Newsmax Liberal Bestsellers – Week of May 15, 2021

Newsmax Liberal Bestsellers – Week of May 15, 2021

1. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry, Flat Iron Books: An Oprah Book

“Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.”

2. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis

“For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.

Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.”

3. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem For the Country by Amanda Gorman and Oprah Winfrey, Viking

“On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her poem ‘The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country’ can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.”

4. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simad, Knopf Publishing

“From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest–a moving, deeply personal journey of discoverySuzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.”

5. Persist by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan Books

“The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation.”

6. The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays by Casey Wilson, Harper Books

“Reading The Wreckage of My Presence is like spending time with a close friend—a deeply passionate, full-tilt, joyous, excessive, compulsive, shameless, hungry-for-it-all, loyal, cheerleading friend. A friend who is ready for any big feelings that come her way—and isn’t afraid to embrace them.”

7. Crying In H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner

“From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.”

8. The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles For the Next Era of Capitalism by Hubert Joly

“Hubert Joly, Senior Lecturer, discusses his new book, The Heart of the Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism, with Bill George, Senior Fellow and author of Discover Your True North. In this virtual conversation, the two former CEOs address the pursuit of a noble purpose that puts people at the center of the business, creates an environment where every employee can blossom, and treat profit as an outcome, not the goal.”

9. The Secret Is YOU: How I Empowered 250,000 Women to Find Their Passion and Change Their Lives by Chris Cicchinelli, Post Hill Press

“In The secret Is YOU, author Chris Cicchinelli charts his two-decade journey transforming Pure Romance into the world’s largest in-home/virtual party company of its kind, while also sharing his innovative approach for empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs themselves.”

10. Caste (Oprah’s Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House

“In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.”

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