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STEPHEN A. SMITH | Famed Sports TV Personality; Journalist; Expert in Leadership and Personal Branding

STRAIGHT SHOOTER: A MEMOIR OF SECOND CHANCES AND FIRST TAKES (JANUARY 17, 2023) - In Straight Shooter, Smith writes about the greatest highs and deepest lows of his life and career. He gives his thoughts on Skip Bayless, Ray Rice, Colin Kaepernick, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Cowboys, and former President Donald Trump. But he also pulls back the curtain and talks about life beyond the set, sharing authentic stories about his negligent father, his loving mother, being a father himself, his battle with life-threatening COVID-19, and what he really thinks about politics and social issues. He does it all with the same intelligence, humor, and charm that has made him a household name.

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BOZOMA SAINT JOHN | Trailblazing Brand Marketing Executive; Named Forbes' "#1 Most Influential CMO"; Change Agent; Innovation Expert

THE URGENT LIFE: MY STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND SURVIVAL (FEBRUARY 21, 2023) - In The Urgent Life, Bozoma takes listeners through the dizzying, numbing days of multiple griefs, and the courage which these sparked in her to live life in accordance with her deepest values time and time again.

Bozoma's story is extraordinary, but her grief is not uncommon, and her courage is sure to touch any listener who has loved, mourned, and is finding a path through loss and grief, as well as anyone who is maneuvering a pivot and wants to live life to its fullest.

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GINNI ROMETTY | Former Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM; Co-Founder and Co-Chair of OneTen

GOOD POWER: LEADING POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR LIVES, WORK, AND WORLD (MARCH 7, 2023) - Ginni Rometty led one of the world's most iconic companies, and in Good Power she recounts her groundbreaking path from a challenging childhood to becoming the CEO of IBM and one of the world's most influential business leaders. With candor and depth, Rometty shares milestones from her life and career while redefining power as a way to drive meaningful change in positive ways for ourselves, our organizations, and for the many, not just the few—a concept she calls "good power."

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JOANNE LIPMAN | No. 1 Bestselling Author of That's What She Said and Next!; CNBC Contributor; Renowned Journalist

NEXT!: THE POWER OF REINVENTION IN LIFE AND WORK (MARCH 21, 2023) -Whatever the catalyst, it prompts in us the urgent need to pivot, to ask the question: What’s next—and how do we get there?

In Next!, bestselling author and journalist Joanne Lipman seeks out people who have been successful in reimagining their work or life, speaks with scientists and researchers who study transformation, and provides case studies and a toolkit of practical steps showing how companies and individuals can change. The result is a more holistic view not just of how transitions work, but of how to make them more successfully in our own lives.

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NATHAN CHEN | 2022 Olympic Gold Medalist and Three-Time World Figure Skating Champion; Author of One Jump at a Time: My Story, released November 2022

WEI SKATES ON (FEBRUARY 21, 2023) - Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Champion Nathan Chen delivers an inspirational picture book about facing your fears and finding the joy in sports, no matter the outcome. As the first Asian American man to win gold in figure skating, Nathan Chen is a celebrated role model for kids who want to shine on and off the ice. His uplifting message of positivity and perseverance makes this story the perfect choice for social emotional learning at home or in the classroom.

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KAITLIN CURTICEAward-Winning Author; Poet; Storyteller; Inter-Faith Advocate

LIVING RESITANCE: AN INDIGENOUS VISION FOR SEEKING WHOLENESS EVERY DAY (MARCH 7, 2023) -In an era in which "resistance" has become tokenized, popular Indigenous author Kaitlin Curtice reclaims it as a basic human calling. Resistance is for every human who longs to see their neighbors' holistic flourishing. We each have a role to play in the world right where we are, and our everyday acts of resistance hold us all together.

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QIAN JULIE WANG | Civil Rights Litigator; NYT Bestselling Author of Beautiful Country; Advocate for Marginalized Communities

ATTICA LOCKE | NYT Bestselling Author of Blackwater Rising, Pleasantville, and More; Screenwriter; Executive Producer of Netflix blockbuster From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

AMY BLOOM | NYT Bestselling Author; Creative Writing Professor; Psychotherapist