Starred Review

Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

by Anne Helen Petersen

When Anne Helen Petersen wrote an article about millennial burnout for BuzzFeed in early 2019, readers responded in droves--mostly with a resounding YES--and the article went viral. Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation is Petersen's brilliantly researched, thoroughly engaging, expanded exploration of how evolving culture and policy have shaped the opportunities and precarity of many millennials' lives.

A senior culture writer for BuzzFeed, Petersen (Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud) makes

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Solutions and Other Problems

by Allie Brosh

Allie Brosh is back with her first book in seven years, and Solutions and Other Problems is a gem well worth the wait. With Brosh's trademark unconventional illustrations and delightful wit, this is a graphic memoir sure to be loved by many.

Brosh, creator of several famous Internet memes--including "Clean all the things!"--was open about her mental health struggles in her earlier blog posts and first book, Hyperbole and a Half. Solutions and Other Problems continues in that vein, with essays detailing her

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Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Hollywood glam girl Marilyn Monroe remains an icon decades after her tragic death. Though Monroe's life was shrouded in a seemingly endless web of myths, author Carole Boston Weatherford (Schomburg; Freedom in Congo Square) separates fact from fiction in the evocative Beauty Mark, a narrative written in verse and told from Monroe's first-person perspective.

Grounded in verified historical details, Weatherford's story conveys Monroe's vulnerability as a young girl (then known as Norma Jeane Baker) who bounced

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Welcome to the New World

by Jake Halpern, illus. by Michael Sloan

A Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip documents two Syrian refugee brothers and their families in their journey to build new lives in a not always welcoming new land.

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The Big Door Prize

by M.O. Walsh

Residents of a small Louisiana town deal with the surprising yet heartwarming fallout when a machine reveals what their lives should be instead of what they are.

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And Now She's Gone

by Rachel Howzell Hall

Focusing on strong, complex women characters, Hall's mystery-thriller pits a PI with a past against an incongruous missing persons case.

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Imogene Comes Back!

by David Small

Thirty-five years after Imogene first delighted readers with antlers and a peacock tail, she's back--and, happily, she's more peculiar than ever!

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Media Heat

Monday, September 21, 2020

Good Morning America: Sunny Hostin, co-author of I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds (HarperOne, $27.99, 9780062950826).

Also on GMA: H.R. McMaster, author of Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World (Harper, $35, 9780062899460).

Thursday, September 17, 2020

KCRW's Bookworm: Aracelis Girmay, editor of How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton (BOA Editions, $28, 9781950774142).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The View: Brian Stelter, author of Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth (Atria/One Signal, $28, 9781982142445).

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Today Show: Judy Blume, author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.: Special Edition (Atheneum, $10.99, 9781534482425).

The View: Chasten Buttigieg, author of I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir (Atria, $27, 9781982138127).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jacob Soboroff, author of Separated: Inside an American Tragedy (Custom House, $29.99, 9780062992192).

Tonight Show: Willie and Bobbie Nelson, co-author of Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band (Random House, $28, 9781984854131).

Monday, September 14, 2020

Fresh Air: Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies: A Novel (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316496421).

The View: Michael Cohen, author of Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump (Skyhorse, $32.50, 9781510764699).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael S. Schmidt, author of Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President (Random House, $30, 9781984854667).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bob Woodward, author of Rage (Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982131739).

Lawrence O'Donnell: Peter Strzok, author of Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358237068).
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