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“Wit, warmth, and candor” — New York Times • “Impossible to put down” — Library Journal • Winner, SCIBA Best Nonfiction • “We’re set to prepare and devour everything in it” — Wall Street Journal • “A treasure” — Time Out • “Laugh- out-loud funny” — Teen Vogue • One year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List • “A fast-paced, intelligent tale” — Publishers Weekly • Winner, PubWest Design Award • “Don’t wait for the movie—buy the book” — Kirkus Reviews • “Witty and insightful” — Reader’s Digest • “Lushly designed” — Los Angeles Magazine • “We would follow this guide into hell” — Long Beach Press-Telegram • “[We’re] eager for more” — Booklist • “A joyous and delightful tale” — Shelf Awareness • “Disarmingly simple yet powerful prose” — Forbes • “Artful and elegant” — Jewish Journal • “A compelling read” — Mystery Scene • “It’s hilarious!” — Madeleine Brand, NPR

Our Grand Sayonara Slam Winner

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For the release of Naomi Hirahara's latest Mas Arai mystery, Sayonara Slam, we held a grand slam giv[...]
A Grand Slam Dodgers Giveaway for Sayonara Slam

A Grand Slam Dodgers Giveaway for Sayonara Slam

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It's Time for the LA Times Festival of Books

It's Time for the LA Times Festival of Books

Spring is suddenly here, and with it brings the return of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, t[...]
Talking Publishing with Caroline Leavitt

Talking Publishing with Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is a literary ball o' fire. She's a talented and successful novelist, no stranger t[...]
Making the 2015 "Best" Lists

Making the 2015 "Best" Lists

We're more than proud of the eleven books we published in 2015—each has won acclaim, and each has be[...]

Dude Books for Dad

It’s a problem for the ages, returning every year and so challenging to address: What to get Dad for Father’s Day? Problem: solved. These two books, together or singly, are sure-fire Dad-pleasers:

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Brand-new in paperback, this smart and sharp comic novel tells the story of Alex, a midlevel marketing guy in L.A. whose writer wife suddenly hits the Hollywood jackpot and enters a vortex of all-consuming work. He quits his job to become the domestic first responder and carpool driver for the kids, a new life he relishes—but challenges arise that he never anticipated. Written with “wit, warmth, and candor” (said the New York Times), Plus One dives merrily and deeply into the pool of modern family life, and it’s a great read for men of all ages. Author Christopher Noxon (who also wrote Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up) knows whereof he speaks—he’s married to Jenji Kohan, creator/producer of Orange Is the New Black and Weeds, and he in fact drives carpool for his three kids.

You can buy Plus One on Amazon, BN.com, or Indiebound.

Mark Twain cover smallerMark Twain’s Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health & Happiness
This illustrated collection of Mark Twain quotes presents the best of the curmudgeonly writer’s thoughts on diet, exercise, medicine, smoking, drinking, romance, parenting, old age, fashion, finances, politics, and religion. Curated by Twain expert Mark Dawidziak (who’s also the television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer), it’s the perfect gift for anyone who’s had enough of Gwyneth’s self-righteous advice. And even though it’s packed with wicked humor and anti-advice, it’s actually rich with wisdom as well. For example:

 Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

As for drinking, I have no rule about that. When the others drink I like to help.

I have seen slower, quieter, more listless, lazier people than I am, but they were dead.

Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.

Do not put off until tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well.

Pick up Mark Twain’s Guide on Indiebound, Amazon, or BN.com.