A glimpse of Vladimir Putin's rise to power from a former Financial Times correspondent in Moscow; a comprehensive treatise on the right to vote for one of the Democratic Party's fastest-growing stars; and a treatise by the only cook in the United States to receive three Michelin stars.
Five new books will be published this month and are slated to be read this summer.
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Stay sharp: build a better Sanjay Gupta brain at any age
Available on June 2nd
If the world is upside down indefinitely, it can be difficult to stick to normal routines or even stay focused these days. Although researched and written long before the current global dilemma, Sanjay Gupta's recent work is meant to serve as a guide to maintaining and improving cognitive health, from debunking common myths about aging to prescribing which social interactions and games are actually beneficial are.
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Act like a lady: questionable advice, ridiculous opinions and humiliating stories from three unworthy women by Becca Tobin, Keltie Knight and Jac Vanek
Available on June 2nd
A kind of ironic “manifesto” for Generation Z and younger millennial women who host the popular podcast and E! Show LadyGang how she thinks through personal essays about her own experiences, lessons about careers, relationships and body images. With essay titles such as "Maybe she was born with it, maybe it is Photoshop" and "If you are happy and know it, thank your ex", the authors warn that nothing is TMI (too much information). So consider yourself warned.
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Rebel Chef: Looking for what is important from Dominique Crenn
Available on June 9th
With the success of her small but growing restaurant group in San Francisco, Dominique Crenn is one of the most acclaimed chefs in America. In 2018 she received three Michelin stars for her influential gourmet restaurant Atelier Crenn. She was the first cook in the United States to receive this award. But Crenn overcame numerous obstacles to reach this peak of her career, including surviving and overcoming the overwhelming misogyny in the culinary world. With her memoirs, Crenn uses her fame forever and talks about restaurant culture, sexism, immigration and climate change.
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Our time is now: power, purpose and the struggle for a fair America by Stacey Abrams
Available on June 9th
Stacey Abrams, one of the Democratic Party's fastest-growing stars (and supposedly even on the shortlist as vice president for Biden's ticket) came on the national stage in 2018 when she ran for the governor of Georgia. The consequences of this election have not been easy to say the least, and it has continued to fuel a national discussion about suppression of voters, especially among color communities. In her latest book, Abrams offers what she describes as a blueprint to end voter suppression through census engagement, robust voter protection, and an increase in identity politics.
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Putin's people: How the KGB recaptured Russia and then conquered the West from Catherine Belton
Available on June 16
If you want to understand the extent of Vladimir Putin's power, you have to get there now. In Putin's people, Catherine Belton, a former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times, traces how Putin and a small group of KGB colleagues came to power in three decades, with one passage from the fall of the Soviet Union to Boris Yeltsin and the Rise of the oligarchs era in the 1990s to Putin's election at the turn of the century. Over the past 20 years, Putin's Russia has campaigned to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions, from sponsoring extremist policies and military operations in Europe and the Middle East to undermining and interfering with democratic elections in the United States. With the next presidential election just months away, Belton's report is a frightening reminder of the relentless threat and what is at stake, not just for Russia or the United States, but for the entire world population.
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