Tag Archives: memoir

July 06

EXCERPT: American English, Italian Chocolate

The following has been excerpted from American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great Importance by Rick Bailey (July 2017).   Flip-Flops and the Leaning Tower of Pisa   . . . Clogs and I were not made for each other. I kept falling off of them. “I can’t walk on these things,” I said to my […]

June 23

News and Reviews

Books The Cruft of Fiction David Letzler Praise from Heradas Review:  “It’s all very well illustrated and argued, and the sections covering the handful of novels discussed that I haven’t read, were often more interesting to me than the ones covering the novels that I have. I’ve always thought that good non-fiction books should introduce the […]

June 08

The Marketeers Club: BookExpo & BookCon

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. Her new last name will soon be Sekora and her husband is a huge Boy Meets World fan. The University of Nebraska Press is no stranger to BookExpo (formerly BookExpo America) held in the great city of New York. Every year we display our newest books to the […]

June 01

Publicist Picks: Willa Cather, Space Stations, and other August Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with next season’s galleys. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in August. Anna Weir: From Monday Night Football to Superbowl Sundays, football is a […]

May 12

News and Reviews

Books Lefty O’Doul Dennis Snelling Review in MLB.com: “…an artful job of toggling back and forth between O’Doul’s life story and focusing on the trip to Japan in 1949.”   It’s My Country Too Edited by Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow Praise from Publishers Weekly: “…Bell and Crow have done a service by amplifying the important voices […]

April 28

News and Reviews

Books   American English, Italian Chocolate Rick Bailey Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “The essays read like the best of short stories: their significance extends beyond what is on the page.” The Blind Man and the Loon Craig Mishler Praise from Cultural Analysis: “A significant example of what twenty-first century folklorists do… yet another contribution of the press […]

April 27

Excerpt: One Nation Under Baseball

The following is an excerpt from One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro (April 2016). The book highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s. Now until May 8, you can enter to win a free copy on Goodreads from the authors.  […]

April 25

Happy Book Birthday to The Solace of Stones!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, NetGalley ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness (Bison Books, April 2016) by Julie Riddle! Riddle is the creative-nonfiction editor for Rock & Sling and the craft-essay editor for Brevity. She works as senior writer […]

March 23

Excerpt: There I Go Again

The following is an excerpt from There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (Potomac Books, March 2017) by William Daniels, an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. Below Mr. Daniels writes about his time as a student at Northwestern University. From Chapter […]

March 17

News and Reviews

Books   The Turtle’s Beating Heart Denise Low Praise from Foreword Reviews: “An accomplished poet, Low’s well-honed prose flows with lyric intensity.” There I Go Again William Daniels Book feature in People.   American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Review in Library Journal: “The correspondents sought to tell the story of the massive and destructive nature of […]