Spring 2019 Simon & Schuster Catalog
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TitleCan You Ever Forgive Me?
AuthorIsrael, Lee
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
ISBN-139781982116897
On Sale01/10/19
US Price$15
CDN Price
Pages144
Cover StatusFinal
Now a major motion picture starring Melissa McCarthy—Lee Israel’s hilarious and shocking memoir of the astonishing caper she carried on for almost two years when she forged and sold more than three hundred letters by such literary notables as Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Noel Coward, and many others.
TitleSmoketown
AuthorWhitaker, Mark
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1History
Category Full 1HISTORY / African American
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/20th Century
ISBN-139781501122422
On Sale01/29/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
A brilliant, lively account of the Black Renaissance that burst forth in Pittsburgh from the 1920s through the 1950s—“Smoketown will appeal to anybody interested in black history and anybody who loves a good story…terrific, eminently readable…fascinating” (The Washington Post).
TitleGone
AuthorCain, Chelsea
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatMass Market Paperbound
Category 1Fiction
Category Full 1FICTION / General
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/General
ISBN-139781982116118
On Sale01/29/19
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages400
Cover StatusFinal
Soon to be a TV series starring Chris Noth and Danny Pino!

From the critically acclaimed author of the Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell series, an “utterly exhilarating and emotionally rich” thriller that will have “your heart in your throat” (Megan Abbott, bestselling author of Dare Me).
TitleMerchants of Truth
AuthorAbramson, Jill
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Business & Economics
Category Full 1BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries/Media & Communications
Category Full 2COMPUTERS / Digital Media/General
ISBN-139781501123207
On Sale02/05/19
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages544
Cover StatusFinal
The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.
TitleOn Being 40(ish)
Author
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Literary Collections
Category Full 1LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
Category Full 2LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
ISBN-139781501172120
On Sale02/05/19
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
In the vein of The Bitch in the House, fifteen powerful women offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what it’s really like turning forty—and life beyond.
TitleSuch Good Work
AuthorLichtman, Johannes
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Fiction
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Urban
ISBN-139781501195648
On Sale02/05/19
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
A timely and provocative debut novel that Rivka Galchen calls “wisely comic and tremendously moving,” about a creative writing teacher whose efforts to stay sober land him in Malmö, Sweden, where drugs are scarce but the refugee crisis forces a very different kind of reckoning.
TitleThe Future is Asian
AuthorKhanna, Parag
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Business & Economics
Category Full 1BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics/Comparative
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies
ISBN-139781501196263
On Sale02/05/19
US Price$29.95
CDN Price$39.95
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being Asianized.
TitleI Wrote This Book Because I Love You
AuthorKreider, Tim
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2HUMOR / Form/Essays
ISBN-139781476739014
On Sale02/12/19
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages224
Cover StatusFinal
*A People Top 10 Book of 2018*

The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.
TitleMidnight in Chernobyl
AuthorHigginbotham, Adam
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1History
Category Full 1HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Category Full 2HISTORY / Modern/20th Century
ISBN-139781501134616
On Sale02/12/19
US Price$29.95
CDN Price$39.95
Pages560
Cover StatusFinal
Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.
TitleGetting Off
AuthorGarza, Erica
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
ISBN-139781501163395
On Sale02/12/19
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages224
Cover StatusFinal
“Erica Garza has written a riveting, can’t-look-away memoir of a life lived hardcore…In an era when predatory male sexual behavior has finally become a topic of urgent national discourse…Getting Off makes for a wild, timely read” (Elle).