Books published by Plume

The Book of Hygge

Plume Books | February 7, 2017 | 192 pages
Hygge (hue-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered--an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend.... More Info

No telephone to heaven

Plume | August 22, 1996 | 211 pages
A brilliant Jamaican-American writer takes on the themes of colonialism, race, myth, and political awakening through the experiences of a light-skinned woman named Clare Savage. The story is one of discovery as Clare moves through a variety of settings – Jamaica, England, America – and... More Info

Forgetting to Be Afraid

Plume | August 18, 2015 | 320 pages
A deeply personal memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single-mom high school dropout, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the early political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas Senate. 150,000... More Info

The Price of Silence

Plume | August 4, 2015 | 304 pages
The author of “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” speaks out about mental illness Like most of the nation, Liza Long spent December 14, 2012, mourning the victims of the Newtown shooting. As the mother of a child with a mental illness, however, she also wondered: “What if my son does that... More Info


Plume | July 7, 2015 | 288 pages
Moving into the home of famed writer Shirley Jackson and her college professor husband during the summer of 1964, a graduate student and his pregnant wife forge an uneasy friendship with their hosts that is complicated by Jackson's mercurial nature and her turbulent marriage.  More Info

The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version

Plume | August 22, 1974 | 1100 pages
A brief outline of Old and New Testament history accompanies the complete texts of the Revised Standard version of the Scriptures  More Info

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Plume | June 16, 2015 | 384 pages
A warm and personal memoir by Nelson Mandela's trusted assistant for almost 20 years tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman's life, beliefs, prejudices—everything she once believed—were utterly transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy.  More Info

The Book of Woe

Plume | November 25, 2014 | 416 pages
The author of Manufacturing Depression presents a critical assessment of the American Psychiatric Association's mainstay compendium of mental illness, identifying far-reaching controversies in its May 2013 edition while arguing that the reference promotes inaccurate and over-diagnoses of mental... More Info

We are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Plume | August 22, 2019 | 310 pages
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. By the best-selling author of The Jane Austen Book Club.  More Info

This Is Where I Leave You

Plume Books | July 6, 2010 | 339 pages
Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.  More Info

I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This

Plume | November 29, 2011 | 96 pages
Juxtaposes snippets from human conversations with drawings of animals to illustrate the imagined existential thoughts of animals.  More Info

One Last Thing Before I Go

Plume | May 28, 2013 | 336 pages
The bestselling author of This Is Where I Leave You returns with a hilarious and heart-rending tale about one familiy's struggle to reconnect. “Mistakes have been made.” Drew Silver has begun to accept that life isn't going to turn out as he expected. His fleeting fame as the drummer for a... More Info

Booze for Free

Plume | February 26, 2013 | 352 pages
Your bar tab doesn't have to break the bank. Learn how to grow, forage, and brew your way to good spirits! A single cocktail can cost you $15 in a bar or restaurant. But home brewer and self-sufficiency expert Andy Hamilton can show you how easy and economical it can be to make simple hop brews,... More Info


Plume Books | May 1, 1994 | 330 pages
Since 1969, the word Stonewall has been synonymous with gay resistance to oppression. Yet remarkably, the full story of the Stonewall riots has never been told. Now historian Duberman profiles six early activists, whose lives intersected during the turbulent event that was to become the defining... More Info

Confessions of an economic hit man

Plume Books | August 22, 2019 | 303 pages
Updated with an all-new epilogue, a provocative study by a former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages third world economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the lucrative contracts.... More Info

Why We Write

Plume | January 29, 2013 | 256 pages
A group of popular, successful authors offer encouragement and guidance to aspiring writers by explaining why and how they work at writing, including Jennifer Egan, Sue Grafton, Ricky Moody, Susan Orlean and Jodi Picoult. Original. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

Riding the Bus With My Sister

Plume Books | September 1, 2003 | 304 pages
The author describes the year she spent riding the buses of her Pennsylvania city with her sister, and how taking part in those journeys allowed her to slow down her life and develop stronger interpersonal connections.  More Info

Healing at the Speed of Sound

Plume | October 30, 2012 | 288 pages
Outlines scientific principles and practices for using sound to improve life quality and further personal goals, sharing practical exercises using favorite songs and therapeutic playlists while offering brief case studies about effective applications of the authors' theories. Co-written by the... More Info

Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 2013

Plume | August 29, 2012 | 1640 pages
Features more than 16,000 movie reviews--including more than 300 new entries since the 2012 edition--newly updated indexes of leading performers and directors and much more. Original.  More Info

The Filmmaker's Handbook

Plume | November 27, 2012 | 832 pages
Updated to incorporate the latest advances in digital formats, a popular go-to reference for video and film production by two award-winning filmmakers outlines best techniques for a range of genres, provides instructions for working with HD and digital video format and covers the latest nonlinear... More Info


Plume Books | August 22, 1996 | 208 pages
The former Democratic presidential candidate describes his daughter's long and difficult battle with alcoholism, her failed attempts at rehabilitation, the family's struggle with difficult issues, and her tragic death  More Info

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Plume | October 30, 2012 | 224 pages
From primitive cave paintings to deciphering the DNA helix, this chronological guide describes the important sketches, plans and drawings that had profound and dramatic effects on history and the way people viewed the world. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

Vultures' Picnic

Plume | September 19, 2012 | 404 pages
The best-selling author of Armed Madhouse shares a dramatic exposé of the relationship between the oil and banking industries while arguing that such environmental disasters as the Gulf oil spill and Exxon Valdez can be directly linked to corporate corruption and failed legislation. 75,000 first... More Info

The New New Rules

Plume Books | May 1, 2012 | 368 pages
From best-selling author and host of HBO's Real Time a book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world. Reprint.  More Info

I Want My MTV

Plume | September 25, 2012 | 542 pages
Presents the first decade of the MTV network, developing from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion, and politics.  More Info

Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success

Plume Books | October 1, 1997 | 256 pages
A companion to the inspirational business book "Think and Grow Rich" offers an expansion of the principles outlined in the original volume, including mental exercises and self-analysis techniques  More Info

Bastard Out of Carolina

Plume | February 1, 2012 | 320 pages
Allison spikes her critically acclaimed first novel, a National Book Award nominee, with pungent characters, and saturates it with a sense of its setting.--"Publishers Weekly."  More Info

It Gets Better

Plume | January 25, 2012 | 352 pages
A collection of essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, stresses to gay and lesbian youth that they can lead fulfilling lives free of bullying, and that their adult years will get better.  More Info

More Than Good Intentions

Plume Books | March 27, 2012 | 308 pages
Draws on behavioral economics and interviews with villagers from some of the world's most impoverished regions to demonstrate how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other initiatives can significantly improve poverty rates.  More Info

In the Shadow of the Buddha

Plume Books | January 31, 2012 | 288 pages
A Buddhist activist who worked to expose human rights abuses by the Chinese government on Tibetan citizens describes his meditation studies, courier work exchanging messages between his teacher and the Dalai Lama and the loss of faith that is being induced by Tibet's occupiers. Reprint.  More Info


Plume | September 27, 2011 | 285 pages
Devra Davis presents a range of recent and long-suppressed research in this timely bombshell. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defences and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease and... More Info

Ticket Masters

Plume | April 24, 2012 | 400 pages
"A clear, comprehensive look at a murky business." -The Wall Street Journal Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the presale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can't get... More Info

Lost and Found

Plume Books | April 3, 2012 | 224 pages
The #1 best-selling author of Women Food and God explores how emotional issues with money mirror those with food and dieting. Reprint. A best-selling book. 100,000 first printing.  More Info