10 Books by SX Speakers to Seek Out at SXSW 2020

February 10, 2020 Nicole Cappabianca

Wise Guy - Lessons from Tech, Startups, and Silicon Valley - Guy Kawasaki - 2019 - Photo by Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW

Calling all bookworms – if you’re looking for more reading material to add to your reading list, look no further than SXSW Book Readings and Book Signings. As part of the Conference, take the opportunity to connect with your favorite SX Speakers – discover deeper context at book readings and then meet speakers during their book signings. It’s every book lovers’ dream!

We are proud to offer book signings for select books available on or before the start of SXSW. For those books that are not out yet, we are offering signings of the latest releases from these in-demand authors. Select books will also be available for pre-order on site.

Hear from a multitude of visionary storytellers on what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology during these book-related sessions after their Conference presentations.

SKEPTICISM SANS CYNICISM: Joyful Rituals Based in Science – Sasha Sagan

Raised by her secular parents, Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Sasha Sagan shares her uplifting approach to how to navigate through life events that historically rely on religion, like births, death, and even weddings through the lens of science.

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Get your copy of For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World signed: Add to Your Schedule

REPRESENT: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office – June Diane Raphael & Kate Black

June Diane Raphael is well-known for her several comedic roles, the latest in Grace & Frankie, but like many women woke up the morning of November 9th with the resolve to run for office. Searching for a resource to help navigate that process, she found nothing. She teamed up with then Chief of Staff and VP of Research at Emily’s List Kate Black to write an informative guide for any woman thinking about running for public office.

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Surviving Sasquatch with Max Brooks – Max Brooks

From the Author of World War Z, Max Brooks will give an exclusive look into the follow-up, Devolution. Release date: 5/12/2020 (Pre-ordering will be available following the session).

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Beyond Coffee: A Sustainable Guide to Nootropics, Adaptogens, and Mushrooms – James Beshara interviewed by Scribe’s Senior Publisher

Go beyond coffee with James Beshara to kick that caffeine addiction and explore healthier alternatives that can get you to peak performance.

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Fighting Mass Surveillance Can and Will Unite Us – David Rohde

An exclusive reading of the forthcoming release from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and executive editor of newyorker.com, David Rohde, that discusses the debate surrounding the “deep state.” Pre-ordering will be available following the session.

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Get your copy of In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s ‘Deep State signed:
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How the Internet Broke America – Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker

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Get your copy of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation signed: Add to Your Schedule

Finding Your Voice – Aarti Shahani, NPR

Her debut and bestselling memoir gives a look into Shahani’s childhood living as undocumented in NYC and the extreme ups and downs she experienced – including drug cartels, kidnapping, and deportation.

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Get your copy of Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares (A Memoir) signed:
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Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock & Roll – Howard Bloom

Science nerd who founded the biggest PR firm for the music industry writes about the strange tale of a scientific expedition into the dark underbelly of science and fame where new myths and movements are made.

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“Blood: A Memoir” with Allison Moorer – Allison Moorer

Award-winning musician Allison Moorer’s memoir is an intimate journal: vivid, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming.

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“From Camgirl to Screenwriter: The Labor of Sex Work” – Isa Mazzei

Join screenwriter and former sex worker Isa Mazzei for a talk about the labor of sex work, as she explores her own journey from sugar baby and camgirl to Hollywood screenwriter and author.

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Browse Book Readings & Signings

SXSW Book Readings are hour-long sessions focusing on the launch of a new book, giving the author and audience a chance to explore the themes or motifs present in their work.

Browse Book Readings

Book Signings at the SXSW Bookstore provide attendees the opportunity to meet their favorite authors, purchase their latest work, and return home with an autographed copy.

Browse Book Signings

More Announcements Coming Soon

For more SXSW Conference news – stay tuned tomorrow, February 11, when we go live with our biggest Keynote and Featured Speaker announcement of the season.

To prepare, check out previously announced speakers including Laurene Powell Jobs, Jack Dorsey, Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Van Ness, Jen Wong, and more.

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