New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | September 15

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from James Patterson, Alex Ross, Maria Hinojosa, Mary Marantz, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | September 8

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from David Chang, Michael Cohen, Jenna Bush Hager, Hiram Garcia, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | September 1

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Chasten Buttigieg, Jeff Benedict, Martha S. Jones, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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Must-Read Memoir Books | August 2020

Must-Read Memoir Books | August 2020

Does your reading list need some intriguing new memoir books? You’re in luck thanks to so many amazing new releases from authors Michael Sunset, Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Lauren Akins, Rebekah Taussig, Molly Wizenberg, and Jay Parini. Enjoy your new books!


A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate

by Michael Sunset

Release Date: June 15, 2020

“Michael Sunset really puts narcissism in perspective on a really personal but relatable level.” In this new memoir, Michael Sunset details the way he was systematically manipulated by his ex-wife, her father, his mother, and sister to believe he had a mental illness. His ex-wife even worked to manipulate their mental health professionals and the family court system to obtain control of their finances and daughter in their divorce.

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The Erratics

by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

Release Date: August 25, 2020

“A searing, brilliantly-written memoir about a destructive and cunning mother; reads like a novel…” An award-winning memoir about two sisters that reckon with the decline and death of their outlandishly tyrannical mother and with the care of their psychologically terrorized father. Set against the natural world of the Canadian foothills, this memoir shatters precedents about grief, anger, and family trauma.

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Live in Love

by Lauren Akins

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Lauren Atkins never wanted to be in the spotlight, but being married to country music star Thomas Rhett changed that. After he wrote many songs about her, she was tossed into the role of one of America’s sweethearts. In this memoir, she shares details about the challenges of being married to her best friend, who just happens to be a music star.

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Sitting Pretty

by Rebekah Taussig

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Tassig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous, inspirational, or angelic. But none of it felt right. As she got older, she longed for stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. In Sitting Pretty, she highlights how disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another.

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The Fixed Stars

by Molly Wizenberg

Release Date: August 4, 2020

While serving on a jury at the age of 36, Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. After being married to a man for nearly a decade and the mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life. But something had changed inside her. Instead, she would discover the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe.

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Borges and Me

by Jay Parini

Release Date: August 18, 2020

In the year 1971, Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student. He was also in flight from being drafted in the Vietnam war. One day, his mentor, Alastair Reid, asked if he could play host to a visiting Latin American writer while he attended business in London. That writer turned out to be the blind and eccentric master of literary compression and metaphysics, Jorge Luise Borges.

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Interview with Michael Sunset, Author of A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate

What can you tell us about your new release, A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate?

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate? The book is about my experience related to text book narcissistic abuse with my ex-spouse who I am currently coparenting with. It describes how a severe narcissist uses others to manipulate situations for personal gain and to hurt others without remorse. Through research and therapy, along with observing the text book behaviors I learned that there are Cluster B disorders in my family starting with my mother. I found it interesting that some members of my family would meet the criteria for one of these personality disorders and others don’t. It makes you wonder how much is genetic and how much is environmental. Regardless of the answer to that question my book details how to overcome severe gaslighting and smear campaigns from an ex-spouse and family members. My goal is to give readers the tools to persevere when it seems like everything is stacked against you.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Reading Jackson McKenzie’s book Psychopath Free and learning best from hearing other people’s experiences overcoming narcissistic abuse inspired me to write the book.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Psychopath Free, Will I Ever Be Free If You, Splitting, Stop Walking On Egg Shells, and Dangerous Personalities. These books helped me assess my situation and the people in them accurately before returning to court to modify my custody plan. They helped me identify personality disorders in my ex-spouse, members of her family, and members of my own family. This way I knew my ex-wife had a personality disorder before it was confirmed through a psychological evaluation process. These books helped me make the decision to push to have both of us psychologically evaluated.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

My first guest would be Dr. Ramani Darvursala. I would ask her how she learned about Cluster B personality disorders and came to have such a passion for educating people about these disorders.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love writing because it’s therapeutic.

What is a typical day like for you?

Wake up at 6am, brush my teeth, shower, have a cup of coffee, and head to work to teach where I get to do what I love with great people. After work I relieve stress by working out, going for a jog, or taking my dog for a walk. On nice nights I will go out kayaking and watch the sunset. I like to read before bed or listen to a sleep meditation to wind down.

What scene from A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene was discussing going back to court with a high conflict lawyer where I was faced with many false accusations. I enjoyed writing about this because I knew it was coming and I stayed calm knowing this was a reflection of my ex-spouse’s behavior and had nothing to do with me. It was a sign of how far I came in regards to learning about facing a Narcissist in court. This allowed me to be prepared to defend against it. To me there is no better feeling than putting in hard work and getting positive results. I knew when I was writing it many others would be able to relate to this and if they are in the difficult process of continuing to face false accusations they can learn to respond better. It felt good to know this scene would benefit many others in similar situations. I’m learning others are already benefiting from reading scenes such as this.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I’ve learned to push myself to reach my goals knowing other people aren’t going to it for me. I’ve also learned not to doubt or limit myself. I had many limiting beliefs prior to writing the book. Now I focus on the end result of where I want to be instead of the obstacles that are preventing me from getting there. I focus on what I’m grateful for everyday and what I can give to others.

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 25

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Michael Sunset, Erin Brockovich, Jon Meacham, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | August 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! August had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, John Sandford, Lee Child, George R.R. Martin, Graham Norton, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 18

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Lauren Atkins, Melody Thomas Scott, Jon Erwin, Rick Perlstein, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 11

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Omid Scobie, Susan Eisenhower, Ariel Sabar, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 4

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Shaun King, Jeffrey Toobin, A.N. Wilson, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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