When Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys said that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere, they probably weren’t talking about the middle of nowhere or whatever suburb you used to make fun of. Erin Clune regales readers with priceless stories of her own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin, and provides a jocular but useful guide—for anyone leaving, or thinking about leaving, their own personal mecca—to finding contentment while staying true to yourself in a place far, far away from The City.
Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: Hannah Tinti, Morgan Jerkins, Fran Tirado, Raven Leilani, & Carlie Hoffman, hosted by Alisson Wood.
Fly by & say hi at our bookstore nest POWERHOUSE ARENA for the next installment of Pigeon Pages NYC reading series. We’ll be featuring Hannah Tinti, Morgan Jerkins, Fran Tirado, Raven Leilani, & Carlie Hoffman, hosted by Alisson Wood.
The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It’s about what Carroll calls “intentional living”: weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what’s truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It’s about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things. Whether you’ve used a Bullet Journal for years or have never seen one before, The Bullet Journal Method will help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.
Think you know photography? Think again. Through a carefully curated selection of quotes and images, this book reveals what matters most to the masters of photography. With accompanying text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you’ll learn what photography actually means to the giants of the genres and how they developed their distinctive visual styles.
Cookbook Launch: The Anti-Cookbook: Easy, Thrifty Recipes for Food-Smart Living by Shelley Onderdonk & Rebecca Bloom
A “cookbook” method of completing a task implies a mundane, thoughtless process. THE ANTI-COOKBOOK seeks to do the opposite—to inspire readers to think creatively about making meals, and independently about the deeper issues surrounding food and nourishment. Authors Shelley Onderdonk and Rebecca Bloom hope to provide readers with a template for thoughtfulness around the way they feed themselves.
powerHouse Book Launch: Amongst the Liberal Elite by Elly Lonon & Joan Reilly with special guest Emily Flake
Based on the successful McSweeney’s column, Amongst the Liberal Elite takes readers on a cross-country road trip with Alex and Michael, romantic partners whose voices will resonate with fans of shows such as Portlandia, Parks and Recreation, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The couple decides to use their tax refund to reconnect with their fellow Americans via a cross-country road trip and, more specifically, better understand how Trump won the election. In a quest to visit The World’s Largest Frying Pan (of which there are six in the U.S.) Alex and Michael embark on a journey marked with personal and societal realizations.
The first thing on Marina’s list was, “Quit My Shitty Job.” So she did, and just like that ‘The List’ powered her through her twenties. Now, Marina has become internet famous – a viral video of her quitting her job after moving to Asia garnered nearly 19 million view on YouTube – is also a stand-up comic, and had a very popular Modern Love column published in The New York Times. None of that would have happened if she hadn’t started her list.
The sonically-hypnotic poems in this collection pry open the space between sounds and what they mean, and the violence of this prying is analogous to the ordinary violences that women live with the world over. “Orange you happy yet, a serious threat/a surfeit, a certain fate, a surer fret,” Blitshteyn chants, and you find yourself wanting to feel her language on your tongue, even as that language evokes an unbearable reality. Wrapped up in these fiercely elegant poems are narratives of language acquisition, precarious immigrations, and song-like imperatives for the best kinds of destruction.
Co-written by masters of pop cultural comedy, Julia Young and Matt Harkins, Please Don’t Grab my P#$$y: A Rhyming Presidential Guide makes it abundantly clear what is available for grabbing—votes, leather seats, a joint—and what is definitely not, using every possible euphemism for female genitalia not already spoken into being by college guys. Although definitely not for children, the book targets a broad range of readers, from presidents of countries and titans of industry to moviemaking moguls and masters of domains.
From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.
Book Launch: How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives by David Priess, moderated by Elizabeth Spiers
A vivid political history of the manifold schemes, plots, and conspiracies to remove unwanted presidents, from the founding fathers to today’s headlines. How To Get Rid of a President presents the dark side of our nation’s political history, from the Constitutional Convention into the 21st century, mixing a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential exits with party intrigue, political betrayal, and backroom scheming. It is a briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage through historical events relevant to today’s historic times, highlighting the many ways that presidents have been undermined and nearly kicked out.
Book Launch: American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGreal — in conversation w/ Philip Gourevitch
In American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts, British investigative journalist Chris McGreal scrutinizes these questions by calling to account those who Americans look to protect them yet stand idly by as the bodies pile up year after year. While other books dwell on victims, this book is unique in that it focuses on the perpetrators, the villains, to construct a picture of how Big Pharma adapted their strategy over time to discredit the evidence that mass opioid prescribing was creating an epidemic.
Authors Jaclyn Gilbert (Late Air) and Blair Hurley (The Devoted) will discuss the slippery slopes of perfectionism in elite distance running and spirituality, interrogating both themes across questions of point-of-view and craft essential to writing their debut novels.
Sally Wen Mao’s Oculus explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste.