Coming in October 2020: HUMANS, the latest book from Brandon Stanton!
Five years ago I signed a contract for another book. The premise was simple: a collection of stories from around the world. The concept was quite easy to describe. But the creation proved much more difficult than I imagined. Even after fifty weeks of travel, it still didn’t seem like enough. I felt a lot of pressure to represent as many types of people as possible. So I asked my publisher for an extension. And another. Until here we are—two years past deadline, and it’s finally finished. But I think I can safely say: 'Humans' is the best book I’m capable of making. It’s 437 full-color pages. There are hundreds of stories from over forty countries-- about 15% of which are exclusive to the book. And since it’s curated rather than chronological, the book provides a different experience than looking at the blog. I was able to arrange the stories in interesting and surprising ways. My hope is that it feels like a tour of the world through the voices of random people. I also hope that the experience is especially meaningful in this time of restricted travel and increased isolation. Humans officially comes out October 6th. But if you definitely plan on getting a copy—I hope you’ll consider preordering now. Booksellers look closely at preorder numbers, so it always helps to make a strong showing right out of the gate. Thanks for all your support, and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed making it. 'Humans' can be ordered here: https://bit.ly/PreorderHumans