Books published by Penguin Press HC

Hit Makers

Penguin Press HC | February 7, 2017 | 352 pages
Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson puts pop culture under the lens of science to investigate what every business, every artist, every person looking to promote "brand me" is after: what makes a hit a hit. HIT MAKERS is a groundbreaking investigation into the most valuable currency of the 21st... More Info

Beloved Dog

Penguin Press HC | October 27, 2015 | 160 pages
"Dogs have lessons for us all. In [this book], ... artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her ... children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's [book] is joyful ... and ... deeply... More Info

Reclaiming Conversation

Penguin Press HC | October 1, 2015 | 448 pages
Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity --and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And... More Info

The Third Plate

Penguin Press HC | April 7, 2015 | 496 pages
“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of... More Info

Year Zero

Penguin Press HC | September 26, 2013 | 384 pages
"A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II" "Year Zero "is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a... More Info

Bleeding Edge

Penguin Press HC | September 17, 2013 | 512 pages
Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the internet It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is... More Info

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

Penguin Press HC | September 12, 2013 | 352 pages
It's undeniable?technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain it... More Info

Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy

Penguin Press HC | September 12, 2013 | 256 pages
The bestselling author of Gang Leader for a Day reveals the secrets of New York's underground economy in this vivid memoir of sociological investigation ?This is New York! We're like hummingbirds, man,” explains Shine, a small-time Harlem crack dealer breaking into the elite cocaine market. ?We... More Info

The Trauma of Everyday Life

Penguin Press HC | August 15, 2013 | 256 pages
Renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind's own development Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness... More Info

Expecting Better

Penguin Press HC | August 20, 2013 | 336 pages
An award-winning social scientist uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancy and to empower women to make better decisions while they're expecting Pregnancy is full of rules. Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid—alcohol,... More Info

The Alchemists

Penguin Press HC | April 4, 2013 | 400 pages
When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn... More Info

The Great Degeneration

Penguin Press HC | June 13, 2013 | 192 pages
From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality,... More Info

The Deserters

Penguin Press Hca Press | June 13, 2013 | 400 pages
A fast-paced narrative history of World War II centered on the little explored subject of deserters A tale that redefines the ordinary soldier in the Second World War, The Deserters is a breathtaking work of historical reportage, weaving together the lives of forgotten servicemen even as it... More Info

Citizenville

Penguin Press HC | February 7, 2013 | 272 pages
The 49th Governor of California demonstrates how technology is changing how everyday citizens communicate with the government, revealing how digital tools are enabling people to gain access to government data and actively participate in governance, drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers... More Info

The Still Point of the Turning World

Penguin Press HC | March 7, 2013 | 272 pages
"Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign... More Info

Detroit

Penguin Press HC | February 7, 2013 | 304 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Work and Other Sins presents an exposé of bureaucratic corruption and systemic arson in his home city of Detroit, tracing his work with a local fire brigade and his investigations into the daily lives of politicians, police officials, businesspeople and... More Info

The Myths of Happiness

Penguin Press HC | January 3, 2013 | 320 pages
The award-winning psychologist author of The How of Happiness outlines research-based lessons on how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that today's culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that... More Info

The Patriarch

Penguin Press HC | November 13, 2012 | 896 pages
Draws on exclusive access to the subject's records to offer insight into his shrewd financial talents and considerable ambition for his family, providing coverage of such topics as the controversies surrounding his character and his role in several mainstream political events. By the award-winning... More Info

Tangled Webs

Penguin Press HC | April 19, 2011 | 473 pages
Martha Stewart, convicted of false statements and conspiracy, still maintains her innocence and claims she was prosecuted because she was a successful woman:  More Info

Sandstorm

Penguin Press HC | May 31, 2012 | 352 pages
An award-winning television journalist describes her witness to the 2011 defeat of Libya's dictator Muammar Gadaffi by his own people, tracing the story of Gadaffi's regime from its early days of popular appeal to the fear and corruption of its final years from the perspectives of five Libyan... More Info

Working Theory of Love

Penguin Press HC | October 2, 2012 | 328 pages
While working on what he hopes will be the world's first sentient computer, Neill Bassett tries to deal with unresolved feelings for his ex-wife as well as an intended one-night stand who is turning into much more. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Interventions

Penguin Press HC | September 4, 2012 | 383 pages
A former secretary-general of the United Nations shares his unique perspectives on the September 11; terrorist attacks the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the wars among Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon; the humanitarian tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia; and the geopolitical... More Info

The Signal and the Noise

Penguin Press HC | September 27, 2012 | 534 pages
The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and... More Info

This Indian Country

Penguin Press HC | October 25, 2012 | 467 pages
Describes the Native American political activists that for 200 years sought redress and change from the American government and their place in shaping the modern political landscape for other activist movements. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

Governing the World

Penguin Press HC | September 13, 2012 | 475 pages
The Columbia University professor and award-winning author of The Balkans traces the history of the project of world government from the first post-Napoleonic visions of "the brotherhood of man" to the current global finance crisis, covering such topics as the rise and fall of the League of... More Info

More Than Freedom

Penguin Press HC | August 16, 2012 | 514 pages
A narrative chronicle of the efforts of Northern activists to establish free citizenship for African Americans before and after the Civil War offers an award-winning historian's perspectives on the era to explain how their campaigns redefined citizenship and extended well beyond the parameters of... More Info

Going Solo

Penguin Press HC | February 2, 2012 | 273 pages
A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

The Emergency State

Penguin Press HC | February 16, 2012 | 359 pages
Provides an analysis of the United States government's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II and how it has become huge, unwieldy, and a detriment to democracy and the economy.  More Info

Cheap

Penguin Press HC | July 30, 2009 | 296 pages
An Atlantic correspondent evaluates America's penchant for making and buying cheap products while assessing the true economic, political, and psychological costs of such goods, in a report that argues that a focus on low prices is promoting negative practices.  More Info

Moonwalking With Einstein

Penguin Press HC | March 3, 2011 | 307 pages
Citing costly memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, a science journalist chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his life-changing year in memory training, in a guide that shares historical lore and ancient memory techniques.  More Info