Strand's Best Books of 2018

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  • American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets)

    By Terrance Hayes

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143133186
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • Beastie Boys Book

    By Michael Diamond

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812995541
    • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
    • Published: October 2018
    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.
  • Becoming

    By Michelle Obama

    Our Price: $29.25
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524763138
    • Publisher: Crown
    • Published: November 2018
    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
  • Children of Blood and Bone: The Orisha Legacy (Children of Orisha: Book 1)

    By Tomi Adeyemi

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250170972
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    • Published: March 2018
    Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut--the launch volume of her Legacy of Orisha series--ideal for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.baa Tahir
  • Educated: A Memoir

    By Tara Westover

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399590504
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2018
  • Evening in Paradise: More Stories

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374279486
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2018
  • Friday Black

    By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781328911247
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2018
  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

    By Rebecca Traister

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501181795
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2018
  • Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

    By Hilma af Klint

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780892075430
    • Publisher: Guggenheim Museum Publications
    • Published: October 2018
  • Julian Is a Mermaid

    By Jessica Love

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780763690458
    • Publisher: Candlewick
    • Published: May 2018
    In an exuberant picture book celebration of self-love and individuality, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. Full color
  • Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook

    By Yotam Ottolenghi

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781607749165
    • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • Sabrina

    By Nick Drnaso

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770463165
    • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
    • Published: May 2018
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker

    By Jen Wang

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781626723634
    • Publisher: First Second
    • Published: February 2018
    Prince Sebastian has a secret. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia. Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances. But how long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend
  • There There

    By Tommy Orange

    Our Price: $23.35
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525520375
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: June 2018
  • These Truths: A History of the United States

    By Jill Lepore

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393635249
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2018

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