New Book Alert: February 24-28, 2020

My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean Carroll (Dutton Books; on sale September 10, 2019): “We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe.” Ok I’m sold. I adore parallel universes in movies, books, tv shows and especially in real life. What chapter describes how we can break on through to the other side?! #NewBookAlert for February 24, 2020.

Church of Cowards: A Wake-Up Call to Complacent Christians by Matt Walsh (Gateway Editions; on sale February 25, 2020): You know him from The Daily Wire (Ben Shapiro’s gig); now Matt Walsh is in book form with Church of Cowards out today. #NewBookAlert for February 25, 2020.

Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy (Blue Rider Press; on sale February 25, 2020): Over the past few years we’ve transformed our Facebook narrative. The Mark Zuckerberg narrative remains mostly based on unfounded feelings and unchecked information. However when…when will we finally unmask Sheryl Sandberg like a Scooby-Doo monster she truly is? #NewBookAlert for February 26, 2020.

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits? Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More by Paul Hirsch (Chicago Review Press; Movies on sale November 5, 2019): Our movie media is often backwards: focusing on the actor, sometimes the director and occasionally the writer or the producer. It takes a village to make a movie and a good editor is imperative. The general public just doesn’t grasp the value of how movies are found and sometimes saved in the editing room. #NewBookAlert for February 27, 2020.

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies by Paul A. Cantor (University Press of Kentucky; Pop Culture on sale April 22, 2019): “The many con men, gangsters, and drug lords portrayed in popular culture are examples of the dark side of the American dream.” Dark Side or the right side? There’s no benefits to following the rules. #NewBookAlert for February 28, 2020.


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