story of a transformation so courageous, so entire, as to beggar belief . . . Westover’s triumph in forging a grounded self, and a coherent narrative, from such a maelstrom.” — Financial Times

      “A riveting memoir of a brutal upbringing . . . That someone who grew up in [Westover’s] circumstances could achieve as much as she has is astonishing.” — The Economist

      “A powerful memoir . . . extraordinary.” — The Guardian

      “Astonishing, harrowing and brave . . . a shocking and powerfully moving memoir . . . It is remarkable that she has lived to tell the tale.” — Daily Mail (UK)

      “Astounding.” — San Francisco Chronicle

      “Fascinating.” — Wall Street Journal

      “Westover’s story is as much about her difficult childhood and what it’s like to grow up on fringe beliefs as it is about seeing the world through the eyes of a singular, intelligent, and observant person.” — Vanity Fair

      “I’ve never read a story like this . . . amazing.” — CBS This Morning

      “Elegantly written . . . a beautiful and propulsive new memoir.” — Vogue

      “An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success.” — Kirkus

      “[A] searing debut memoir. . . . Westover’s vivid prose makes this saga of the pressures of conformity and self-assertion that warp a family seem both terrifying and ordinary.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “One of the best, most absorbing memoirs I’ve ever read.” — Stylist

      “Westover writes with uncommon intelligence and grace. Educated recounts one of the most improbable and fascinating journeys I’ve read in recent years.” — Newsday

      “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”
      Oprah.com (Best Book)

      “A deeply inspiring and thought-provoking read on the fire within each and every one of us to overcome adversity should we fight hard enough for it.” — Psychology Today

      “One of the year’s very biggest books.” — Entertainment Weekly

      “A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination.” — Sunday Times

      “The power of an education shines in Westover’s memoir of overcoming her incredibly harsh upbringing in favor of academia.” — Parade (A Best Book of the Year)

      “[A] fascinating, jaw-dropping memoir” — Observer

      “Astonishing . . . You will be amazed at her upbringing and mightily impressed by her strength of character.” — Sydney Morning Herald

      “Searing.” — Seattle Times

      “Ane of the most dazzling books of 2018.” — The Atlantic

      “Breathtaking, heart-wrenching, inspirational. . . A powerful, jaw-dropper of a book . . . Educated is one of the best books, and Westover one of the most gifted writers, that I’ve read in a very long time.” — Amy Chua, Yale Law professor and author of Political Tribes and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

      “An incredible memoir of triumph over seemingly endless adversity. The author’s ability to write about her experiences in a clear-eyed, nonjudgmental way makes her story a pleasure to read. A study in the power and wonder of resilience.” — Cea Sunrise Person, author of North of Normal and Nearly Normal

      “Tara’s process of self-discovery is beautifully captured . . . It’s the kind of book that I think everyone will enjoy, no matter what genre you usually pick up.” — Bill Gates (A Best Book of the Year)

      “Beautifully written. . . . Westover’s powerful tale—of trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved home—deserves to be widely read. My Mamaw would have been rooting for Tara.” — JD Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

      “I just read a bok I did splits over: Educated by Tara Westover, about finding your own voice, and no matter what the odds are, answering that voice.” — Mandy Patinkin

      “An unflinching account of love and brutality, of the strength of blood ties and the power of imagination, and of a young woman whose intellect, self-knowledge and courage illuminate every page . . . Both the book and its writer are remarkable in every respect.” — Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

      “Absolutely superb . . . the last 100 pages were so gripping I could hardly breathe.” — Sophie Hannah, author of Keep Her Safe

      “A punch to the gut, a slow burn, a savage indictment, a love letter. . . . Rarely have I read a book that made me so uncomfortable, so enraged, and at the same time so utterly, entirely absorbed. I loved this book, and this woman.” — Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble

      “Powerful, moving, brave, naked and completely at home in its form.” — Mona Simpson, author of Casebook and Anywhere But Here

      “An extraordinary story, beautifully told.” — Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours

      “Like The Glass Castle, Educated is a wise and deep reflection about surviving one’s family. I bow down to Tara Westover, not only for her marvelous, sentence-by-sentence craftsmanship but also for making sense and meaning from a confounding and hair-raising childhood. This is memoir at its best.” — Kelly Corrigan, author of The Middle Place and Glitter & Glue

      “A striking story, beautifully told. Tara is an incredible new talent.” — Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of A Manual for Heartache

      “Emotionally and intellectually acute, profoundly brave in confronting the injuries most people survive by turning away from… and acknowledging that dysfunction follows even when you escape… It’s moved me hugely.” — Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

      “A really eye-opening, incredible read. I completely lost myself in it and was canceling plans to go home and read it. It was so, so, so unique.” — Emma Roberts, American Horror Story

      “An absolutely astonishing account of an extraordinary mind overcoming even more extraordinary matter and finding freedom.” — Lucy Mangan, author of Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

      “Wow and double wow. As riveting and mind-blowing as you’d expect. The true surprise is the majesty of Tara Westover’s writing.” — Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

      “Educated, in showing us the unstoppable power of a young women determined to make her own decisions and find her own way, is an inspiring and important tale for our times.” — Rebecca Stott, author of In the Days of Rain

      “Extraordinary . . . ranks alongside Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight in its blistering portrayal of landscape, hardship, violence, family and the ties that bind . . . As powerful a story about the transforming potential of education as you’ll ever read.” — The Bookseller (UK) Book of the Month

      “The book has a striking directness that comes from being written in the immediate aftermath of the often shocking events it describes.” — Harper’s Bazaar

      “Westover manages both tenderness and a savage honesty that spares no one, not even herself.” — Booklist

      “A dazzling example of what you can achieve if you set your mind to something . . . an inspirational, truly unique coming-of-age tale.” — BBC

      “One of a kind.” — The Atlantic

      “One of the most exceptional books of the year.” — The Independent (UK) Best Book of 2018

      “An extraordinary memoir of self-invention, family and loyalty . . . Educated should be the next book you read.” — The Loop

      “She recounts her experiences with a matter-of-fact lyricism that is extraordinarily evocative.” — The Irish Times

      Educated is so powerful, so haunting.” — Belfast Telegraph

      “Westover’s riveting Educated has definitely caught the collective imagination.” — Books + Publishing

      “Combining an extraordinary narrative with beautiful writing, Tara Westover’s memoir delivers a powerful coming-of-age saga.” — Paste magazine (The Best Book of the Year)

      “One of the best and most surprising memoirs in years.” — Vail Daily Best Book of the Year

      “If you decide to choose only one memoir in the year 2019 pick up Educated.” — Florida Times-Union

      “A stunning read.” — Daily Hampshire Gazette (Best Book of the Year)

      “I haven’t read a memoir this gripping since The Glass Castle.” — Steamboat Pilot & Today Best Book of the Year

      “Westover’s perseverance and her sense of self is inspiring, and her writing is skillful and engrossing.” — The Day

      “A compelling testament to the transformative power of education.” — rabble.ca

      “A brilliant, heartfelt and illuminating book.” — Boise Weekly

      “Marvelous.” — Tampa Bay Times

      Educated brings to life the importance of reinvention and growth in even the most unlikely of situations.” — Ginni Rometty, Chairperson and CEO, IBM

      “2018’s runaway hit — with good reason.” — New York Post Best Book of the Year

      “From the very first pages, Westover’s exquisitely vivid and disarmingly honest writing drew me into a subject I hadn’t spent much time thinking about: the gift of an education.” — Jezebel (Best Book of the Year)

      “Wow! A memoir by a woman who never went to highschool yet earned a PhD from Cambridge University. Amazing book, beautifully written.” — Daphne Zuniga

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    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Mark Manson
    9780062641540 Paperback SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational On Sale Date:September 13, 2016
    $23.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.56 in | 7.2 oz | 224 pages Carton Quantity:68 Harper
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      #1 International Bestseller and #1 New York Times Bestseller

      Over 2 million copies sold

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

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

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

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


      Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (more than ten million copies sold worldwide) and a star blogger. Manson sold more than 250,000 copies of his self-published book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Before long, his off-the-cuff voice was resonating with a much broader audience via his brilliantly counterintuitive essays on happiness. With titles like “The Most Important Question of Your Life,” “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” and “No, You Can’t Have It All,” his work was reposted by Elizabeth Gilbert, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith, and Chelsea Handler. His site—markmanson.net—is read by two million people each month. Manson lives in New York City.

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      “Resilience, happiness and freedom come from knowing what to care about--and most importantly, what not to care about. This is a masterful, philosophical and practical book that will give readers the wisdom to be able to do just that.” — Ryan Holiday, New York Times bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy

      “Mark’s ability to dig deep and offer amazing, yet counter-intuitive, insight into the challenges of life makes him one of my favorite writers, and this book is his best work yet.” — Matt Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

      “This book hits you like a much-needed slap in the face from your best friend: hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you’re willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f***ing better life.” — Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of NerdFitness.com

      “The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night.” — Derek Sivers, Founder of CD Baby and author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

      “An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places… This book, full of counterintuitive suggestions that often make great sense, is a pleasure to read and worthy of rereading. A good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured.” — Kirkus Reviews

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    Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
    9780771038518 Paperback HISTORY / Civilization On Sale Date:May 10, 2016
    $23.00 CAD 5.96 x 9.01 x 1.43 in | 1.33 lb | 512 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Signal
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      Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective—and it is now available in paperback.

      100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one: us. Homo Sapiens.

      How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

      In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical—and sometimes devastating—breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

      Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power…and our future.
      DR. YUVAL NOAH HARARI has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, specializing in World History. Sapiens is an international bestseller and has been published in more than thirty languages. In 2012 Harari was awarded the annual Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines.

      Author Residence: Jerusalem
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      "Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international best-seller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!"
      —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The World until Yesterday

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

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

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

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

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

      "Not only is Harari eloquent and humane, he is often wonderfully, mordantly funny. . . . Sapiens is a brave and bracing look at a species that is mostly in denial about . . . the crossroads it is rapidly approaching."
      —The Independent
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    Talking to Strangers What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Malcolm Gladwell
    9780316478526 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology On Sale Date:September 10, 2019
    $36.99 CAD 5.8 x 8.25 x 1.45 in | 1.1 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown and Company
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      Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong.

      A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press

      How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true?

      Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.

      Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
      Malcom Gladwell is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath, Talking to Strangers, and The Bomber Mafia. He is also the cofounder of Pushkin Industries, an audiobook and podcast production company. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York.
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      "Talking to Strangers is a must-read...I love this book... Reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news--the world...Reading this book changed me."—Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine
      "Powerful advice on truly getting to know others...Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should stop assuming, realize no one's transparent and understand that behavior is tied to unseen circumstances."—People, Book of the Week
      "Gladwell has again delivered a compelling, conversation-starting read...At a time when the world feels intractably polarized, a book examining the varying ways we misinterpret or fail to communicate with one another could not feel more necessary...With a mix of reporting, research and a deft narrative hand, Gladwell illuminates these examples with the page-turning urgency of a paperback thriller."—Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
      "Mr. Gladwell's towering success rests on the moment when the skeptic starts to think that maybe we're wrong about everything and maybe, just maybe, this Gladwell guy is onto something...Talking to Strangers is weightier than his previous titles."—Amy Chozick, New York Times
      "Gladwell uses compelling real-world examples to show the how and why behind our interactions with folks we're trying to understand."
      Rhett Power, Forbes
      "Gladwell's case studies are thrilling...Chock-full of gripping anecdotes from the recent and forgotten past. He uses these riveting stories to offer up bite-size observations about how we engage with strangers."—Maggie Taft, Booklist
      "Another Gladwell tour de force...intellectually stimulating...Readers expecting another everything-you-think-you-know-is-wrong page-turner will not be disappointed."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
      "Both fascinating and topical...A thoughtful treatise...Gladwell writes in his signature colorful, fluid, and accessible prose."—Publishers Weekly
      "Gladwell interviews brilliant people, generates powerful insights, writes like an angel, and has earned a massive and admiring audience. He has a keen eye and a witty flair and he's one of the best observationalists of a generation. Gladwell is a big-picture thinker who helps us make sense of the human condition."—Bob Brisco, WebMD Magazine
      "As always, with his narrative gift and eye for the telling detail, Gladwell peppers his work with unforgettable facts... He has immense gifts--a probing, original, questioning mind, an ability to dig up information others haven't considered and tie it to a broader point. He has a narrative skill nonpareil."—Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter
      "Engaging...Mr. Gladwell [presents] a mountain of quirky anecdotes and interesting research about our blunders with strangers, and why we make them...It's fascinating to peek at these incidents through Mr. Gladwell's psychological lens."—Leigh Anne Focareta, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
      "Inspiring and motivating...Gladwell is a wunderkind and a saint...He takes on racial division, incompatible perspectives, and emotional dissonance without ever sounding preaching or proud. The stories make you think."—John Brandon, Daily Beast
      "Superb writing. Masterful structure."—Pilita Clark, Financial Times (UK)
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    Girl, Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Rachel Hollis
    9781400201655 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational On Sale Date:February 06, 2018
    $33.50 CAD 147 x 221 x 23 mm | 0.72 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:24 Thomas Nelson
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      Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.

      If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .

      • Something else will make me happy.
      • I’m not a good mom.
      • I will never get past this.
      • I am defined by my weight.
      • I should be further along by now.

      . . . then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

      Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.


      Rachel laid the foundation for her lifestyle brand and media company with the same unfiltered honesty and staunch inclusivity that made her a three-time New York Times bestselling author. Hollis connects with a highly engaged and growing global audience of women who treasure her transparency and optimism.  She is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, plays host to some of today’s top podcasts, and is a proud mama of four who uses her platform to empower and embolden women around the world. Rachel calls Texas home; more specifically, the Hill Country just outside of Austin.


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    • Awards & Reviews

      'If Rachel Hollis tells you to wash your face, turn on that water! She is the mentor every woman needs, from new mommas to seasoned business women.'
      'Rachel's voice is the winning combination of an inspiring life coach and your very best (and funniest) friend. Shockingly honest and hilariously down to earth, Girl, Wash Your Face is a gift to women who want to flourish and live a courageously authentic life.'
      'There aren't enough women in leadership telling other women to GO FOR IT. We typically get the caregiver; we rarely get the boot camp instructor. Rachel lovingly but firmly tells us it is time to stop letting the tail wag the dog and get on with living our wild and precious lives. Girl, Wash Your Face is a dose of high-octane straight talk that will spit you out on the other end, chasing down dreams you hung up on long ago. Love this girl.'
      'In Rachel Hollis's first nonfiction book, you will find she is less cheerleader and more life coach. This means readers won't just walk away inspired; they will walk away with the right tools in hand to actually do their dreams. Dream doing is what Rachel is all about. You will be, too, when you read her newest book.'
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    Girl, Stop Apologizing A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals ITPE Edition Rachel Hollis
    9781400215065 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business On Sale Date:March 05, 2019
    142 x 213 x 17 mm | 0.5 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:36 HarperCollins Leadership
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      Rachel Hollis points out the pitfalls, challenges, and excuses that stop us from achieving our aspirations.

      Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: Women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.

      In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1?New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want.

      In this book, Hollis helps readers to:

      • identify the excuses to let go of,
      • the behaviors to adopt,
      • And the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

      Hollis shares stories and principles with raw honesty that inspires her readers to discover and take the practical steps that will put them on a lifelong path of personal growth.

      Girl, Stop Apologizing is the life- changing guide you need to dump your excuses, embrace your dreams, set boundaries, and gain real confidence in life.


      Rachel laid the foundation for her lifestyle brand and media company with the same unfiltered honesty and staunch inclusivity that made her a three-time New York Times bestselling author. Hollis connects with a highly engaged and growing global audience of women who treasure her transparency and optimism.  She is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, plays host to some of today’s top podcasts, and is a proud mama of four who uses her platform to empower and embolden women around the world. Rachel calls Texas home; more specifically, the Hill Country just outside of Austin.


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    Fraiche Food, Full Hearts A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations: A Cookbook Jillian Harris Canada, Tori Wesszer
    9780735234307 Hardcover COOKING / Holiday On Sale Date:October 01, 2019
    $40.00 CAD 8.26 x 10.2 x 1.29 in | 2.9 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Canada
    • Marketing Copy

      TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations.

      Living a stone’s throw from each other, cousins Jillian and Tori grew up in a tight-knit family and were brought up like sisters. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers a peek into their lives and the recipes that have fed their families through the years. Instilled with a love of cooking at an early age by their granny, the kitchen is a place of fond memories and everyday home cooked meals. Like most families, their celebrations revolve around food—from birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

      Fraiche Food, Full Hearts includes over 100 heart-warming recipes—from breakfasts, soups, salads, veggies, sides, and mains to snacks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts—for everyday meals, along with celebration menus and ideas for casual gatherings with family and friends. Gorgeously designed with dreamy full-colour photography throughout, the recipes also incorporate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. You’ll find dishes like West Coast Eggs Benny, Vanilla Cherry Scones, Harvest Kale Salad, Squash Risotto with Fried Sage, Granny’s Beet Rolls, Cedar-Plank Salmon Burgers, Veggie Stew with Dumplings, Cherry Sweetheart Slab Pie, and Naked Coconut Cake.
      JILLIAN HARRIS is the Founder and Creative Director of Jillian Harris Design. She is passionate about love, family, charity, fashion, food, decor, and much more. On her blog, Jillian Harris, you will find bright and heart-filling inspiration for fashion, food, and decor and everyday life. Jillian’s signature style is both classic and feminine, and her eye for design and decor is enviable. As host of HGTV’s Love It Or List It Vancouver and Love It Or List It, Too, she brings her designs to life by bringing inspiring refreshes to homes needing love. Her work with local charities like Mamas for Mamas fuels her desire to help those in need and give back to those less fortunate. Her biggest passion is her family, which includes fiancé, Justin Pasutto, son Leo, daughter Annie, and dogs Nacho Cilantro and Peaches Pasutto. TORI WESSZER is a registered dietitian, self-proclaimed foodie, and creator of Fraiche Nutrition, a lifestyle blog featuring recipes and practical nutrition advice that embraces moderation and quality without deprivation. As a busy mom of two young boys, Tori is passionate about taking the noise out of food and creating dishes made from wholesome, simple ingredients that the whole family can enjoy. Tori’s content showcases uncomplicated and enjoyable healthy recipes along with her love for kitchen decor and design. She is also a regular contributor to the blog Jillian Harris.

      Author Residence: Kelowna, British Columbia

      Author Hometown: Peace River Valley, Alberta
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        Marketing: Paid social advertising, ideally from authors’ accounts

        Print ad (TBC)

        Influencer mailing

        Organic social from authors’ channels and Penguin Canada channels

        US Plans:

        National Food Press

        Pitch to entertainment press such as People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly

        Pitch for coverage in women’s magazine including Good Housekeeping, Redbook and O Magazine

        Coverage on food and lifestyle blogs such as Food52 and TheKitchn

        Explore west coast media opportunities including Sunset Magazine and the Hallmark Channel

        Target authors current US fan base through their social channels and expand them through lookalike campaigns

        Online promotion for the holiday

        Newsletter advertising   


        Author tour to Toronto, Vancouver and 1-2 additional markets

        Launch events in both cities, leveraging existing brand partnerships

        Key national broadcast opportunities at on-sale including CTV’s The Social, CTV’s Your Morning, and Global’s The Morning Show,

        Target key excerpt placement and long lead coverage with outlets like Canadian Living, Canadian House and Home, Postmedia, etc.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Taste Canada Awards - General Cookbooks 2020, Short-listed

      FINALIST for the Taste Canada Awards

      Praise for Fraiche Food, Full Hearts:

      “[Harris and Wesszer’s] assemblage of family favourite recipes is picture perfect.”
      The Grove Examiner

      “The beautifully illustrated Fraiche Food, Full Hearts cookbook by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer is, as it says, perfect for everyday and causal celebrations. It has impressive and well-organized holiday menus for every season and occasion from Mother’s Day and summer grilling to Christmas and Thanksgiving. It blends traditional well-tested recipes with modern day plant-based options.”
      Dairy Free Indulgence
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    Everything Is F*cked A Book About Hope Mark Manson
    9780062888464 Paperback SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational On Sale Date:May 14, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.72 in | 8.8 oz | 288 pages Carton Quantity:64 Harper
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      From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

      We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness.

      What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries.

      Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself.

      With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.


      Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (more than ten million copies sold worldwide) and a star blogger. Manson sold more than 250,000 copies of his self-published book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Before long, his off-the-cuff voice was resonating with a much broader audience via his brilliantly counterintuitive essays on happiness. With titles like “The Most Important Question of Your Life,” “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” and “No, You Can’t Have It All,” his work was reposted by Elizabeth Gilbert, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith, and Chelsea Handler. His site—markmanson.net—is read by two million people each month. Manson lives in New York City.

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    • Awards & Reviews


      “Just because everything appears to be a mess doesn’t mean you have to be one. Mark Manson’s book is a call to arms for a better life and better world and could not be more needed right now.” — Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy

      “Mark Manson continues to break down questions about human happiness and well-being in creative and unexpected ways. The result is a wonderfully accessible book that tackles some of the deeper questions about where our world is headed, as well as how to take better care of ourselves (and each other) until we get there.” — Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Host of The Psychology Podcast

      “Mark Manson has succeeded in explaining a crazy world to an entire generation by invoking hard science, moral philosophy, and gobs of hilarious wit. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, question your beliefs, and (hopefully) change your life.” — Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable

      “Mark provides an antidote to our era of spiritual malaise with a much-needed tincture of laughter, practical advice and philosophical wisdom. His counterintuitive insight will keep a three-bourbon smile on your face the whole time you’re reading it.” — Eric Barker, bestselling author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree

      “While we’re all afraid of the evils in the world, Mark Manson shows us how to avoid the dark side in ourselves. A witty and enlightening book that we all need to read before throwing in the towel.” — Shane Parrish, founder of Farnam Street and host of The Knowledge Project Podcast

      “Mark Manson is a master of thought-provoking and counterintuitive insights. His easy-to-read style will have you turning pages for hours.” — James Clear, New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits

      “Entertaining and thought-provoking . . . [Manson’s] dark-humored wit and blunt prose are both informative and engaging . . . Clever and accessibly conversational, Manson reminds us to chill out, not sweat the small stuff, and keep hope for a better world alive.” — Kirkus Reviews

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    YUM & YUMMER Ridiculously tasty recipes that'll blow your mind, but not your diet! Greta Podleski Canada
    9781775047001 Paperback COOKING / General On Sale Date:October 17, 2107
    $34.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.75 in | 1 kg | 304 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y One Spoon Media
    • Marketing Copy

      Watch the recipes come to life! From Looneyspoons recipe creator and four-time #1 bestselling cookbook author, Greta Podleski, Yum & Yummer is the first cookbook EVER to include a stunning, full-page food photo PLUS a fun, fast-paced, 60-second how-to video for every single recipe. With plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options, as well as good ol’ fashion comfort foods with a healthy twist and “splurge-worthy” treats, Yum & Yummer is packed with “ridiculously tasty recipes that’ll blow your mind, but not your diet!”
      Marketing & Promotion
        Major national TV, print and radio interviews plus regional book tour and ongoing promotion until spring 2019.

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