Among next week’s nonfiction releases, The End of Wall Street by New York Times magazine contributor Roger Lowenstein is picking up the biggest media buzz so far. Three out of four libraries we checked have it, though orders are low, and at two libraries, holds were at 6:1.

Several days ahead of publication, Janet Maslin reviewed it positively in The New York Times, saying

His is not a story of blowhard personalities, even if it is filled with C.E.O.’s and financial regulators who arguably control the future of global finance. Instead it is a coherently issue-oriented book that frames each stage of the crisis in terms of the real world’s ability to confound theorists, number-crunching quants, economic historians and other putative experts.

The End of Wall Street
Roger Lowenstein
Retail Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The – (2010-04-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1594202397 / 9781594202391

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Though it has fewer library holds, David Remnick’s The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama will also get media play. The new issue of Entertainment Weekly reviews it, giving it a B. They say that the level of interest depends on one’s appetite for detail (the book is 621 pages long).

It recently got a rave review in the Los Angeles Times from author Douglas Brinkley, who called it a “brilliantly constructed, flawlessly written biography.”

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
David Remnick
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 672 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2010-04-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1400043603 / 9781400043606

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A possible sleeper is In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time by Peter Lovenheim (Perigee).

Library orders are much more modest, but USA Today just gave a sympathetic review to this account of how lawyer and freelance writer Lovenheim invited members of the 35 families on his street to sleep over at his home in a wealthy Rochester, New York suburb, in order to find out more about his community. Julia Roberts has also bought film rights to the book.

In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time
Peter Lovenheim
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Perigee Trade – (2010-04-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0399535713 / 9780399535710

Other Major Titles On Sale Next Week

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style (Simon & Schuster) gets a positive from review from PW: “the prose is friendly, and the volume offers a warm invitation to those who want a peek at how Deen and her fellow Savannahans live.”

Mario Batali‘s Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking at Home (HarperCollins) is “great for dinner parties and family get-togethers,” according to Library Jounal.

Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners (Simon & Schuster) “more than lives up to the promise of its title and will delight the legions of Moulton fans, earning her more than a few new ones,” says PW.

Carol Burnett‘s This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection (Harmony Books) is the comedian’s second book, in which she looks back on her long and successful career in “short, easily digestible chapters that part the curtain on her private life,” according to Booklist.

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic‘s Mike and Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life (ESPN Books) is the first book by these two ESPN sports radio commentators, who have three million listeners.

One Response to “Demand Up For END OF WALL STREET”

  1. James (Book Publisher) Says:

    David Remnick’s ‘Life and Rise of Obama’ is insightful and a must read for anyone who truly wants to analyse and understand his background and why our nation is where it is today. Even small details like the beginnings of obamacare can be found in between the lines of this fantastic book. Thank you.