Judd Mann Apatow is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, This Is 40, Trainwreck, and The King of Staten Island.

  • A Death in the Family

    The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee’s birth.,Published in 1957, two years after its author’s death at the age of forty-five, , remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident–a tragedy that destroys not only a life but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, , is a masterpiece of American literature.

  • A Fan’s Notes

    This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure’s nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair.

  • All That You Leave Behind

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ,AND ,???,A celebrated journalist, bestselling author (,), and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he suffered a fatal collapse in the newsroom of , in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr, at age twenty-seven an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence???1,936 items in total???in search of comfort and support.,What started as an exercise in grief quickly grew into an active investigation: Did her father???s writings contain the answers to the question of how to move forward in life and work without her biggest champion by her side? How could she fill the space left behind by a man who had come to embody journalistic integrity, rigor, and hard reporting, whose mentorship meant everything not just to her but to the many who served alongside him?,is a poignant coming-of-age story that offers a raw and honest glimpse into the multilayered relationship,between a daughter and a father. Through this lens, Erin comes to understand her own workplace missteps, existential crises, and relationship fails. While daughter and father bond over their mutual addictions and challenges with sobriety, it is their powerful sense of work and family that comes to ultimately define them.,This unique combination of Erin Lee Carr???s earnest prose and her father???s meaningful words offers a compelling read that shows us what it means to be vulnerable and lost, supported and found. It is a window into love, with all of its fierceness and frustrations.,???Thank you, Erin, for this beautiful book. ??Now I am going to steal all of your father???s remarkable advice and tell my kids I thought of it.??????Judd Apatow

  • Bachelor Nation

    The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America???s favorite guilty pleasure.,For sixteen years and thirty-six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers??? lives. Since it premiered in 2002, the show???s popularity and relevance have only grown???more than eight million viewers tuned in to see the conclusion of the most recent season of The Bachelor.,Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman is a proud member of Bachelor Nation and has a long history with the franchise???ABC even banned her from attending show events after her coverage of the program got a little too real for its liking. She has interviewed dozens of producers, contestants, and celebrity fans to give readers never-before-told details of the show???s inner workings: what it???s like to be trapped in the mansion ???bubble???; dark, juicy tales of producer manipulation; and revelations about the alcohol-fueled debauchery that occurs long before the Fantasy Suite. ,Kaufman also explores what our fascination means, culturally: what the show says about the way we view so-called ideal suitors; our subconscious yearning for fairy-tale romance; and how this enduring television show has shaped society???s feelings about love, marriage, and feminism by appealing to a marriage plot that???s as old as the best of Jane Austen.

  • Comedy Sex God

    Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, , is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.,Pete Holmes is a sold-out-every-night stand-up comedian with two HBO specials and the host of the hugely successful podcast ,, and he was the creator-star of the hit HBO show ,. But it wasn???t always roses for Pete. Growing up, Pete was raised an evangelical Christian, but his religion taught him that being ???bad??????smoking, drinking, having doubts or premarital sex???would get him sent to an eternity in hell. So, terrified of the God he loved, Pete devoted his life to being ???good,??? even marrying his first girlfriend at the age of twenty-two only to discover a few years later he was being cheated on. Thanks for nothing, God.,Pete???s failed attempt at a picture-perfect life forced him to reexamine his beliefs, but neither atheism, nor Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led him to enlightenment. Pete longed for a model of faith that served him and his newfound uncertainties about the universe, so he embarked on a soul-seeking journey that continues to this day. Through encounters with mind-altering substances, honing his craft in front of thousands of his comedy fans, and spending time with savants like Ram Dass, Pete forged a new life???both spiritually and personally.,Beautifully written and often completely hilarious???imagine Dass???s ,w if penned by one of the funniest people alive???,reveals a man at the top of his game and a seeker in search of the deeper meanings of life, love, and comedy.

  • Hoax

    The urgent and untold story of the collusion between Fox News and Donald Trump from the New York Times bestselling author of Top of the Morning.,While other leaders were marshaling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern history, President Donald Trump was watching TV. Trump watches over six hours of Fox News a day, a habit his staff refers to as ???executive time.??? In January 2020, when Fox News began to downplay COVID-19, the President was quick to agree. In March, as the deadly virus spiraled out of control, Sean Hannity mocked ???coronavirus hysteria??? as ???new hoax??? from the left. Millions of Americans took Hannity and Trump’s words as truth???until some of them started to get sick.,In Hoax, CNN anchor and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter tells the twisted story of the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News. From the moment Trump glided down the golden escalator to announce his candidacy in the 2016 presidential election to his acquittal on two articles of impeachment in early 2020, Fox hosts spread his lies and smeared his enemies. Over the course of two years, Stelter spoke with over 250 current and former Fox insiders in an effort to understand the inner workings of Rupert Murdoch’s multibillion-dollar media empire. Some of the confessions are alarming. ???We don’t really believe all this stuff,??? a producer says. ???We just tell other people to believe it.???,At the center of the story lies Sean Hannity, a college dropout who, following the death of Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes, reigns supreme at the network that pays him $30 million a year. Stelter describes the raging tensions inside Fox between the Trump loyalists and the few remaining journalists. He reveals why former chief news anchor Shep Smith resigned in disgust in 2019; why a former anchor said ???if I stay here I???ll get cancer;??? and how Trump has exploited the leadership vacuum at the top to effectively seize control of the network.,Including never before reported details, Hoax exposes the media personalities who, though morally bankrupt, profit outrageously by promoting the President???s propaganda and radicalizing the American right. It is a book for anyone who reads the news and wonders: How did this happen?

  • Impeach

    Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.,No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving???held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in Impeach, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. To quote President George Washington???s Farewell Address: ???Foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.??? Impeachment should always be our last resort, explains Katyal, but our founders, our principles, and our Constitution leave us with no choice but to impeach President Trump???before it???s too late.

  • Memoirs and Misinformation

    “None of this is real and all of it is true.” –Jim Carrey,Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, he’s an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege–but he’s also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He’s tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn’t enough to pull Carrey out of his slump.,But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ing??nue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself–finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up!,But the universe has other plans., is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our “one big soul,” Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world–apocalypses within and without.

  • Selected Stories

    These twenty-three stories represent the best work of one of the finest and most emotionally revealing writers in America. Andre Dubus treats his characters–a bereaved father stalking his son’s killer; a woman crying alone by her television late at night; a devout teenager writing in the coils of faith and sexuality; a father’s story of limitless love for his daughter–with respect and compassion. He turns fiction into an act of witness.

  • The Madman Theory

    From praising dictators to alienating allies, Trump has made chaos his calling card. Has his strategy caused more problems than it solved?,Richard Nixon tried it first. Hoping to make communist bloc countries uneasy and thus unstable, Nixon let them think he was just crazy enough to nuke them. He called this ???the madman theory.??? Nearly half a century later, President Trump has employed his own ???madman theory,??? sometimes intentionally and sometimes not.,Trump praises Kim Jong-un and their ???love notes,??? admires and flatters Vladimir Putin, and gives a greenlight to Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invade Syria. Meanwhile, he attacks US institutions and officials, ignores his own advisors, and turns his back on US allies from Canada and Mexico to NATO to Ukraine to the Kurds at war with ISIS. Trump is willing to make the nation???s most sensitive and consequential decisions while often ignoring the best information and intelligence available to him. He continually catches the world off guard, but is it working?,In The Madman Theory, Jim Sciutto shows how Trump’s supporters assume he has a strategy for long-term success ??? that he is somehow playing three-dimensional chess. Now that we are four years into his presidency, we can see his unpredictable focus on short-term headlines has in fact lead to predictably mediocre results in the short and long run. ??Trump???s foreign policy has undermined American values and national security interests, while hurting allies who have been on our side for decades, leaving them isolated and vulnerable without American support. Meanwhile, he comforts and emboldens our enemies. The White House???s revolving door of staff demonstrates that Trump has no real plan; all serious policymakers???and those who would be a check on his most destructive impulses???have been exiled or jumped ship.,Sciutto has interviewed a wide swath of current and former administration officials to assemble the first comprehensive portrait of the impact of Trump???s erratic foreign policy. Smart, authoritative, and compelling, The Madman Theory is the definitive take on Trump???s calamitous legacy around the globe, showing how his proclivity for chaos is creating a world which is more unstable, violent, and impoverished than it was before.

  • Thinking In Pictures

    Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism???because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.,In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

  • Walk This Way

    staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith and Run-DMC’s legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music.,The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City has spawned a new genre of music. At the time, though, hip hop’s reach was limited, an artform largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed MTV network.,But in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith’s hit “Walk This Way” in the first rock-hip hop collaboration. Other had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: Something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, “Walk This Way” would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio.,In ,, Geoff Edgers sets the scene for this unlikely union of rockers and MCs, a mashup that both revived Aerosmith and catapulted hip hop into the mainstream. He tracks the paths of the main artists–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joseph “Run” Simmons, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels–along with other major players on the scene across their lives and careers, illustrating the long road to the revolutionary marriage of rock and hip hop. Deeply researched and written in cinematic style, this music history is a must-read for fans of hip hop, rock, and everything in between.