Posted on 09/08/2020 at 10:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you’re seeking calm or controversy, today’s new releases will include something for you.

Controversy: Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer of Donald Trump, makes a number of unflattering claims about the president in Disloyal: A Memoir.

Among the claims that the New York Times highlighted after reading an advance copy: Trump behaved like a mob boss, expressed a number of racist sentiments, sought to emulate Vladimir Putin, and obsessed over how much he hated former President Barack Obama.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed those claims in a statement to the Times, calling Cohen a “disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer” and his book an “attempt to profit off of lies.”

Disloyal is already a bestseller on Amazon.

Calming: Jenna Bush Hager, a former first daughter who currently hosts both a celebrity book club and a morning TV show, has released Everything Beautiful in Its Time.

The essay collection focuses on what Hager learned from her four grandparents, all of whom have passed away.

She previewed some of those memories and lessons with a co-worker to mark the book's release; you can watch or read a transcript of it on the TODAY show website.

A combination: Claudia Rankine’s Just Us: An American Conversation uses essays, photos, poems, and more to discuss race in America.

A friend told her that the book has no strategy, and Rankine agrees, in a sense — “I'm not offering a prescription,” she told NPR in an interview before the book’s release.

For more on what the award-winning poet hoped to explore in the book, which is a bestseller on Amazon already, read or listen to her interview on NPR’s website.

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