Atlantic Editions

Megan Garber On Misdirection Kaitlyn Tiffany & Lizzie Plaugic On Nobody Famous Sophie Gilbert On Womanhood Lenika Cruz On BTS

A new line of paperback books by Atlantic writers presenting definitive essays on consequential topics.

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Megan Garber On Misdirection

An investigation of misinformation and fracturing in contemporary American political culture.

A collection of essays from Atlantic staff writer Megan Garber, On Misdirection: Magic, Mayhem, American Politics is a timely treatise on our contemporary American political culture. Using the concept of “misdirection” to argue how attention, boredom, uncertainty, and cynicism have become the disquieting stalwarts of our current political arena, Garber offers readers a new and accessible theory for understanding the lasting power of Donald Trump and his right-wing legions.

  • Release: 01/10/23
  • ISBN: 9781638930624
  • Format: Paperback
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About Megan Garber

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She writes about television, movies, books, and the intersection of politics and entertainment. The recipient of a Mirror Award for her writing about the media, she previously worked as a technology reporter for Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab and as a critic for the Columbia Journalism Review. She holds a BA in English Literature from Princeton University and an MA in journalism from Columbia University, and lives in Washington, DC.

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Kaitlyn Tiffany & Lizzie Plaugic On Nobody Famous

Dispatches from the everyday adventures of two millennial New Yorkers.

Welcome to the world of Lizzie and Kaitlyn: small parties, weird dinners, and aimless evenings in New York City. Join Lizzie and Kaitlyn as they recap getting together and going nowhere in chatty prose rich with niche references about New York and the internet alike. Take the Q train to Coney Island, an Uber to eat Garbage Plates (a Western New York delicacy), or a walk to a Crown Heights birthday party. Eclectic and endlessly funny, On Nobody Famous used to be a Substack that turned into an Atlantic newsletter and is now a literary collection of the lives of nobody all that famous.

  • Release: 04/04/23
  • ISBN: 9781638930709
  • Format: Paperback
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About Kaitlyn Tiffany

Kaitlyn Tiffany is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She writes about online platforms and internet culture. Before joining The Atlantic in 2019, she was a technology reporter for Vox’s The Goods, and a culture reporter at The Verge, where she co-hosted the podcast Why’d You Push That Button. She is the author of the book Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It.

About Lizzie Plaugic

Lizzie Plaugic is a creative strategist and writer. Previously, she was a reporter at The Verge, where she wrote about internet culture.

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Sophie Gilbert On Womanhood

Twelve incisive, probing essays on womanhood in popular culture.

In these penetrating essays, Pulitzer Prize finalist Sophie Gilbert sharply surveys our contemporary media landscape and the state of modern feminism. By positioning television and literature as capacious sites of feminist critique, Gilbert unflinchingly examines questions of choice, individuality, and visibility to help us better understand womanhood and its future.

  • Release: 01/10/23
  • ISBN: 9781638930662
  • Format: Paperback
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About Sophie Gilbert

Sophie Gilbert is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she writes about television, books, and popular culture. She was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Before joining The Atlantic in 2014, she was the arts editor at Washingtonian, where she won three Society of Professional Journalists awards for arts reporting and criticism. She has previously written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Brooklyn Rail.

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Lenika Cruz On BTS

A love letter to Korean pop sensation BTS and an ode to fandom.

The supersonic rise of the Korean pop group BTS may seem enigmatic to some, but for Lenika Cruz, senior culture editor at The Atlantic, their worldwide fame is obvious. As Cruz argues in On BTS: Pop Music, Fandom, Sincerity, the group’s trajectory—debuting on a relatively obscure label in Korea to becoming a global household name in just a few years—is a natural result of their authenticity, artistry, energy, social conscientiousness, and general coolness. As a non-English-language band finding record-breaking international success, BTS is helping usher in a fresh, more inclusive era in the music industry. In this love letter to the once-in-a-generation pop sensation, Cruz narrates her own unexpected embrace of the fandom and in doing so might welcome you in, too.

  • Release: 01/10/23
  • ISBN: 9781638930648
  • Format: Paperback
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About Lenika Cruz

Lenika Cruz is a senior editor at The Atlantic where she has been a staffer on the culture section since 2014. She has edited stories that have been nominated for James Beard Awards and included in anthologies such as Best Food Writing, and one that was named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist. In addition to The Atlantic, Lenika’s essays, reporting, and criticism have appeared in LA Weekly, Glamour, The Rumpus, East Bay Express, and Guam’s Pacific Daily News. She has spoken about race, culture, and media for the Asian American Journalists Association, the Washington National Cathedral, and Pomona College’s Humanities Studio. She has appeared as a guest on NPR’s Code Switch and Pop Culture Happy Hour, The Atlantic’s Review podcast, Blank Check, KPCC, and other radio shows. She is a volunteer contributing editor for the street newspaper Street Sense. She graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a BA in English.

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Jennifer Senior On Grief

A Pulitzer Prize–winning portrait of one family’s search for meaning in the face of unspeakable loss.

In this Pulitzer Prize–winning work, Jennifer Senior explores the contours of grief through one family’s twenty-year reckoning with the loss of their son, Bobby McIlvaine Jr., on September 11, 2001. Devastating and expansive, Senior’s portrait examines her own relationship with the McIlvaine family alongside intimate scenes of both mourning and recovery experienced by Bobby’s mother, father, younger brother, and soon-to-be fiancée. On Grief generously asks us what it means to consider grief, both personal and national, as an ongoing project.

  • Release: 04/04/23
  • ISBN: 9781638930747
  • Format: Paperback

About Jennifer Senior

Jennifer Senior is a staff writer at The Atlantic and winner of the 2022 Pulitzer for Feature Writing for “Twenty Years Gone.” Previously, she was a daily book critic and then columnist for The New York Times and a staff writer for New York Magazine. Her book All Joy and No Fun spent eight weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Senior has also won a GLAAD award, two Front Page awards, and the Erikson Prize in Mental Health Media. She lives in New York with her husband and son.

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Derek Thompson On Work

An urgent treatise on the future of work in a precarious world.

On Work gathers a selection of Derek Thompson’s most popular and significant essays on work, life, and the future of jobs. From essays on how mass automation could change society to his widely read treatise on “workism” as our modern religion, Thompson’s analysis and forecasts have become fixtures of the 21st century conversation about work. This collection answers questions like: what would Americans do if they never had to work again? What is the “job” of the modern office? And what does leisure look like when we can work anytime, anywhere? We are at an inflection point in the history of labor with the rise of remote work and AI. On Work is an essential and memorable guide to that anxious future.

  • Release: 04/04/23
  • ISBN: 9781638930723
  • Format: Paperback
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About Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he publishes the newsletter “Work in Progress” on science, tech, and culture. He is the founder and host of the popular news podcast Plain English with Derek Thompson. A news analyst with NPR, Derek appears weekly on the national news show Here and Now and is also a contributor to CBS News. His first book, the national bestseller Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction, has been translated into more than a dozen languages and was named the 2018 Book of the Year by the American Marketing Association. Derek lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and dog.