Get to Know Your Favorite Actors and Artists a Little Better

Readers of “We’re Going to Need More Wine” are aware of actor and activist Union’s bravery, wit, and irreverence.

In this collection of stories, Union returns there even while she is shaman-hunting in Hollywood, experiencing constipation at an Atlanta strip club, or celebrating the birth of her long-awaited child.

Will Smith


Get to Know Your Favorite Actors and Artists a Little Better

Union’s first weekend away from her readers is described in “You Got Anything Stronger,” and she explains why: “Because just as you think you know someone, it turns out you actually have no idea who a person is until you’ve travelled with them.”

14th of September, Dey Street Books.

Being a parent is embarrassing, as anybody who has seen an adolescent roll their eyes in scorn knows. You may tell what to anticipate from Foxx’s memoir by reading the first chapter, “Parenting… You Ain’t Ready for It.”

Corinne Foxx, Foxx’s 27-year-old daughter, will give an introduction, and the actor will be open and honest about his experiences as a father. I believe that my father wanted to write about fatherhood so he might impart the lessons he had discovered along the road, Corinne writes.

October 19th, Grand Central Station

What novels are you most anticipating in the coming months?
‘Unprotected’ by Billy Porter.

This is not a coming-out narrative, according to Porter, who has been in movies like “Pose” and “Kinky Boots.” The author describes his or her experiences as a black homosexual growing up in Pittsburgh in this same manner. By the time Porter, 51, was five years old, it was clear that he had a mental health issue.

Everyone could see it, including me. In this book, the author discusses a variety of subjects, including “fixing” him, bullying and sexual assault, his mother’s inspiration, how he learned to understand himself, and his own distinctive style.

19th October, Abrams

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have a remarkable understanding when it comes to issues of race, class, music, money, parenting, and even just having fun in Springsteen’s Corvette (sorry, Secret Service). According to Obama, “their open, sincere conversations bridge the gap between the American Dream and the American reality.”

Readers can expect to learn more about this remarkable partnership in “Renegades,” a book that includes annotated lectures, handwritten lyrics, and pictures from the writers’ private collections.

26th of October, Crown

The machiavellian political strategist Eli Gold, portrayed by Alan Cumming in “The Good Wife,” possesses a cunning reserve that belies his Scottish ancestry. Readers should expect the exact opposite from his second memoir: it will be straightforward, unburdened, and free of any sort of spin.

He is at his most unhappy and confused when he reaches the top of his career. When I was most well-known, my self-esteem was at its lowest. This book is about “everything in between,” says Cummings, “from my work and mental health struggles to my many adventures into love and sexuality.”

Friday, October 26th, Dey Street Books.

After the artist and activist was detained by the Chinese government in 2011, his father, a poet who was exiled to Little Siberia after losing favour with the Communist regime, had a significant influence on the artist’s life.

Each chapter starts with a phrase from his father’s poetry as Ai charts both his own and his father’s artistic development.

November 2nd, Crown

In “Will,” a Will Smith movie costarring Mark Manson,

You might have seen him on TV at prime time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He played a con artist in the movies “Six Degrees of Separation” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” so you might recognise him from those.

You may be familiar with “Friend Like Me” from the “Aladdin” soundtrack (yes, that’s his voice).

You have never heard of Smith, no matter how many times you have watched him perform.

According to the book’s website, it promises to take readers through Smith’s early years in West Philadelphia to his present-day status as a well-known celebrity who has “taken a profound journey of self-knowledge.”

Penguin Issued a Press Release on November 9th.

Interviewers are alleged to have been intimidated by Highsmith’s one-syllable responses to interview questions: “Yes or no, one-syllable answers.”

Readers gained insight into her self-image, literary experiments, and darker, discriminatory beliefs as a result of the discovery of her personal diaries and notebooks after her death in 1995; all of which she had anticipated would be released in the future.