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After sexual harassment at ESPN interrupted the career of anchor and legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence, the attorney looked to write a guide to help in shutting down workplace sexual harassment so it doesn't derail your career or your life.

Her new book, "Staying in The Game," is a comprehensive sexual harassment survival guide that covers everything—from how to identify harassers and spot sexual harassment hotbeds, to how to best leverage media and lawyer up, all while staying sane and surviving cyber-scandal through the process.

Adrienne Lawrence is an attorney and television host. She was a litigator for eight years before entering broadcast journalism. A former anchor and legal analyst at ESPN, she became the first on-air personality to sue ESPN for sexual harassment.

The birth of South Sudan was celebrated the world round, a triumph for global justice and the end of one of the world’s most devastating wars. The Republic’s historic independence was acclaimed not only by its long-oppressed people, but by three U.S. presidents and the legions of Americans who championed their cause. But the celebration would not last; South Sudan’s freedom-fighters soon plunged their new nation back into chaos, shattering the promise of liberation and exposing the hubris of their American backers.

Drawing on personal stories of identity, liberation, and survival, "A Rope from the Sky" tells an epic story of paradise won and then lost. Zach Vertin’s firsthand accounts from deadly war zones to the halls of Washington power bring readers on an extraordinary journey into the rise and fall of the world’s newest state. South Sudan’s untold story is a unique episode in global history: an unprecedented experiment in international state-building, and a cautionary tale.

Death-defying magician, David Blaine is bringing his mind-blowing show ‘David Blaine Live’ to the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York on Tuesday, June 26th. Blaine is known for his exceptional fusion of magic and stunt work, unlike any other modern-day performer. The one-man show will be an interactive experience to shock and awe audiences.

Blaine’s highly-rated primetime specials have shown him being buried alive in New York City for a week, encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days, surviving standing atop a 100 foot tall pillar in Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net, enduring 44 days inside a transparent box in London on nothing but water, and living within one million volts discharged at him continuously for 72 hours from seven Tesla coils. Blaine also spent one week submerged in a sphere-shaped aquarium at Lincoln Center.

Anita Shreve is the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife. Her latest,

The Stars are Fire, brings 1947 – the year Maine burned – to life, in a story about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its aftermath.

  After miraculously surviving a plane crash in Myanmar, Allan Lokos shares what his long and painful recovery process is teaching him about humanity’s ability to survive—and even thrive—in the face of suffering.

In Through the Flames, Allan Lokos tells the terrifying story of being on board a plane on Christmas Day with his wife, Susanna, when it crashed and exploded in flames. Lokos was severely burned in the accident, and in the days and weeks following the crash, Susanna was told by the many doctors who examined Lokos that he would not survive.

Colson Whitehead won a following with stories that explore a world that's both familiar and a little skewed - or a lot. His new book, Zone One, is, Whitehead says, "about a guy just trying to make it to the next day without being killed. So it's about New Yorkers." Zone One is the story of the human survivors who are clearing the undead from Lower Manhattan.