Archive for April, 2012

Jim Robbins

April 30 . 2012

The Man Who Planted Trees is not a detailed how-to guide to planting; it is a touching story of Elzéard Bouffier, who devoted his entire life to reforesting a desolate portion of Provence, in southern France.

Mathew Barrett, Mel Gilles

April 27 . 2012
Authors Mathew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles combine history, current events, and psychological and cultural analysis to reveal the profound influence of apocalyptic thinking on America’s past, present, and future in The Last Myth.

Jim Gullo, Tim Wendel

April 26 . 2012

Trading Manny is Jim Gullo’s moving story of how a father and his young son recaptured their love of baseball—a winning testament to why the game matters and how it can still bring us together in spite of itself. Later, Tim Wendel tells the extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season—when the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams in Summer of ’68.

Stefan Kanfer

April 25 . 2012

In this definitive biography, Tough Without a Gun, Stefan Kanfer answers why Humphrey Bogart captures our imagination, along the way illuminating the private man he was and shining the spotlight on some of the greatest performances ever captured on celluloid.

Jenny Lawson, Elaine Scarry

April 24 . 2012

In Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband. Later, award-winning critic Elaine Scarry provides a vital new assessment of leadership during crisis that ensures the protection of democratic values in Thinking in an Emergency.

Daniel Allen Butler

April 23 . 2012

Daniel Allen Butler‘s passionate yet balanced narrative explores every facet of the Titanic‘s history, including her spectacular conception in an Irish shipyard and the ambitious modern-day attempts to salvage her in Unsinkable.

Rob Boston, Aaron Likens

April 20 . 2012

Rob Boston, senior policy analyst with AU talks about the National Day of Silence where students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying in schools. Then, Aaron Likens was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 20 and began to collect his thoughts and experiences of his daily life on paper; his memoir is Finding Kansas.

Mara Einstein

April 19 . 2012

In Compassion, Inc. Mara Einstein outlines how cause-related marketing desensitizes the public by putting a pleasant face on complex problems.

Darrin Grinder

April 18 . 2012

Darrin Grinder’s, The Presidents and Their Faith is a fascinating and informative look at how every U.S. president exercised their personal faith, exerted presidential power, and led a religiously diverse nation.

Herb Silverman

April 17 . 2012

Candidate Without a Prayer is the engaging autobiography of  Herb Silverman who tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes the reader from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America’s secular activist community.