A roundup of recent books by Slate staff and contributors.
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Emily Bazelon is a co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, New York Times Magazine staff writer, and former Slate senior editor.
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
By Emily Bazelon. Penguin Random House.
Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies.
“You Are Not Expected to Understand This”: How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World
Edited by Torie Bosch. Princeton University Press.
John Dickerson is co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, a contributing writer to the Atlantic, and a 60 Minutes correspondent.
Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories From Presidential Campaign History
By John Dickerson. Twelve.
On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News’ First Woman Star
By John Dickerson. Simon & Schuster.
Charles Duhigg is host emeritus of How To! He is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and writes for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and other publications.
Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity
By Charles Duhigg. Random House.
David Epstein is host emeritus of How To! He is a science writer who was previously an investigative reporter at ProPublica and senior writer at Sports Illustrated.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
By David Epstein. Riverhead Books.
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
By David Epstein. Portfolio.
Stefan Fatsis is co-host of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen.
A Few Seconds of Panic: A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL
By Stefan Fatsis. Penguin.
Every month, Future Tense publishes a new short story that imagines what tomorrow could look like. A partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University, Future Tense explores how emerging technologies will change the way we live, in reality and fiction. Future Tense Fiction is a collection of original fiction commissioned by the partnership.
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow
By various authors. The Unnamed Press.
Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox.
The Future of Transportation: SOM Thinkers Series
By Henry Grabar et al. Metropolis Books.
Jack Hamilton is Slate’s pop critic and a professor at the University of Virginia.
Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
By Jack Hamilton. Harvard University Press.
Michelle Herman is a Care and Feeding columnist. Her books include The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood and an advice book for children, A Girl’s Guide to Life.
Close-Up: A Novel
By Michelle Herman. Scholarly Publishing Services.
A Girl’s Guide to Life
By Michelle Herman. Thought Catalog Books.
Christopher Hitchens, who wrote the Fighting Words column until his death in 2011, is the author of many books, including the posthumously published Mortality. He also wrote Hitch-22: A Memoir; God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Thomas Jefferson: Author of America; Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays; Blood, Class, and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship; A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq; and Why Orwell Matters.
Hitch-22: A Memoir
By Christopher Hitchens. Twelve.
Fred Kaplan is Slate’s War Stories columnist and the author, most recently, of The Bomb and Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. He also wrote the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller The Insurgents.
The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War
By Fred Kaplan. Simon & Schuster.
The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
By Fred Kaplan. Simon & Schuster.
Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments and co-hosts the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and was the founding editor of New York magazine’s Vulture blog. He also wrote a book about the Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole called Facing Future.
How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
By Dan Kois. Little, Brown and Company.
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. Bloomsbury USA.
Jason Johnson is the host of A Word. He is a political contributor at MSNBC, host at Sirius XM, politics writer at theGrio.com, and professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University.
Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell
By Jason Johnson. Routledge.
Danny M. Lavery is the host of the Big Mood, Little Mood podcast and previously wrote Slate’s Dear Prudence column. He is the author of Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster. His third book, Something That May Shock and Discredit You, is out now.
Something That May Shock and Discredit You
By Danny M. Lavery. Atria Books.
Texts From Jane Eyre
By Danny M. Lavery. Henry Holt.
Josh Levin is Slate’s national editor and hosts the sports podcast Hang Up and Listen.
The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth
By Josh Levin. Little, Brown and Company.
Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.
Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
By Dahlia Lithwick. Penguin Press.
Laura Miller is a books and culture columnist for Slate and the author of The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia. She also co-edited The Salon.com Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors with Adam Begley.
The Magician’s Book
By Laura Miller. Back Bay Books.
Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer.
Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science in the United States
By Rebecca Onion. University of North Carolina Press.
Justin Peters is a Slate correspondent.
The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
By Justin Peters. Scribner.
David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura, host of the Political Gabfest, and former editor in chief of Slate. He is the author, most recently, of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, based on his “Blogging the Bible” series for Slate.
Doyin Richards is a Care and Feeding columnist. He is a keynote speaker, a bestselling children’s author, founder of the Anti-Racism Fight Club, and a dad who focuses on making life easier for parents all over the world.
By Doyin Richards. Feiwel & Friends.
What’s the Difference? Being Different Is Amazing
By Doyin Richards. Feiwel & Friends.
Amanda Ripley is the host of How To! She is an investigative journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her previous books include The Unthinkable and The Smartest Kids in the World. She also writes for the Atlantic, Politico, the Washington Post, and other outlets.
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out
By Amanda Ripley. Simon & Schuster.
Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate.
American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives
By Mark Joseph Stern. Manchester University Press.
Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.
Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century
By Dana Stevens. Atria Books.
Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate.
Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World
By Seth Stevenson. Riverhead Books.
Carl Wilson is Slate’s music critic.
Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
By Carl Wilson. Continuum.