New Book Alert: August 5-9, 2019

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

#FutureBoards: Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want by Sarah Centrella (Adams Media; on sale July 9, 2019): Since Monday Motivation is a thing why not use that motivation to create a vision board? “Without vision the people perish.” #NewBookAlert for August 5, 2019.

Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson (Simon & Schuster; Biography on sale August 6, 2019): Michael Jackson’s (#GOAT) fascination with performance meant The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum was his showmanship Bible (and partly why MJ was so successful!). MJ, P.T. & Houdini: American Superheroes. #NewBookAlert for August 6, 2019.

Reading behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law & Life as a Prison Librarian by Jill Grunenwald (Skyhorse Publishing; on sale July 2, 2019): I wonder if this book about a prison library is dedicated to Andy Dufresne and his passionate work at Shawshank Penitentiary. #NewBookAlert for August 7, 2019.

Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show by Richard Zoglin (Simon & Schuster; on sale July 23, 2019): Did Vegas change Elvis? Or did Elvis change Vegas? This is the beginning of the end as the Rat Pack and Elvis wrap: our culture would take a major swagger hit. #NewBookAlert for August 8, 2019.

Aug 9
Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show by Richard Zoglin (Plough Publishing House; Biography on sale August 4, 2019): A biography about one of the greatest Canadians a true #GOAT! eh? Plough Publishing House have issued Jean Vanier Portrait of a Free Man by Anne-Sophie Constant. Yo. Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps (is that true in 2019?). If you don’t know who Jean Vanier is or what he did…that’s sad but also this is an incredible opportunity to get into it. #NewBookAlert for August 9, 2019.


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