Sen. Claire McCaskill was the first woman from Missouri elected as a United States senator in 2006 and continues to serve in that position today. “Senator McCaskill is a role model for women who aspire to win on their own terms. Plenty Ladylike is a powerful, unapologetic primer on the successful exercise of real power and what it takes to get it, keep it, and use it. This is a brilliant memoir that nearly explodes with encouragement for women on how to achieve their dreams.” —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In
Former Senator Gary Hart’s The Republic of Conscience is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Focusing on the years after World War II, Hart tackles major American institutions—the military, the CIA, Congress—and outlines how these establishments have led the country away from its founding principles, not closer to them.
Patricia Marx is a writer for The New Yorker, former writer for Saturday Night Live, and the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. Her books include the novel Him Her Him Again The End of Him, the children’s book Now Everybody Really Hates Me, and the humor book How To Regain Your Virginity.
Adam Carolla is the author the bestsellers In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks, Not Taco Bell Material, and President Me, as well as a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. Carolla is well known as the cohost of the syndicated radio and MTV show Loveline, the cocreator and star of The Man Show and Crank Yankers. He currently hosts Catch a Contractor and The Adam Carolla Show.
Candace Bushnell is the bestselling author of Sex and the City, which was the basis for HBO’s hit series and subsequent movies. Other novels, including Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries, have become hit television series. Killing Monica is a novel about an actress who plays the part of a popular character created from a series of books – and becomes obsessed with living out every part of the story in her real life, turning the world of the series’ writer upside down.
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies, and The Fifth Assassin. His newest novel is The President’s Shadow. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction, Advice, Children’s Books , and even comic books, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.
Best known for his run on SNL hosting Weekend Update and star of Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Colin is currently recurring on HBO’s Girls, and will be seen later this year in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, opposite Amy Schumer. His upcoming book, The Coloring Book is a humorous investigation into cultural and ethnic stereotypes.
Peter C. Whybrow, MD, is director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of, among other books, A Mood Apart and the award-winning American Mania: When More Is Not Enough. In The Well-Tuned Brain, he weaves cutting-edge science, philosophy, history and personal experience to explore how the human brain is at odds with the enticements of the consumer society.
America’s best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. In her new book — part memoir, part life manual — Dr, Ruth shares private stories from her past and her present, and her insights into living life to the fullest, at any age.
Actress and comedian Ali Wentworth picks up where she left off in Ali in Wonderland, dissecting modern life—and this time, on a mission of self-improvement—in a series of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes. She made a name for herself on the comedy show In Living Color. Her film credits include Jerry Maguire, The Real Blonde, Office Space, and It’s Complicated. She is interviewed by Jackie Collins.