Every week, our wonderful publicity team tracks the cross-platform media coverage our authors and their books receive. We’re proud to share our latest and greatest highlights below with links to where you can read more about these great titles!
Howdy, folks. Our American Music Series had a great week in the media, including a profile in the Wall Street Journal and an excerpt at Rolling Stone. We have a mixed bag in terms of the other featured subjects, with our Sports titles getting some well-deserved attention at the start of this Fall season. Enjoy!
Margo Price, author of Maybe We’ll Make It, was profiled in the Wall Street Journal, with her book referenced and quoted throughout the piece. Price’s upcoming album, Strays, and accompanying headlining tour were also both announced this week, and pieces all over the place highlighted her forthcoming book as part of their coverage, including at Rolling Stone, Spin, The Tennessean, and elsewhere. Prior to the big announcement, Maybe We’ll Make It was mentioned in a write-up on “Been to the Mountain,” one of Price’s singles from the album, at Music Row. Price’s November 16 event at Parnassus Books, in conversation with Ann Powers, was also included in the Nashville Scene’s “Fall Guide 2022: Books.”
The Running Kind was excerpted at Rolling Stone, in a piece titled, “Why Merle Haggard’s ‘Mama Tried’ Is His Most Autobiographical Song. Even Though He Wrote It for a Movie Soundtrack.”
I’ve Had to Think Up a Way to Survive was reviewed at BookPage. Carla Jean Whitley writes, “I’ve Had to Think Up a Way to Survive is more than an artful memoir; it is thought-provoking cultural analysis of a beloved icon whose relevance endures.”
DJ Screw was mentioned in a Texas Monthly piece titled, “The Poker Game That Inspired an Opus on the Life of DJ Screw.”
Latinx & Chicanx Studies
Undocumented Motherhood received its first review this week, from Publishers Weekly. Their reviewer calls the book “a compassionate study,” going on, “Farfán-Santos movingly describes how the Latinx community comes together to help their own and makes a powerful case that the traumas of migration manifest themselves in the bodies of immigrants. This is a stirring portrait of pain and perseverance.”
Hope and Hard Truth was featured in Jason Stanford’s Substack newsletter, The Experiment. Rogers’s event this week at Brazos in Houston was also included in a preview of the week’s book events at the Houston Chronicle.
Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back, and specifically the book’s chapter on problematic owners, was mentioned and quoted in a piece at The Ringer titled, “The NBA Is Running From Responsibility With Its Robert Sarver Decision.” Luther and Davidson’s book was also mentioned at The Society Pages’ “Engaging Sports,” titled “Thinking Fandom: When (and How) to Watch Games We Love and Hate.”
Futbolera was reviewed in The Latin Americanist. Kirk Bowman writes, “Futbolera is a sweeping account of women, sports, and power covering much of a hemisphere for over a century,” going on, “Futbolera teaches us that there are always powerful political and societal forces opposed to women’s soccer, and the woman’s game deserves continuous and growing support.”
Classics & Ancient World
Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices was included in a list at Shepherd titled, “The best books on women in Ancient Rome that cut the clichés.” Eve D’Ambra writes, “These essays do much to make the fascinating archaeological material accessible.”
American Tacos was mentioned, and author José Ralat was interviewed, in a piece at The Shorthorn titled, “Street tacos: From mines to mainstream.”
Film, Media, and Popular Culture
Comic Book Women was reviewed at CHOICE. C. E. Neumann writes, “The depth and breadth of this heavily illustrated book is stunning. This is a groundbreaking contribution to the field,” concluding by judging the book “Essential.”
Thanks for embarking on this journey with me, folks. We’ll see you again soon for the next one. Wishing y’all a great week until then.