People ask me all the time what I like most about working in publishing, and I always have the same answer: it’s like being in school, but you actually want to read your textbooks! You’re always learning something new from the wide range of titles you have the chance to work with—and the books that your friends recommend—whether they’re fiction, memoir, history, or pop-culture criticism. Here at Off the Shelf, we’re in the business of sharing the titles we love, so here’s a list of the ones that stood out on my shelf this month.
This sports literature classic follows a champion high school football team in a sleepy Texas town divided by class and race.
In her first novel, Carrie Fisher drew on her own experiences in Hollywood and with addiction to tell the story of Suzanne Vale, a young actress in the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation. A semi-autobiographical novel, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE chronicles Suzanne’s vivid, and often funny, experiences inside a drug rehab clinic and takes a revealing look at addiction.