There’s a Book for That

There’s a Book for That: Women in Hollywood

As the first African-American woman to receive the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award, Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes was so powerful that the after-buzz was she should run for president.  With current #metoo and Time’s Up movements,  women in Hollywood have been at the forefront. To quote Oprah, “Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year, we became the story.”  Taking that lead, this week we bring you fiction and nonfiction by and about women in Hollywood.  

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  New Release! The Girls in the Picture by Melanie BenjaminTHE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE: A NOVEL by Melanie Benjamin An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. An enchanting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife. Hollywood, 1914. Frances Marion, a young writer desperate for a break, meets “America’s Sweetheart,” Mary Pickford, already making a name for herself both on and off the screen with her golden curls and lively spirit. Together, these two women will take the movie business by storm.   The Hollywood Daughter by Kate AlcottTHE HOLLYWOOD DAUGHTER: A NOVEL by Kate Alcott A sparkling and vivid Hollywood coming-of-age novel in which Ingrid Bergman’s affair with Roberto Rossellini upends the life of her biggest fan. In 1950, Ingrid Bergman, already a major star after movies like Casablanca and Joan of Arc, has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman’s fall shocks her legions of fans—and none more so than seventeen-year-old Jessica Malloy, whose father is Bergman’s Hollywood publicist.   I Loved Her in the Movies by Robert Wagner and Scott EymanI LOVED HER IN THE MOVIES: MEMORIES OF HOLLYWOOD'S LEGENDARY ACTRESSES by Robert Wagner Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner’s fond tribute to the great women whose beauty and talent have made them screen icons for generations. In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of how they became stars, the charisma they displayed on film, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made, professionally and personally.                                                                                   The Princess Diarist by Carrie FisherTHE PRINCESS DIARIST by Carrie Fisher In 2015, Carrie Fisher discovered journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie; she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Gossipy, scandalous, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher’s revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.   Leading Lady by Stephen GallowayLEADING LADY BY SHERRY LANSING AND THE MAKING OF A HOLLYWOOD GROUNDBREAKER by Stephen Galloway The definitive biography of movie executive and philanthropist Sherry Lansing traces her groundbreaking journey to become the first female head of a major motion picture studio, shares behind-the-scenes tales from movie sets and Hollywood boardrooms, and explains what inspired her to walk away from it all to start the Sherry Lansing Foundation. When Sherry Lansing became the first woman ever to be named president of a major studio, the news ricocheted around the world. That was just the beginning of an extraordinary run that saw her head two studios, make hundreds of films, produce classic pictures such as Fatal Attraction and rule for twenty-five years as the most powerful woman Hollywood has ever known.   Hello, He Lied by Linda ObstHELLO, HE LIED AND OTHER TRUTHS FROM THE HOLLYWOOD TRENCHES by Linda Obst "Never go to a meeting without a strategy." "Ride the horse in the direction it's going." These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most successful producers in the movie business today. In Hello, He Lied, Obst offers real, practical advice to would-be professionals in any field: "Thou shalt not cry at work," "thou shalt not appear tough," "thou shalt return all thy phone calls," and more. She takes us inside high-pressure meetings with David Geffen, onto the set of Sleepless in Seattle, and reveals what she's learned in more than twenty years in the business: how to swim with the sharks--and not get eaten.                                                          For more on these and related titles visit Women in Hollywood   There’s a Book for That! is brought to you by Penguin Random House’s Sales department. Please follow our Tumblr by clicking here—and share this link with your accounts: theresabookforthat.tumblr.com. Thank you! Did you see something on the news or read about something on your commute? Perhaps you noticed something trending on Twitter? Did you think: “There’s a book for that!”? Then please, send it our way at theresabookforthat@penguinrandomhouse.com      

Friday Reads: Genius!

“Genius” is a word bandied about in the common vernacular, but just what, or who, is an actual “genius”?  Has the word lost meaning?  According to our keyword search, it’s a pretty popular one to include in book titles, and the meaning isn’t just limited to someone who staggers others with the power of their intellect.

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  The Genius Plague by David WaltonTHE GENIUS PLAGUE by David WaltonWALL STREET JOURNAL Best Science Fiction Book of 2017! In this science fiction thriller, brothers are pitted against each other as a pandemic threatens to destabilize world governments by exerting a subtle mind control over survivors.   Brave Genius by Sean B. CarrollBRAVE GENIUS:  A SCIENTIST, A PHILOSOPHER, AND THEIR DARING ADVENTURES FROM THE FRENCH RESISTANCE TO THE NOBEL PRIZE by Sean B. Carroll The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.   How to Be a Genius by DK PublishingHOW TO BE A GENIUS by DK How to be a Genius reveals the magical and mysterious world of the brain. With facts, puzzles, brain teasers, optical illusions, and other brain training activities, readers will unlock their true intellectual power.     Catching Genius by Kristy KiernanCATCHING GENIUS by Kristy Kiernan As children, Connie and Estella were best friends-until Estella was discovered to be a math prodigy, which led to the sisters’ estrangement. Now, years later, they are forced to reunite on the Gulf Coast of Florida as they pack up their childhood home and ready it for sale. The reunion comes at a time when both Connie and Estella must come to terms with painful revelations and devastating consequences in their own lives. And once again, her sister’s genius may alter Connie’s life in ways she cannot control.   A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave EggersA HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS by Dave Eggers The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.   Genius by James GleickGENIUS:  THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF RICHARD FEYNMAN by James Gleick To his colleagues, Richard Feynman was not so much a genius as he was a full-blown magician: someone who “does things that nobody else could do and that seem completely unexpected.” The path he cleared for twentieth-century physics led from the making of the atomic bomb to a Nobel Prize-winning theory of quantam electrodynamics to his devastating exposé of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. At the same time, the ebullient Feynman established a reputation as an eccentric showman, a master safe cracker and bongo player, and a wizard of seduction.   Genius by Marfe Ferguson DelanoGENIUS:  A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT EINSTEIN by Marfe Ferguson Delano On the 100th anniversary of the publishing of the special theory of relativity, this National Geographic photobiography chronicles the life of one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived. Through compelling text and stirring archival photographs, the author recounts Einstein’s life from his privileged childhood in Austria through the crucial years during World War II, and his death 50 years ago in Princeton, New Jersey. Young readers learn about Einstein’s remarkable theories that still influence technologies of today and discover the causes he passionately supported such as disarmament and civil liberties.   I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh LiebI AM A GENIUS OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL AND I WANT TO BE YOUR CLASS PRESIDENT by Josh Lieb When a provocation from his dad irks twelve-yearold evil genius Oliver Watson, he’ll have to put his plans for world domination on hold in order to beat the pants off the competition and win the middle school election!   For more Keyword “Genius” titles, visit the collection on Edelweiss.  

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There’s a Book for That: Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 15th we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. And April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. It’s a time to commemorate the timeless values he exemplified – courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service – as well as the forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his leadership. It’s especially important for the young to learn about Dr. King’s character and contributions and the power of words. We recommend the books herein for education and inspiration for all ages.

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Visit The King Center’s site here for more information on this year’s commemoration.   Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview by Martin Luther King, Jr.MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: THE LAST INTERVIEW AND OTHER CONVERSATIONS by Martin Luther King, Jr. This collection ranges from an early 1961 interview in which King describes his reasons for joining the ministry (after considering medicine), to a 1964 conversation with Robert Penn Warren, to his last interview, which was conducted on stage at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, just ten days before King’s assassination.   Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marshall FradyMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: A LIFE by Marshall Frady Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.   Why We Can't Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.WHY WE CAN'T WAIT by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., offers an eloquent and penetrating analysis of the vents and pressures that propelled the Civil Rights movement from lunch counter sit-ins to the forefront of the American consciousness.     The Radical King by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.THE RADICAL KING: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Introduction by Cornel West A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as  radical as Malcolm X. “The radical King” was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies…. The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution—a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens.   A Time to Break Silence by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE: THE ESSENTIAL WORKS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FOR STUDENTS by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Introduction by Walter Dean Myers The first collection of King’s essential writings for high school students and young people. A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume.   FOR YOUNGER READERS:   Martin Luther King by Ed ClaytonMARTIN LUTHER KING: THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR by Ed Clayton, Donald Bermudez, Xernona Clayton Follow the inspiring life of Martin Luther King Jr. in a moving, vital, and informative book by an author and an illustrator with close ties to Dr. King’s family. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to helping people, first as a Baptist minister and scholar and later as the foremost leader in the African-American civil rights movement. An organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott and cofounder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.   Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonDREAM MARCH: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., AND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Sally Wern Comport Set against Dr. King’s historic march on Washington in the summer of 1963, a moving story and powerful illustrations combine to illuminate not only one of America’s most celebrated leaders, but also one of America’s most celebrated moments.                                     I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad MeltzerI AM MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.   I Have a Dream (Book & CD) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.I HAVE   DREAM (Book & CD) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.   For more information on these and related titles visit the collection: MLK Jr.  

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Friday Reads: Jacqueline Woodson

For the first Friday Reads of the New Year, we are focusing on young readers and hope for the future. Penguin Random House author Jacqueline Woodson was just named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by The Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress. During her two-year term, Woodson, a four-time Newbery Award winner and former Young People’s Poet Laureate, will travel the country promoting her platform, READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?). You can read more about Jacqueline Woodson’s appointment here and we invite you to immerse yourself in her award-winning books:

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  Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonBROWN GIRL DREAMING Winner of the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and a Newbery Honor Book Beloved author Jacqueline Woodson shares the poignant, the gritty, and the sweet memories of her childhood—as well as revealing the first sparks that ignited her writing career—in these lyrical free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.   I Hadn't Meant To Tell You This by Jacqueline WoodsonI HADN'T MEANT TO TELL YOU THIS MUCH Coretta Scott King Award Winner Twelve-year-old Marie is a leader among the popular black girls in Chauncey, Ohio, a prosperous black suburb. She isn't looking for a friend when Lena Bright, a white girl, appears in school. Yet they are drawn to each other because both have lost their mothers. And they know how to keep a secret. For Lena has a secret that is terrifying, and she's desperate to protect herself and her younger sister from their father. Marie must decide whether she can help Lena by keeping her secret...or by telling it.   From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline WoodsonFROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF MELANIN SUN Coretta Scott King Award Winner Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she's gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren't hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him--is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?   Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline WoodsonMIRACLE'S BOYS Awarded the Coretta Scott King Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Jacqueline Woodson brings us the story of three remarkable young men—brothers who have only each other to rely on and must decide whether they’ll work with that or let it tear them apart. Nothing is like it used to be. If it were, Mama would still be alive. Papa wouldn’t have died. And Charlie would still be the same old loving big brother to 13-year-old Lafayette, not a hostile stranger, just back from doing time at a correctional facility. Oldest brother, Ty’ree, would have gone to college, instead of having to work full-time to support the three of them. And Lafayette wouldn’t be so full of questions, like why Mama had to die, why Charlie hates him so much now, and how they’re all supposed to survive these times together when so much seems to be set against them.                                      After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline WoodsonAFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER A Newbery Honor Book The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend’s lives, the world opens up for them. Suddenly they’re keenly aware of things beyond their block in Queens, things that are happening in the world—like the shooting of Tupac Shakur—and in search of their Big Purpose in life. When—all too soon—D’s mom swoops in to reclaim her, and Tupac dies, they are left with a sense of how quickly things can change and how even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply. Includes a discussion guide by Jacqueline Woodson.   Feathers by Jacqueline WoodsonFEATHERS A Newbery Honor Book “Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he’s not white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light—her brother Sean’s deafness, her mother’s fear, the class bully’s anger, her best friend’s faith and her own desire for “the thing with feathers.”   Show Way by Jacqueline WoodsonSHOW WAY; Illustrated by Hudson Talbott; Ages 4-8 A Newbery Honor Book and Caldecott Medal Winner From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson’s family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott’s luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters’ lives.   Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline WoodsonCOMING ON HOME SOON; Illustrated by E.B. Lewis; Ages 5-8 Winner of the Caldecott Medal Ada Ruth’s mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It’s war time, and women are needed to fill the men’s jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.   For more on these and Jacqueline Woodson’s other titles visit: Jacqueline Woodson  

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There’s a Book for That: Sleep

Welcome 2018! Have you declared any New Years’ resolutions? Or do you not participate in that tradition? Whatever one’s perspective on the need or efficacy of New Years’ resolutions, the common goals of weight loss, eating healthier, exercising more start with that most basic need: sleep. 

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Research has shown that to help you lose weight, eat healthier, and feel better, resolve to fix your sleeping habits. Sleep deprivation has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including heart disease and decreased sex drive. In several recent studies, individuals with disrupted sleep had higher levels of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Common advice is to take a book, not a screen, to bed. So to help you keep sharp, live long and prosper we offer the following books for your sleep health.   FEATURED TITLES:   The Sleep Revolution by Arianna HuffingtonTHE SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE, ONE NIGHT AT A TIME by Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington, founder of the health and wellness startup Thrive Global, the cofounder and former editor in chief of the Huffington Post, delves into sleep which, she writes, is one of humanity’s great unifiers, binding us to each other. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.   The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter, M.D.THE SLEEP SOLUTION: WHY YOUR SLEEP IS BROKEN AND HOW TO FIX IT by W. Chris Winter, M.D. Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist W. Chris Winter will help you understand how sleep works and the ways in which food, light, and other activities act to help or hurt the process. Dubbed the “Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. Winter is an international expert on sleep and has helped more than 10,000 patients rest better at night, including countless professional athletes. Now, he’s bringing his experiences out from under the covers—redefining what it means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you really need…   Sleep Wise by Daniel BlumSLEEP WISE: HOW TO FEEL BETTER, WORK SMARTER, AND BUILD RESILIENCE by Daniel Blum The Center for Disease Control considers insufficient sleep a national public health epidemic— nearly 30% of adults and two–thirds of all high school students report they regularly get insufficient sleep. In Sleep Wise, Dr. Daniel Blum discusses the everyday activities and habits that play a major role in shaping sleep and overall health, including physical exercise and diet. Sleep Wise incorporates sleep science, mindfulness practices related to sleep, and real–world examples and anecdotes to support a mindful, sustainable sleep practice. Anybody who has trouble sleeping will be relieved to have this enjoyable, effective manual at their bedside.   How to Relax by Thich Nhat HanhHOW TO RELAX by Thich Nhat Hanh How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge.   The Happy Sleeper by Heather Turgeon MFT and Julie Wright MFTTHE HAPPY SLEEPER: THE SCIENCE-BACKED GUIDE TO HELPING YOUR BABY GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP-NEWBORN TO SCHOOL AGE by Heather Turgeon MFT, Julie Wright MFT In The Happy Sleeper child sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright offer a research-based guide to helping children do what comes naturally—sleeping through the night.   Sleep by Carlos H. SchenckSLEEP: A GROUNDBREAKING GUIDE TO THE MYSTERIES, THE PROBLEMS, AND THE SOLUTIONS By Carlos H. Schenck We spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping in a lifetime, the equivalent of more than 8,000 days. Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what can go wrong. Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, one of the most prominent sleep doctors and researchers in the country, takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, and the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry.   Insomnia by Linda K. DeVriesINSOMNIA: FINDING THE HELP YOU NEED by Linda K. DeVries Take the dread out of going to bed! Linda DeVries offers information about the causes and treatments of sleep disorders. Self-tests will help you identify the physical and emotional factors contributing to your insomnia along with loads of tips for sleeping better.   The Promise of Sleep by William C. DementTHE PROMISE OF SLEEP: A PIONEER IN SLEEP MEDICINE EXPLORES THE VITAL CONNECTION BETWEEN HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP by William C. Dement In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, explains what happens when we sleep, when we don’t, and how we can reclaim the most powerful–and underrated–health miracle of all.   For more on these and related titles visit the collection Sleep Better Read more: 10 Things to Hate about Sleep Loss (WEB MD) How Does Insomnia Affect Your Physical Health? (Bustle)  

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There’s a Book for That: Musicals!

“Hamilton,” like many musicals before it, has reminded us just how passionate people can be about a musical. It’s not surprising there’s also a cognitive health benefit: A study out of George Mason University, presented at the Society of Neuroscience meeting in November, says that singing show tunes can fight off dementia. That brought to mind books that are either the basis for, or companions to, popular American musicals. May they also bring out the song in you… 

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  The Sound of Music Companion Written by Laurence Maslon, Foreword by Julie AndrewsTHE SOUND OF MUSIC COMPANION by Laurence Maslon, Julie Andrews The definitive book on the world’s most beloved musical, The Sound of Music Companion charts the incredible and enduring story of Maria von Trapp and her story over the last hundred years - from Maria’s birth in Vienna in 1905 to the 50th anniversary of the film’s release in 2015. The book details every step in the evolution of this masterwork from real-life to page to stage to film to international phenomenon. It profiles every creative artist who has helped to shape the musical version of the von Trapp Family story - from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Mary Martin to Robert Wise, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.   Musicals by DK PublishingMUSICALS THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED STORY edited by Elaine Paige (DK Publishing) Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story showcases the complete history of the musical on stage and screen, from its origins in ancient Greece to early twentieth century dance halls and vaudeville to the golden age of cinema productions to the record-breaking Broadway musicals of today. Packed with historical insights, memorabilia, behind-the-scenes gossip, and artifacts. In all, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story features more than 140 notable stage and film productions and the stories of the people who created them.   American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Sixteen Broadway Classics by Laurence MaslonAMERICAN MUSICALS: THE COMPLETE BOOKS AND LYRICS OF SIXTEEN BROADWAY CLASSICS edited by Laurence Maslon Now in a landmark two-volume collection, The Library of America presents sixteen enduring masterpieces charting the Broadway musical’s narrative tradition from the groundbreaking Show Boat (1927) through the genre’s Golden Age to its response to the turbulent 1960s with the Tony Award–winning shows Cabaret and 1776.   Les Miserables by Victor HugoLES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee Larger than life, epic in scope, dazzling, and touching, Les Misérables remains one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him.     Matilda by Roald DahlMATILDA: BROADWAY TIE-IN by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake The original Matilda novel featuring the art for the Broadway Musical! Roald Dahl’s original story of a little girl with extraordinary powers has recently been adapted into the wonderful new musical by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The book includes a short piece from the creators of the musical discussing how they adapted Dahl’s original novel for the stage.   The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LerouxTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Gaston Leroux, Jann Matlock, Mireille Ribière A sparkling new translation of the novel that inspired the most popular stage musical of all time. Rumors abound that a ghost stalks the dark passages and cellars of the Paris Opera House. No one has actually seen this Phantom, but Christine Daaé, a beautiful and talented young singer, has heard his voice. He is her “Angel of Music,” coaching her to sing as she never could before. When the handsome Viscount begins to court Christine, the mysterious Phantom-consumed by jealousy-rises up to seek revenge.   Guys and Dolls by Damon RunyonGUYS AND DOLLS AND OTHER WRITINGS by Damon Runyon, Pete Hamill, Daniel R. Schwarz From Dave the Dude to Al Capone: a defining collection from the world of Damon Runyon. Here are newspaper pieces, stories, and, of course, the Broadway tales for which he is chiefly remembered: Guys and Dolls, Blood Pressure, The Bloodhounds of Broadway, and others. Featuring works that are impossible to find elsewhere, and Runyon's signature eye for detail-particularly the sounds, smells, and tastes of New York-this book brings an American icon to a new generation of readers.   Alexander Hamilton by Ron ChernowALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.   1776 by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone1776: A MUSICAL PLAY by Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone Winner of five 1969 Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this oft-produced musical play is an imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence.     For more information on these and related titles visit Musicals

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There’s a Book for That: Celebrity Bios & Memoirs

Stumped about what to give that difficult someone on your list? What about a biography or memoir of one of their favorite celebrities? Culling through the plethora of biographical bestsellers this year, one thing became clear: we love the people who make us laugh, listen, dance and sing! The following books offer insights into beloved artists’ lives as well as the music, shows and podcasts which made them famous. Just looking at these covers can cause reverie and lift the spirit. Imagine what’s inside! So let’s hear it for the comedians and musicians…

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    Unqualified by Anna FarisUNQUALIFIED by Anna Faris, Chris Pratt Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, this book reveals Anna’s unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love. Hilarious, authentic, and actually useful, Unqualified is the book Anna’s fans have been waiting for.   Sticky Fingers by Joe HaganSTICKY FINGERS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANN WENNER AND ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE by Joe Hagan A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others. The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail.   The Tao of Bill Murray by Gavin Edwards and R. SikoryakTHE TAO OF BILL MURRAY: REAL-LIFE STORIES OF JOY, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND PARTY CRASHING by Gavin Edwards, R. Sikoryak Now in paperback with new material—a collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray anecdotes from the past four decades, many of which have never before been made public. Over the past several years, a cottage industry has sprung up online around “Bill Murray Stories,” real-life anecdotes of unbelievable encounters with the star.   David Bowie by Dylan JonesDAVID BOWIE: A LIFE by Dylan Jones Now, finally, in Dylan Jones’s magisterial, engrossing oral biography, the door has been fully opened on the life and impact of David Bowie. Drawn from nearly 200 new interviews with Bowie’s producers, bandmates, managers, lovers, and more, this book will mix private and public to tell Bowie’s story as it’s never been told before, offering something new for die-hard and casual fans alike.   The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau BellTHE AWKWARD THOUGHTS OF W. KAMAU BELL: TALES OF A 6′ 4″, AFRICAN AMERICAN, HETEROSEXUAL, CISGENDER, LEFT-LEANING,ASTHMATIC, BLACK AND PROUD BLERD, MAMA’S BOY, DAD, AND STAND-UP COMEDIAN by W. Kamau Bell A memoir and manifesto from the comedian, hit podcast host, and star of United Shades of America. This humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackles a wide range of evergreen issues such as: race relations, fatherhood, the state of law enforcement today, comedians and superheroes, right wing politics, failure, his interracial marriage, his upbringing by divorced, and very strong-willed, race-conscious parents, his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, why he never felt at home in Black comedy circles, what it means to be a Black nerd, the balance between racism and feminism, and much, much more.   Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren GrahamTALKING AS FAST AS I CAN: FROM GILMORE GIRLS TO GILMORE GIRLS (AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN) by Lauren Graham In her first work of nonfiction, a series of essays told in her intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice, Lauren Graham gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Gilmore Girls, shares conversations with cast members, and tells humorous stories from her own life as an actress in Hollywood and New York.   Testimony by Robbie RobertsonTESTIMONY by Robbie Robertson A spellbinding memoir from one of rock’s greatest storytellers. Robbie Robertson’s singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of all time. But few could have expected that a young Canadian would pen some of this past century’s most distinctively American songs, music that seems soaked in the mythology and traditions of the Old South.   What Is It All but Luminous by Art GarfunkelWHAT IS IT ALL BUT LUMINOUS: NOTES FROM AN UNDERGROUND MAN by Art Garfunkel From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel, comes a memoir (of sorts)—moving, lyrical impressions, interspersed throughout a narrative, punctuated by poetry, musings, lists of resonant books loved and admired, all reveal the making of a musician and the evolution of a man. Readers are treated to a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became the most successful singing duo in the roiling age which was defined by their pathfinding folk-rock music.   In Such Good Company by Carol BurnettIN SUCH GOOD COMPANY: ELEVEN YEARS OF LAUGHTER, MAYHEM, AND FUN IN THE SANDBOX by Carol Burnett Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches, and improvisations that made The Carol Burnett Show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed her favorite video stills from the archives to illustrate the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful.   I'm Fine...And Other Lies by Whitney CummingsI’M FINE…AND OTHER LIES by Whitney Cummings A hilarious personal account of the life, times, and crippling anxiety of rising star comic, actress, writer, producer, and director Whitney Cummings. After getting her start as a stand-up comic and then breaking out with her wildly successful CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls Whitney Cummings has seen a few things and is turning to the written word to tell us all the stuff she doesn’t say on stage.   For more information on these and similar titles visit celebrity bios  

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Friday Reads: Lifestyle Trends

As we approach the holidays and look for gifts that are meaningful and fashionable, let us consider international lifestyle trends past, present and future. The following titles feature lifestyle philosophies that hail from Asia and Scandinavia, but have been embraced in America.  Beautiful to a page, these books offer inspiration to anybody who wants their environs to inspire and reflect  inner peace.

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  The Hygge Life by Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody EddyTHE HYGGE LIFE: EMBRACING THE NORDIC ART OF COZINESS THROUGH RECIPES, ENTERTAINING, DECORATING,SIMPLE RITUALS, AND FAMILY TRADITIONS by Gunnar Karl Gíslason, Jody Eddy A food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge (loosely translated as “coziness”); how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes. The Danish concept of hygge (loosely translated as “coziness”) is centered around the idea of feeling snug and inviting comforting elements into day-to-day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy.   The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoTHE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by Marie Kondo With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.   The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie KondoTHE LIFE-CHANGING MANGA OF TIDYING UP: A MAGICAL STORY by Marie Kondo From lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, comes this graphic novelization which brings Kondo’s life-changing tidying method to life with the story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo’s advice and inspiration.   The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen BritsTHE BOOK OF HYGGE; THE DANISH ART OF CONTENTMENT, COMFORT, AND CONNECTION by Louisa Thomsen Brits The centuries-old Danish tradition of hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) comes from a country voted to be the happiest on Earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To “hygge” means to enjoy the good things in life with good people. The Book of Hygge is a beautifully aesthetic four-color guide to the philosophy, including steps to incorporate the practice into everyday life.   Spark Joy by Marie KondoSpark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo In this highly anticipated follow-up to the #1 New York Times best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (3M sold worldwide), sought-after Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo presents a detailed, illustrated manual to her signature KonMari Method, including item-specific organization, step-by-step folding line drawings, and answers to her fans’ burning questions about clearing clutter—and sparking joy—once and for all.   FENG-SHUI: THE ANCIENT WISDOM OF HARMONIOUS LIVING FOR MODERN TIMES by Eva Wong The first complete, in-depth course in the traditional Chinese art of harmonious design for interiors, buildings, and sites—including instructions for making your own geomantic compass for feng-shui readings. Deeply rooted in Taoist and shamanic origins, feng-shui is not simply a list of directives for building auspicious structures or arranging interiors for good luck. It is the art of reading the patterns of the universe and living in harmony with the environment. With 200 photos and diagrams.   Fika by Anna Brones and Johanna KindvallFIKA: THE ART OF THE SWEDISH COFFEE BREAK by Anna Brones, Johanna Kindvall An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika–a twice-daily coffee break–including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom.   Coming Soon! Live Lagom by Anna BronesLIVE LAGOM: BALANCED LIVING, THE SWEDISH WAY by Anna Brones An inviting exploration of “the new hygge”: the Swedish concept of lagom—finding balance in moderation—featuring inspiration and practical advice on how to find a happy medium in life, home, work, and health. Following the cultural phenomena of fika and hygge, the allure of Scandinavian culture and tradition continues in the Swedish concept of lagom. From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle.   For more information on these and related titles visit Lifestyle Friday Reads

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There's a Book for That: Women Journalists

Inspired by December’s highly anticipated movie, The Post (directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks) about Washington Post journalists Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee, this week we highlight some of the most important women journalists of our day, in memoir and investigative reporting.

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  Personal History by Katharine GrahamPERSONAL HISTORY by Katharine Graham Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media. Graham piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, and tells her story—one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.   Dark Money by Jane MayerDARK MONEY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT by Jane Mayer In this electrifying narrative history, bestselling author and award-winning investigative reporter Jane Mayer uncovers the powerful group of immensely wealthy ideologues who are shaping the fate of America. Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.   My Life on the Road by Gloria SteinemMY LIFE ON THE ROAD: A MEMOIR by Gloria Steinem From journalist, activist, and international icon Gloria Steinem comes her first book in twenty years, a memoir of a lifetime of listening and learning from people, traveling America and the world. Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker.   The News Sorority by Sheila WellerTHE NEWS SORORITY by Sheila Weller Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour--and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News by Sheila Weller For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women—Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour—broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” These women were not simply pathbreakers, but wildly gifted journalists whose unique talents enabled them to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and transform the way Americans received their news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, The News Sorority crafts a lively and exhilarating narrative.   Thrive by Arianna HuffingtonTHRIVE: THE THIRD METRIC TO REDEFINING SUCCESS AND CREATING A LIFE OF WELL-BEING, WISDOM, AND WONDER by Arianna Huffington In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.     Drift by Rachel MaddowDRIFT: THE UNMOORING OF AMERICAN MILITARY POWER by Rachel Maddow Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.     The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie CouricTHE BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT: LESSONS FROM EXTRAORDINARY LIVES by Katie Couric In this stirring and transformative book Katie Couric distills the wisdom of some of the biggest names in film, politics, sports, literature and more.  Visionaries and leaders like Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Malcolm Gladwell share invaluable, hard-won insights about life, success and happiness—how to take chances, follow one’s passions, overcome adversity and inertia, and more. Along the way, Katie Couric reflects on her own life, and on the shared wisdom—and occasional missteps—that have guided her from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking work as a broadcast journalist.   The Next Big Story by Soledad O'Brien and Rose Marie ArceTHE NEXT BIG STORY: MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF POSSIBILITIES by Soledad O'Brien Former top CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien delivers a highly personal look at her biggest reporting moments from Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake, and to the historic 2008 U.S. elections and high profile interviews with everyday Americans. Drawing on her own unique background as well as her experiences at the front lines of the most provocative issues in today's society, and from her work on the acclaimed documentaries Black in America and Latino in America, O'Brien offers her candid, clear-eyed take on where we are as a country and where we're going. What emerges is both an inspiring message of hope and a glimpse into the heart and soul of one of America's most straight-talking reporters.   Audition by Barbara WaltersAUDITION: A MEMOIR by Barbara Walters The most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than fifty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life.   Are Men Necessary? by Maureen DowdARE MEN NECESSARY?: WHEN SEXES COLLIDE by Maureen Dowd Outspoken, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd tackles the hot-button topic of gender politics in this witty and wide-ranging book. She looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and presidential politics to pop culture and the “why?” of the Y chromosome. In our ever-changing culture where locker room talk has become the talk of the town, Are Men Necessary?   For more information on these and related titles visit Women in Journalism

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Friday Reads: Art on Exhibit

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”                                                                                                                                                                              –          Marc Chagall

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    Art is everywhere! And this season of exhibitions in museums across the country feature artists about whom we’ve published gorgeous books. They make wonderful gifts for the art lover on your list, but will transport any reader into the life and heart of the artist.   Marc Chagall by Jonathan WilsonCHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson Novelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the birth of the State of Israel. Marc Chagall’s work addresses these transforming events, but his ambivalence about his role as a Jewish artist adds an intriguing wrinkle to common assumptions about his life. Drawn to sacred subject matter, Chagall remains defiantly secular in outlook; determined to “narrate” the miraculous and tragic events of the Jewish past, he frequently chooses Jesus as a symbol of martyrdom and sacrifice.   Caravaggio by Stefano ZuffiCARAVAGGIO by Stefano Zuffi This generously illustrated volume on the work of Caravaggio makes the world’s greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation. This monograph explores Caravaggio’s entire life and career by focusing on the most important of his works. Readers will learn about his innovated use of light and shadow, his physical and psychological realism, and his radical technique of omitting initial drawings and creating straight onto the canvas.   David Hockney by Richard Benefield, David Hockney, Sarah Howgate and Lawrence WeschlerDAVID HOCKNEY: A BIGGER EXHIBITION by Richard Benefield, David Hockney, Sarah Howgate and Lawrence Weschler Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated book captures the grand scale and vibrant color of David Hockney’s work of the 21st century. In the past decade, having returned to England after years on the California coast, David Hockney has focused his attention on landscapes and portraits, as well as still lifes, all the while maintaining his fascination with digital technology. The resulting work is an extravagance of color and light, ranging in dimension from billboard- to letter-size. Edvard Munch by Elizabeth Prelinger and Andrew RobinsonEDVARD MUNCH by Elizabeth Prelinger and Andrew Robinson Edvard Munch’s images of love, alienation, jealousy, and death – universal human experiences but filtered through events in his own life – are explored in this publication which brings together nearly sixty of Munch’s most important prints, from the National Gallery of Art and two exceptional private collections, demonstrating how the artist’s experimental impulses over the course of his lifetime endowed his haunting motifs with new meanings.   AUGUSTE RODIN by Rainer Maria Rilke Sculptor Auguste Rodin was fortunate to have as his secretary Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the most sensitive poets of our time. These two pieces discussing Rodin's work and development as an artist are as revealing of Rilke as they are of his subject. Written in 1902 and 1907, these essays mark the entry of the poet into the world of letters. Rilke's description of Rodin reveals the profound psychic connection between the two great artists, both masters of giving visible life to the invisible.   LOUISE BOURGEOIS by Daniel Tilkin A stunning selection of late and unseen works by Louise Bourgeois analyzed from philosophical, critical and artistic points of view. Aim of the project is to show the last ten years of Louise Bourgeois' work, her private and continue interest in Freud and how she reflected it in her art and diaries.   For more information on these and related titles visit Art Exhibits

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