Books published by Grand Central Publishing

How Google Works

Grand Central Publishing | March 21, 2017 | 320 pages
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently... More Info

All the Lives I Want

Grand Central Publishing | February 7, 2017 | 256 pages
"Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's sharper; she slices thinner; she shows the cross-section of a truth so deftly--so powerfully and cannily--it's hard to look away, and hard not to feel that something has shifted in you for having read... More Info
$36.50

Earth in Human Hands

Grand Central Publishing | December 6, 2016 | 544 pages
For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've made--up until this point, inadvertently--to the planet. And our current behavior... More Info
$25.99

TV (The Book)

Grand Central Publishing | September 6, 2016 | 432 pages
Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown... More Info

Hour Game

Grand Central Publishing | May 28, 2013 | 608 pages
He's copying famous serial killers. And the HOUR GAME has just begun... A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this... More Info

The Coloring Book

Grand Central Publishing | June 9, 2015 | 240 pages
From former SNL "Weekend Update" host and legendary stand-up Colin Quinn comes a controversial and laugh-out-loud investigation into cultural and ethnic stereotypes. Colin Quinn has noticed a trend during his decades on the road-that Americans' increasing political correctness and sensitivity have... More Info

Mind of My Mind

Grand Central Publishing | August 1, 1994 | 224 pages
For 4,000 years, an immortal has spread the seeds of a master race, using the downtrodden as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found a way to awaken--and rule--her superhuman kind, igniting a psychic battle as she challenges her creator for her right to free her... More Info

The Farm

Grand Central Publishing | February 24, 2015 | 400 pages
The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy... The Farm If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything... More Info

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

Grand Central Publishing | January 6, 2015 | 480 pages
After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink... More Info

The Art of Asking

Grand Central Publishing | November 11, 2014 | 352 pages
Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to... More Info

Sister Mine

Grand Central Publishing | November 5, 2013 | 320 pages
WINNER OF THE 2013 ANDRE NORTON NEBULA AWARD Nalo Hopkinson--winner of the John W. Campbell Award, the Sunburst Award, and the World Fantasy award (among others), and lauded as one of our "most inventive and brilliant writers" (New York Post)--returns with a new work. With her singular voice and... More Info

How Google Works

Grand Central Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 304 pages
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently... More Info

The Book of Jezebel

Grand Central Publishing | October 22, 2013 | 288 pages
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and... More Info

The Stench of Honolulu

Grand Central Publishing | July 16, 2013 | 240 pages
The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale. THE STENCH OF HONOLOLU Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read... More Info

This Is How You Die

Grand Central Publishing | July 16, 2013 | 464 pages
The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances-just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though... More Info

Portlandia

Grand Central Publishing | November 13, 2012 | 192 pages
Thinking of visiting Portlandia? Discover all that this magical, dreamy city has to offer with PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors. Inside you'll find: A comprehensive guide to all restaurants and food carts, including extensive use of symbols to signify Vegan, Freegan, Sea-gan, Wheelchair-Accessible,... More Info

The Middlesteins

Grand Central Publishing | June 4, 2013 | 288 pages
For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's enormous girth. She's obsessed with food--thinking about it, eating it--and if she doesn't stop, she won't... More Info

Keeping Hope Alive

Grand Central Publishing | April 2, 2013 | 272 pages
The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced... More Info

Riding the Bus with My Sister

Grand Central Publishing | March 5, 2013 | 400 pages
Beth is a spirited woman with an intellectual disability who spends nearly every day riding the buses in her Pennsylvania city. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. Beth, who lives independently and has a boyfriend, is a joyful, endearing, and... More Info
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Shooting War

Grand Central Publishing | November 19, 2007 | 192 pages
Catapulted into media stardom when he inadvertently captures a terrorist bombing on film and posts it online, anti-corporate blogger Jimmy Burns sets off for Iraq to pursue a dream of becoming a truth-telling war correspondent but is rapidly traumatized by the region's harsher-than-anticipated... More Info

Seriously...I'm Kidding

Grand Central Publishing | September 25, 2012 | 256 pages
I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no... More Info

America Again

Grand Central Publishing | October 2, 2012 | 240 pages
Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day... More Info

Humblebrag

Grand Central Publishing | September 25, 2012 | 272 pages
From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints-based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about... More Info

Here Comes Trouble

Grand Central Publishing | September 18, 2012 | 448 pages
Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, and the nation's official provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forrest Gump. Smashing the autobiographical mold, Moore presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and... More Info

Pot Psychology's How to Be

Grand Central Publishing | November 13, 2012 | 304 pages
Do you love stylish, sexy advice? Do you love marijuana? Get the best of both worlds with POT PSYCHOLOGY'S HOW TO BE, the hot, new, easy-to-use book from the creators of the Jezebel.com video advice sensation, Pot Psychology. We're Tracie and Rich, and our system guarantees results. We'll tell you... More Info

Call of the Mild

Grand Central Publishing | June 12, 2012 | 336 pages
When Lily Raff McCaulou traded in an indie film production career in New York for a reporting job in central Oregon, she never imagined that she'd find herself picking up a gun and learning to hunt. She'd been raised as a gun-fearing environmentalist and an animal lover, and though a meat-eater,... More Info