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Never Stop Simba Sana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................ 1 Early Sunday Morning Denene Millner.............................................................................. 2 MyBrownBaby Denene Millner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................................................. 4 He Never Came Home Edited by Regina R. Robertson......................................................... 5 The Chicago Coloring Book Illustrated by Chris Arnold.................................................... 6 The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Cubs Chicago Tribune Staff. ................... 8 The Migraine Relief Plan Stephanie Weaver.. ................................................................. 10 Artisanal Preserves Madelaine Bullwinkel. ......................................................................... 11 Street Food Edited by Colleen Taylor Sen and Bruce Kraig................................................... 11 Diabetes Snacks, Treats, and Easy Eats for Kids, 3rd Ed.  Barbara Grunes with Linda R. Yoakam, RD, MS................................................................. 11

Rocket Man: Elon Musk In His Own Words Edited by Jessica Easto. ........................ 12 The Human City Joel Kotkin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................. 13 14 CURRENT & SELLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................................................. 15 FEATURED BACKLIST.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................................................. 16 2016 HIGHLIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................................................

A B O U T A G AT E ’ S I M P R I N T S Agate Digital publishes stand-alone ebooks on a diverse range of topics. B2 Books is devoted to nonfiction on business-related topics, including management, leadership, economics, training, and more. Our chief aim is to publish books on improving workplace performance and improving workplace experience. Bolden Books is dedicated to work by African American authors. Bolden has published work by winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Hurston-Wright Award, among others. Our new Denene Millner Books line is devoted to work for young readers.

Midway Books covers Midwestern topics and authors, with a particular focus on Chicago.

Surrey Books, established in 1983 and acquired by Agate in 2006, publishes books on food, cooking, health, nutrition, and the domestic arts.


Simba Sana


ever Stop is the wrenching memoir of Simba Sana, the cofounder and former CEO of Karibu Books, a major indie-bookselling phenomenon and what was once the most successful black-owned company in the history of the book industry. In this memoir, Sana reveals how his experience with Karibu jumpstarted his lifelong journey to better understanding himself, human nature, faith, and American culture—which ultimately helped him develop the powerful personal philosophy that drives his life today. Born Bernard Sutton in Washington, DC, Sana grew up in the cycle of poverty and violence that dominated inner-city life in the ’70s and ’80s. Sana’s academic success got him into college, where his life increasingly embodied the contradictions that plagued his youth. Committed to self-improvement and selfdiscipline, he grew into a successful businessman while becoming an impassioned Black Nationalist and Pan-Africanist. He lived the corporate life at Ernst & Young by day while leading radical consciousness-raising groups by night. Building Karibu became Sana’s opportunity to bind the disparate elements of his life together. Ultimately, though, the paradoxes in his identity and his accumulated emotional wounds confounded his effort to overcome his business reversals, and everything Sana built—his marriage, family, and business— was lost in an incredibly brief period of time. Sana tells how he rebuilt his life—and his identity—and set out to do so in a way that focused principally on the meaning and importance of love.

Trade Paper April 2017 $17

5.5 × 8.5

isbn : 978-1-57284-192-5

• Details author’s struggles with overcoming poverty, violence, and familial mental illness to achieve success • Powerful story relevant to many Americans who struggle through similar harsh circumstances • At its height, Karibu was the largest African American–owned book business in the country

Simba Sana is the cofounder and former CEO of Karibu Books. He lives with his family in Rockville, Maryland.


Strayhorn Claerbaut, Schlesinger 978-1-932841-98-5

Imagine This Maxine Clair 978-1-932841-83-1

My Mother’s Rules Lynn Toler

Autobiography of Black Chicago Dempsey Travis



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The Agate Bolden imprint’s Bolden Lives line features memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies by African American writers and aims to illuminate the richness and breadth of African American life.


EARLY SUNDAY MORNING Denene Millner Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton


arly Sunday Morning, a picture book for young children, is the first offering from Denene Millner Books, the new children’s line published under Agate’s Bolden imprint in partnership with Denene Millner, the noted parenting authority, editor, and New York Times bestselling author.

Children’s Picture Book Ages 4 to 9 Grade Level 4 April 2017 $17.95

8 × 10 isbn : 978-1-57284-211-3

• A beautiful story of a loving, supportive family that children of any background can relate to • Themes include conquering fear, showing empathy, and embracing one’s talents • Curriculum guide teaches developing writing and reading skills and building metaphors and images through words • Author’s website, MyBrownBaby. com, receives 60,000+ monthly page views and has 25,000+ social media followers • Author contributes regularly to the Today show, The Meredith Vieira Show, NPR, HLN, MSNBC, Essence, Ebony, Redbook, and Family Circle

Love and family. These are the things that a little girl finds most special about Sunday mornings. This book follows June as she prepares for a big performance leading the children’s choir at church on Sunday morning. Readers spend the weekend with June as she collects helpful pieces of advice on ways to be less nervous about her big solo. Along the way, she visits the barbershop with Mommy and Troy, gets her hair done by Mommy, gets a special dress from her aunt, and shares her family ritual of getting ready for Sunday morning service. As her special moment approaches, June leans on the support of her whole family and advice from her father to conquer her fear of singing in front of the congregation. Denene Millner has penned 25 books, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, cowritten with Steve Harvey, and Around the Way Girl with actress Taraji P. Henson. She also is the founder of, a critically acclaimed blog that examines the intersection of parenting and race. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator whose passion for children’s books began when she came across The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child in the 1960s. She has illustrated more than 30 books and is the author and illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their daughter, Zoe.

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Denene Millner Books is Agate Bolden’s highly anticipated new line that publishes books for young people that highlight African American stories and voices. DMB will publish four titles a year, starting with Early Sunday Morning.

PRAISE FOR DENENE MILLNER Sunday is the Lord’s day, when Mommy, Daddy, my brother, and I go to church. This Sunday is extra special because I’ll be singing my first solo in the youth choir.

Angela and Tommy whisper and giggle as I walk back to my seat. “Good grief, Sister Sarah could have just given that solo to a goat. It might not remember the words, but at least it would get the notes.” Their words stung. So did my tears.

Everybody knows I am nervous and so they all tell me their ideas for how I can sing my song strong and clear. Auntie thinks wearing a new dress will help. “Looking fancy makes you feel brave!” she promises.

“Denene Millner just wants to elevate black storytelling.” —NBC News “Denene fosters a community of [parents] dedicated to making the next generation as powerful as it can be.” —

But he gives me peppermints and money for the offering, and a hug and lots of kisses to help me be brave. “If you get nervous, just pick a spot in the church and sing to it like you do your mirror,” he says. “Daddy will be there with you in spirit, singing along with you.” Knowing this will have to do.

When our youth choir marches through the doors, every eye is on us. We float down the aisle like an army of angels, lifting our voices in praise, all the way up to the rafters. And right there in the front pew is Mommy, smiling and singing and shaking her tambourine.

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On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children Denene Millner


or almost a decade, national parenting expert and bestselling author Denene Millner has published thoughtprovoking, insightful, and sometimes wickedly funny commentary about motherhood on her critically acclaimed website The site, hailed as a “must-read” by the New York Times, speaks to the experiences, joys, fears, sorrows, and triumphs of African American motherhood, from pregnancy and child-rearing to relationships and the politics of parenting black children.

Trade Paper March 2017 $16

5.5 × 8.5

isbn : 978-1-57284-212-0

•, called a “must-read” by the New York Times, examines the intersection of parenting and the multicultural experience • Website is one of the most respected and celebrated parenting blogs on the web, providing topical, intelligent, and witty commentary and advice for parents of children of color • Author is a contributing editor at Agate Publishing, where she directs the Denene Millner Books imprint, which publishes books for young readers dedicated to African American stories and voices

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“The best site for thoughtful, fierce advice about parenting from a Black perspective.” —Ebony

After publishing almost 2,000 posts aimed at lifting the voices of moms and dads of color, Millner has now curated a best-of collection in MyBrownBaby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children. This book compiles the website’s most important and insightful essays about parenting children from infancy through adolescence. This one-of-a-kind parenting book offers perspectives on the issues moms of color and parents of African American kids face—from birthing while black to negotiating discipline to preparing children for racism. Through her website, Millner has created a space for African American moms and parents of black children, many of whom long to lend their essential but all-too-often ignored voices to the national parenting discussion. Full of essays that readers of all backgrounds will find engrossing, MyBrownBaby acknowledges that there are issues African American parents must deal with that white parents never have to confront if they’re not raising brown children. This book chronicles these differences with open arms, a lot of love, and the deep belief that, though they may come from separate places and have different backgrounds, all parents want the same things for their families, and especially for their children. was created in 2008 by Denene Millner for African American moms looking to lend their critical but all-too-often ignored voices to the national parenting debate. It has been featured on the Today Show and in The Root, Ebony, Jet, and more.


Daughters Talk About Life Without Their Fathers Edited by Regina R. Robertson Foreword by Joy-Ann Reid


e Never Came Home is a collection of 22 personal essays written by girls and women who have been separated from their fathers because of divorce, abandonment, or death. The contributors to this collection come from a wide range of racial, socioeconomic, religious, and geographic backgrounds, and their essays offer deep insights into the emotions related to losing one’s father, including sadness, indifference, anger, acceptance—and everything in between. This book, edited by Essence magazine’s West Coast editor Regina R. Robertson, is first and foremost an offering to young girls and women who have endured the loss of their fathers. But it also speaks to mothers who are raising girls without a father present, offering important perspectives on their daughters’ feelings and struggles.

The essays in He Never Came Home are organized into three categories: “Distant,” “Divorced,” and “Deceased.” With essays by contributors such as Emmy Award–winning actress Regina King, fitness expert and New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Reece, and television comedy writer Jenny Lee, this anthology illuminates the journeys of the fatherless and provides a space for these writers to express their pain, hope, and healing—minus any judgments and without apology.

Jenny Lee Bridgette Bartlett Royall Mai Huggins Lassiter Wendy L. Wilson Gabrielle Reece Regina R. Robertson

Regina R. Robertson is the West Coast editor for Essence magazine. Her writing has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine; Ebony; and Honey, as well as by the Associated Press. She has been a guest on NPR, E! Entertainment Television, Centric, and The View. She lives in Los Angeles.

5.5 × 8.5

isbn : 978-1-932841-99-2

• An important and personal exploration of the relationships between daughters and absent fathers • Thoughtful and emotional takes on this topic will be of interest both as biographical/creative nonfiction and as essays on parenting • Foreword by MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid, the former host of The Reid Report • Created by successful magazine editor who contributes to NPR, E! Entertainment Television, and many other outlets • Essay format makes book easy to excerpt for publication online based on contributors’ audience

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CONTRIBUTORS Tamala Merritt Niko Amber Regina King Demetrea Hardiman Cindy M. Birch Danielle Rene Kyra Groves Nicole Shealey Tresa L. Sanders Desney Butler Cori Murray Simone I. Smith Alysse ElHage Sarah Tomlinson Kirsten West Savali Nisa Rashid

Trade Paper June 2017 $15



Iconic Landmarks and Hidden Gems Illustrated by Chris Arnold


rom the towering skyscrapers of downtown to the favorite hangouts tucked away in city neighborhoods, explore the streets of Chicago through more than 50 original pen-and-ink illustrations waiting to be brought to life with color.

Trade Paper November 2016 $15.95

9×9 isbn : 978-1-57284-215-1

• 12 million copies of adult coloring books were sold in 2015, up from 1 million in 2014 • One of the first adult coloring books focusing solely on Chicago, the third-largest metro area in the United States • Chicago attracted 50 million+ tourists in 2014, topping NYC by 4 million+ in domestic tourists • Illustrated by award-winning Chicago-based artist who has taught at multiple Chicago college art programs

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• High-quality packaging delivers top-notch artistic and visual experience with stylistic consistency


The Chicago Coloring Book captures the beauty, history, and art of the Windy City, from modern architectural treasures like the towers of Marina City and the John Hancock Center to local icons like the Field Museum’s T. Rex skeleton and Wrigley Field’s famous marquee. Intricate patterns inspired by architectural motifs, museum exhibits, local food and fauna, and more offer hours of coloring fun for locals and tourists alike. L I S T O F S E L E C T I L L U S T R AT I O N S Auditorium Theatre Cloud Gate Union Stock Yard Chicago-style hot dogs Soldier Field The El Shedd Aquarium Guaranteed Rate Field Warwick Allerton Hotel Chinatown Gate John Hancock Center Sue The Green Mill Museum of Science and Industry The Picasso Chicago Union Station The Spirit Deep-dish Pizza Chagall’s America Windows Tiffany Dome Wrigley Field marquee Marina City Chicago Board of Trade building Adler Planetarium and more! Bahá’í House Of Worship

Chris Arnold is an award-winning artist who has been featured in more than a dozen one-man exhibitions and 50 group shows both nationally and abroad. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago and is currently an assistant professor at Columbia College. He lives in Chicago with his fiancée.

"Connect with the city on a whole new level. . . . and in the process find respite from the everyday hustle and bustle." —Chicago Sun-Times “A fine and fun book.” —Chicago Tribune




Use the thumbnails below to track down illustrations, plan what to color next, and settle disputes about where exactly that cool architectural detail or funky statue can be found.

CLOUD GATE Millennium Park




MENU BOARD Wolfy’s, West Rogers Park

SAILBOATS Belmont Harbor


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THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE BOOK OF THE CHICAGO CUBS A Decade-By-Decade History Chicago Tribune Staff


he Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Cubs is a decadeby-decade look at one of baseball’s most beloved teams, starting with the franchise’s beginnings in 1876 as the Chicago White Stockings and ending with the triumphant 2016 World Series championship run.

Trade Cloth April 2017 $35

9.5 × 11 isbn : 978-1-57284-217-5

• The first-ever photographic collection from the Chicago Tribune on the Chicago Cubs • Attractive, hardcover package makes this a wonderful gift item • Will be promoted alongside newspaper’s hugely popular baseball coverage • The team's 2016 World Series victory captivated the nation as it concluded the team's infamous 108-year run of futility • Team has broad national and international following in major markets

For more than a century, the Chicago Tribune has documented every Cubs season through original reporting, photography, and box scores. For the first time, this mountain of Cubs history has been mined and curated by the paper’s sports department into a single one-of-a-kind volume. The book chronicles Cubs history by era and includes timelines, profiles of key players and coaches, and feature stories that highlight it all, from the heavy hitters to the no-hitters to the one-hit wonders. And of course, you can’t talk about the Cubs without talking about Wrigley Field. In this book, readers will find a complete history of that most sacred of American stadiums, where Hack Wilson batted in 191 runs—still the major-league record—in 1930, where Sammy Sosa earned the moniker “Slammin’ Sammy,” and where fans congregated, even when the team was on the road, throughout its scintillating championship run. The award-winning journalists, photographers, and editors of the Chicago Tribune have produced a comprehensive collector’s item that every Cubs fan will love. The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Chicago Tribune Media Group. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many bestselling books.

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The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bulls




Sept. 28, 1938 Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin’” in the bottom of the 9th inning at Wrigley Field gives the Cubs a 6-5 victory over the Pirates and propels them into first place by a half-game with four games left to play.

Oct. 2, 1932 The Yankees complete a sweep of the World Series, scoring eight times in the final three innings to win Game 4 13-6.

Oct. 1, 1938 While the Cubs are splitting a double-header in St. Louis, the Pirates lose 9-6 to the Reds in Cincinnati. The Cubs clinch first place and claim their third National League pennant of the decade.

Sept. 28, 1930 Hack Wilson drives in his 190th and 191st runs of the season in a 13-11 victory over the Reds at Wrigley Field.

Oct. 1, 1935 Lon Warneke holds the Tigers to four hits and the Cubs win Game 1 of the World Series 3-0 at Detroit’s Nevin Field.

Sept. 20, 1932 Cubs defeat Pirates 5-2 in Game 1 of a double-header at Wrigley Field to clinch the National League pennant.







Oct. 7, 1935 Goose Goslin’s two-out single in the bottom of the 9th drives home Mickey Cochrane, giving the Tigers a 4-3 victory in Game 6 of the World Series in Detroit. The Tigers win the series 4 games to 2.


Oct. 1, 1939


The Cubs close out the season with a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. They finish in 4th place at 84-70, posting a winning record for the 14th year in a row.

P.K. Wrigley, now the team’s principal owner, begins an extensive remodeling project to improve Wrigley Field. New bleachers are built in the outfield and adorned with ivy—an idea credited to Bill Veeck, who was hired earlier that year. A new centerfield scoreboard is also added to the park.




Jan. 26, 1932 William Wrigley Jr. dies at age 71 in Phoenix.

Oct. 1, 1932 Babe Ruth homers off the Cubs’ Charlie Root in Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field. The home run later becomes legendary as Ruth’s “called shot.” The Yankees win the game 7-5 to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

Sept. 27, 1935

April 16, 1938

Cubs run their winning streak to 21 games with a double-header sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis. The Game 1 victory clinches the National League pennant and the victory in Game 2 is the Cubs’ 100th of the season.

Cubs acquire Dizzy Dean from the Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Curt Davis and Clyde Shoun, outfielder Turk Stainback and $185,000.

Oct. 9, 1938 The Yankees defeat the Cubs 8-3 in New York, sweeping the World Series in four games.






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yne Sandberg was never much for self-promotion, but his Hall of Fame credentials say it all. Sandberg hit for average and power, setting a record for career home runs by a second baseman since eclipsed by Jeff Kent. He fielded his position with range and finesse, winning nine Gold Gloves for defensive excellence and setting records for consecutive games without an error. He ran the bases with skill and daring, stealing 54 bases in 1985 and scoring 100 or more runs seven times. He prided himself on doing “the little things,” and doing them correctly. Contemporaries say his approach to the game was an ideal complement to his ability. “He had great baseball acumen, and like a lot of great players he honed it over the years and got to a real good understanding of what he needed to do in specific situations,” said Steve Stone, a former bigleague pitcher and Cubs broadcaster who watched Sandberg for 12 seasons. “He was a No. 2 hitter for most of his career. That carries a lot of different responsibilities, and Ryno won an MVP award (in 1984) as a No. 2 hitter—I don’t know how often that’s happened,” Stone said. “You could not throw the ball by him inside. The pitchers knew he was going to catch every ground ball, turn the double play, throw with a shortstop’s arm . . . there’s a reason he had those overwhelming defensive statistics. His teammates knew he has was going to be there every day. He was a total professional.” The late Tribune columnist and MLB historian Jerome Holtzman covered thousands of players in his four decades as a baseball writer, and he numbered Sandberg among the best he saw. “Ryno was Jack Armstrong, the All-American boy,” Holtzman said. “He’s one of the best individuals I’ve ever known on or off the field, a perfect player with all the qualities you look for in a person.” Mark Grace played next to Sandberg and hit behind him for 11 years. “He was a fabulous No. 2 hitter–he made all of us better,” Grace said. “I’m disappointed he wasn’t first ballot. He was the best second baseman of his era, and he dominated the game for a five-, six-year period.” Grace was in college in 1984, four years away from Wrigley Field when “the Sandberg Game” took place. It›s a sure-fire topic of nostalgic conversation whenever two or more longtime Cubs fans gather in one place.

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high school he once coached. How could Lawrence ever forget a 300-foot drive exploding off the bat of a 10-year-old? “It was astonishing the power he generated from that swing he worked on so much with his dad,” recalled Lawrence, Bryant’s first coach after his father. “You could tell then Kris was special.”


magine how it made Mike Bryant feel— and what he feels when he watches his 6-foot-5, 215-pound son launch balls over the walls at Wrigley Field. One homer earlier this season scraped the upper reaches of the new video board above the left-field bleachers. One from Sunday crashed into the board so hard the Statcast system estimated it would have traveled 495 feet, the longest home run in the majors in 2015. Kris wound up as National League rookie of the year. And his team reached the National League Championship Series. Not a bad start to a career. “It’s killing me I can’t be at the park more,” Mike said. “I’m a baseball rat. I’m a lifer.” Mike Bryant, is a chemical salesman who has had a business as a hitting instructor for 13 years. Kris never has read Williams’ book but heard an abridged version narrated by his dad. As Kris would do, Mike spent three years playing college baseball before being drafted and turning pro. The elder Bryant, who grew up in Acton, Mass., also was a slugger, setting a school career record for home runs at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (then Division II) that stood for nearly 10 years after he left. In his final two seasons, Mike hit 20 home runs and drove in 88 runs in just 60 games. The Red Sox picked him in the ninth round of the 1980 draft. An outfielder, he played 121 games over two seasons in the low minors before being cut, hitting .204 with four home runs in 348 at-bats, according to While Mike Bryant still expresses frustration over getting what he felt was an insufficient chance to prove himself, the brief stay in the Red Sox organization would have a lasting impact on his life because of the hours spent with Williams. Until the mid-1970s, almost no major-league teams had full-time hitting instructors. Williams was a roving instructor, and Mike Bryant took full THE BEST- L AI D PL AN S


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his is one of those stories that would sound apocryphal except its protagonists, father and son, recall it the same way. The story spans three generations to link Kris Bryant through his father, Mike, to one of baseball’s legendary hitters, Ted Williams. As a minor leaguer, Mike Bryant got face-to-face hitting instruction from Williams. He treats Williams’ classic book on the subject, the “Science of Hitting,” as a bible. Mike’s favorite verse, the one he recited endlessly to both his sons when they first picked up a bat: hit the ball hard and hit it in the air. So it was that the first time 5-year-old Kris swung at a hardball pitch from Mike, he hit under the ball, as Williams advised, and lofted it about 130 feet, well into the outfield of a Little League diamond near the family’s home in Las Vegas. “I liked hitting home runs when I was little,” Kris said. “To do that, you have to hit the ball in the air, so that’s why I caught on pretty quick to the idea of hit it high and hard. “When I got to high school and college, where you begin learning about angles and stuff, it started to get easier. But I have always had that swing, in terms of a slight uppercut, so I guess I got it pretty young.” That story can fit nicely into the Kris Bryant saga, the one growing around the Cubs’ prodigious young slugger. And then there is this story, with some details vague, about the contest Kris lost a year or so after the now fabled fly ball. Bryant, then 6 or 7, was taking batting practice with kids two to three years older when his dad and five other coaches threw in $20 apiece as a prize for the first to hit a ball over the fence. An older kid won, and Kris was left crying in the dugout. “That was the first experience where the competitive side of me came out,” Kris said. “I was really upset I didn’t get it.” Soon after, when the little guy went deep for the first time in a game, Kris got $100 from his dad and used it to buy a bike. “It was pretty satisfying,” Kris said. Or how about this story? Just 10 at the time, Kris Bryant stepped to the plate to see how his technically-sound swing would hold up against 13-year-old pitching. Matt Lawrence remembers scouting Bryant at the ballpark that day in Las Vegas for the parochial

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On June 23, 1984, Sandberg drove in seven runs and hit game-tying home runs in successive at-bats against All-Star reliever Bruce Sutter as the Cubs rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-11. The Saturday victory, beamed to a national television audience as NBC›s Game of the Week, was the jumping-off point for the Cubs› surprising run to a division title and for Sandberg’s MVP campaign. After the game, Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog referred to Sandberg as “Baby Ruth” and called it one of the greatest performances he had seen. “I think what made that game special was that the two home runs were hit off the best reliever of that time–Bruce Sutter,” Sandberg said. “That game took me to another level, and it brought to life what my manager, Jim Frey, talked about to me in spring training, about being more of an impact player capable of having games like that. “That was the level I wanted to maintain for the rest of my career.” Former Cub Mike Krukow pitched against Sandberg for eight years and had his own version of the “Sandberg Game.” “In all the time I faced him, he never swung at the first pitch—never,” Krukow said. “So this one time I’m facing my old team, the adrenaline’s going, I start him out with an inside fastball with a little extra on it, run it in on his hands . . . a perfect pitch, I thought. And he turns on it and jerks it out of the ballpark. That was it. Rick Sutcliffe struck out 12 of us and beat us 1-0. I still get [upset] over that one.” Krukow smiled and shook his head. No disgrace in giving up a dinger to a Hall of Famer. “No question Ryno belongs,” Krukow said. “He did it all. And the bigger the at-bat, the tougher he was. A total class act.” Bob Brenly, a former Cubs broadcaster and bigleague catcher, said Krukow wasn’t the only pitcher to lose a battle of wits to Sandberg. “He used to set up pitchers,” Brenly said, “You might start him out with a curveball and he’d buckle his knees, like a Little Leaguer. You’d think you fooled him. Then you’d throw him that curve on 1-and-2 and he’d jump on it and hit it out of the ballpark. “Very smart hitter, very tough out . . . just a great player with a totally professional attitude,” Brenly said. Sandberg could have played just about anywhere on the diamond, but wound up at second base, which was


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THE MIGRAINE RELIEF PLAN An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health Stephanie Weaver


he Migraine Relief Plan is an essential lifestyle-based guide to reducing headaches and other symptoms related to migraine, vertigo, and Meniere’s disease. Its “slow-approach” plan and more than 75 trigger-free recipes set readers up for success—even when they’re in pain.

Trade Paper February 2017 $19.95

In this book, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step, habits-focused approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity. Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraines, headaches, or Meniere’s disease.

7×9 isbn : 978-1-57284-209-0

Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists; meal plans; symptom tracking charts; and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.

• Offers guidance for those who follow vegan, vegetarian, grainfree, and dairy-free diets, which often conflict with migraine diets • Author has a well-respected website,, and a social media following of 50,000+

The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices and navigate challenges like parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire readers to rethink their attitudes toward health and wellness.

• Author has extensively researched books and medical journals on migraine-related diets and ailments, testing the recommendations and synthesizing information into a single practical program

Stephanie Weaver is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. She has a master of public health in nutrition education from the University of Illinois. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego.

• Includes resources that support author’s webinars and online classes, such as tracking sheets, food lists, and recipes


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While it may be unconventional for a wellness book, this section will help you gain a better understanding of your decisions to eat off the Plan. It’s inevitable that you will, so the best option is to be prepared, expect that it will happen, and to think through why it might happen. I’ll give you tips for a variety of social situations to think through in advance, as well as some suggestions for building a support system for yourself.


ASS I G N M E NTS • Pick an upcoming work or social lunch and do some restaurant recon in advance.


• Imagine you just spectacularly went off the Plan, i.e. failed. What is your inner

next big holiday coming up. What is

monologue? How can you shift it to be

one thing you could do to make that

more supportive and helpful? How can

visit work better for you?

you forgive yourself? How can you be

start researching hotels or places

as loving and understanding toward yourself as you would to a friend?


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Scrambled eggs with lowsodium ketchup or Salsa Verde and Pork Sausage Patties

Egg Mini-Quiches (place foilwrapped baking potatoes in the slow cooker on Low if you want them ready when you get home from work)

Potato–Green Onion Frittata (page XXX)

Peach–Mango Power Smoothie (page XXX)

Egg Mini-Quiches (from freezer)

Eggs your way with Pork Sausage Patties

Blueberry–Oat Waffles with berries and butter; freeze leftover waffles

Midmorning snack

Cold-pressed green juice or Beet–Strawberry Smoothie (page XXX)

Carrot slices with Sunflower Seed Butter

Pumpkin seeds

Hard-boiled egg

Sunflower Seed Butter on rice cakes

Pumpkin seeds

Herbed Cheese Spread with cherry tomatoes or veggie sticks

Tuna Salad with large green salad and dressing

Salad with peaches or grapes and sliced SpiceRubbed Pork Chop

Egg salad with green salad or as an open-faced sandwich on toasted gluten-free bread

Salmon–Potato Cakes

Burger (beef, turkey, or bean) with olive oil mayonnaise and/or low-sodium ketchup and green salad with dressing

eating Plan.

• Imagine going to visit relatives for the

• If you have a vacation coming up,


to stay that will accommodate your


+ Wait a minute now . . . this book is all about positive reinforcement. This is a bulletproof, well-thought-out, eight-week plan that will change my life forever. This is the magic bullet! It’s effortless!! It’s foolproof!!! It’s a miracle!!!! Except it’s not. Real life isn’t like that. You will go off the diet, fall off the wagon, cheat, or however you describe it. We all do. I do. Frequently. That’s life. It’s human nature. It’s choices. It’s running low on willpower because you’re tired of having to work so damn hard to be well, when everyone around you can blithely eat whatever they want and feel fine. (Everyone around you may not actually feel fine, but you’re not them, so you don’t know.) From the outside it looks like everyone in the world can eat whatever they want with no consequences. Except us. It’s hard and it’s tiring. So we go off the diet, fall off the wagon, cheat. Or as I prefer to say: I made an unhelpful choice. The words you choose are important here. Because this is an ongoing lifestyle. It will likely need to be your new reality for the rest of your life if you want to feel well long term. (Once you’ve completed your trigger testing, you’ll find that the diet isn’t restrictive, especially once you’re used to it.) And I’ve learned that forgiving yourself is an important part of the process too. Because “diets” are temporary. If you’re “on a diet,” in your mind there is an end point, a finish line when you achieve your goal, and then you can go back to your real life. 128 t h e m i gr a i n e r e l i e f p l a n

They’re a detour. You go off diets—and back on them—over and over. That’s why I call this book a Plan. Writing this book helped gel thoughts I’ve had about the word dieting for many years. We, especially women, tend to use modifiers like good and bad in relation to food. You have probably heard someone say, “Oh, I was so bad last night. I ate two desserts!” We use other loaded terms too. Staying on the wagon implies an above-ground balancing act, when clearly the ground and gravity will never stop calling. Cheating runs the gamut from passing the answers in fourth grade to being caught in a tawdry motel room. Being bad sounds like a kindergartener being scolded. I have worked to change how I think about food altogether, and instead, frame the daily food decisions I make as helpful or unhelpful choices. I try to forgive myself, let those unhelpful choices go, and move forward. Unhelpful choices are made one at a time. They’re not irrevocable. Making an unhelpful choice doesn’t mean I am weak, a terrible person, or bad. It was simply an unhelpful choice that I—an adult—made. It may have tasted really good. It may have been a really fun party. When there are consequences, I own up to them. Instead of pretending—as every weight loss show and diet book does—that this time it’s going to stick, let’s assume it won’t. At least not forever. And learning to shift your mindset, from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, is key. According to researcher Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, people with a fixed mindset believe that they are who they are; they can’t really change. They don’t like to try new pa rt i i i : m a i n ta i n i n g t h e p l a n



Tuna or Salmon Salad

Chicken Salad on greens with dressing

DAY 4 ( W E D)




Midafternoon snack

Carrot slices with Sunflower Seed Butter

Pumpkin seeds

Salt-free or low-sodium tortilla or bean chips with Salsa Verde

Carrots with Sunflower Seed Butter

Pumpkin seeds

Mascarpone and fruit on rice cakes

Fruit salad


Sautéed greens and grilled chicken breast with steamed broccoli

Baked potato with chopped steamed broccoli, ricotta or mascarpone, and butter

Spice-Rubbed Seared Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Pear–Cranberry Sauce (page XXX) and steamed broccoli with butter or olive oil

Burger (beef, turkey, or bean) with olive oil mayonnaise and/or low-sodium ketchup and green salad

Salmon–Potato Cakes (page XXX) and green salad with dressing

Steak and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Meatloaf (page XXX), steamed broccoli, and Spicy Kale and Swiss Chard Sauté (page XXX)

Herbed Cheese Spread on veggie sticks

Sunflower seeds

Make fruit salad; veggie sticks; Blueberry–Oat Waffle batter (page XXX); Granola (page XXX); salad dressing (page XXX); Chile Pepper Sauce (page XXX)

Make Berry Cobbler (page XXX) and Chunky Tomato Sauce (reciperenovator. com); thaw frozen fish (2 meals); pack leftover Meatloaf, tomato sauce, zucchini ribbons

Early evening snack

Berries with Vanilla Ricotta Cream or Coconut Whipped Cream

Berries with Vanilla Ricotta Cream or Coconut Whipped Cream

Berries with Vanilla Ricotta Cream or Coconut Whipped Cream

Berries with Vanilla Ricotta Cream or Fruit Coconut Whipped Cream

Prep for future meals

Make Chicken Salad (page XXX) from leftover grilled chicken; chop leftover steamed broccoli

Dice leftover baked potato; thinly slice two green onions; season pork chops with Spice Rub

Slice leftover Spice-Rubbed Seared Pork Chops; prep fruit for smoothie and salad; hard boil eggs

Make egg salad by mixing mashed hard-boiled eggs with mayo

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Prep ingredients for Steak and Roasted Vegetable Salad (page XXX); make Herbed Cheese Spread (page XXX); cut up veggie sticks

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Small-Batch Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, and More Madelaine Bullwinkel


rtisanal Preserves provides 100 foolproof recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, and more, along with a primer on the history and basic technique of preserving and 40 additional recipes that incorporate preserves into breads, muffins, and desserts for all occasions. This new edition of Artisanal Preserves (originally published as Gourmet Preserves Chez Madelaine in 2005) has been redesigned and repackaged to appeal to a new generation of cooks. Madelaine Bullwinkel taught for more than 35 years at Chez Madelaine, her home-based cooking school, which has been featured in Bon Appétit and Better Homes and Gardens.

Trade Paper July 2017 $18.95 | 6 × 7.5 isbn : 978-1-57284-219-9


Edited by Colleen Taylor Sen and Bruce Kraig


treet Food surveys classic street foods from more than 75 countries and regions. First published in 2013, this reconceived version of Street Food is the first to be distributed through trade channels. This is a comprehensive look at the world’s best street food, a must-have for travelers and foodies alike. Colleen Taylor Sen is a food writer living in Chicago, Illinois. Bruce Kraig is a food historian living in Makanda, Illinois.

“A vast and comprehensive work that will reward dipping into for a bite or two for years.” —CHICAGO READER

Everything You Need to Know About Open-Air Stands, Carts, & Food Trucks Across the Globe Bruce Kraig and Colleen Taylor Sen, editors

Everything You Need to Know about Open-Air Stands, Carts, and Food Trucks Across the Globe

Trade Paper June 2017 $18.95 | 5.5 × 8 isbn : 978-1-57284-223-6

DIABETES SNACKS, TREATS, AND EASY EATS FOR KIDS, 3RD ED. 150 Recipes for the Foods Kids Really Like to Eat Barbara Grunes with Linda R. Yoakam, RD, MS


Barbara Grunes has written more than 50 cookbooks. She trained with master chefs Jacques Pépin and James Beard and cofounded the Heartland Food Society.

Trade Paper March 2017 $15.95 | 6 × 9 isbn : 978-1-57284-221-2

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his redesigned and expanded third edition of Diabetes Snacks, Treats, and Easy Eats for Kids offers even more simple, delicious recipes for wellbalanced diets. When kids come home from school, they want a snack that’s quick, satisfying, and occasionally sweet. When it comes to dinner, they usually don’t have the time or the taste for fancy meals. This book offers 150 recipes for snacks and meals that kids really like and that stay within diabetic guidelines.




lon Musk, the South African-born entrepreneur who made his first fortune with PayPal, has risen to global prominence as the visionary CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, two companies with self-proclaimed missions to improve life as we know it and better secure the future of humanity.

For the first time, the most insightful, thought-provoking, and revealing quotes from this entrepreneurial engineer have been compiled into a single book. Hundreds of his best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, clean energy, innovation, engineering, technology, space, life lessons, and more, provide an intimate and direct look into Silicon Valley’s most ambitious industrialist. Trade Paper February 2017 $10.95

4.5 × 7 isbn : 978-1-57284-214-4

• Publishing simultaneously with paperback release of bestselling biography Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Ecco)

Rocket Man curates Musk quotes from interviews, public appearances, online postings, company blogs, press releases, and other sources. What emerges is a “word portrait” of the man whose companies’ swift rise to the top will undoubtedly keep their status-quo competitors scrambling to keep up.

• Musk has been dubbed “the real life Tony Stark” because of multidisciplinary talents (mechanical, engineering, design) and media appeal • Musk is revered not only in his native South Africa but also in the Nordic countries, China, Netherlands, Germany, and more

Jessica Easto is an editor living in Chicago, Illinois. PRAISE FOR IN THEIR OWN WORDS TITLES

“It’s the same treatment given such luminaries as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Hitchens and [I, Steve] offers Jobs’s views on life, death, technology and design, among other topics.” —Washington Post


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Agate B2’s In Their Own Words series highlights entrepreneurs who have built influential companies from the ground up, and whose contributions have changed the way business is done around the world.


I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words George Beahm 978-1-932841-66-4

Own It: Oprah Winfrey In Her Own Words Becker, Engelmann 978-1-57284-203-8

Never Give Up: Jack Ma In His Own Words Lee, Song 978-1-57284-189-5

The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett In His Own Words David Andrews

The Google Boys: Sergey Brin and Larry Page In Their Own Words George Beahm

The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words George Beahm

Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson In His Own Words Danielle McLimore







“No one knows more about cities than Joel Kotkin, [or] has more to teach us about them.” —U.S. News & World Report

Urbanism for the A Rest of Us

round the globe, most new urban development has adhered to similar tenets: tall structures, small units, and high density. In The Human City, Joel Kotkin—called “America’s uber-geographer” by David Brooks of the New York Times—questions these ubiquitous practices, suggesting that they do not consider the needs and desires of the vast majority of people. This book reminds us that we are not just the products of demographic and economic forces, but that we can also shape the future we wish to inhabit.

Joel Kotkin


Kotkin has a lot to say, and it demands a hearing. Wholesale reassessment of the role of our cities and the areas around them is overdue.”

round the globe, most new urban development has adhered to similar tenets: tall structures, small units, and high density. In The Human City, Joel Kotkin—called “America’s ubergeographer” by David Brooks of the New York Times—questions these ubiquitous practices, suggesting that they do not consider the needs and desires of the vast majority of people. This book reminds us that we are not just the products of demographic and economic forces but that we can also shape the future we wish to inhabit.


[Kotkin] weaves an impressive array of original observations about cities into his arguments, enriching our understanding of what cities are about and what they can and must become.”


The most eloquent expression of urbanism since Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities.”

— FRED SIEGEL, scholar in residence at St. Francis College, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Kotkin defends the suburbs, which is nearly as radical as an evolutionary biologist defending creationism. Kotkin argues that suburbs are where middle-class families want to live, and middle-class families are.”


A long and lucid argument against . . . the current orthodoxy—that high-density living in the core, rather than suburban sprawl, is the optimal design for the modern urbanopolis.”


JOEL KOTKIN is a presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University and the executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism in Houston. He is the executive editor of New Geography and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast,, RealClearPolitics, and the Orange County Register. Front cover design by Brandtner Design

ISBN 978-1-57284-216-8


“No one knows more about cities than Joel Kotkin, [or] has more to teach us about them.” —Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report “Kotkin has a lot to say, and it demands a hearing. Wholesale reassessment of the role of our cities and the areas around them is overdue.” —National Review

Human City Urbanism

for the Rest of Us

Joel Kotkin



Joel Kotkin is a presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University and the executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism in Houston. He is the executive editor of New Geography and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast,, RealClearPolitics, and the Orange County Register. 9 781572 842168



Trade Paper February 2017 $16.95

5.5 × 8.5

isbn : 978-1-57284-216-8

• Compelling counterargument to viewpoint of city-centric pundits that touches on geography, history, real estate, and environmental factors • Author is presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University (Orange, California) and executive director of Center for Opportunity Urbanism (Houston, Texas)

“[Kotkin] weaves an impressive array of original observations about cities into his arguments, enriching our understanding of what cities are about and what they can and must become.” —Wall Street Journal

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“The most eloquent expression of urbanism since Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” —Fred Siegel, scholar-in-residence at St. Francis College, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research



The biggest, most comprehensive book yet from the best-selling Indian-American cookbook author. PRAISE FOR INDIAN FOR EVERYONE

“This is Singla’s third cookbook and one with great variety, a wonderful showcase for fresh ingredients. Indian for Everyone is a fine tool for a novice, but will be embraced by a seasoned cook as well.” —CHICAGO SUN-TIMES “Indian for Everyone has recipes for native Indians, non-Indians, vegetarians, vegans, and meat-lovers; it offers dishes from restaurant menus and simpler ones prepared at home.” —BOSTON GLOBE “If you have ever wanted to break the code on how to cook Indian food, this is the book to get. Anupy Singla . . . helps demystify the secrets of a cuisine that is poised to be the next big thing in the culinary tapestry.” —MANEET CHAUHAN, Food Network’s Chopped

“Anupy Singla’s warm and witty tone transports you to a world filled with luscious dishes and intricate spices. She walks you through the basic ingredients, tools, and tricks. Indian for Everyone makes what was once considered a complicated and exotic cuisine accessible to everyone. —PATI JINICH, host of Pati’s Mexican Table



“In 50 well-crafted and imaginative recipes, Anupy shows you how to use the modern slow cooker to get the beautiful, complex flavors of her ancient native cuisine. A book that will surprise you.” —Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking with Julia and Around My French Table

“Folded in with lush food photography are easy, healthful recipes with traditional flavors.” —Lois White, Better Homes & Gardens PRAISE FOR VEGAN INDIAN COOKING ANUPY SINGLA is the author of The Indian Slow Cooker, now in its ninth printing, and Vegan Indian Cooking. She is founder and CEO of Indian as Apple Pie, which creates custom spice blends and unique home goods. She lives in Chicago with her family.

“Singla’s first book, The Indian Slow Cooker, is packed with braises, both meat and vegetable-based. Her newest book embodies how she often eats: a vegetable-based diet heavy on herbs and spices, and loaded with flavor.” —Tasting Table

ISBN 978-1-57284-197-0



“Anupy Singla is on a mission to demystify Indian cuisine.” —San Diego Union-Tribune

Prep School

Indian for Everyone




978-1-57284-199-4 | $29.95

978-1-57284-198-7 | $19.95

978-1-57284-162-8 Trade Cloth | $35

“Useful, pragmatic, varied, and well organized, it will boost your confidence and secure your success in the kitchen.” —Jacques Pépin, renowned chef, cookbook author, and PBS cooking show host “The recipes are true joy: simple, fun, and delicious!” —Mario Batali, awardwinning chef and author of Mario Batali—Big American Cookbook


9 781572 841970

It's All in the Timing

This step-by-step guide teaches home cooks the art of culinary timing. Each of the book’s 22 menus reads like an extended recipe and includes a preparation timeline that explains when to start and serve each element of the multicourse meal.


Front cover design by Al Brandtner Photos by Brave New Pictures

“Gail conjures the elegance and ease of the greatest hostesses, but her true talent lies in teaching all of us how to capture a bit of her culinary magic.” —Daphne Oz, New York Times bestselling author and cohost of ABC’s The Chew

Finalist for 2014 IACP Best Compilation Cookbook Award Prep School is the ultimate collection of the weekly Chicago Tribune column of the same name, written by culinary instructor and award-winning food writer James P. DeWan. This compilation is focused on teaching readers how to become better cooks, whether they are amateurs learning to cook for themselves and their families or professional and gourmet chefs looking to perfect their technique. Illustrated with full-color photography, 50 recipes, and a plethora of simple, plainspoken instructions, Prep School is an easy, go-to guide for becoming more adept at any kitchen skill. “From cooking with booze to conquering crab cakes, reading James P. DeWan’s column has helped me graduate from cooking like I still live in a college dorm.” —RedEye

978-1-57284-197-0 Trade Paper | $22.95

This is the first paperback edition of bestselling cookbook author Anupy Singla’s comprehensive, uniquely adaptable Indian cookbook. Singla, author of The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking and founder of Indian as Apple Pie, delivers delicious, healthful recipes along with convenient adaptations to suit those who avoid gluten, follow vegan diets, and more. “An impressive and useful addition to the canon.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Only have room for one go-to book for Indian home cooking on your shelf? This is it.” —Booklist, Top Ten Food Books of 2015 “Indian for Everyone has recipes for native Indians, non-Indians, vegetarians, vegans, and meat-lovers; it offers dishes from restaurant menus and simpler ones prepared at home.” —Boston Globe



Much Ado



Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round

978-1-57284-187-1 | $16.99

978-1-57284-205-2 | $19.95

RON FAIOLA 978-1-57284-193-2 | $35

Prince is the first US edition of Matt Thorne’s meticulously researched, critically acclaimed biography of the music legend. An updated afterword covers Prince’s 2014 double album, tour, and 2015 Tidal release, plus other happenings since the book’s original UK publication in 2012. With 16 pages of blackand-white photos and more than 600 pages of insights into Prince, his work, and his collaborators, this book discusses nearly every song—released and unreleased—from the more than 35 years Prince spent in the recording studio. “If you’re as much of a fan as Thorne, you’ll be in heaven.” —Daily Telegraph “A must for the legions of Prince fans out there.” —Big Issue

This sequel to Ron Faiola’s wildly popular first book on the topic (now in its seventh printing) gives readers a peek inside 50 additional supper clubs from across the Badger State—a second helping of everything that made Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience such a hit! Praise for Ron Faiola's previous book, Wisconsin Supper Clubs “Heartwarming to those who appreciate the nostalgia and comfort evoked by [supper clubs]. . . . [I]nvites Wisconsin travelers to thumb through to see what supper club might be hiding in the next town, ready to welcome you with a smile and delicious food.” —Christian Science Monitor ALSO BY RON FAIOLA Wisconsin Supper Clubs 978-1-57284-142-0 $35

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“There is now quite literally nothing more to say about Prince or his music. It’s all here—dance, sex, romance, and above all, the music. Downright orgasmic.” —Current

How does a theater troupe turn a script into a play? How do the actors develop their roles? How are the playwright’s intentions discovered, and how much do they count? In Much Ado, Michael Lenehan approaches these questions by providing an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at American Players Theatre—“the best classical theater company in America,” according to Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal. Based in the small town of Spring Green, Wisconsin, APT is one of the regional theaters that have been entertaining audiences for decades with fresh, surprising, and sometimes unconventional productions unbeholden to the commercial pressures of Broadway. By focusing on one such production, a 2014 staging of Much Ado About Nothing, Lenehan provides a deep sense of one company’s artistry and craft and a witty perspective on one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies.



The Indian Slow Cooker Anupy Singla

Vegan Indian Cooking Anupy Singla

My Halal Kitchen Yvonne Maffei




Grandbaby Cakes Jewish Cooking for All Seasons Jocelyn Delk Adams Laura Frankel

Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes Laura Frankel




Summer Cooking Dinner at Home Chicago Tribune JeanMarie Staff Brownson

Holiday Cookies Chicago Tribune Staff

The Fly Creek Cider Passion for Pizza Mill Cookbook Whitson, Michaels, Michaels Gjesteland





The Puglian Cookbook Todorovska

The Sardinian Cookbook Todorovska

Provence Food and Wine Millo, Todorovska

The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim





Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine Annalise Roberts

1,001 Best Grilling Recipes, 2nd Ed. Rick Browne

Gluten-Free Baking Classics, 2nd Ed. Annalise Roberts

978-1-57284-099-7 978-1-57284-104-8



Charcutería Jeffrey Weiss

Plancha Liliane Otal



Baking Basics and Vodka Distilled Market-Fresh Tony Abou-Ganim Mixology, 2nd Ed. Beyond, 2nd Ed. Pat Sinclair Bridget Albert 978-1-57284-125-3

1,001 Best SlowCooker Recipes Spitler, Yoakam

1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes, 2nd Ed. 978-1-57284-207-6 Dave DeWitt


978-1-57284-159-8 978-1-57284-126-0

1,001 Best LowCarb Recipes Spitler, Yoakam

1,001 Delicious Soups & Stews, 4th Ed. 978-1-57284-184-0 Spitler, Yoakam





The 100 Tom Salonek 978-1-57284-196-3

Play It Forward Barnes, Coffino

The Job Search Navigator 978-1-57284-190-1 Matt Durfee


Improvise Fred Cook

A Giant Reborn Johan Van 978-1-932841-82-4 Overtveldt


The End of the Euro Johan Van Overtveldt 978-1-932841-61-9

Opportunity Knocking Lori Ann LaRocco 978-1-932841-87-9


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Kiese Laymon

Long Division Kiese Laymon

Grant Park Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Freshwater Road Denise Nicholas

Only the Strong Jabari Asim


978-1-93284-191-6 (Trade Cloth) 978-1-57284-201-4 (Trade Paper)



Making Marriage Work Lynn Toler

Freeman Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Before I Forget Leonard Pitts, Jr.




Justice While Black Shipp, Chiles 978-1-932841-90-9

Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014 Clarence Page



Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles Bert Ashe

All Jokes Aside Lambert, Bournea 978-1-932841-95-4


Forward From This Moment Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Where the Line Bleeds Jesmyn Ward




The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook Schulman, Lane

Ina’s Kitchen Ina Pinkney 978-1-57284-181-9


New Prairie Kitchen Summer Miller

The New Chicago Diner Cookbook Kaucher, Barry





Sweet Mornings Patty Pinner 978-1-57284-186-4

The Hoosier Mama Red Velvet Book of Pie Underground Paula Haney Freda Love Smith 978-1-57284-143-7


Locally Brewed Hot Doug’s: The Book Good Stock Doug Sohn Sanford D’Amato Anna Blessing 978-1-57284-137-6

A Century of Progress Chicago Tribune Staff

Gangsters & Grifters Chicago Tribune Staff




Capone Chicago Tribune Staff 978-1-57284-146-8


The Green City Market Cookbook Green City Market 978-1-57284-157-4

The New Old Bar McDonagh, Smith 978-1-57284-139-0

Ramblers Behind the Michael Lenehan Smile 978-1-57284-140-6 Jeannie Morris

Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me 978-1-57284-176-5 Now Mary Schmich 978-1-57284-145-1

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Chicago Portraits Chicago Tribune Staff

Sweetness Sarah Levy Imberman


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