How to Stop Feeling Like Shit is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen–a nationally sought-after life coach–crystallizes what’s behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women’s gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing weighty examinations in favor of punch-points of awareness.
Book Launch: Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In by Anjali Kumar — in conversation w/ Sally Kohn
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
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
Modern Loss coauthors Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner will host an evening of provocative storytelling on the complex, gut wrenching, illuminating, and hilarious mess we all know formally as “living with loss.”
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
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 GENERATION 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.
Join Girls Leadership at The Bold Book Swap, a celebration of strong female characters in children’s literature!
Girls Leadership is a national nonprofit dedicated to giving girls the skills to find and exercise the power of their voices. Now more than ever, it’s vital that girls learn how to express themselves clearly, confidently, and without fear. There will be fun activities, readings, and delicious nibbles by One Girl Cookies.
Book Launch: Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma by Gretchen L. Schmelzer, PhD
Authoritative and accessible, JOURNEY THROUGH TRAUMA provides support for survivors and their loved ones through one of the most challenging but necessary processes of healing that anyone can face. As Dr. Schmelzer says, “no one heals alone.”
Book Launch: Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer
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: SLUTEVER: Dispatches From a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World by Karley Sciortino
SLUTEVER is a call-to-arms, a confessional memoir, a slut manifesto, as told by a hedonistic, sex-radical libertarian slut in a pink PVC mini dress. It’s a first-person account of a modern young woman, navigating sex, love, casual hookups, open-relationships, boyfriends, girlfriends, bisexuality, BDSM, breakups, sex work, sex parties, and the power of sexual agency, as told from the front lines.
Book Launch: Don't Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin — in conversation w/ Craig Finn of The Hold Steady
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
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.
THE INVENTION OF ANA blurs the lines between narrative and memory, perception and reality, identity and authenticity. In his stunning debut novel, Mikkel Rosengaard illuminates the profound power of stories to alter the world around us—and the lives of the ones we love.
Seamlessly fusing together detail-rich reportage and firsthand observation with big-picture data and research that contextualize the issue, A Colony in a Nation is a compelling and timely portrait of a nation that cherishes the ideals of freedom and democracy while sustaining a savagely unjust and corrupt colony within its own borders.
Misdemeanorland offers an in-depth look at the consequences of New York City’s dramatically expanded policing of low-level offenses
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.”
PARIS METRO is an astute thriller, one that recognizes how some of the most important conflicts in the new millennium are not on battlefields but within families and neighborhoods. In a world of cosmopolitan elites and dispossessed refugees, many have only ideology to consider their home.
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.
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.
Joint Book Launch: Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester & Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen
Kirstin Chen’s new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, is a captivating and emotional tale that follows one family’s reckoning with how the events of one day will change their lives forever, set against the backdrop of early Maoist China.
In Everyone Knows You Go Home, Natalia Sylvester weaves together the past and the present, the living and dead, to expose the harsh realities of immigration and the risks one Mexican family will take to protect their legacy.
In this humorous yet keenly observant coming-of-age story, Cohen brings us into a boisterous literary world bathed in hubris and ambition. With eloquent prose and affecting storytelling, The Little Clan is both a wickedly fun yet sharply insightful look at friendship, feminism and finding yourself in your twenties.