New February Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in February listed here!

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Appropriate : A Provocation.

Appropriate : A Provocation.

Rekdal, Paisley.
2021

How do we properly define cultural appropriation, and is it always wrong? Creative writing professor Paisley Rekdal addresses a young writer to delineate how the idea of cultural appropriation has evolved - and perhaps calcified - in our political climate. Rekdal examines the debate between appropriation and imagination, exploring the ethical stakes of writing from the position of a person unlike ourselves. What follows is a penetrating exploration of fluctuating literary power and authorial privilege, about whiteness and what we really mean by the term "empathy." Print run 10,000.

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Coming Soon : Great Orgasms and Better Sex at Your Fingertips.

Coming Soon : Great Orgasms and Better Sex at Your Fingertips.

Schiftan, Dania.
2021

Sexologist and psychotherapist Dania Schiftan shares her ten-step program for women to increase sexual responsiveness and deepen their awareness of their body's sensations, leading to more satisfying orgasms through penetration, the ability to control when and how to orgasm, and more empowering sex with a partner. Throughout the book, Schiftan imparts real client stories to show how readers can talk with their partners and incorporate her tips into their own sex lives.

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The Devil You Know : A Black Power Manifesto.

The Devil You Know : A Black Power Manifesto.

Blow, Charles M.
2021

Acclaimed columnist and author Charles Blow never wanted to write a “race book.” But as violence against Black people—both physical and psychological—seemed only to increase in recent years, culminating in the historic pandemic and protests of the summer of 2020, he felt compelled to write a new story for Black Americans.

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Do Better : Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy.

Do Better : Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy.

Ricketts, Rachel.
2021

This book is a revolutionary offering that addresses anti-racism from a comprehensive, intersectional, and spiritually-aligned perspective. Spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts illustrates how to engage in the heart-centered and mindfulness-based practices to fight white supremacy from the inside out, in our personal lives and communities alike. This inspirational and eye-opening handbook is filled with carefully curated soulcare activities for getting into our bodies and better withstanding the grief, rage, and conflicting emotions that naturally arise when we fight against injustice. Print run 150,000.

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Every Conversation Counts : The Five Habits of Human Connection that Build Extraordinary Relationships.

Every Conversation Counts : The Five Habits of Human Connection that Build Extraordinary Relationships.

Meghji, Riaz.
2021

Broadcaster Riaz Meghji digs deep into why millions of people find themselves more isolated than ever despite the many technologies that are supposed to make us constantly connected. Meghji offers a solution - a simple 5-part framework for building extraordinary relationships in our increasingly disconnected world. Readers will learn how to make a connection quickly, combat distractions, get past small talk, put aside the pretense of perfection, and de-escalate conflict, in order to spark real, authentic conversations. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 4,000.

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Four Hundred Souls : A Community History of African America, 1619-2019.

Four Hundred Souls : A Community History of African America, 1619-2019.

Kendi, Ibram X.
2021

First single-volume history of African Americans - written entirely by African Americans - in a generation. This book will cover the full swathe of African American history, in the voices of African Americans. A community history collected by a historian of the African American community; most of the pieces are written in 2019 to commemorate the significance of four hundred years of storytelling.

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Love Is an Ex-Country : A Memoir.

Love Is an Ex-Country : A Memoir.

Jarrar, Randa.
2021

Queer. Muslim. Arab American. Randa Jarrar is all of these things. In this provocative memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unraveling and hostile America. Reclaiming her autonomy after a life of survival, Jarrar offers a bold look at domestic violence, single motherhood, and sexuality through the lens of the punished-yet-triumphant body. On the way, she schools a rest-stop racist, destroys Confederate flags in the desert, and visits the Chicago neighbourhood where her immigrant parents first lived. Print run 25,000.

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The New Normal : A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era.

The New Normal : A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era.

Ashton, Jennifer.
2021

Details to follow. Print run 100,000.

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Trauma : Healing Your Past to Find Freedom Now.

Trauma : Healing Your Past to Find Freedom Now.

Polizzi, Nick.
2021

In this companion to their new docuseries, Nick Polizzi and Pedram Shojai turn over every stone in their exploration of humanity’s different methods for dealing with trauma. From traditional remedies and Chinese medicine to TFT (Thought Field Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to brain technology and hypnotherapy, humanity has constantly been working to find a way to heal from one of the most common causes of pain in our lives. Polizzi and Shojai offer methods for evaluation for your individual needs and remedies for whole-body healing that are both safe and easy and supportive of your own personal journey, no matter its shape or structure. Print run 20,000.

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When It's Time to Say Goodbye : Preparing for the Transition of Your Beloved Pet.

When It's Time to Say Goodbye : Preparing for the Transition of Your Beloved Pet.

Garner, Angela.
2021

The author explores how to prepare for a good death for your pet, including recognizing changes in your pet's well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet's remains, ceremonies, and more. Angela Garner addresses the different emotional components of the bereavement process and includes a compassionate discussion about children and pet loss as well as how to support a grieving companion animal in the family. Offering step-by-step support, this guide brings hope and reassurance that, while grief may feel insurmountable, you will come out the other side to once again reengage with life.

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