McSWEENEY’S BOOK RELEASE CLUB

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Published: October, 2020
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After years of popular demand from the clamoring masses, we are at last revamping and relaunching our McSweeney’s Book Release Club. Get our next six books sent straight to your mailbox prior to or immediately upon publication. On their own these books can retail for anywhere from $16-$30, so dollar-for-book, the Book Release Club is far and away the best deal we’ve ever put together, and very possibly the best subscription deal out there. With a future full of uncertainty at home and abroad, we’ve got a packed scheduled of exciting new releases planned to make sure that one thing you CAN rely on are amazing new books from McSweeney’s Publishing.

Take a look at what you’ll have coming your way

The Game by Alessandro Barrico
The Game analyzes our current cultural and social moment by examining just how it is that we got here. Year by year, innovation by innovation, the book recontextualizes our relationship with technology. Alessandro Baricco explores not only how massive technological leaps have changed our world, but how they modified human behavior, economics, and our relationship with our possessions and contemporaries. He focuses on how Space Invaders dramatically shifted how we view our interaction with digital and social space, how the dot-com bubble birthed the online venture capitalist, and how the advent of the algorithm permanently delegitimized the cultural and academic elite in a way we’ll grapple with for decades to come. Razor sharp and technically astute, this book-length essay also reverberates with humanity.

Are our Big Tech overlords rewiring our brains? Do they know precisely how, or what the end result will be? Who can guide us through this territory with the appropriate mixture of slyness and sure-footedness, delight and terror, with subtle and jarring insights arriving at the rate of at least one per paragraph? The answers, respectively, are absolutely, absolutely not, and Alessandro Barrico.”
The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz


Spilt Milk by Courtney Zoffness
What role does a mother play in raising thoughtful, generous children? In her literary debut, internationally award-winning writer Courtney Zoffness considers what we inherit from generations past—biologically, culturally, spiritually—and what we pass on to our children. Spilt Milk is an intimate, bracing, and beautiful exploration of vulnerability and culpability. Zoffness relives her childhood anxiety disorder as she witnesses it manifest in her firstborn; endures brazen sexual advances by a student in her class; grapples with the implications of her young son’s cop obsession; and challenges her Jewish faith. Where is the line between privacy and secrecy? How do the stories we tell inform who we become? These powerful, dynamic essays herald a vital new voice.

“Gentle, playful and laced with subtle wit, these essays are a welcome balm in an insane and un-gentle time.”
—Mary Gaitskill, author of This is Pleasure and Bad Behavior

Spilt Milk contains the wisdom of a mother, the maturity of an older sister, and the wide-eyed wonder of a small child. It’s a magical gift of a collection.”
—Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women


IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: All subscriptions placed by January 31 will start with The Game. Exact book order liable to change due to unforeseen delays. All subscriptions to McSweeney’s Book Release Club automatically renew after six books. Before the start of each six-book renewal, and in the case of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time prior to its auto-renewal, you can log in to your account and adjust your subscription settings. Or, send an email to custservice@mcsweeneys.net with the subject line End BRC Autorenew. Or, call (415) 642-5609. Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. Any subscription purchased with the “gift” option marked at checkout will not be enrolled in autorenew.

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