New Release Books by Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is the author of My Greatest Save (2022), Downtown Mardi Gras (2019), Brighter by the Day (2022), Subversive Spirits (2018) and other 50 books.

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My Greatest Save

release date: Jun 09, 2022
My Greatest Save
A deeply moving and painfully honest memoir from the trailblazing, World Cup-winning, Olympic gold medalist, and US Women''s soccer goalie Briana Scurry Briana Scurry was a pioneer on the US Women''s National Team. She won gold in Atlanta in 1996, the first time women''s soccer was ever played in the Olympics. She was a key part of the fabled "99ers," making an epic save in the decisive penalty-kick shootout in the final. Scurry captured her second Olympic gold in 2004, cementing her status as one of the premier players in the world. She was the only Black player on the team, and she was also the first player to be openly gay. It was a singularly amazing ride, one that Scurry handled with her trademark generosity and class--qualities that made her one of the most popular players ever to wear a US jersey. But Scurry''s storybook career ended in 2010 when a knee to the head left her with severe head trauma. She was labeled "temporarily totally disabled," and the reality was even worse. She spiraled into depression, debt, and endured such pain that she closed out her closest friends and soccer soulmates. She pawned her gold medals. She walked to the edge of a waterfall and contemplated suicide. It seemed like the only way out until Scurry made her greatest save of all. A memoir of startling candor, My Greatest Save is a story of triumph, tragedy, and redemption from a woman who has broken through barriers her entire life.

Downtown Mardi Gras

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Downtown Mardi Gras
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New Orleans’s recovery certainly has resulted from a complex of factors, but the city’s unique cultural life—perhaps its greatest capital—has been instrumental in bringing the city back from the brink of extinction. Voicing a civic fervor, local writer Chris Rose spoke for the importance of Carnival when he argued to carry on with the celebration of Mardi Gras following Katrina: “We are still New Orleans. We are the soul of America. We embody the triumph of the human spirit. Hell, we ARE Mardi Gras." Since 2006, a number of new Mardi Gras practices have gained prominence. The new parade organizations or krewes, as they are called, interpret and revise the city’s Carnival traditions but bring innovative practices to Mardi Gras. The history of each parade reveals the convergence of race, class, age, and gender dynamics in these new Carnival organizations. Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans examines six unique, offbeat, Downtown celebrations. Using ethnography, folklore, cultural studies, and performance studies, the authors analyze new Mardi Gras’s connection to traditional Mardi Gras. The narrative of each krewe’s development is fascinating and unique, illustrating participants’ shared desire to contribute to New Orleans’s rich and vibrant culture.

Brighter by the Day

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Brighter by the Day
In the vein of I Really Needed This Today by Hoda Kotb, a book of inspirational quotes, prayers, and stories collected by the beloved host of Good Morning America and New York Times bestselling author Robin Roberts to infuse readers'' daily lives with positivity and encouragement. Over the last 16 years as the esteemed anchor of Good Morning America, Robin Roberts has helped millions of people across the country greet each new morning, gracing our screens with heart and humility. She has sought to bring a bit of positivity into each day, even in the most trying of times. Now, she shares with readers the inspirational stories, quotes, and memories that have helped her find the good in the world and usher in light--even on the darkest days. With words of encouragement found in history, prayers, conversations with loved ones, literature, psalms, and speeches that reach out across the national divide, Robin offers a window into how she feeds her own mind, spirit, and soul and invites readers to do the same. With a deeply personal touch, she explains why these passages have had a profound impact on her and how we can shift our mindsets and give ourselves permission to let our best intentions take root and be true. Full of wisdom and insight and beautifully designed, this collection of carefully curated quotes will be a breath of fresh air for daily reflection.

Subversive Spirits

release date: Jan 17, 2018
Subversive Spirits
The supernatural has become extraordinarily popular in literature, television, and film. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches, and wizard have become staples of entertainment industries, and many of these figures have received extensive critical attention. But one figure has remained in the shadows--the female ghost. Inherently liminal, often literally invisible, the female ghost has nevertheless appeared in all genres. Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture brings this figure into the light, exploring her cultural significance in a variety of media from 1926 to 2014. Robin Roberts argues that the female ghost is well worth studying for what she can tell us about feminine subjectivity in cultural contexts. Subversive Spirits examines appearances of the female ghost in heritage sites, theater, Hollywood film, literature, and television in the United States and the United Kingdom. What holds these disparate female ghosts together is their uncanny ability to disrupt, illuminate, and challenge gendered assumptions. As with other supernatural figures, the female ghost changes over time, especially responding to changes in gender roles. Roberts''s analysis begins with comedic female ghosts in literature and film and moves into horror by examining the successful play The Woman in Black and the legend of the weeping woman, La Llorona. Roberts then situates the canonical works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Toni Morrison in the tradition of the female ghost to explore how the ghost is used to portray the struggle and pain of women of color. Roberts further analyzes heritage sites that use the female ghost as the friendly and inviting narrator for tourists. The book concludes with a comparison of the British and American versions of the television hit Being Human, where the female ghost expands her influence to become a mother and savior to all humanity.

I Simply Am

release date: Dec 11, 2015
I Simply Am
There is no point saying I am awesome then hiding in the corner and not even trying. Or worst still saying the words, while all the while believing you will fail. Say it. Believe it. Live it.''I am''s'' should not be long and complicated. They should be short and to the point. Simple statements about what you believe to be true.

Anne McCaffrey

release date: Sep 28, 2009
Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the biography of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (1926–2011) was one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She was the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who created and re-created her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey was a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women''s movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey''s early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre.

From the Heart

release date: Apr 10, 2007
From the Heart
We often hear that success requires pushing the boundaries, coloring outside the lines, stepping on toes, and breaking all the rules. But some rules are so critical they aren''t meant to be broken. Here, perennially popular Good Morning America host Robin Roberts reveals the 8 rules that she has always honored on her road to success. Illustrated with stories from her work, her family, and her faith, she explains how deceptively simple maxims like "Never lose sight of the Big Picture" and "Give people the benefit of the doubt" are both deeply meaningful and crucial to happiness and genuine accomplishment. Combined with a good dose of Robin''s trademark humor, warmth, and honesty, this book will be required reading for anyone in need of an infusion of sincere inspiration. And in light of her announcement in July 2007 that she had breast cancer, Robin''s message is bound to touch an even larger audience.

What Do I Do Now?

release date: Sep 17, 2015
What Do I Do Now?
If you have ever asked the question "What do I do now?" This is the book for you. So take a breath ... exhale. There''s no rush; take your time. Walk slowly through the words; read, absorb, process then allow the gentle nudge of understanding to create a shift. This is not a self-help manual. It''s a conversation between two friends sitting on the edge of the Universe with the beauty of the world at their feet. It''s you and me talking as friends do, about life, our struggles, challenges and the ways we navigate through it all. Take a breath, exhale let the journey begin...

My Life in Baseball

release date: Apr 01, 2003
My Life in Baseball
Hall of Famer Robin Roberts was baseball''s most dominant pitcher from 1950 to 1955. He was the ace of the Whiz Kids rotation that led the Phillies to the NL pennant in 1950. In 1966 Roberts introduced Marvin Miller to the players'' union, a major chapter in baseball history.

So You Want to Be a Psychic

release date: Dec 12, 2015
So You Want to Be a Psychic
We are all born with a sixth sense. As Yoda would say the force is strong within each of us. Some strengthen this sense with practice, some are simply born with a more developed psychic antenna and some close their ears to the Angels, Guides and the Creator. But no matter which one you are there will be something within these pages for you.

Basketball the Right Way

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Basketball the Right Way
Discusses the fundamental skills of basketball--dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding; understanding the team concept; dealing with difficult situations; and more.

The Everyday Guru

release date: Oct 21, 2015
The Everyday Guru
Becoming an Everyday Guru is about pushing yourself to think and feel beyond the boundaries of the world as you have come to know it. It is about getting back to the person you were born to be and the discovering the greatness which lies within all of us.

Sorenson's Gift

release date: Jun 17, 2014
Sorenson's Gift
"Brave little girl," he said, stroking her back with the back of his fingers as she tried to squirm away from his touch. "Have you ever seen anyone flogged, Professor Sorenson?" he asked.The storyman came to the park every day to spin marvelous tales of the past, amazing fantasies that held the children in his thrall. At least, that''s what Ryan thought they were until his little sister, Stevie, disappeared into a mysterious trunk in the old man''s attic. Racing against impending war, they find themselves battling kings and clergy in a desperate attempt to rescue Stevie and return to their own world. But before they can find Stevie they must find each other--and themselves.

FROM THE HEART [PDF]

release date: Apr 10, 2007
FROM THE HEART [PDF]
The first-ever book from popular and respected Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, filled with her own hard-won insights into what makes success While most people will say that the key to success is a willingness to break the rules, to think outside the box, to ignore boundaries, Robin Roberts -- whose own spectacular success as a college basketball star, ESPN commentator, and co-anchor on Good Morning America is undisputed -- is here to tell readers differently. In her considerable experience, there are seven rules whose importance cannot be ignored, and which must never be broken if true, meaningful success is the goal. In the tradition of bestsellers like Maria Shriver''s And One More Thing Before You Go, Anna Quindlen''s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, and Marlo Thomas The Right Words at the Right Time, From the Heart is the perfect gift for new grads, and an inspiring read for anyone searching for the path to success.

Everybody's Got Something

release date: Apr 29, 2014
Everybody's Got Something
"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody''s got something." So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts''s new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that''s been her life so far, and the lessons she''s learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times. Following her mother''s advice to "make your mess your message," Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we''ve all got something -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we''ve also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what readers of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it''s all about faith, family and friends. And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think.

Sexual Generations

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Sexual Generations
Boldly going where no one has gone before, Robin Roberts forges intriguing links between feminist politics and theory and the second Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. This lively discussion shows how science fiction''s ability to make the familiar strange allows Star Trek to expose and comment on entrenched attitudes toward gender roles and feminist issues. By having aliens or sexually neutral beings enact female dominance or passivity, experience pregnancy or maternity, or suffer rape or abortion, Star Trek provides viewers with a new perspective on these experiences and an antidote to explicit and implicit cultural biases. Roberts maintains that the relevance of Star Trek: The Next Generation to feminist issues accounts as no other factor can for the program''s huge following of female fans. The incisive and innovative readings in Sexual Generations provide food for thought about how the final frontier can clarify pressing questions of our own space and time.

The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant

release date: Jan 01, 1996
The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant
Every generation or so, a team comes along whose march toward victory is so improbable that you can''t help but root them along. The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies was that kind of team; young and spirited, the Whiz Kids played a raw, emotional brand of baseball, nipping the Brooklyn Dodgers on the final day of the season to bring the National League''s perennial doormat its first title in 35 years. Hall-of-Fame member Robin Roberts, the team''s ace starter, peppers his recollections with snippets of oral history from his teammates to produce a book as lively as the team itself.--

Sports Injuries

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Sports Injuries
Explains various types of injuries experienced by athletes, and describes how to prevent and treat injuries to ensure successful play and recovery.

Throwing Hard Easy

release date: Mar 01, 2014
Throwing Hard Easy
"Autobiography of great Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts"--

My Story, My Song

release date: Jan 01, 2012
My Story, My Song
This heartwarming memoir of 87-year-old Roberts, mother of "Good Morning America" coanchor Robin Roberts, gives a glimpse into how her faith in God has strengthened and guided her.

Basketball Year

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Basketball Year
Describes various aspects of being a woman who plays professional basketball: the training, travel, game play, interacting with fans, and everyday life.

Bedtime Bear's Big Surprise

release date: Aug 01, 2011
Bedtime Bear's Big Surprise
The book takes you on a journey to the zoo seeing different animals and also for a child in early years to learn what certain animals look like and being able to point them out. It also shows children at a early age how friends show their unsefishness by remembering someones special day.

Sports for Life

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Sports for Life
Explains how lifelong participation in sports promotes health, confidence, and life skills, and how girls can get the most out of various levels of competition.

Ladies First

release date: Oct 01, 1996
Ladies First
Queen Latifah''s lyrics tout female superiority. Salt ''n Pepa energize with eroticism. Julie Brown''s unsettling version of a campus queen dethrones the mainstream icon. Martina McBride''s song of liberation gives new meaning to Independance Day. Today in the music video industry such women artists have assumed a remarkable and refreshing new presence. Although many popular videos have been condemned for sexism, the medium has experienced a striking change. Both in repertoires and in performances the politics of feminism has moved to the front row. More and more, women are being presented as strong and positive. Ladies First takes a close look at this exciting phenomenon and shows how both on and off screen strong females have assumed larger roles in the industry. Whether their songs are country, rock, or rap, the ladies of contemporary music video continue to assert, confront, and challenge. Demolishing stereotypes, today''s singers expose the flawed images that have restricted women. They condemn male dominance. They assert the right of women to be sexual and to express sexuality. In country music, they rely on the power of sincerity and storytelling. In rap songs they self-promote, reach out, and give uplift. Their lyrics are skillful, clever, and infectiously appealing, and their inviting sense of humor makes a large audience embrace them and their messages.

It Takes a Team--Mike Cameron

release date: Jan 01, 2002
It Takes a Team--Mike Cameron
Describes the life and career of Mike Cameron, baseball player with the Seattle Mariners, and presents his views on the importance of teamwork.

Unti Robin Roberts Devotional

release date: May 03, 2016
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