Summer 2020 Avid Reader Press Catalog
Pub Month: July 2020
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TitleThree Women
AuthorTaddeo, Lisa
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Social History
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY/Human Sexuality)
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
ISBN-139781451642308
On Sale07/07/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$19.99
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK

Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC * Esquire * Good Housekeeping * Elle * Real Simple * And more than twenty additional outlets

“Staggeringly intimate...Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A breathtaking and important book…What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer’s sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.” —Cheryl Strayed

“Extraordinary...This is a nonfiction literary masterpiece...I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

“A revolutionary look at women's desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed.” —People (Book of the Week)

A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.
TitleLady Romeo
AuthorWojczuk, Tana
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Category Full 3DRAMA / Shakespeare
ISBN-139781501199523
On Sale07/07/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages240
Cover StatusFinal
“A lively, illuminating new biography…Wojczuk reveals the force and vitality of this woman, on the stage and off.” —Nina MacLaughlin, The Boston Globe

“Once the empress of the stage, the indomitable 19th-century superstar Charlotte Cushman has been lost to us. Tana Wojczuk resurrects her here, charisma and originality intact. A brisk, beautifully crafted life of a pioneering actor who—on and off the stage—indeed seems to have been, as Wojczuk puts it, ‘a better man than most men.’” —Stacy Schiff, bestselling author of The Witches and Cleopatra

For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this illuminating and enthralling biography of 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman portrays her radical lifestyle that riveted New York City and made headlines across America.
TitleFilthy Beasts
AuthorHamill, Kirkland
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology/Addiction
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
ISBN-139781982122768
On Sale07/14/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this gripping, true riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family’s deep flaws and his own long-buried truths.
TitleKings County
AuthorGoodwillie, David
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / City Life
Category Full 3FICTION / Urban
ISBN-139781501192135
On Sale07/28/20
Title StatusBSB
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages432
Cover StatusFinal
A Brooklyn love story, set to music.

Kings County crystallizes how it feels to be young and in love in New York City.” —Stephanie Danler

“A true and continual delight...Goodwillie captures the rapturous soul of a bygone Brooklyn.” —Joshua Ferris