New Book Alert: November 11-15, 2019

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

Edison by Edmund Morris (Random House; Inspiration on sale October 22, 2019): I can only suspect if this Edison biography is rightfully dedicated to Homer Simpson. Edison remains an American superhero. #NewBookAlert for November 11, 2019.

It’s Garry Shandling’s Book by Judd Apatow (Random House; Comedy on sale November 12, 2019): First: check out The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling an excellent documentary. Next recognize that with comedy comedians are more valuable than critics. Enjoy comedy and reject critics.  Then understand what we’ve lost when Garry Shandling passed away. #NewBookAlert for November 12, 2019.

Sneakers x Culture: Collab by Elizabeth Semmelhack (Rizzoli Electa Books; Fashion on sale October 29, 2019): Fresh Kicks! The Bata Shoe Museum’s Creative Director and sneaker aficionado Elizabeth Semmelhack‘s latest on kicks culture is out now from Rizzoli: Sneakers x Culture: Collab! You’ll wanna flex on this. (Also check out her previous sneaker book from 2015: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture!) #NewBookAlert for November 13, 2019.

Find Another Dream by Maysoon Zayid (Audible Originals; Memoir on sale October 31, 2019): Gather round the campfire: stand up comic Maysoon Zayid has a story to share. Kicking it old school with the oral tradition you can hear Find Another Dream on Audible read by the lady herself! It’s 4 hours and 3 minutes. This is the second Audible book I’ve ever listed as a #NewBookAlert; the first was Stan Lee’s A Trick of Light. I’m curious about this format even though I’m still deeply committed to paper: #TeamPaper. #NewBookAlert for November 14, 2019.

How to Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists On What It Will Take by Mark Halperin (Regan Arts; Politics on sale October 29, 2019): Mark Halperin the former co-host of Showtime’s Circus (great show…check it out! Alex Wagner replaced Mark in 2018 and while she’s been alright there are painful moments where she talks like a Twitter account and it’s just not good journalism. Mark deftly avoided that and I miss that!) has talked to a pile of people on how to Beat Trump. Whatever that means. We used to elect people to lead now it’s down to beating Trump. Ok then. #NewBookAlert for November 15, 2019.


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