Spring 2020 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Imprint: Avid Reader Press
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TitleWhy We're Polarized
AuthorKlein, Ezra
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies/Conservatism & Liberalism
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government/National
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/21st Century
ISBN-139781476700328
On Sale01/28/20
Title StatusBSB
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages336
Marketing SpecialistVilarello, Meredith
The New York Times Bestseller

The Wall Street Journal Bestseller

“Few books are as well-matched to the moment of their publication as Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized.” —Dan Hopkins, The Washington Post

“It is likely to become the political book of the year....Powerful [and] intelligent.” —Fareed Zakaria, CNN

“Superbly researched and written..." —Francis Fukuyama, The Washington Post

America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous results.
TitleAuthor in Chief
AuthorFehrman, Craig
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government/Executive Branch
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/General
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
ISBN-139781476786391
On Sale02/11/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages448
Marketing SpecialistHoit, Morgan
“One of the best books on the American presidency to appear in recent years.” —Thomas Mallon, The Wall Street Journal

“Fun and fascinating…It’s witty, charming, and fantastically learned. I loved it.” —Rick Perlstein

Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of America’s presidents as authors—and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders.
TitlePerfect Tunes
AuthorGould, Emily
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Women
Category Full 2FICTION / Literary
Category Full 3FICTION / Coming of Age
ISBN-139781501197499
On Sale04/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages288
Marketing SpecialistHoit, Morgan
Perfect Tunes is an intoxicating blend of music, love, and family from one of the essential writers of the internet generation.” —STEPHANIE DANLER

Perfect Tunes is a zippy and profound story of love, loss, heredity, and par­enthood. I gulped it down, as will all mothers, New Yorkers, music fans, and lovers of quick-moving novels that are both funny and deep. I loved every page.” —EMMA STRAUB

Perfect Tunes is mind-blowing….Full of unspeakable insights, or at least I thought they were unspeakable, but there they are. Now I want everyone I know to read this book and talk about it with me.” —ELIF BATUMAN

Have you ever wondered what your mother was like before she became your mother, and what she gave up in order to have you?
TitleFight of the Century
Author
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/General
ISBN-139781501190407
On Sale01/21/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages336
Marketing SpecialistVilarello, Meredith
To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case.
TitleSAM
AuthorWaldman, Jonathan
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1TECHNOLOGY / Robotics
Category Full 2TECHNOLOGY / Construction/Masonry
Category Full 3BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
ISBN-139781501140594
On Sale01/07/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages288
Marketing SpecialistLawrence, Allie
A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers—far from the Silicon Valley limelight—and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks.
TitleTrade Is Not a Four-Letter Word
AuthorHochberg, Fred P.
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations/Trade & Tariffs
Category Full 2BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Globalization
Category Full 3BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commerce
ISBN-139781982127367
On Sale01/14/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages336
Marketing SpecialistLawrence, Allie
Trade myths, busted and debunked, with the help of six surprising everyday goods—the taco salad, the Honda Odyssey, the banana, the iPhone, the college degree, and the blockbuster HBO series Game of Thrones
TitleUpstream
AuthorHeath, Dan
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Category Full 3SELF-HELP / Personal Growth/Success
ISBN-139781982134723
On Sale03/03/20
Title StatusBSB
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages320
Marketing SpecialistVilarello, Meredith
Wall Street Journal Bestseller

New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers.
TitleThe Decadent Society
AuthorDouthat, Ross
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government/National
Category Full 2HISTORY / Modern/21st Century
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies
ISBN-139781476785240
On Sale02/25/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages272
Marketing SpecialistLawrence, Allie
From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a powerful portrait of how our turbulent age is defined by dark forces seemingly beyond our control
TitleThe Second Life of Tiger Woods
AuthorBamberger, Michael
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SPORTS & RECREATION / Golf
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
ISBN-139781982122829
On Sale03/31/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages272
Marketing SpecialistLawrence, Allie
“Fascinating...[Bamberger] knows the world of professional golf, and the pressures it exacts, like few others.” —The Wall Street Journal

It’s one of the greatest comebacks of all time. And for Tiger Woods—his game, his body, and his life in shambles—getting back to the winner’s circle was only half the story. Here’s the rest of it.
TitleThe Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer
AuthorLarimer, Kevin
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Category Full 2LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing/Composition
Category Full 3LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Publishing
ISBN-139781982123079
On Sale04/07/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$29.99
CDN Price$39.99
Pages496
Marketing SpecialistHoit, Morgan
The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers.