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What fabulous people you are!!! When I called yesterday about my "Frozen" postcards I wanted to have to send to various young kids, you took the time to find my 10 day old order, look for the items and arrange for delivery! Did someone come in the night like a cobbler elf? You could have decided that "Frozen" postcards were not worth your time. But you treated them with the importance those kids had for them. Thanks a million! And that's why I don't buy books through Amazon.
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This bookstore in OPEN ONLINE! Want a page-turner? THE FOURTH COURIER: a finalist for Best Gay Mystery in the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards. Selected by Bookstr as 1 of best novels set in Europe published in 2019 and 1 of 5 books to honor Stonewall’s 50th anniversary.
I met Patricia in Berkeley, Left Coast, at a friend's home in 1994. She gave me a copy of The Five of Hearts, replete with a generous personal note, which I just read now after many years. I'd love to get in touch with her, hopefully with your help. Thanks, Kokaku Blix
Getting ready to watch Emily St. John Mandel talk about The Glass Hotel via Politics and Prose Bookstore livestream!
re Ron Charles reviewing King novel "Writers and Lovers" suggest you and Ms King look up DEorothy Day- enuff w the navel gazing Weatherman documentary response I heartily recommend the documentary dvd “ Weathermen”. It’s one of the most relevant for the present progressive peace and justice movements, especially its feature on David Gilbert (from prison) and the commentary on the movie by Ayers and Dorhn. Re the latter a few comments: “We thought we were making a revolution”- I never did. I poured blood on draft files with 3 others in 1967- went to prison, then spent 33 years in a job helping inmates at the Baltimore City Jail. At the time I was happy with our effective draft board attacks (see documentary “:Hit and Stay”) but thought speechs of revolution to be boastful and delusional. As a romantic poet- I loved it in a sense and still do. As a reporter for underground newspapers, I saw the “rebalution” as a panel in an underground comix. I remain inherently skeptical…also have studied Marx as well, Stalin, Mao, Fidel and other betrayals. Not into dictatorships (including trump). I spent 21 months in Lewisburg Federal Prison- the Weathers spent (was it) 11 years imprisoned in the underground. They have told me they liked our actions. I wish that the wonderful interviewees, Whitehorn, Flanagan, Rudd, and others quoted spent a bit more time on tactics needed TODAY.As to my recommended tactics, presently I support the SPARK for a Workers Party (in Michigan and Maryland). I consider myself a Dorothy Day leftist and find the KingsBay Plowshares 7 anti nuke activists (now awaiting sentencing) to be also exemplary (if also in the end ineffective). Jesus was (partially) ineffective. No one should say there is no anti war movement today. Violence/non violence? I waver. Clearly, as Dan Berrigan said- violence has not worked. To be honest, neither has non violence. We need new tactics. Ones that WORK! I get emails from all the major peace groups and in Baltimore I recommend Max Obuszewski’s daily listing of progressive events in our area. Ayers and Dohrn generously admit “going off the tracks”. But did they? Three blew themselves up. Only one innocent died as a result of their actions. Their bombing targets were right on point. Some property has no right to exist (this also Dan Berrigan?). Maybe the Weatherpersons went up to the precipice and looked in, where Baader Meinhof jumped in custeristically. For Panthers to call the Weatherpersons “custeristic”- sadly phrase mongering. Cleaver mistakenly praises Mao as a “baddest ass mother fu ker”. The murder of Panthers was a key incentive to the Weathermen. Members of our anti draft movement revealed FBI’s COINTELPRO activities by breaking into their office in Media Pennsylvania (thank you Bill). They had to study locksmithing. I would have liked to see issues of violence and non violence, as well as the left issues more discussed. But overall, am thrilled by this movie. (Especially David Gilbert). My hero, along with Father Stephen Kelly, SJ, also imprisoned.
I just wanted to say thank you for the AMAZING content you have on YouTube. I have watched several of the author discussions over the past week and have to say P&P is one of my favorite channels now. I'm sad I can't come to the bookstore every week, but please know that this KY resident is a fan :)
Let us enter the decade by fixing our gaze upon those artists, poets, dramatists, and narrators of African descent that proffered an alternative way of seeing the world we inhabit. Let us remember Africa not as paradise lost or dystopia defeated. Rather, Africa in all of it's complexity, pain and insurmountable beauty is a fount of knowledge in wait of excavation and use. #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection is an an important contribution to this process of literary and cultural archaeology.
to Ms Marcus:heard you on c-span re kavanaugh- i have friends in prison for demonstrating at the trident nuclear sub base in georgia- i am 78 and am increasingly embittered about the state of american adulthood (especially gun loving males and politicians) opinionators and in general- such as yrself- tepid, glib, spineless, liberal if kavanaaugh did not remember- could he have said that and been a human being- you guys need to be more progressive- you are enabling the wrong
My book "Motion for Justice: I Rest My Case" would look good on the shelf at the wonderful Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. I would love to do a book signing at this fabulous bookstore sometime and visiting with the great people of D.C.!

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Emma Straub, "All Adults Here" (with Jen Gotch)

In All Adults Here, Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

Straub is in conversation with Jen Gotch, the founder and chief creative officer of ban.do and author of The Upside of Being Down.

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[05/07/20]   In All Adults Here, Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

Straub is in conversation with Jen Gotch, the founder and chief creative officer of ban.do and author of The Upside of Being Down.

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Molly Ball, "Pelosi" – in conversation with Mark Leibovich

For years House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was demonized by the right while being taken for granted by her own party. Through a combination of skill, experience, and élan, she persevered, and is now arguably the most powerful woman in American political history. In this deeply researched portrait, Ball, Time’s award-winning national political correspondent and a regular commentator on venues including NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, and NPR, draws on exclusive interviews with the speaker to track Pelosi’s extraordinary career, from her election to Congress in 1987 through her legislative accomplishments—universal health care, gays in the military—to her confrontations with Trump and dexterous managing of his impeachment. Ball is joined in conversation by Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and author of Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

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[05/05/20]   For years House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was demonized by the right while being taken for granted by her own party. Through a combination of skill, experience, and élan, she persevered, and is now arguably the most powerful woman in American political history. In this deeply researched portrait, Ball, Time’s award-winning national political correspondent and a regular commentator on venues including NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, and NPR, draws on exclusive interviews with the speaker to track Pelosi’s extraordinary career, from her election to Congress in 1987 through her legislative accomplishments—universal health care, gays in the military—to her confrontations with Trump and dexterous managing of his impeachment. Ball is joined in conversation by Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and author of Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

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Jung H. Pak, "Becoming Kim Jong Un"

Building from her groundbreaking 2018 Brookings essay, "The Education of Kim Jong Un," Pak offers the most detailed and thorough portrait of the North Korean leader to date. A former CIA analyst who advised top military and government officials, including the Obama White House, Pak draws on her experience and access to classified documents to trace the rise of an enigmatic and surprising leader. Initially written off as unlikely to last, Kim instead has consolidated his power at home through a series of brutal purges while commanding ever more attention on the world stage for his nuclear ambitions. Arguing that he’s still underestimated in the West, Pak illuminates much about Kim’s personality and motivations.

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[05/04/20]   Building from her groundbreaking 2018 Brookings essay, "The Education of Kim Jong Un," Pak offers the most detailed and thorough portrait of the North Korean leader to date. A former CIA analyst who advised top military and government officials, including the Obama White House, Pak draws on her experience and access to classified documents to trace the rise of an enigmatic and surprising leader. Initially written off as unlikely to last, Kim instead has consolidated his power at home through a series of brutal purges while commanding ever more attention on the world stage for his nuclear ambitions. Arguing that he’s still underestimated in the West, Pak illuminates much about Kim’s personality and motivations.

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Ben Sheehan, "OMG WTF Does The Constitution Actually Say?" (with Rep. Jamie Raskin)

Sheehan’s mission to increase voter participation began in 2016, when, as executive director of Save the Day, he used digital videos to help register 50,000 new voters. In 2018 he founded OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida) to teach voters about executive races during the midterm elections. That project generated Gerrymander Jewelry—a finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas 2019—and now this essential primer on how our government was designed to work. Using clear commentary and graphics, Sheehan has annotated the entire Constitution, from its preamble through the amendments, explaining the document’s provisions, pointing out its loopholes, and giving readers everything they need to become informed, effective voters.Sheehan is joined in conversation by Congressman Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district and author, most recently, of We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students

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[05/01/20]   Sheehan’s mission to increase voter participation began in 2016, when, as executive director of Save the Day, he used digital videos to help register 50,000 new voters. In 2018 he founded OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida) to teach voters about executive races during the midterm elections. That project generated Gerrymander Jewelry—a finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas 2019—and now this essential primer on how our government was designed to work. Using clear commentary and graphics, Sheehan has annotated the entire Constitution, from its preamble through the amendments, explaining the document’s provisions, pointing out its loopholes, and giving readers everything they need to become informed, effective voters.Sheehan is joined in conversation by Congressman Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district and author, most recently, of We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students

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Virtual Handselling: Recommendations from Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C.

publishersweekly.com As part of our ongoing series, Donna Wells of Politics and Prose shares personal recommendations of new children's and YA releases.

[04/23/20]   A professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, Smith is considered one of the premier interpreters of the Bard for a new generation. Her fresh reading of twenty of his plays doesn’t use the great playwright as an oracle for solving social, political, and romantic difficulties but instead ferrets out the inconsistencies and even the flaws in his writing, using these as rich mines from which to develop new ways of understanding his legacy. Whether writing about Shakespeare imitating his rivals or about Tudor-era issues of succession and religious upheaval, Smith also finds resonance with contemporary concerns ranging from privacy to celebrity to economics. Smith is joined in conversation by James Shapiro, the Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and author, most recently, of Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future.

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Announcing P&P Live @ Lunch!

We're excited to announce P&P Live @ Lunch!, a new author event series that will focus on how-to content, consisting of midday events designed to educate, engage, and empower.

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Jonathan Karl, "Live at The Trump Show"

Jonathan Karl--Chief White House Correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and the President of the White House Correspondents Association--brings us into the White House in a powerful book unlike any other on the Trump administration. This is the real story of Trump's unlikely rise; of the struggles and battles of those who work in the administration and those who report on it; of the plots and schemes of a senior staff enduring stunning and unprecedented unpredictability. This is Front Row at the Trump Show. Karl will be in conversation with former White House press secretary Mike McCurry.
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Naomi Klein, "On Fire" (with Jane Fonda)

Happy Earth Day! A lot has changed since our October event with Naomi Klein for her latest book ON FIRE, but this conversation with Betsy Reed and Jane Fonda remains a must-watch. 🌏

Naomi Klein discusses her book, "On Fire", at a Politics and Prose event in Washington, DC. #1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klei...

Sopan Deb, "Missed Translations"

Growing up as one of the few South Asians in a predominantly white town, Deb handled his alienation by distancing himself from his family and seeking to join the culture he saw around him. This strategy led him to a successful career as a stand-up comedian and an award-winning journalist—Deb has written on a host of topics for outlets including The New York Times, NBC, Al Jazeera and the Boston Globe, and to being singled out as a “breakout media star by Politico for his work as an embed with CBS News covering the Trump campaign. But by the time he was thirty, he yearned to reconnect with his parents. His moving memoir recounts how he revitalized his relationship with his mother and journeyed to India to get to know his father. Ali Vitali is a reporter for NBC News and MSNBC.

Purchase Here: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780062936769

[04/21/20]   Growing up as one of the few South Asians in a predominantly white town, Deb handled his alienation by distancing himself from his family and seeking to join the culture he saw around him. This strategy led him to a successful career as a stand-up comedian and an award-winning journalist—Deb has written on a host of topics for outlets including The New York Times, NBC, Al Jazeera and the Boston Globe, and to being singled out as a “breakout media star by Politico for his work as an embed with CBS News covering the Trump campaign. But by the time he was thirty, he yearned to reconnect with his parents. His moving memoir recounts how he revitalized his relationship with his mother and journeyed to India to get to know his father. Ali Vitali is a reporter for NBC News and MSNBC.

Purchase Here: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780062936769

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Before this event would have been limited to DC area residents at the Politics and Prose Bookstore - but now it’s open to anyone everywhere. I’m most excited to talk about TOGETHER with a dear friend I admire deeply: Sarah Hurwitz, author of Here All Along and prolific speechwriter on Tuesday, 4/21 at 7-8pmET.

Event details: P&P Live! : Vivek Murthy - with Sarah Hurwitz

Alina Das, "No Justice in the Shadows"

An award-winning immigrant rights activist, lawyer, and professor at New York University School of Law, where she also co-directs the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, Das in her important new book shows that Trump’s anti-immigration stand is only the latest—if most extreme—iteration of a long history of the idea of the “criminal alien.” Combining detailed analysis of the system—which more closely resembles a “deportation machine”—with stories of some of the 300,000 caught up in it annually, Das shows how immigrants are divided into categories like “deserving” or “undeserving,” with the bulk of the latter targeted for minor offenses. Only by confronting this cruelty, she argues, can we build an inclusive immigration policy based on human dignity. Das will be in conversation with Dara Lind, a reporter on immigration for ProPublica and former senior correspondent at Vox. She is the co-host of Vox's podcast The Weeds.

Purchase Here: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781568589466

[04/20/20]   An award-winning immigrant rights activist, lawyer, and professor at New York University School of Law, where she also co-directs the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, Das in her important new book shows that Trump’s anti-immigration stand is only the latest—if most extreme—iteration of a long history of the idea of the “criminal alien.” Combining detailed analysis of the system—which more closely resembles a “deportation machine”—with stories of some of the 300,000 caught up in it annually, Das shows how immigrants are divided into categories like “deserving” or “undeserving,” with the bulk of the latter targeted for minor offenses. Only by confronting this cruelty, she argues, can we build an inclusive immigration policy based on human dignity. Das will be in conversation with Dara Lind, a reporter on immigration for ProPublica and former senior correspondent at Vox. She is the co-host of Vox's podcast The Weeds.

Purchase Here: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781568589466

We’re so grateful for the online orders that many of you have placed with us in recent weeks. The outpouring of support has truly lifted our spirits in this challenging time—and it’s produced quite a backlog that we’re working hard to whittle down. To help work through your orders faster, we’ll be limiting the time during which we take phone calls at the store to three days a week—Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday—between noon and 4 p.m. Thanks for your patience as we catch up. Every order makes a difference, and we look forward to sending out your books and other items as soon as possible!

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ONLINE CLASS: Poetry of Seamus Heaney (2060) | Politics and Prose Bookstore

Join Christopher Griffin, who has taught Irish literature at P&P for over 25 years, for an online course on the poetry of Seamus Heaney.

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Emily St. John Mandel, "The Glass Hotel"

As she did with a deadly global flu pandemic in her unforgettable Station Eleven—a post-apocalyptic tour de force that thrilled critics and readers alike, and appeared on nearly every best-of-the-year list—Mandel in her new novel uses a huge Ponzi scheme to explore both the basic elements of civilization and the more intimate connections between individuals. Centering on the five-star Hotel Caiette and its owner—a high finance, Bernie Madoff-esque figure—the bartender he’s involved with, a shipping executive, and others, the narrative spirals out from British Columbia to Manhattan to a container ship off the coast of Mauritania, tracing an intricate web of white collar crime, deception, and ghosts.

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Introducing P&P Live! | Politics and Prose Bookstore

The threat of covid-19 has meant the end, for now, of in-person author talks at Politics and Prose, along with many other public gatherings. But this doesn’t mean our bookstore’s longstanding mission as a community hub and forum for discussion needs to cease. We’re going to try another way to keep the conversation going between authors and readers and reinforce our bonds as a community.

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Emma Straub, "All Adults Here" (with Jen Gotch)
Molly Ball, "Pelosi" – in conversation with Mark Leibovich
Jung H. Pak, "Becoming Kim Jong Un"
Ben Sheehan, "OMG WTF Does The Constitution Actually Say?" (with Rep. Jamie Raskin)
Jonathan Karl, "Live at The Trump Show"
Sopan Deb, "Missed Translations"
Alina Das, "No Justice in the Shadows"
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