Nonfiction

Maya Shanbhag Lang with Joanna Rakoff, What We Carry

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Maya Shanbhag Lang for the paperback release of her memoir What We Carry, with Joanna Rakoff (My Salinger Year)! This event is free and open to all, hosted via Crowdcast. Signed bookplates from Maya will be available with your book purchase!

What We Carry: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525512417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - April 6th, 2021

My Salinger Year Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307947987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 12th, 2015

Virtual: Danielle Dreilinger with Ann Hood, The Secret History of Home Economics

Join us for a virtual event with Danielle Dreilinger, author of the new book The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live, in conversation with Ann Hood (Red Thread, The Knitting Circle)! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Signed bookplates from the author will be available!

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The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324004493
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

American Inspiration Series: Quiara Alegría Hudes, My Broken Language [Virtual]

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual talk with Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes for her new memoir My Broken Language, moderated by Maria Hinojosa, author and Emmy Award-winning journalist. This event is part of The American Inspiration series by American Ancestors NEHGS, and is hosted in partnership with Boston Public Library, and GBH Forum Network and takes place on  Zoom. Preregistration at the link below is required.

My Broken Language: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

Virtual: Rickie Lee Jones, Last Chance Texaco [Ticketed]

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual talk with Rickie Lee Jones, two-time Grammy winner and author of the newly released memoir, Last Chance Texaco! Jones will appear in conversation with Doug Lockwood of Berklee College, writer of Coolsville, a musical based on Rickie Lee Jones' music and lyrics. This virtual event is ticketed and takes place on Crowdcast. Your ticket comes with a copy of the book! *The first 100 tickets will include a book with signed book plate from Rickie Lee Jones!**

Virtual: Jonny Sun with Eve L. Ewing: Goodbye, Again

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome back friend of the store and bestselling author Jonny Sun for a virtual talk to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new book, Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and IllustrationsThis event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. **Signed copies of the book are available!! All preorders and books ordered at the event will be signed.

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Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062880857
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2021

Virtual: Patrick Radden Keefe with Pamela Colloff, Empire of Pain

Porter Square Books is pleased to present a virtual talk with bestselling author Patrick Radden Keefe (Say Nothing) for his latest book, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty -  a grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

Virtual: Marlon Peterson with Damon Young, Bird Uncaged

Porter Square Books welcomes Marlon Peterson, a leading advocate for prison abolition and transformative justice, for a virtual talk about his debut book, Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom SongHe will be joined in conversation by Damon Young (What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker).This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781645036517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - April 13th, 2021

*New date: May 10* Virtual: Jess Phoenix, Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life

**This event was originally scheduled for April 13 at 7pm ET but due to unforeseen circumstances, we've had to postpone. This event will now take place on Monday May 10th, please join us!**

Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781643260037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - March 2nd, 2021

Grubbie Debut: Jennifer De Leon with Grace Talusan, White Space

Join Porter Square Books and Grubstreet in the latest installment of the Grubbie Debuts series, featuring longtime GrubStreet student, instructor, and board member Jennifer De Leon for the launch of her debut nonfiction collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, and Writing. Jennifer will be joined in conversation with author and GrubStreet Instructor Grace Talusan. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing (Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781625345677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Massachusetts Press - March 26th, 2021

The Body Papers: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632060242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Restless Books - March 3rd, 2020

Virtual: Brian McLaren with Greg Epstein, Faith After Doubt

Join Porter Square Books for a talk with Brian D. McLaren, former pastor and author of Faith After Doubt.

Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250262776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Essentials - January 5th, 2021

Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061670121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 26th, 2010

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