Posted on 03/10/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary Hub shared three book announcements yesterday from a motley crew of celebrities — only one of whom is known primarily for books.

First comes We’ve Got To Try, a nonfiction book detailing the life and accomplishments of Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon, by politician Beto O'Rourke.

Nixon was a civil rights leader who fought Texas election laws barring Black people from voting in Democratic primaries, through two successful Supreme Court challenges.

We've Got To Try comes out August 23 — three months, Lit Hub notes, before O'Rourke faces incumbent Greg Abbott in the Texas gubernatorial election.

Next comes The Philosophy of Modern Song, musician Bob Dylan's first published book in nearly two decades.
In it, the Nobel laureate combines over sixty essays and 150 photos that address music on the surface but the human condition below, according to his publisher.

The Philosophy of Modern Song comes out November 8.

And finally, we'll have to wait until summer 2023 for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead's next book.

However, the good news for those who loved Whitehead's most recent work is that Crook Manifesto follows Pepper and Ray from Harlem Shuffle.

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