Sunday, May 4, 2014

Books: New and Noteworthy

(from usatoday.com
by Jocelyn McClurg)


USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

1. Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf, non-fiction, on sale April 8)

What it's about: The Facebook CEO expands her best-selling self-help book to include advice from outside experts on job hunting.

The buzz: The original Lean In, which made headlines galore last year, has sold 1.6 million copies, says publisher Knopf.

2. Love Life by Rob Lowe (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale April 8)

What it's about: The actor dishes on everything from his Brat Pack days to his 23-year-long marriage.

The buzz: Follows Lowe's well-reviewed, best-selling 2011 memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends.

3. James Gandolfini by Dan Bischoff (St. Martin's Press, non-fiction, on sale April 8)

What it's about: A biography of the beloved Sopranos star who died last year at age 51.

The buzz: "An earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor," says Kirkus Reviews.

4. Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin's Press, fiction, on sale April 8)

What it's about: A father makes a fateful decision to protect his teenage son, the driver, after a tragic car accident.

The buzz: Fourteen of Scottoline's books have hit the top 50 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

5. Dirty Daddy by Bob Saget (It Books, non-fiction, on sale April 8)

What it's about: Saget's book of "personal stories" is subtitled The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.

The buzz: Publisher promises that Saget's book is "uncensored." Watch out, Olsen twins!