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So few people can say their father is a Catholic priest out loud. Patricia Lockwood's father is an angry gun-toting, Rush Limbaugh-listening, blustering, Catholic priest who likes to pad around the house in a giant pair of boxer shorts. With a wife and five children, he converted to Catholicism after watching The Exorcist. Her OCD mother is known for wearing a Danger Face, her hatred of nuns and her kindness. Patricia and her husband move in with them after health issues derail their plans and she starts writing.  Her observations are hilarious and her writing is stunning and poetic.

Priestdaddy: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633737
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2017

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In the genre of campaign memoirs Katie Tur's Unbelievable is destined to go down as a classic. Embedded with the Trump campaign from the very beginning, Katie Tur, an NBC correspondent, was a witness to all the lies, norm-breaking behavior and bizarre spectacle that surrounded Trump. She even became a target herself when Trump called her out at several of his rallies. But she persisted, without ever letting him get under her and writes a truly incredible account while also weaving in the story of her parents who were famous in LA for their innovative video news-gathering techniques.  

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062684929
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

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Jared Yates Sexton is a journalist who during the 2016 Presidential campaign witnessed the passion at the "Feel the Bern" rallies, the demonstrations outside of the RNC and DNC conventions, the debates, and the Trump rallies where he gained national attention when he started live-tweeting, describing raw anger and vitriol like he had never seen before. Along with the exposure came daily death threats and intimidation. This is a fascinating political read about a campaign that crossed many ethical lines and hit new political lows, with the results flabbergasting almost all the political watchers and commentators.  

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619029569
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017