Joanne Lipman helps readers find what's 'Next!' in life, career: 5 new must-read books
In search of something good to read? USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Tuesday.
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'Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work'
By Joanne Lipman (Mariner, nonfiction)
What’s next, and how do you get there? “Next!” takes readers inside successful reinventions and transformations to offer an actionable toolkit for change in work and life when a pivot is needed to survive and thrive.
Lipman, the author of "That's What She Said," is the inaugural Distinguished Journalism Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She's the former chief content officer of Gannett and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network, where she oversaw more than 3,000 journalists and led the organization to three Pulitzer prizes. She was the first woman to be deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal, supervising coverage that won three Pulitzers. She later was the founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.
"Changing one’s life is never easy, but this book provides a map to help chart the course," says a starred Kirkus review. "Lipman’s advice is practical and approachable, and the cases she cites are instructive. It adds up to a useful package for anyone thinking about the next step in their life."
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"Biography of X," by Catherine Lacey (FSG, fiction): A grieving widow seeks to understand her dead wife, an iconoclastic artist who enthralled her, by writing her biography and in the process opens a Pandora's box of information. A starred Kirkus Review calls it "breathtaking in its scope" and "a triumph."
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"Flux," by Jinwoo Chong (Melville House, fiction): A young marketing exec begins to suspect his mysterious, too-good-to-be-true employers have discovered time travel and are using it for nefarious purposes in this genre-bending brain-teaser.
"The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening," by Ari Shapiro (HarperOne, nonfiction): The journalist and host of NPR's "All Things Considered" delivers a memoir in essays, taking readers with him around the world to share behind-the-scenes stories on Air Force One, following Syrian refugees fleeing war and more.
"The White Lady," by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper, fiction): The author of the Maisie Dobbs series introduces a new heroine, ex-spy Elinor White, who in post-WWII Britain is drawn back into the intrigue and menace she thought she'd left behind.
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