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Eat Cake. Be Brave. by Melissa Radke
The East Texas "Upside Down French Braid" and "Red Ribbon" personality shares an empowering collection of essays about her midlife decision to be brave, change her life and regain her sense of self-worth.
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Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things by Courtenay Hameister
The veteran host and head writer of Live Wire traces her lifelong battle with anxiety and the year she spent challenging herself to face her fears in remarkable ways, with laugh-out-loud results.
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Wanna Bet?: A Degenerate Gambler's Guide to Living on the Edge by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza
The Howard Stern Show comedian and co-star of HBO's Crashing explores his struggles with high-risk addiction to explain why he believes that the best gambler's high is achieved when the stakes are not monetary.
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Spicer, Sean. Regnery Pub (Perseus Dist). 9781621578147. $28.99. 256 Pages.
The former White House Press Secretary for Donald Trump presents a behind-the-scenes account of his turbulent seven-month tenure, offering new insights into the headline-grabbing controversies of the administration's first year. 6" x 9". (Political Science)
Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party by Dinesh D'Souza
An India-born conservative challenges views that American society is built on racist policies, outlining controversial arguments that the nation's progressive agendas are actually destroying its history, culture and constitutional order.
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Death of Truth, The
Kakutani, Michiko. Tim Duggan Books (Penguin Random House). 9780525574828. $22.00. 224 Pages.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning critic offers an analysis of our current condition—a world where truth has become an endangered species—and presents a new way forward for our truth-challenged times. 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (Political Science)
Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
Chertoff, Michael. Atlantic Monthly Pr (PGW). 9780802127938. $26.00. 288 Pages.
The former Secretary of Homeland Security and author of Homeland Security: Assessing the First Five Years outlines powerful arguments for new laws and policies to protect society and individual autonomy from cyber-security threats. 6" x 9". (Political Science)
Fall of Wisconsin, The: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics**
Kaufman, Dan. Norton. 9780393635201. $26.95. 256 Pages.
Evaluates the deconstruction of state laws protecting voting rights, public health, the environment and education in the once-progressive state of Wisconsin, tracing the contributions of key leaders and activists in galvanizing resistance to the Trump administration. Tour. 6 1/8" x 9 1/4". (Political Science)
Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World
Lowrey, Annie. Crown (Penguin Random House). 9781524758769. $26.00. 288 Pages.
A global look at universal basic income—the idea of giving every citizen an annual stipend, no questions asked—explains why, in an age of rapid automation, it might just be our best hope. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". (Political Science)
Monarchy of Fear, The: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis
Nussbaum, Martha C.. Simon & Schuster. 9781501172496. $25.99. 272 Pages.
The award-winning moral philosopher and author of Upheavals of Thought presents an examination of America's turbulent political environment since the 2016 election, outlining recommendations for how to mend partisan divides. 5" x 8". (Political Science)
Poisoned City, The: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Clark, Anna. Metropolitan Bks (Henry Holt). 9781250125149. $30.00. 320 Pages.
Documents the 2014 poisoning of the residents of Flint, Michigan, by contaminated water, and the ensuing 18-month activism case that only got the state to admit its complicity after 12 people died and many others suffered permanent injuries. 6 1/8" x 9 1/4". (Political Science)
The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House**
Rhodes, Ben. Random House. 9780525509356. $30.00. 480 Pages.
From one of Barack Obama’s closest aides comes a behind-the-scenes account of his presidency—and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive. Illustrations. Tour. 6 1/8" x 9 1/4". (Political Science)
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder that Scandalized Harvard
Collins, Paul. Norton. 9780393245165. $26.95. 320 Pages.
Traces the scandalous murder of a wealthy Harvard Medical School graduate and the ensuing trial that riveted mid-19th-century America, exploring how the case established important precedents in medical forensics and the definition of reasonable doubt. Illustrations. 6 1/8" x 9 1/4". (True Crime)
City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
French, Paul. Picador USA (St. Martin's Pr). 9781250170583. $28.00. 320 Pages.
The best-selling author of Midnight in Peking traces the rags-to-riches story of self-made casino gangsters Jack Riley and Joe Farren, drawing on eyewitness accounts, letters and articles to trace their activities in the 1930s Shanghai underworld. Illustrations. Map(s). 6 1/8" x 9 1/4". (True Crime)
House of Heroin: Inside the Secret Billion-Dollar Narco-Terror Empire That Is Killing America
Ullah, Haroon. William Morrow (HarperCollins). 9780062463999. $27.99. 320 Pages.
A veteran U.S. State Department official and former senior adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry provides a disturbing inside look at the Muslim Mafia, the organized crime syndicate that controls global opiate production and trafficking. 6" x 9". (True Crime)