Books published by Dey Street Books


Beneath the Tamarind Tree

Dey Street Books | July 9, 2019 | 384 pages
The first definitive account of Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, their years in captivity, and why this story still matters - by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay. The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. From poor Nigerian... More Info

The Killer Across the Table

Dey Street Books | May 7, 2019 | 352 pages
The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling... More Info

The Adventures of Barry & Joe

Dey Street Books | March 26, 2019 | 224 pages
These are the continuing adventures of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, time traveling superheroes on an epic journey to turn the tide of history, bromancing spacetime together in search of a brighter future for America. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Moments after the inauguration of our... More Info


Dey Street Books | December 31, 2018 | 256 pages
“Well-researched…[Soon] argues that in many cases eminent figures have done great work while putting off work they were supposed to be doing.  More Info


By RuPaul
Dey Street Books | October 23, 2018 | 224 pages
A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building... More Info

Dear America

Dey Street Books | September 18, 2018 | 320 pages
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How to Slay the Buffy Way

Dey Street Books | September 4, 2018 | 128 pages
Empowering, inspiring and full of attitude, a full-color collection of the best lines and iconic scenes from the hit cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Are you ready to be strong? Vampires, demons, forces of darkness, superpowers, mean girls, young love, homework, death. Over the... More Info


Dey Street Books | August 28, 2018 | 320 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Updated wiith a new introduction by the author Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and... More Info

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

Dey Street Books | September 4, 2018 | 448 pages
NATIONAL BESTSELLER NPR Best Book of 2017 “Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.” — The New York Times Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest... More Info

Chesapeake Requiem

Dey Street Books | August 7, 2018 | 464 pages
A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction from rising sea levels—part natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, starring the beloved blue crab; part paean to a vanishing way of life; and... More Info


Dey Street Books | May 22, 2018 | 240 pages
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature "An absolute must-read" – Shondaland “[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York Times A remarkably bold and inspiring story of crime, motherhood, and redemption—not since Cupcake... More Info

Tough Mothers

Dey Street Books | April 3, 2018 | 256 pages
The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved. Mothers possess the "maternal instinct"—an innate fierceness that drives them to nurture,... More Info

Just the Funny Parts

Dey Street Books | March 20, 2018 | 336 pages
FOREWORD BY SHERYL SANDBERG You’ve almost certainly laughed at Scovell’s jokes—you just didn’t know it until now. Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than thirty years, writer, producer and director Nell Scovell worked... More Info

Revolution for Dummies

Dey Street Books | December 12, 2017 | 288 pages
“Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn’t take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem.” --Jon Stewart "The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"—the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt’s history—chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to... More Info

Why Bob Dylan Matters

Dey Street Books | November 21, 2017 | 256 pages
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We're Going to Need More Wine

Dey Street Books | October 17, 2017 | 304 pages
In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. One month before the release of the highly anticipated film... More Info


Dey Street Books | September 12, 2017 | 304 pages
The NBC journalist who covered—and took fire from—Donald Trump on the campaign trail offers an inside look at the most shocking presidential election in American history. Katy Tur was one of a select cadre of NBC reporters on the road during the grueling 2016 presidential campaign, reporting... More Info

Everybody Lies

Dey Street Books | May 2, 2017 | 288 pages
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The Case for Impeachment

Dey Street Books | April 18, 2017 | 384 pages
In The Case for Impeachment, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman illuminates exactly how the impeachment of President Trump might work by showing how his actions—past or future—make him uniquely vulnerable to impeachment proceedings. From his dealings... More Info

It's Okay to Laugh

Dey Street Books | April 4, 2017 | 320 pages
“This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora’s honesty, passion and hope to our lives.” — Lena Dunham comedy = tragedy + time/rosé Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she... More Info

Revolution for Dummies

Dey Street Books | March 21, 2017 | 288 pages
"The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"—the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt’s history—chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution, and the turmoil roiling the... More Info

I'll Be Damned

Dey Street Books | February 7, 2017 | 288 pages
In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past... More Info


Dey Street Books | August 4, 2015 | 208 pages
In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two... More Info

Living Like a Runaway

Dey Street Books | November 15, 2016 | 272 pages
In this long-awaited, emotionally powerful memoir, “HEAVY METAL’S LEADING FEMALE ROCKER” (Rolling Stone) opens up about the ’70s and ’80s music scene and her trailblazing life as the lead guitarist of the “pioneering band” (New York Times) the Runaways and her platinum-selling,... More Info

The Hostage's Daughter

Dey Street Books | September 6, 2016 | 256 pages
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Dylan Goes Electric!

Dey Street Books | June 14, 2016 | 256 pages
“Elijah Wald’s book reflects the many directions in which America’s music scene evolved in those extraordinary years, 1963–1970—I can’t recommend it enough.”—George Wein, founder of the Newport Folk Festival On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport... More Info

Sex Object

Dey Street Books | June 7, 2016 | 288 pages
No longer maligned as a fascistic movement of man-haters or declared dead on national magazine covers, feminism is now the zeitgeist. Beyoncé calls herself a feminist in forty foot lights; democratic candidate Hillary Clinton stumps for women’s rights on the 2016 campaign trail; and a vibrant... More Info

Notorious RBG

Dey Street Books | October 27, 2015 | 240 pages
You can't spell truth without Ruth. Only Ruth Bader Ginsburg can judge me. The Ruth will set you free. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she was just trying to make the world a little better and a little freer. But along the way, the feminist pioneer's searing... More Info

Sherlock: Chronicles

Dey Street Books | October 27, 2015 | 320 pages
Delve deep into the creative minds behind the world’s greatest—and only—consulting detective with this ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the smash PBS television series Sherlock, produced by BBC/Masterpiece and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. This is the hit... More Info

Gotti's Rules

Dey Street Books | November 10, 2015 | 320 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster—“one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes)—comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti and Gambino families, told from the unique viewpoint of notorious mob... More Info

Almost Interesting

Dey Street Books | October 27, 2015 | 320 pages
A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live alumni. David Spade is best known for his harsh "Hollywood" Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Tommy Boy and Joe Dirt, and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now,... More Info

Dylan Goes Electric!

Dey Street Books | July 14, 2015 | 368 pages
On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival backed by an electric band and roared into a blistering version of "Maggie's Farm," followed by his new rock single, "Like a Rolling Stone." The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had... More Info

Anger Is an Energy

Dey Street Books | April 28, 2015 | 544 pages
From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words. John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols-the... More Info

Girl in a Band

Dey Street Books | February 24, 2015 | 288 pages
Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of... More Info

Don't Give Up, Don't Give In

Dey Street Books | November 18, 2014 | 272 pages
Champion. Survivor. Hero. Legend. Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini's death at age 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from one of America's most inspiring lives. Zamperini's story has touched millions through Laura Hillenbrand's biography... More Info

It's the Great Pumpkin

Dey Street Books | September 16, 2014 | 160 pages
The Great Pumpkin is coming! Join, Linus, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, and Snoopy for their Halloween night, when the Peanuts gang puts on their costumes to trick-or-treat while Linus waits dutifully in his pumpkin patch for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. Nearly five decades after It's the Great... More Info