u WHAT TEACHERS MAKE
In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World
“Straightforward, fast-paced, and trenchant...
[An] evocative, small book bulging with a big
idea—’to remind teachers that they are dearly
Berkley 224pp. 978-0-425-26950-3 $14.00
MY FRESHMAN YEAR
What a Professor Learned
by Becoming a Student
“Anthropology at its best: accessible, illuminating, contextual.”—The Christian Science
Monitor. “An insightful, riveting look at college
life and American values.”— The Boston Globe.
Penguin 208pp. 978-0-14-303747-7 $15.00
u THE FILTER BUBBLE
How the New Personalized Web Is Changing
What We Read and How We Think
“[An] important new inquiry into the dangers
of excessive personalization...entertaining...
provocative.”—The New York Times Book
Review. “A powerful indictment of the current
system.”—The Wall Street Journal.
Penguin 256pp. 978-0-14-312123-7 $16.00
Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
“Serious and thoughtful material...sure to appeal
to parents, teachers, and anyone interested in
modern American culture.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Riverhead 304pp. 978-1-59448-188-8 $16.00
AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
20th Anniversary Edition
With an Introduction by Andrew Postman
“I can’t think of a more prophetic, more
thoughtful, more necessary—and yes, more
entertaining—book about the media culture.”
—Victor Navasky, publisher, The Nation.
Features an introduction by the author’s son.
Penguin 208pp. 978-0-14-303653-1 $15.00
Neil Postman and Steve Powers
HOW TO WATCH TV NEWS
“A book that the television generation sorely needs to read.”— The Chicago Tribune. This
newly revised edition addresses the evolving
technology and devolving quality of American
television news programming.
Penguin 192pp. 978-0-14-311377-5 $15.00
u IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE IVORY TOWER
Confessions of an Accidental Academic
A caustic exposé of the deeply shabby state of
our colleges. “A clear-eyed report from what
the author calls ‘the college of last resort.’...
The work of a compassionate man who longs
for academia to be crueler to be kinder.”— The
New York Times.
Penguin 288pp. 978-0-14-312029-2 $16.00
THE MIND AT WORK: Valuing the
Intelligence of the American Worker
“Clear. Compelling. A celebration of blue-collar
laborers; a family memoir; a learned treatise
about different kinds of intelligence.”—Steve
Weinberg, member of the National Book
Critics Circle, The Denver Post.
Penguin 288pp. 978-0-14-303557-2 $16.00
LIVES ON THE BOUNDARY
A Moving Account of the Struggles
and Achievements of America’s
“Vividly written...tears apart all of society’s
prejudices about the academic abilities of the
underprivileged.”—The New York Times.
Penguin 288pp. 978-0-14-303546-6 $16.00
Also available: Possible Lives: The Promise of Public
Education in America 978-0-14-023617-0
u PRESENT SHOCK
When Everything Happens Now
“Invaluable.”—The New York Times.
how [the digital age] has caused a focus on the
immediate moment that can be both disorienting and energizing.”—Walter Isaacson.
Current 256pp. 978-1-59184-476-1 $26.95
Current 256pp. 978-1-61723-010-3 $16.00
Paperback available March 2014
u DRAMA HIGH: The Incredible True Story of
a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town,
and the Magic of Theater
Sokolove—”a natural literary stylist with
the gifts of a social historian” (The New York
Times)—tells the moving story of a legendary
high school theater director.
Riverhead 400pp. 978-1-59448-822-1 $27.95
Inside the Admissions Process
of a Premier College
“With great skill and insight, he describes
the meritocratic choices that colleges make as
gatekeepers to the American dream of higher
education.”—James O. Freedman, President
Emeritus, Dartmouth College.
Penguin 320 pp. 978-0-14-200308-4 $16.00
u THE READ-ALOUD HANDBOOK
Revised and Updated Seventh Edition
“This book is about more than reading aloud.
It’s about time that parents, teachers, and
children spend together in a loving, sharing way.”— The Washington Post. Includes an
extensive suggested read-aloud list of over a
Penguin 432 pp. 978-0-14-312160-2 $17.00
Also available: Read All About It 978-0-14-014655-4,
Hey! Listen to This 978-0-14-014653-0
Please visit www.trelease-on-reading.com
u CREATING ROOM TO READ: A Story
of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy
“[Wood’s] extraordinary enthusiasm [and] bold-ness…come through clearly.”—Financial Times.
“A refreshing reminder of the power of libraries—their ability to transform individual lives
and strengthen communities.”—Melinda Gates.
Viking 320 pp. 978-0-670-02598-5 $27.95
Plume 304 pp. 978-0-14-218050-1 $16.00
Paperback available February 2014
John Avlon, Jesse Angelo, Errol Louis, editors
u DEADLINE ARTISTS
America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns
“As far as this essential anthology goes, it’s
so well done, there’s nothing left to say.”—
Publishers Weekly (starred review). “The most
addictive journalism book ever.”—American
Overlook 432 pp. 978-1-4683-0054-3 $17.95
Also available: Deadline Artists—Scandals, Tragedies,
and Triumphs: More of America’s Greatest Newspaper
Columns 978-1-4683-0054-3 (November 2013)
William E. Blundell
THE ART AND CRAFT
OF FEATURE WRITING
See page 167
u AMERICAN STORY: A Lifetime Search for
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
“These are remarkable and poignant stories
that need to be told.”—Ken Burns.
Viking 256 pp. 978-0-670-02605-0 $26.95
Plume 256 pp. 978-0-14-218076-1 $16.00
Paperback available March 2014