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I'm So Sorry!
The Devil Made Me Do It
James L. Dickerson | Non-Fiction | Humor and Entertainment


More than 100 celebrity apologies and the stories behind them. From the time Marv Albert apologized for his various bizarre sexcapades to the time Garth Brooks apologized for wearing out a pair of jeans by crawling on his knees behind a woman, to the time George Michael admitted to letting it all hang out, I'm So Sorry tells the tales of the hottest, steamiest, and sexiest of the world's most titillating scandals, and ushers in the Age of the Public Apology. Confessions of wrongdoing and apologies from Kristen Stewart, David Letterman, Ariana Grande, Hugh Grant, David Duchovny, to name a few. Also included are apologies for serious transgressions such as the one from the Japanese for the attack on Pearl Harbor and the one from the Southern Baptist Convention for the abomination of slavery.

Caviar and Dirt
The Incredible Journey of
Michael Levine

From Underdog To Hollywood Power Broker
James L. Dickerson | non-fiction | biography

Michael Levine is one of the most successful celebrity public relations experts in the country. In this authorized biography, he discloses the disability that he has kept secret for three decades—and he explains how he used that disability to go from underdog to a successful Hollywood power broker. He also discusses famous clients who had to overcome obstacles to find success. He has represented 58 Academy Award winners, 34 Grammy Award winners, and 42 New York Times bestsellers. He is also the author of several books on public relations, including Guerrilla P.R. His client list has included Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, George Carlin, Mickey Rooney,  Charlton Heston, and broadcaster and author Bill O'Reilly.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A History of Mississippi Newspapers

James L. Dickerson | Non-fiction / History

 

Mississippi has a history of journalism that is second to none. Politically, newspapers in the state have run the gambit from liberal to arch-conservative, with editors displaying varying levels of leadership and news gathering abilities. Some newspapers, such as the Delta Democrat-Times, made news by going against social custom on racial issues; others resisted social change of any kind. The author is one of few journalists to work on the staffs of the Delta-Democrat-Times, the Greenwood Commonweatlh, the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson Daily News—and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, which had an enormous influence on the northern third of the state and, in earlier years, was considered by Mississippians to be a state newspaper.

 


Mojo Rising
Masters of the Art
James L. Dickerson, Editor | Fiction | Literary


“Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art” is an anthology that contains short stories of some of the South’s most acclaimed writers: William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Stark Young, Richard Wright, Shelby Foote, Ellen Douglas, Willie Morris, Tennessee Williams, Ellen Gilchrist, and Elizabeth Spencer. Because it is the first time the work of these authors has been combined in one volume, it has been heralded as the literary event of the decade.

 


Mojo Rising (Volume II)
Contemporary Writers
Joseph B. Atkins, Editor | Fiction | Literary


“Mojo Rising (Volume II)” is a companion book for the first volume of “Mojo Rising.” It is an y anthology that contains the short stories of the best writers associated with the Mojo Triangle (defined as most of Mississippi, Memphis, New Orleans, Muscle Shoals, and Nashville). Writers included are Ace Atkins, Sheree Renee Thomas, William Boyle, Julie Smith, Steven Barthelme, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Jere Hoar, Corey Mesler, Margaret Skinner, Joseph B. Atkins, James L. Dickerson, and an In Memoriam to the late “bad boy” of Southern literature Larry Brown."

 


Where Do They Come From?
Short Stories
Phillip Rauls | Patty Friedmann | Fiction | Literary


This is a short story collection that reflects the New Orleans mindset of Patty Friedmann, the author of books such as “Too Jewish: The Next Generation,” and “Through the Windshield,” a book that prompted the New Orleans Times-Picayune to write: “Friedmann’s latest subject is brilliant, bitterly funny, and deeply scary.” We would say the same about the stories in this collection. Some of the stories in this volume are reprinted from magazines, but others are published here for the first time.

 


Dog Stories for the Soul
An Anthology
Mardi Allen | Fiction and Non-Fiction | Inspirational stories


This book can be described as a collection of the best dog stories you will ever read. Some of the stories are original and will be published for the first time in this collection. Others will be from beloved authors such as John Steinbeck, Willie Morris, and Mark Twain. This is a perfect gift for dog lovers.

 


Chips Moman
The Record Producer Who Changed America
James L. Dickerson | Biography | Music history


Chips Moman, who passed away in 2016, was one of the most celebrated music producers in American history. He began his career in Memphis but later worked in Nashville. Among the artists he worked with in the studio were Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Petula Clark, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, the Gentrys, Ringo Starr, and Paul Revere and the Raiders, to name a few. Moman’s vision helped change the musical and social landscape of America. The author knew Moman quite well and conducted dozens of hours of interviews with him.