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8 Book Recommendations by theSkimm

  • Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer)#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review O: The Oprah Magazine The Washington Post People Entertainment Weekly Vogue Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune New York.

    This week’s Skimm Reads is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s 2015 book “Between the World and Me.” It’s a powerful examination of being black in America and Toni Morrison has called it "required reading." Get it here: https://t.co/5mPVTe1l3o #SkimmReads #SkimmLife https://t.co/PblTVKflQ6

  • Whistleblower

    Susan Fowler

    In 2017, twenty-five-year-old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced as an entry-level engineer at Uber. The post went viral, leading not only to the ouster of Uber's CEO and twenty other employees, but 'starting a bonfire on creepy sexual behaviour in Silicon Valley that... spread to Hollywood and engulfed Harvey Weinstein' (Maureen Dowd, The New York Times). The moving story of a woman's lifelong fight to do what she loves - despite repeatedly being told no or treated as less-than - Whistleblower is both a riveting read and a source of inspiration for anyone seeking to stand up against inequality in their own workplace.

    @susanthesquark Millions of people read the blog, and Uber opened an investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of former CEO Travis Kalanick. Now, she's written a memoir called "Whistleblower" about what led her to stand up to one of the most powerful startups in Silicon Valley.

  • Catch and Kill

    Ronan Farrow

    In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture. INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

    @RonanFarrow's new book "Catch and Kill" has made a lot of headlines about allegations involving NBC News, Harvey Weinstein, and even elite spies. He came to HQ to connect the dots, and told us his advice for other investigative journalists. https://t.co/firIA6EAhd

  • Home Work

    Julie Andrews

    The follow-up to 2008's acclaimed memoir Home, Julie Andrews shares career highlights, personal experiences and reflective insights that have contributed to her enchanting legacy.Starting in 1963 where Home left off, Julie Andrews recalls her break-out roles in The Sound of Music and as the title character in Mary Poppinsbefore divulging many of the intimate details from her later years, spanning the 1960s until the early 1990s.In the 1960s Julie starred in three films that were the biggest money-makers yet for each studio: The Sound of Music(20th Century Fox), Mary Poppins (Disney) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Universal). She was described by the HollywoodReporter as 'the object of the most intense and sustained love affairs between moviegoers and a star in the history of motion pictures'. Beginning with Julie's account of the immortal roles of Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp, we learn about her personal experiences of motherhood, along with the unfortunate demise of her marriage to costume and set designer Tony Walton, and her second marriage to the love of her life, renowned Hollywood director Blake Edwards. From here Andrews shares with us her ascent to a timeless stardom as she went on to perform in various films, Broadway shows, television specials and her own self-titled television sitcom.This is the story in her own words of how Julie Andrews became one of our most beloved entertainers, the winner of multiple awards including Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and an Academy Award.

    We sat down with @JulieAndrews and her daughter @ewhamilton to talk about their new book “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.” Read and listen here: https://t.co/8em8IjfAOE

  • Dear Girls

    Ali Wong

    Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad. Though addressed to her daughters, the letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.

    Netflix comedy special(s)? Check. Write, star, & produce her own rom-com? Check. Author? Check. @aliwong is out with her 1st book— a collection of essays written to her daughters. You'll laugh in public while reading. Read our hilarious Q+A w/ her here: https://t.co/FkE2jqeDuU https://t.co/XodBd1ySqk

  • Catch and Kill

    Ronan Farrow

    In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture. INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

    .@RonanFarrow stopped by HQ to talk about his new book "Catch and Kill". It’s about how he started reporting the Harvey Weinstein story at NBC News, but was told to stop pursuing it. He ultimately published it in The New Yorker in 2017. https://t.co/aRM9ERkOzK

  • Ruth Ware is bringing down the house. This one's about a smart house that turns scary very quickly when a new nanny comes to work there...and a child gets murdered. Maybe don't read it alone in a house but do read it for a fast paced ride. Get it here: https://t.co/052SDIb09o https://t.co/hdd4FdHKyu

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    Can you guess what @ashleygraham wanted to be when she grew up? We couldn't either at night 1 of our "How to Skimm Your Life" NYC book tour. Watch to find out. You'll also hear more about why we wrote this book and why you need it. #SkimmLife https://t.co/lEfdh6zU8H