The Other Side of THE BLIND SIDE

Commercial expectations are high for In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy and Sally Jenkins, a memoir by the family who adopted a homeless boy featured in the Oscar-winning movie The Blind Side.

The authors appeared on Good Morning America this morning;

The book is a USA Today Summer Books pick, and it is excerpted in the new issue of People. It’s likely to get more media pickup when it goes on sale next week, though there aren’t any trade reviews available. In libraries that have it, holds are growing – but not all libraries we checked have it.

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Sally Jenkins
Retail Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. – (2010-07-13)
ISBN / EAN: 0805093389 / 9780805093384
  • Compact disc available from MacMillan Audio: $29.99; ISBN 9781427210982
  • Large Print from Thorndike Press: $32.99; ISBN 9781410429223

Other Notable Nonfiction on Sale Next Week

The Obama Diaries by Laura Ingraham (Threshold Editions) uses fictional diary entries to critique the president. This is another title with high commerical expectations and no available trade reviews, probably because it was rushed to market.

Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America by Eric Jay Dolin (Norton) is an LA Times summer reading pick. PW says: ” Dolin, author of the acclaimed Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, offers another good history well told.”

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield (Dutton) is the author’s followup to his breakout debut memoir, Life is Mixtape. Kirkus calls it a sophomore slump, but PW says “The book really shines as a collection of free-form riffs on the glorious foolishness of Reagan-era. . .  from a wonderful pop-culture evocateur.” It was also an LA Times summer reading pick.

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