Spring 2020 Simon & Schuster Catalog
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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TitleFrederick Douglass
AuthorBlight, David W.
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional/General
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/19th Century
ISBN-139781416590323
On Sale01/07/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$22
CDN Price$30
Pages912
Cover StatusFinal
**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**

*Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards*

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time

“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.
TitleThe Second Kind of Impossible
AuthorSteinhardt, Paul
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SCIENCE / Physics/Crystallography
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Category Full 3SCIENCE / Physics/General
ISBN-139781476729930
On Sale01/07/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages400
Cover StatusFinal
*Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize*

One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. “A riveting tale of derring-do” (Nature), this book reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure.
TitleThe Elephant in the Room
AuthorTomlinson, Tommy
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition/Weight Loss
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
ISBN-139781501111624
On Sale01/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life.
TitleBecoming a Man
AuthorCarl, P.
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
ISBN-139781982105099
On Sale01/28/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages240
Cover StatusFinal
“A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written” (Claudia Rankine), Becoming a Man explores one man’s gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.
TitleRace Against Time
AuthorMitchell, Jerry
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/State & Local/South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Category Full 3TRUE CRIME / Murder/General
ISBN-139781451645132
On Sale02/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages432
Cover StatusFinal
“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The Guardians
TitleFrom Scratch
AuthorLocke, Tembi
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2TRAVEL / Europe/Italy
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary
ISBN-139781501187667
On Sale02/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
This Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller is “a captivating story of love lost and found” (Kirkus Reviews) set in the lush Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hours.
TitleMaster of the Game
AuthorBruck, Connie
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Category Full 3PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects
ISBN-139781982144272
On Sale02/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages416
Cover StatusFinal
From the bestselling author of The Predators’ Ball comes the story of the most flamboyant businessman and dealmaker of his generation, Steve Ross.
TitleMother Winter
AuthorShalmiyev, Sophia
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
ISBN-139781501193095
On Sale02/11/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
"Lyrical and emotionally gutting." —O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
“Intellectually satisfying [and] artistically profound.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
“Mesmeric.”—THE PARIS REVIEW
“Vividly awesome and truly great." —EILEEN MYLES
“Gorgeous, gutting, unforgettable." —LENI ZUMAS
“Brilliant.” —MICHELLE TEA

An arresting memoir equal parts refugee-coming-of-age story, feminist manifesto, and meditation on motherhood, displacement, gender politics, and art that follows award-winning writer Sophia Shalmiyev’s flight from the Soviet Union, where she was forced to abandon her estranged mother, and her subsequent quest to find her.
TitleMurphy's Law
AuthorMurphy, Jack
Sub-ImprintThreshold Editions
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 3HISTORY / Military/Iraq War (2003-2011)
ISBN-139781501191251
On Sale02/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
“Sure to go down as an important piece of military-memoir history…a fast-paced, insightful, hold-nothing-back memoir” (Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal, New York Times bestselling author) from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows of his career.
TitleThe Second Chance Club
AuthorHardy, Jason
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 3POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy/Social Services & Welfare
ISBN-139781982128593
On Sale02/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book.