Book Launch: Mapping My Way Home by Stephanie J. Urdang

Book Launch: Mapping My Way Home by Stephanie J. Urdang

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Lyrical, evocative, and keenly observed, Urdang’s memoir is an act of fierce witness, where life, love, death, family, history, memory, loss, and uncertainty are deeply explored. “My South Africa!” Urdang writes. “How could I have imagined for one instant that I could return to its beauty, and not its pain?” Indeed, beauty and pain suffuse these pages.

Book Launch: A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee by Miriam Hoffman — in conversation w/ Avi Hoffman, feat. Lisa Gutkin & Eleanor Reissa

Book Launch: A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee by Miriam Hoffman — in conversation w/ Avi Hoffman, feat. Lisa Gutkin & Eleanor Reissa

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This intellectual and emotional journey describes author Miriam Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II.

All profits benefit Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc., a public charity devoted to preserving Jewish culture.

Brooklyn Book Launch: The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc

Brooklyn Book Launch: The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc

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Join author and photographer Mihaela Noroc for a talk and slideshow, Q&A, and book signing for her new book, The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits. This stunning collection, based on the author’s enormously popular online photography project, features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.

Book Launch: By the Skin of Our Teeth: The Art and Design of Morning Breath by Jason Noto & Doug Cunningham — in conversation w/ Julian Alexander

Book Launch: By the Skin of Our Teeth: The Art and Design of Morning Breath by Jason Noto & Doug Cunningham — in conversation w/ Julian Alexander

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Filled with dozens of full-color images, By the Skin of Our Teeth is an invaluable display of Morning Breath’s provocative, imaginative, and original style—a combination of the dream-like and the quotidian—that has captured the attention of artists, designers, and pop culture lovers everywhere.

powerHouse Books Launch: Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos by Steven Burton

powerHouse Books Launch: Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos by Steven Burton

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PowerHouse Books presents the book launch for Skin Deep: Looking Beyond Tattoos by photographer Steven Burton. For decades now tattoos have been potent symbols of the Los Angeles gang-life scene. Skin Deep uniquely highlights the impact tattoos have on the way a person is perceived by showing what each participant might look like without them.

Book Launch: Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In by Anjali Kumar

Book Launch: Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In by Anjali Kumar

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Anjali Kumar, a pragmatic lawyer for Google, was part of a rapidly growing population in America: highly spiritual but religiously uncommitted. But when her daughter was born, she became compelled to find God—or at least some kind of enlightenment. Anjali Kumar’s first book humorously chronicles her attempts to answer questions she can’t Google an answer to for her six year old daughter.

NEWLY RESCHEDULED!  NYC Book Launch Party: wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain

NEWLY RESCHEDULED! NYC Book Launch Party: wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain

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NYC Book Launch Party for wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation with Anthony Bourdain! ​Followed by a book signing, drinks, and food by Fuku, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. & Du’s Donuts.

Book Launch: Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. by Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner

Book Launch: Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. by Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner

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Let’s face it: most of us can’t handle talking about death. We’re awkward and uncertain; we blurt out platitudes or say nothing at all; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit. We can all do better. In a book hailed by Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling , and that StoryCorps’ Dave Isay is calling “raw, charming, witty and funny,” Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner are here to normalize the conversation around death and grief.

Book Launch: The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture by Alicia Eler — in conversation w/ Svetlana Kitto

Book Launch: The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture by Alicia Eler — in conversation w/ Svetlana Kitto

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Whether it’s Kim Kardashian uploading picture after picture to Instagram or your roommate posting a mid-vacation shot to Facebook, selfies receive mixed reactions. Digital native Alicia Eler’s THE SELFIE GENERATIOM is the first book to delve fully into this ubiquitous and much-maligned part of social media, including why people take them in the first place and the ways they can change how we see ourselves.

Book Launch: Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer

Book Launch: Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer

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Journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s new book explores the cultural importance of the shift in favor of female friendships and the empowerment that they provide. Schaefer examines public celebrations of girlfriends and digs into her personal experiences navigating these very same relationships, using her journalistic skills to explore this terrain like never before.

Book Launch: Don't Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin — in conversation w/ Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

Book Launch: Don't Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin — in conversation w/ Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

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A moving story about a man’s search for belonging in all the wrong places, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America’s soul. 

Brooklyn Book Launches: Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood; Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer; & Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan

Brooklyn Book Launches: Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood; Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer; & Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan

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Join authors Clarissa Harwood, Elizabeth LaBan & Elizabeth Stauffer at POWERHOUSE for the launch of their newest novels, IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS, MATCH MADE IN MANHATTAN, and NOT PERFECT. Featuring a talk, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

Book Launch: All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write The World — Edited by Deborah Santana

Book Launch: All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write The World — Edited by Deborah Santana

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The last several months have proven that women’s voices really do matter and can make a difference. Author/activist Deborah Santana felt a growing need to illuminate the diversity and complexity of women’s experiences in the world. The result is a book of 69 authors who have written what award-winning author Isabel Allende describes as “brilliant and moving essays that show the astonishing, brave and passionate lives of women of color as they fight for autonomy, equality, and love.”

Book Launch: Recipes for Good Luck by Ellen Weinstein

Book Launch: Recipes for Good Luck by Ellen Weinstein

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What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words owing? What is a NASA engineer’s lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck. Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to pre- performance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. Presented with a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.

Book Launch: Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion

Book Launch: Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion

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Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton. Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side. When Dom’s class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it — and she is transfixed.