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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High (Crown Archetype, hardcover, $24) By Tony Danza Danza’s crack at teaching tenth-grade English in Philadelphia generates laughs and hard-earned wisdom. Out: Sept. 11
My Mother Was Nuts (New Harvest, hardcover, $26) By Penny Marshall The wisecracking director takes us through her personal and professional twists and turns, with a supporting cast that includes Carrie Fisher and Art Garfunkel.Out: Sept. 18
Michael Douglas: A Biography (Crown Archetype, hardcover, $26) By Marc Eliot Eliot, a biographer of Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Clint Eastwood, turns his researching talents to Douglas’s career and personal life. Out: Sept. 18
Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance (Magnus Books, paperback, $17) By Marsha Aizumi & Aiden Takeo Aizumi A mother’s journey as she parents a lesbian daughter who decides to become a man is the first of its kind for the LGBT community. Out: Sept. 18
Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories (Pintail, paperback, $16) By Randy Bachman The musician who brought us “American Woman” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” comes out with a new volume of rock ‘n’ roll stories. Out: Sept. 25
Rearview Mirror (Vanguard Press, hardcover, $26) By Alana Stewart Stewart’s struggles and triumphs in becoming an actress, model, and producer are anything but a seemingly charmed life. Out: Sept. 25
The Forgetting Tree: A Novel (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $26) By Tatjana Soli This L.A. author weaves the love story of a California rancher and a literary hopeful with a love story of the land. Out: Sept. 4
Hide and Snoop (Midnight Ink, paperback, $15) By Sue Ann Jaffarian In this installment in the Odelia Grey Mysteries series, Grey has to defend her innocence when a babysitting job has deadly circumstances. Out: Sept. 8
Between Heaven and Here (McSweeney's, hardcover, $22) By Susan Straight Rio Seco, California, is the backdrop for this story of a woman’s murder, its implications for her family, and its tie to the city’s dark history. Out: Sept. 12
The Cutting Season: A Novel (Harper, hardcover, $26) By Attica Locke This L.A. writer chooses an antebellum plantation in Louisiana as the setting for her thriller about two connected murders spanning a century. Out: Sept. 18
Becoming Clementine: A Novel (Plume, paperback, $15) By Jennifer Niven While Velva Jean Hart serves in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII, she looks for her missing brother and finds tragedy and intrigue. Out: Sept. 25
Panorama City (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover, $24) By Antoine Wilson A man, a former “village idiot,” thinks he is dying (he’s not) so he decides to record his life story for the benefit of his unborn son. Out: Sept. 25
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You...Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economy
(Little, Brown and Company, paperback, $16) By William Poundstone L.A. author Poundstone unravels the games behind job interviews and proposes new ways to think creatively in today’s technology-driven job market. Out: Sept. 4
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History (Viking Adult, hardcover, $27) By Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio This account follows the plight of the American hostages in Iran in 1979 and the work of the CIA operative who rescued them, disguised as a Hollywood producer. Out: Sept. 13
From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (University of California Press, hardcover, $35) By Matthew Garcia Garcia has compiled the most comprehensive history on the United Farm Workers to date, with many new oral histories that will change how we think about the UFW. Out: Sept. 17
My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover, $26) By Davy Rothbart In the vein of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley, Rothbart hilariously relates his search for love, usually in the wrong places. Out: Sept. 4
The Douche Journals: The Definitive Account of One Man's Genius (New Girl) (It Books, paperback, $17) By Schmidt (of New Girl) Schmidt of FOX’s New Girl delves into the Douche Jar’s past, exploring the douche-like comments, outfits, and innuendos of its first years in existence. Out: Sept. 18
Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty (Grand Central, hardcover, $19) By Harris Wittels Hate seeing how people attempt to seem humble but brag at the same time on Twitter? Wittels does too, so he created @humblebrag to collect his favorites, now in book form. Out: Sept. 25
Presence: The Invisible Portrait (Kehrer Verlag, hardcover, $40) By Chris Buck Bicoastal photographer Buck ironically explores the celebrity search by hiding his famous subjects. Out: Sept. 4
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album - Vintage Prints From the Sixties (Prestel USA, hardcover, $60) By Petra Giloy-Hirts Found after Hopper’s death in 2010, this 1960s album not only includes portraits of his famous friends but also photos of his travels. Out: Sept. 25
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