Book Launch: Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott in conversation with Valeria Luiselli

Book Launch: Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott in conversation with Valeria Luiselli

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Infinite Home is the story of Edith, a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of people, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways—in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart—the renters must band together to protect Edith and their home.

Book Launch: The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell

Book Launch: The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell

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At a time when our communities are under attack from police brutality, abysmal public education, and poverty, Luther’s amazing life story The Book of Luke shows how one person can change a community and a country.

Book Launch: Man the Fuck Up by S Kincaid

Book Launch: Man the Fuck Up by S Kincaid

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Man the Fuck Up is a bedtime story for those in the real world today, where a white knight of strength and power protecting and honoring his fair lady is indeed left for the fairy tales.

Book Launch: Tea and Transition by Nicola Jane Chase with Frank Zagottis

Book Launch: Tea and Transition by Nicola Jane Chase with Frank Zagottis

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In this candid memoir of gender and acceptance, Chase uncovers inner and outer recognition through dating debacles, painful family discussions, and trips to Victoria’s Secret.

Book Launch: Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation by Adam Resnick with Chris Elliott

Book Launch: Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation by Adam Resnick with Chris Elliott

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In fifteen tragically funny autobiographical essays, Emmy-winning writer Adam Resnick explores his life long distaste for social situations. Join us for the paperback launch for what Rolling Stone deems is “an anti-social work of art.”

Book Launch: The Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived “Forever”: The Legend of a WWE Hero by Jon Robinson

Book Launch: The Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived “Forever”: The Legend of a WWE Hero by Jon Robinson

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Here, for the first time, the complete legend of The Ultimate Warrior is told in full, from his humble beginnings as a self-proclaimed “small, insecure kid who wasn’t into any sports” to his rise to WWE fame as the most powerful force in the universe.

Book Launch: Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security – We Are the Bomb by Boots Riley

Book Launch: Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security – We Are the Bomb by Boots Riley

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Poet, rapper, and political activist Boots Riley brings together his songs, commentary, and backstories in this rich photo filled account .

Book Launch: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald

Book Launch: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Debut novelist Alexandra Kleeman brings us You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, a story that concerns sex and friendship, consumption and appetite, faith and transformation, real food and fast food, TV commercials and reality television, and a wholly singular vision of modern womanhood. She will be joined by Buzzfeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald.

Book Launch: The Casualties by Nick Holdstock

Book Launch: The Casualties by Nick Holdstock

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In this ambitious debut novel, Holdstock explores how we see our past, our possible futures and ourselves. He asks the biggest question: How can we be saved?

Book Launch:  Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Book Launch: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

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Famed author Salman Rushdie’s new novel is a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world that has been plunged into an age of unreason.

Book Launch: Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry by Amy Odell

Book Launch: Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry by Amy Odell

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In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell gives readers a behind-the-runway look at one of New York’s most secretive, sometimes absurd, and ever alluring industries: Fashion.

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Flings by  Justin Taylor

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Flings by Justin Taylor

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Join us for the paper back launch of Flings, a collection of twelve interconnected stories in which Taylor measures the psychic vibrations of characters who are unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures.

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: US(a.) by Saul Williams

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: US(a.) by Saul Williams

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In his greatly anticipated new full-length book of poetry, “the poet laureate of hip-hop” (CNN) Saul Williams presents his ideas, observations, realizations, dreams, and questions about the state of America, the American psyche, and what it means to be American.

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Stamp, Stencil, Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand by Anna Joyce

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Stamp, Stencil, Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand by Anna Joyce

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Inspired by vintage fabric, folk art, and shapes found in nature, textile artist Anna Joyce believes we should live with color and pattern everyday. In her new book, Joyce shares her signature hand-printing techniques for adding modern patterns to ready-made surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more.

Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson

Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson

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In an age of mass-produced clothing and style dictated by celebrities and bloggers, what does the outfit we choose to wear in the morning say about us? To former New York Times fashion critic Cintra Wilson, fashion determines destiny.

Book Launch: Learning to Die by Roy Scranton

Book Launch: Learning to Die by Roy Scranton

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When US Army private Roy Scranton returned home from Iraq, he was confronted with calamities that heralded a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: the shock of global warming.  In this response to climate change, Scranton combines memoir, reportage, philosophy, and Zen wisdom to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world.

Book Launch: Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict

Book Launch: Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict

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A dynamite cast of women writers candidly share the stories of their lives through the hair on their heads. Representing women from all walks of life, these essays show just how tightly our identities are tied up in our tresses.

Book Launch: Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

Book Launch: Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

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An honest and delightful look at what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century, Fear of Dying is a book for everyone who has ever been shaken and changed by love, or who wants to be!

Book Launch: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

Book Launch: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

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National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann presents his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade in which he charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.

Book Launch: Food Whore by Jessica Tom

Book Launch: Food Whore by Jessica Tom

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Food Whore has all the ingredients of a tasty read: with restaurants modeled after real-life New York City hot-spots and steamy scenes in and out of the kitchen, Food Whore appeals to anyone who’s ever had a dream and the appetite to get there.

Book Launch: St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun

Book Launch: St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun

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Through her detailed writing and in-depth interviews, Calhoun creates a flawless narrative that successfully brings to life the rich history behind an iconic American street.

The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi by Chef Rossi

The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi by Chef Rossi

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Talking her way into any cooking job she could get, a self-taught and self-made Rossi ended up owning one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. The Raging Skillet is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges, in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens.