HWA Speakers on Amazon's 'Best Books of 2022 So Far!'

We have many speakers with recently released or upcoming books that are excellent choices for community reading programs. Engage your audience with a virtual or in-person visit from the author for lively discussion, Q&A and book signings.  


LILLY SINGH: Award-Winning Comedian and YouTube Personality, NYT Bestselling Author of How To Be a Bawse and Be a Triangle

Everyone—even world-famous actress, author, and creator Lilly Singh—knows that sometimes life just sucks. In this book, Singh provides a safe space where readers can learn how to create a sense of peace within themselves. Without sugarcoating what it’s like to face adversity—including acknowledging her own intensely personal struggles with identity, success, and self-doubt—Singh teaches readers to “unsubscribe” from cookie-cutter ideals.

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DAVID MCRANEY: Internationally Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and Expert in the Psychology of Reasoning and Decision-Making

What made a prominent conspiracy-theorist YouTuber finally see that 9/11 was not a hoax? How do voter opinions shift from neutral to resolute? Can widespread social change only take place when a generation dies out? From one of our greatest thinkers on reasoning, How Minds Change is a book about the science, and the experience, of transformation.

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KARDEA BROWN: Chef, TV Personality, Host of Food Network's Delicious Miss Brown, and Creator of the New Gullah Supper Club

In this, her first cookbook, DUE OUT OCTOBER 25TH, Kardea Brown shares her multi-generational “passed down” recipes and innovative takes on Gullah classics with home cooks everywhere.

Kardea flavors her recipes with cherished family anecdotes, memories, and helpful tips. A perfect blend of the modern and the traditional, The Way Home honors her proud heritage and shows off her own signature class and sass. The result is a marvelous, big-hearted collection of recipes and stories that will nourish you, body and soul.

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JEAN HANFF KORELITZ: New York Times Bestselling Author of The Latecomer, You Should Have Known and More

A complex novel that builds slowly and deliberately, The Latecomer touches on the topics of grief and guilt, generational trauma, privilege and race, traditions and religion, and family dynamics. It is a profound and witty family story from an accomplished author, known for the depth of her character studies, expertly woven storylines, and plot twists..

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ALTON BROWN: Cook, Creator and Host, Food Network Celebrity Chef, Bestselling Author, and Peabody Award-Winner

With more than 150 new and improved recipes for everything from chicken parm to bibimbap and cold brew to corn dogs, accompanied by mouthwatering original photography, Good Eats 4: The Final Years is the most sumptuous and satisfying of the Good Eats books yet.

The distinctive high-energy and information-intensive dynamic of Good Eats comes to life on every page, making this a must-have cookbook for die-hard fans and newcomers alike.

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AMY BLOOM: New York Times Bestselling Author, Director of Shapiro Center for Writing - Wesleyan University, and Practicing Psychotherapist

Amy Bloom began to notice changes in her husband, Brian: He retired early from a new job he loved; he withdrew from close friendships; he talked mostly about the past. Suddenly, it seemed there was a glass wall between them, and their long walks and talks stopped. Their world was altered forever when an MRI confirmed what they could no longer ignore: Brian had Alzheimer’s disease.

Written in Bloom’s captivating, insightful voice and with her trademark wit and candor, In Love is an unforgettable portrait of a beautiful marriage, and a boundary-defying love.

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TINA BROWN: Award-Winning Journalist, Author, Editor, and CEO

Tina Brown has been observing and chronicling the British monarchy for three decades, and her sweeping account is full of powerful revelations, newly reported details, and searing insight gleaned from remarkable access to royal insiders. Stylish, witty, and erudite, The Palace Papers will irrevoca­bly change how the world perceives and under­stands the royal family.

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CALEB GAYLE: Award-Winning Journalist, Writer, and Historian; Author of We Refuse to Forget

In We Refuse to Forget, award-winning journalist Caleb Gayle tells the extraordinary story of the Creek Nation, a Native tribe that two centuries ago both owned slaves and accepted Black people as full citizens. Thanks to the efforts of Creek leaders like Cow Tom, a Black Creek citizen who rose to become chief, the U.S. government recognized Creek citizenship in 1866 for its Black members. Yet this equality was shredded in the 1970s when tribal leaders revoked the citizenship of Black Creeks, even those who could trace their history back generations—even to Cow Tom himself.

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IAN BREMMER: Expert on Political Risk, Foreign Affairs Columnist and Editor-at-Large of Time Magazine, President and Founder of Eurasia Group

In this revelatory, unnerving, and ultimately hopeful book, Bremmer details how domestic and international conflicts leave us unprepared for a trio of looming crises—global health emergencies, transformative climate change, and the AI revolution.

The Power of Crisis provides a roadmap for surviving—even thriving in—the 21st century. Bremmer shows governments, corporations, and every concerned citizen how we can use these coming crises to create the worldwide prosperity and opportunity that 20th-century globalism promised but failed to deliver.

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MARY CHILDS: Financial Journalist, Co-Host, NPR's Planet Money Podcast, and Author

Over the course of decades, Bill Gross turned the sleepy bond market into a destabilized game of high risk, high reward; founded Pimco, one of today’s most powerful, secretive, and cutthroat investment firms; helped to reshape our financial system in the aftermath of the Great Recession―to his own advantage; and gained legions of admirers, and enemies, along the way. Like every American antihero, his ambition would also be his undoing.

To understand the winners and losers of today’s money game, journalist Mary Childs argues, is to understand the bond market―and to understand the bond market is to understand the Bond King.

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