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Category Archives: BenBella News

Raymond Davis discusses ‘The Contractor’ with the New York Times

 On June 27th, we were proud to release Raymond Davis’s highly anticipated book The Contractor. In it, he offers up a firsthand account of the series of events he found himself in which drew international attention and triggered a diplomatic crisis between the US and Pakistan.

Earlier this month, Raymond sat down with Mark Mazzetti from the New York Times for an interview about this exciting new book. …

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How to be happy despite the stress of an ever-present news cycle

The past few weeks alone have produced enough high-stakes news to keep one’s mind busy with worry at nearly all times. It seems that with every hour that goes by, another notification lights up our phone screens with a piece of shocking news— another act of terrorism in Europe, buzz about the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia, …

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BenBella authors’ NYT op-ed: Video games aren’t addictive

Video games get a bad rap. Seen by some as the hobby of the aimless, stereotypically associated with lazy (or, depending on the source or recent current event, violence-proned or addicted) adolescents, the many benefits that video games have to offer are grossly underreported.

Hence the plight of BenBella authors Patrick Markey and Christopher Ferguson to set the record straight in their new book,  …

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“Making a Murderer” attorneys face off on Dr. Phil

There’s a good chance you are one of the millions of viewers riveted by Netflix’s original true crime series Making a Murderer, released in December 2015. If so, there’s also a good chance that you walked away from the show with the popular opinion that Steven Avery was wrongly convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach, …

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Pure Food Wins Gourmand Awards’ Cookbook of the Year

We’re delighted to share that Pure Food: A Chef’s Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes was recently announced as the national winner of Cookbook of the Year by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards! Every year the Gourmand Awards honor the best food and wine books submitted by participants from over 205 countries. …

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BenBella author Deborah Shames on how to be out front, formidable, and feminine

Our nation’s current state of affairs has proven to be a critical time for women (and subsequently, for us all). From last month’s historical women’s marches to political leaders like Elizabeth Warren making headlines for standing up to the Trump administration, it has become increasingly clear just how key women are to bringing about a new wave of progressivism in our country. …

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New book on the exceptional fandom of “Supernatural”

We’re excited to announce a new project in the works!

May 2017 marks the end of the twelfth season of the CW hit Supernatural, a television show about two demon-hunting brothers (and an angel) that is at the center of a fan community as tight-knit as family—a virtual support system that spans the globe. …

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“You can buy this one with eyes closed, like all other BenBella titles”: a cookbook review

The Washington BookReview was recently kind enough to review one of our newest cookbooks, Pure Food: A Chef’s Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes by Kurt Beecher Dammeier.

One line in this review that makes us especially proud came at the end:

Pure Food is the story of one of the world’s greatest chefs and his struggle to provide pure food in restaurants. …

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New vegan cookbook from the PlantPure team

Our plant-based imprint, BenBella Vegan, has got some exciting project on the horizon—a revised and expanded edition of The China Study, a new China Study–compliant cookbook for families, a beautiful cookbook from a blogger-turned-author, and many more. One particularly notable title can now be included on this list: 
The PlantPure Kitchen: 130 Mouthwatering, …

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