Book Launch: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

Book Launch: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Chilling in its pace and brilliant in its eye on pop culture, ARE YOU SLEEPING merges themes of mega-hit podcasts Serial and S-Town with psychological thrillers such as Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood. The result is an unforgettable, original, and dark dive into what we’re willing to do to conceal our previous selves – and how we can never quite bury the past deep enough.

Book Launch: Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss — in conversation w/ Judy McGuire

Book Launch: Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss — in conversation w/ Judy McGuire

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Jeremiah Moss comes to POWERHOUSE to launch Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, in which he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of “hyper-gentrification” that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial landmarks.

Book Launch: Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories by Elizabeth Jaikaran

Book Launch: Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories by Elizabeth Jaikaran

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Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories is a riveting and important book for our time in its telling of horrific suffering in a small and often overlooked culture. Its importance multiplies when we see the fortitude and resilience that sustains the resistance.

Book Launch: The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller — in conversation w/ Val Emmich

Book Launch: The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller — in conversation w/ Val Emmich

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The Luster of Lost Things is the poignant story of twelve-year-old Walter Lavender Jr., a lonely bright-hearted boy whose communication disorder renders him virtually speechless, trapping him inside his own world—that is, until he sets out on a brave quest to save his home and his mother’s business.

Book Launch: Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

Book Launch: Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

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TRUST NO AUNTY by Maria Qamar, best known for the art she posts to her popular Instagram @Hatecopy, is an incisive, irreverent deep dive into the strange world of meddling, critical, yet oddly comforting aunties—whether they’re family members, annoying neighbors, or just some ladies throwing black magic your way.

Book Launch: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang — in conversation w/ Weike Wang

Book Launch: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang — in conversation w/ Weike Wang

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SOUR HEART, Zhang’s debut story collection, is an illuminating and innovative collection of seven stories that reveal—through their poetic energy, depth of observation, and intimate exploration of identity and family—what it means to come of age in a society that can’t quite comprehend your unique experience, your otherness.

Book Launch: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini — in conversation w/ Naomi Fry

Book Launch: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini — in conversation w/ Naomi Fry

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Italian screenwriter and journalist Chiara Barzini, author of the debut story collection Sister Stop Breathing, returns this summer with Things That Happened Before the Earthquake: A Novel, a ruefully funny coming-of-age story about family ties, resilience, and the brutality of teenage love set against an unforgettable portrait of 1990s Los Angeles in all its sun-drenched, semi-splendor.

Book Launch: Adios, Motherfucker by Michael Ruffino — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain

Book Launch: Adios, Motherfucker by Michael Ruffino — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Equal parts This Is Spinal Tap and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Adios, Motherfucker is a riotous and unbridled testament to rock and roll being at its best on the brink of disaster.

Book Launch: Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life by Chelsea Martin — in conversation w/ Chloe Caldwell

Book Launch: Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life by Chelsea Martin — in conversation w/ Chloe Caldwell

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In a fresh, subversive voice that charts her trajectory from a dead-end California town to a burgeoning career as an author and illustrator, cult favorite Chelsea Martin returns with her debut essay collection, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life.

Book Launch: The German-Jewish Cookbook by Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman & Sonya Gropman

Book Launch: The German-Jewish Cookbook by Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman & Sonya Gropman

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The Gropmans—a mother-daughter author pair—have honored the original recipes Gabrielle learned after arriving as a baby in Washington Heights from Germany in 1939, while updating their format to reflect contemporary standards of recipe writing. Join them to launch this new, familial cookbook at POWERHOUSE.

Book Launch: Some Say by Maureen N. McLane

Book Launch: Some Say by Maureen N. McLane

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Join poet Maureen N. McLane at POWERHOUSE as we ring in her fifth book of poems, Some Say, described as “a dazzling collection of poems exploring the mental landscape of our moment.”

Book Launch: The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser — in conversation w/ Amy Leigh Mecree, Michelle Goldblum, Alison Leipzig, & Primavera

Book Launch: The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser — in conversation w/ Amy Leigh Mecree, Michelle Goldblum, Alison Leipzig, & Primavera

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Let Shannon Kaiser help you put a stop to self-sabotage and overcome your fears so that you can gain the confidence you need to reach your goals and become your own best friend.

Mama Takes the Mic: Magic and Madness from Storytellers at MUTHA and Hip Mama Magazine

Mama Takes the Mic: Magic and Madness from Storytellers at MUTHA and Hip Mama Magazine

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Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she’s there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject, and creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag’s pyramid to analyze life.

Book Launch: The Ice Bucket Challenge by Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge

Book Launch: The Ice Bucket Challenge by Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS by bestselling authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge tells the inspiring true story of how Frates and his family took his devastating ALS diagnosis and used it as a rallying cry to change the world.

Book Launch: Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello

Book Launch: Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello

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Candid, poignant – and at times darkly hilarious – Michael Ausiello’s SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words chronicles a fourteen-year love affair that culminated in a final year of illness, resilience, and, tragically, death.

Book Launch: The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis

Book Launch: The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis

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In The Book of Separation, a moving memoir drawn from the author’s brave and widely-praised New York Times Opinionator essay about leaving the only life she’s ever known, Tova Mirvis chronicles her courageous journey of walking away from her marriage and her faith.

Book Launch: Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind by Jaime Lowe

Book Launch: Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind by Jaime Lowe

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A riveting memoir and a fascinating investigation of the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium, an essential medication for millions of people struggling with bipolar disorder, stemming from Jaime Lowe’s sensational 2015 article in The New York Times Magazine: “I Don’t Believe in God, but I believe in Lithium: My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder.”

Book Launch & Panel: Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore by Freddy Alva — in conversation w/ Sacha Jenkins, EZEC, KR.ONE, JERE, & SMOG

Book Launch & Panel: Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore by Freddy Alva — in conversation w/ Sacha Jenkins, EZEC, KR.ONE, JERE, & SMOG

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Urban Styles, a unique tale of two very similar factions of subculture, is also a study in sociology and youth culture. It is a story about New York City and its boroughs; it is the preservation of a culture and a history many have dedicated their lives to, and it celebrates a time when the city was a wild playground for some of the art form’s greatest visionaries.

Book Launch: The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan

Book Launch: The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan

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The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series “The History of Rome” brings to life the story of Rome’s unrivaled domination of the known world and the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Republic.

Book Launch: Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian

Book Launch: Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian

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Kristen Iskandrian’s stunning debut, MOTHEREST, is a vivid literary novel that redefines our notions of motherhood, family, and friendship.