New Book Alert: November 4-8, 2019

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

Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever by Gavin Edwards (Dey Street Books; Inspiration on sale October 29, 2019): Mister Rogers’ legacy continues: it’s another book in the Neighborhood. From Gavin Edwards (who wrote Last Night at the Viper Room. Check that out; s’odd but it works.) this is: Kindness and Wonder. Sweaters Not Included. #NewBookAlert for November 4, 2019.

Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by
Donald Trump Jr. (Center Street ; Politics on sale November 5, 2019): Donald Trump Jr.’s book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us is out today. Ok let’s get into this. 1) I assume it’s ghostwritten still 2) it’s fascinating because a book takes longer to consume than a podcast or a documentary which 3) debunks some of the Trump voters are stupid narrative. If it doesn’t matter what a kid reads be it Harry Potter or trashy comic books does it matter what a Trump supporter is reading…as long as they’re reading? hmm. #NewBookAlert for November 5, 2019.

The Beautiful Ones by Prince & Dan Piepenbring (Spiegel & Grau; Music on sale October 29, 2019): We lost The Purple One on April 21, 2016. His partially completed bio is a stunning rebuke to stop treating creators like light bulbs. You get 1 Prince. You get 1 Michael Jackson. Once they’re gone they’re gone! They can’t be replaced. So yeah deal breakers are for Tinder dates not celebrities. #NewBookAlert for November 6, 2019.

The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion by Gloria Steinem (Random House; on sale October 29, 2019): Passion is the raw fuel of every revolution. It’s less what you believe and all what you do. (Or in Twitter’s case don’t be a Hashtag Hero!). NewBookAlert for November 7, 2019.

They Don’t Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy by Lawrence Lessig (Dey Street Books; Politics on sale November 5, 2019): “Yo, you don’t need nobody to represent you. You represent you.” Thank You Pharrell!! New Lawrence Lessig so this is tea worthy! #NewBookAlert for November 8, 2019.

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