This year readers have discovered lots of great new books and writers, thanks to our NOOK First collection. In our last round-up of the year, we're highlighting everything from a fictional Hollywood romance, to an insightful guide to hot trends for 2012. Four excellent NOOK First titles are featured below, but be sure to explore the full collection of new NOOK First books for even more great reads.
Gen Y has been picked apart by analysts, statistics, and trend reports, which often portray 20-somethings in negative, one-dimensional terms like "entitled" and "whiners." In this thought-provoking new book that aims to dispel these stereotypes, journalist Hannah Seligson chronicles the lives of seven individuals who embody this generation, exploring their challenges and ambitions in vivid detail and sketching a picture, through their eyes, of what life is actually like for young adults.
The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall
These 12 shows started a revolution in TV drama: The Sopranos. Oz. The Wire. Deadwood. The Shield. Lost. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 24. Battlestar Galactica. Friday Night Lights. Mad Men. Breaking Bad.
These 12 shows, and the many more they made possible, ushered in a new golden age of television — one that made people take the medium more seriously than ever before. Alan Sepinwall became a TV critic right before this creative revolution began, was there to chronicle this incredible moment in pop culture history, and along the way “changed the nature of television criticism,” according to Slate. The Revolution Was Televised is the story of these 12 shows, as told by Sepinwall and the people who made them, including David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Vince Gilligan and more.
In the newest book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling series about the Sullivan family, movie star Smith Sullivan can't afford any distractions. He's staking his entire reputation on his new film...but he can't stop thinking about Valentina Landon and the fire he sees smoldering just beneath the surface.
Valentina isn't averse to sensual pleasure, or even to the idea of finding true love, but as a Hollywood business manager she's watched too many smart women fall for actors...only to be torn apart when the fairytale comes to its inevitable end. Will Smith convince Valentina to let down her guard and give him a chance?
What's Next? by Marian Salzman
Looking for new opportunities in 2013? In What’s Next?, Havas PR CEO Marian Salzman reveals her predictions for tomorrow’s trends. This dynamic trendopedia—aggregated from Salzman’s public and private forecasts—highlights what you need to know about how and where we will live, love, communicate, relate, work, relax, invest, learn, travel and prosper in 2013, and how to track these trends in order to generate opportunity, anticipate risk and enjoy a savvier journey into tomorrow.
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