Jorge and Laura Posada need very little introduction. He's the catcher for the New York Yankees, a five-time baseball All-Star. She's a successful lawyer and philanthropist. What most don't know is that the Posadas are parents who suffered for many years in silence after their firstborn was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a life-threatening illness. The book details their family's personal journey and their philanthropic work to raise awareness about the disease. All of the profits from the book will go to the Jorge Posada Foundation, which provides support to families affected by craniosynostosis.
Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our country. The narrative carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his performance as America's first president. Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey though all the formative events of America's founding. The book hits stores Oct. 5.
Plaskin tells the funny, fresh, and moving story of what happened over a 16-year-period up and down his New York City apartment building's hallway, as his astutely-intelligent dog, Katie, leads him to discover an entirely new "family." Adopted by Plaskin as the runt of her litter, it didn't take Katie long to learn the ropes of city living. But as a first-time dog owner, Plaskin sought advice from his elderly neighbor, Pearl, who had owned cocker spaniels. Pearl and her husband, Arthur, became a daily presence in their lives, and when a boy named Ryan and his father moved onto their floor, this little "family" grew by two. Three generations bond as we follow this group's adventures, spanning everything from Hollywood high times to the terrors of 9/11. The lasting lesson is that no matter what inevitable losses we endure, love remains.
In the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty, "The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption," is an inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend. Gorant presents the full, behind-the-scenes story of the heroic effort to save and rehabilitate the 51 pit bulls confiscated from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels. Amazingly, almost every dog survived the ordeal and many went on to become loving pets, therapy dogs, and adored members of their communities.