Oprah Book Club Back in Business for Real
August 30, 2016
EarlyWord has an excellent article summarizing the intense speculation surrounding Oprah’s new secret book pick slated for publication September 6th. The title is coyly listed as “Oprah Book Club September 2016” with a BISAC subject of general fiction in our vendor databases.
The Wall Street Journal, using logic quite convincing to me, has nevertheless zoned in on a memoir of the same page count to be published the same day. Running with that, yesterday we ordered an additional 20 copies on the non-fiction budget on the mysterious “edition,” but even if Oprah’s actual choice turns out to be a delightful head fake, we will be able to merge its record with the standard one for whatever book this is, which doubtless we already have on order as well. And of course more orders will ensue if necessary.
So…even though the biography here below may not be the “one” it’s worth mentioning anyway, as it’s running an almost repurchase triggering holds queue on its own. The author spoke at a BEA dinner and is infectiously inspiring and likeable. Sorry, I don’t think I can find a leftover print ARC of it. Somebody at Baker & Taylor must be on board with the prevailing conjecture, since if you search “Glennon Doyle Melton” in TitleSource, the Oprah September listings are totally retrieved.
And to think for a while I thought I might never use the Oprah Book Club post category again!
Melton, Glennon Doyle. Love Warrior. Flatiron, September 6th.
Publisher Summary: The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out–three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list–her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another – and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love. Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.