Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day? The right book will make your dad, husband, brother, uncle or friend laugh, allow him to travel around the globe from his favorite armchair, and expand his horizons. Visit Midtown Reader this week so that our booksellers can help you find a great read for a great Dad! Here are some of our favorite selections for Father’s Day:
The President is Missing, Bill Clinton & James Patterson
The President Is Missing confronts a threat that jeopardizes not only Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street—but the entire country. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyber-terror, espionage, and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view.
Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is an authentic and terrifying novel.
Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History, Mike Pesca
How would the world change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way?
Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes, we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and fans obsess over plays when they ask, "What if?"
Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios where dozens of writers, athletes, and historians provide sports fans with expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head and the resulting ripples are carefully documented. From turning points that make every sports fan cringe or celebrate to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions and settles the score.
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road, Finn Murphy
More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then, he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, The Long Haul whisks readers down I-95, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains.
Not only does Murphy offer a trucker's view of America, he also provides his readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in "the movers." As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts what he has seen change over the decades and tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job, reflecting on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live.
I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, Kevin Hart
It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.
The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to d