This Fight Is Our Fight : The Battle to Save America's Middle Class - by Elizabeth Warren (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 337Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Elizabeth WarrenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now ... she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, [an] ... indictment of those who [she believes] have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a ... call to action"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis #1 New York Times bestsellerThe fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save itSenator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action. Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she's never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren's trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won't sit down, she won't be silenced, and she will fight back. Review Quotes "This Fight Is Our Fight is a smart, tough-minded book....What Democrats need right now is a reason to keep fighting. And that's something Warren's muscular, unapologetic book definitely offers. It's an important contribution." --Paul Krugman, The New York Times Book Review"This Fight Is Our Fight provides an insider's look at the machinations that are undermining the U.S. economy and political system. Warren spells out what is happening and what needs to be done to reverse the slide....Warren is outspoken, personable, emphatic, dedicated....It is unusual for any politician to be so open." --New York Journal of Books"Girded for battle, the senior senator from Massachusetts forcefully lays out the bleak picture of an American government increasingly controlled by corporate greed and special interests....The author sounds the alarm that an oligarchy is in the making, and her urgency is palpable and necessary. Inspiring words to empower Warren's marching army."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About The Author Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of several books, including A Fighting Chance, a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of nation's most influential progressives, she has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.
You're on an Airplane : A Self-mythologizing Memoir - by Parker Posey (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing ArtsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Penguin Group USAAuthor: Parker PoseyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book With a refreshing perspective on life in the spotlight, Parker Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. She delves into her personal style, as well as her approach to everyday life on and off set. Advice from her legendary Greenwich Village therapist Mildred Newman appears alongside poignant portrayals of painful relationships and the love she has for her dog, Gracie. Book Synopsis A National Bestseller Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You're On an Airplane is a delight in every way. In her first book, actress and star of movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, You've Got Mail, The House of Yes, and so many more, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. A funny and colorful southern childhood prepared Posey for a life of creating and entertaining, which not only extends to acting but to the craft of pottery, sewing, collage, yoga, and cooking, all of which readers will find in this whimsical, hilarious, always entertaining book. Parker takes us into her childhood home, behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the 90s, the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers she's turned into art in a whole new way, and the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her personal life. With Posey's memorable, hilarious, and poignant voice, her book gives the reader a feeling of traveling through not only a memoir, but an exploration, meditation, and celebration of what it means to be an artist. Buckle up and enjoy the journey. Review Quotes "Posey has a lot to say in You're on an Airplane ... Her style may seem dotty, but it's actually searingly direct. She tackles personal challenges that must have been painful...but still manages to find some loopy joy in the experience... She writes, jauntily, about her insecurities-her candor might even make you feel jaunty about your own." --Time A charming flight of fancy for Parker Posey.--The Columbus Dispatch "Excellent...a celebration of peculiarity."--Vogue "[You're on an Airplane] plays out on the page like an intimate performance you're privileged by chance to have caught...sublimely entertaining."--The Weekly Standard "[Parker Posey] has deigned to bless us with her infinite wisdom and enough personal anecdotes to satiate even her most rabid fans. Glory be: she has a narrative voice! And it's just as funny and insouciant as you might hope!"--Booklist "[Parker] writes hilariously and thoughtfully."--Kirkus Reviews "Posey's narrative is lighthearted and amusing, and it reveals her strong and independent spirit and serious devotion to acting. Indie film fans will especially enjoy this energetic romp through Posey's vibrant film career."--Publishers Weekly "Irreverent in the best way possible."--HelloGiggles About The Author Parker Posey is well known for her work with many independent filmmakers of her generation, including Richard Linklater, Hal Hartley, Zoe Cassavettes, and Rebecca Miller. Following her breakout role in the cult hit Dazed and Confused, she starred in Christopher Guest's classic mockumentaries and appeared in such Hollywood films as You've Got Mail, Superman Returns, Josie and the Pussycats, Scream 3, and Blade Trinity. Posey currently plays Dr. Smith in Netflix's remake of Lost in Space.
#futureboards : Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want - (Hardcover) - by Sarah Centrella
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Self Improvement, Body + Mind + SpiritSub-Genre: New Thought, Inspiration + Personal Growth, Personal GrowthFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Sarah CentrellaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn to create the ultimate vision board to actualize the life you want with this essential guide! A #FutureBoard takes the idea of a vision board one step further--it's a true visual representation of your desired future life. When utilized correctly, it can be a great tool to help you to turn your dreams into reality--and this book shows you how to do exactly that. #FutureBoards explains how to identify and create your ideal future with intention, and shows you step-by-step how to create a fabulous board worthy of your wildest dreams and so you can use it to upgrade your entire life. Get ready to make the life you're dreaming about a reality with your very own #FutureBoard! Review Quotes "A fun way to dream and plan a little." --Our Adventure is Everywhere "Encourage[s] viewers to enter another world. A world where ruts vanish, visions intertwine, and out of the ordinary possibilities exist." --Girls That Create "A fantastic book... It asked questions that got me thinking about what I really want out of life." --A Rainbow Life "There is something in this book for everyone." --Mclendon Villas "I have never seen another law of attraction book go into so much detail and hold so much information." --Life Is Now In Session "This book is a great tool to help anyone who is open to learning and ready to turn their dreams into a reality." --Natural Baby Doll
The Water Keeper - by Charles Martin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: SouthernFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonAuthor: Charles MartinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charles Martin comes a riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds. Book Synopsis A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.Praise for The Water Keeper: "I'm telling you, it's an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I've ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world." --Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin"Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he's done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters." --Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway"In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you'll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles's books you never finish it--you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won't be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others." --Robert Whitlow, bestselling authorPart of The Murphy Shepherd novels: Book 1: The Water KeeperBook 2: The Letter Keeper (available June 2021)Full-length novel (c. 110,000 words)Includes Discussion Questions for Book ClubsAlso by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
Simply Delicious Vegan - by Caitlin Shoemaker (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 2.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: VeganFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ABRAMSAuthor: Caitlin ShoemakerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Caitlin Shoemaker, vegan and health-world influencer and creator of the blog From My Bowl, shares the laid-back kitchen magic of her simple, flavorful recipes. Simply Delicious Vegan proves that unprocessed, plant-based food doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring -- and even better, it can make you feel (and look) your absolute best. Complete with personal tips for creating a glowingly healthy and happier life, this book offers 100 recipes that check every box and fit easily into real life. Gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free, Simply Delicious Vegan will help you feel energized and centered" -- Book Synopsis Caitlin Shoemaker shares plant-based, recipes that maximize health and flavor and fit into any budget Caitlin Shoemaker, vegan and health-world inﬂuencer and creator of the blog From My Bowl, shares the laid-back kitchen magic of her simple, ﬂavorful recipes. Simply Delicious Vegan proves that unprocessed, plant-based food doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring--and even better, it can make you feel (and look) your absolute best. Complete with personal tips for creating a glowingly healthy and happier life, this book oﬀers 100 recipes that check every box and ﬁt easily into real life. Gluten-free, oil-free, and reﬁned sugar-free, Simply Delicious Vegan will help you feel energized and centered. About The Author Caitlin Shoemaker is the recipe developer, photographer, and creative mind behind the food and lifestyle brand From My Bowl, founded in 2016.
Past Tense - (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Jack ReacherFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Lee ChildAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour ... The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders: was he ever there in the first place?"-- Book Synopsis #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from "a superb craftsman of suspense" (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He's always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Praise for Past Tense "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) Review Quotes "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) "Cerebral . . . One doesn't want Mr. Child's storytelling to end. . . . Get your copy soon before Past Tense sells out. Then enjoy the ride."--New York Journal of Books "The way everything winds up for all the participants shows a satisfying generosity of storytelling spirit."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels "There's a reason Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."--Associated Press "This series [is] utterly addictive."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of."--Ken Follett About The Author Lee Child is the author of twenty-three New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fourteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures--including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.
The Best of Me - by David Sedaris (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAuthor: David SedarisAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysLanguage: English About the Book The American humorist, author, and radio contributor shares his most memorable work in a collection of stories and essays that feature him shopping for rare taxidermy, hitchhiking with a quadriplegic, and hand-feeding a carnivorous bird. Book Synopsis "Genius... It is miraculous to read these pieces... You must read The Best of Me." --Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris's work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms--at long last--with the other. Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected--it's often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder--but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called "the funniest man alive" (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing--quite often at himself--and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time. Review Quotes "The Best of Me encompasses a wide swath of his past work, from early entries in The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs section to fan-favorite essays like 2000's 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' (in which he recounts taking French-language classes from a merciless teacher) and 2016's 'The Perfect Fit' (about shopping for outrageous clothes in Tokyo)." --Seija Rankin, Entertainment Weekly "A comprehensive retrospective... The essayist collects his best stories spanning his career, from previously published volumes and magazine features."--Barbara Vandenburgh, USA Today "A generous and rollicking collection... Sedaris is a fun, wickedly funny companion. But for all his playful irreverence... he also brings a sharp moral eye to his subjects--which tend toward the eclectic. Writing about everything from family tragedy to international travel to taxidermied owls, he illuminates the manifold wonders (and weirdness) of everyday life. For those new to Sedaris's work, this book will serve as a delightful introduction. For longtime fans, it will offer a familiar comfort, like catching up with an old friend."--Cornelia Channing, Vulture "An excellent introduction to Sedaris' work if, somehow, you're not among the millions who have made him a mainstay on bestseller lists and flocked to his ticketed readings. Even if you've read or listened to every word he's ever written, it's a terrific highlights reel and a chance to view the arc of Sedaris' development as a writer over 25 years... In his more serious moments, Sedaris expresses surprise and gratitude for his good fortune. Even his father, "that perpetual human storm cloud," has finally, in his late 90s, acknowledged his elder son's fantastic accomplishments. The Best of Me is a well-earned victory lap." --Heller McAlpin, Christian Science Monitor "If you're looking for some comic relief, look no further than David Sedaris." --Tonya Mosley, NPR "Longtime fans and astute readers will understand that the title doesn't refer entirely to the author; he has chosen and arranged works to highlight his funny, often dysfunctional and always loving parents, siblings and partner, Hugh--the people he believes are the best of him."--Bethanne Patrick, Washington Post "Sedaris fans will gobble up this greatest hits compilation... When you're craving a good old-fashioned belly laugh, turn to this new retrospective collection of Sedaris' funniest and most heartwarming essays and fictional stories written over the last 25-plus years."--Lesley Kennedy, CNN "Sedaris's brilliant knack for observational humor is on full display in this terrific retrospective essay collection... Sedaris finds ample fodder for his keen satiric sense in his life and the lives of those around him. Sedaris can take even the most serious subject and evoke both empathy and laughter. He can also be just plain hilarious... This is the perfect introduction for the uninitiated, while Sedaris's fans will enjoy rediscovering old favorites."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The collection magnifies many of the attributes that have made Sedaris such a beloved writer, not least of which is the sense of wit... Across 46 stories and 400 pages, Sedaris' clarity as a writer comes through. The pieces can be painfully funny and painfully poignant for the same reason: He's economical with words, thoughts, jokes and emotions."--Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle "The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor... The subject, in many of the pieces Sedaris has selected, is the judgment and pain we inflict on one another, and by 'we' Sedaris does not mean people in general. He means him. And he means you. And he means me... You must read The Best of Me. It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever--we're allowed to laugh."--Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review About The Author David Sedaris is the author of Calypso, Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Animal - by Lisa Taddeo (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & SchusterAuthor: Lisa TaddeoAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman's exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in Animal, the "ferociously beautiful" (Library Journal) debut novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Three Women, named to more than thirty best-of-the-year lists and hailed as "a dazzling achievement" (Los Angeles Times) and "a heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece" (Esquire). I am depraved. I hope you like me. Joan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees New York City in search of Alice, the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past. In the sweltering hills above Los Angeles, Joan unravels the horrific event she witnessed as a child--that has haunted her every waking moment--while forging the power to finally strike back. Animal is a depiction of female rage at its rawest, and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society. Review Quotes "Riveting . . . Propulsive, erotic, emotional . . . Joan is almost impossible to look away from on every page." --Kirkus Reviews "Taddeo creates impressive suspense. . . . A provocative novel of sex, love, and rage for readers drawn to psychologically rich, feminist literary fiction." --Booklist "Fearless, sexy, brutal, and just forensically observed." --Jojo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars PRAISE FOR LISA TADDEO AND THREE WOMEN: "A breathtaking and important book . . . What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer's sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart." --Cheryl Strayed "I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women. Lisa Taddeo is a tireless reporter, a brilliant writer, and a storyteller possessed of almost supernatural humanity. As far as I'm concerned, this is a nonfiction literary masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood--and just as suspenseful, bone-chilling, and harrowing, in its own way. I know already that I will never stop thinking about the women profiled in this story--about their sexual desire, their emotional pain, their strength, their losses. I saw myself in all of them. Truly, Three Women is an extraordinary offering." --Elizabeth Gilbert "An astonishing work of literary reportage . . . As Lisa Taddeo writes about her subjects, the women she uses to map out an anthropological, humane, passionate study of female desire, she seems almost to inhabit them. . . . A fascinating appraisal of a subject few writers have approached so intently." --Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic "The hottest book of the summer . . . Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book, moving across the country and back again in her staggeringly intimate foray into the sexual lives and desires of three 'ordinary' women. Tragedy and despair lurk in each of their stories, but Taddeo's dynamic writing brings them all to breathtaking life." --Entertainment Weekly "Taddeo spent a decade immersed in the sex lives of three ordinary American woman. . . . The result is the most in-depth look at the female sex drive and all its accompanying social, emotional, reproductive, and anthropological implications that's been published in decades. But it's also fully immersive: gonzo journalism without the machismo." --New York "A dazzling achievement . . . Three Women burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women's sexuality. In sentences that are as sharp--and bludgeoning, at times--as an ax, she retains the accuracy and integrity of nonfiction but risks the lyrical depths of prose and poetry." --Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times "A revolutionary look at women's desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed." --People (Book of the Week) "An extraordinary study of female desire . . . To write this kind of nonfiction--it's true, but reads like a novel--Taddeo smartly employs not only interviews but also diary entries, legal documents, letters, emails and text messages. The result is a book as exhaustively reported and as elegantly written as Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers or Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family. . . . Taddeo's language is at its best--sublime, even--when she describes the pain of desire left unfulfilled." --Elizabeth Flock, The Washington Post "Three Women reads like a nonfiction novel in the deeply embedded, richly detailed vein of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. . . . It's Taddeo's deep, almost feverish commitment to detail and context that elevates the stories, making them feel not just painfully real but revelatory. In her efforts to explore 'the nuances of desire that hold the truth of who we are at our rawest moments, ' she actually does much more: By peeling back the layers with such clear-eyed compassion, Taddeo illuminates the essential, elemental mystery of what it is to be a woman in the world." --Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly "Three Women is a battle cry. . . . Taddeo never judges. She doesn't slip into pseudopsychological frameworks for sex. She inhabits her subjects. And if you think her topic sounds a little louche, or isn't quite your thing, the true magic of this book may lie less in the subject matter and more in the style. . . . It's the literary brilliance of the book that will knock you back-how she channels these women's voices through her own. . . . For anyone who thinks they know what women want, this book is an alarm, and its volume is turned all the way up." --Lea Carpenter, Time "Searing . . . The stories of Taddeo's subjects, Sloane, Lina and Maggie, all feature the illicit--threesomes, dominance and submission, underage sex--and each includes a hefty dose of good old-fashioned adultery. . . . The result is effective and affecting. . . . Taddeo reveals an avalanche of evidence, as if we needed more, that the cozy comforts of marriage and its defining, confining attribute, monogamy, provide the perfect petri dish for combustible sex--with someone other than your spouse." --New York Times Book Review "If it is not the best book about women and desire that has ever been written, then it is certainly the best book about the subject that I have ever come across. When I picked it up, I felt I'd been waiting half my life to read it; when I put it down, it was as though I had been disemboweled. . . . There isn't a woman alive who won't recognize--her stomach lurching, her heart beating wildly--something of what Maggie, Lina, and Sloane go through." --Rachel Cooke, The Guardian "A heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece, Three Women is destined to join the canon both of journalistic excellence and feminist literature." --Esquire About The Author Lisa Taddeo is the author of Three Women. She has contributed to The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Elle, Glamour, and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the anthologies Best American Political Writing and Best American Sports Writing, and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.