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Twelve Books Twelve strives to publish the singular book by authors who have a unique perspective and compelling authority.

TWELVE was established in August 2005 with the objective of publishing no more than twelve books each year. We strive to publish the singular book, by authors who have a unique perspective and compelling authority. Works that explain our culture; that illuminate, inspire, provoke, and entertain. We seek to establish communities of conversation surrounding our books. Talented authors deserve attention not only from publishers, but from readers as well. To sell the book is only the beginning of our mission. To build avid audiences of readers who are enriched by these works–that is our ultimate purpose

Mission: 12 Things To Remember about TWELVE: 1. Each book will enliven the national conversation. 2. Each book will be singular in voice, authority, or subject matter. 3. Each book will be carefully edited, designed, and produced. 4. Each book will have a month-long launch in which it is the imprint’s sole focus. 5. Each book will be nationally advertised. 6. Each book will have a national publicity campaign. 7. Each book will have a digital strategy. 8. Each book will be worthy of the attention of discerning book reviewers. 9. Each book will have the potential to sell at least 50,000 copies in its lifetime. 10. Each book will be marketed and distributed by the Hachette Book Group, the company with the best hit ratio in the American publishing business. 11. Each book will be promoted well into its paperback life. 12. Each book will matter.

04/23/2020
Jean Becker: Pearls of Wisdom

If you missed Kansas City Public Library's virtual event for Barbara Bush's PEARLS OF WISDOM, you can watch the whole thing below!
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Barbara Bush was one of America’s most popular first ladies, warm and unpretentious but also possessing a sharp wit and bluntness that led her family to nick...

Read Barbara Ehrenreich's prize-winning essay about cave art in The Baffler Magazine!
04/22/2020
The Humanoid Stain | Barbara Ehrenreich

Read Barbara Ehrenreich's prize-winning essay about cave art in The Baffler Magazine!

Cave art, with its faceless humanoids and capacity for silliness, seem to know something we now strain to imagine: better ways to spend our time.

Don't forget the live PEARLS OF WISDOM virtual book event tonight at 6pm ET! Register to join us at http://ow.ly/zRZm50z...
04/08/2020

Don't forget the live PEARLS OF WISDOM virtual book event tonight at 6pm ET! Register to join us at http://ow.ly/zRZm50z6IIJ

Join us at a virtual book event for the NY Times bestseller, PEARLS OF WISDOM, on Wednesday at 6pm ET! It will feature f...
04/06/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Pearls of Wisdom: Virtual Book Event - April 8, 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join us at a virtual book event for the NY Times bestseller, PEARLS OF WISDOM, on Wednesday at 6pm ET! It will feature friends and family of First Lady Barbara Bush and lively discussion about the book!

Register at http://ow.ly/zRZm50z6IIJ

Join Jean Becker and Bush Family Members Neil Bush, Doro Bush Koch, and Pierce Bush for a LIVE online discussion of the life lessons of former First Lady Barbara Bush and the recently released New York Times best seller, "Pearls of Wisdom."

Dan Crenshaw Offers Lessons in Resilience (The Wall Street Journal). His book, FORTITUDE: American Resilience in the Era...
04/03/2020
Dan Crenshaw Offers Lessons in Resilience

Dan Crenshaw Offers Lessons in Resilience (The Wall Street Journal). His book, FORTITUDE: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage, publishes April 7th.

A former Navy SEAL turned Republican member of Congress gained perspective from almost losing his sight.

04/02/2020
Marcus Luttrell

In case you missed it, Dan Crenshaw was live to chat about FORTITUDE! Catch up here:

Read an interview with Barbara Ehrenreich on GQ!The Nickel and Dimed author opens up about Bernie Sanders, how masculini...
03/24/2020
'Nickel and Dimed' Author Barbara Ehrenreich Has Some Advice for Young Leftists

Read an interview with Barbara Ehrenreich on GQ!

The Nickel and Dimed author opens up about Bernie Sanders, how masculinity has evolved in her lifetime, Covid-19, and what worries her about Trump.

The author opens up about Bernie Sanders, how masculinity has evolved in her lifetime, COVID-19, and what worries her about Trump.

03/18/2020
Dan Crenshaw

Have you preordered yet?

Click this link dancrenshawbook.com/preorder and get the same birthday present I just did. I’m spending my birthday signing bookplates for YOUR preorders!

Jean Becker, who spent 30 years working alongside Barbara Bush, reached out to Bush family and friends to collect the ad...
03/17/2020
‎The Strategerist: Jean Becker— Barbara Bush's Pearls of Wisdom on Apple Podcasts

Jean Becker, who spent 30 years working alongside Barbara Bush, reached out to Bush family and friends to collect the advice that Mrs. Bush had given them over the years. It turned into PEARLS OF WISDOM. Listen to an interview on The Strategerist!

‎Show The Strategerist, Ep Jean Becker— Barbara Bush's Pearls of Wisdom - Mar 17, 2020

PEARLS OF WISDOM is a  New York Times bestseller! Get your copy of this inspiring and heartfelt book at http://ow.ly/Ta9...
03/12/2020

PEARLS OF WISDOM is a New York Times bestseller! Get your copy of this inspiring and heartfelt book at http://ow.ly/Ta9Q50yKf3E
#BarbaraBushWisdom

03/06/2020
Barbara Bush | PEARLS OF WISDOM

First Lady Barbara Bush is still inspiring future generations with her incredible insights about life. The new book, PEARLS OF WISDOM, shares some of the best advice she gave her family, friends, and staff.

Get yours now at http://bit.ly/30RxCFx
#BarbaraBushWisdom

Want to join us at the PEARLS OF WISDOM launch event but can't make it to D.C.? You can live stream the event starting a...
03/04/2020

Want to join us at the PEARLS OF WISDOM launch event but can't make it to D.C.? You can live stream the event starting at 6:30pm EST tomorrow at the link —> http://ow.ly/y5dJ50yD9Mi

Read about the new book, PEARLS OF WISDOM, on New York Post! Made possible through stories from her friends, family, and...
03/03/2020
First lady Barbara Bush’s friends reveal her best ‘Pearls of Wisdom’

Read about the new book, PEARLS OF WISDOM, on New York Post! Made possible through stories from her friends, family, and staff, this book shares all of First Lady Barbara Bush's best advice.

Get your copy at http://bit.ly/3aigxYH
#BarbaraBushWisdom

“She called her style a ‘benevolent dictatorship’, ” Barbara Pierce Bush’s son Jeb, the former governor of Florida, said at her funeral in 2018. “But honestly it wasn’t always benevolent.” The feis…

PEARLS OF WISDOM by First Lady Barbara Bush is full of the sage advice and hilarious stories she was known for during he...
03/03/2020

PEARLS OF WISDOM by First Lady Barbara Bush is full of the sage advice and hilarious stories she was known for during her life—now you can benefit from the guidance she so graciously shared with her loved ones. Get your copy today from http://ow.ly/U74Q50yjuyx
#BarbaraBushWisdom

Do you ever find yourself asking "What would Barbara Bush say?"Well now you can find out! Take our quiz to see if you ca...
03/02/2020
What Would Barbara Bush Say?

Do you ever find yourself asking "What would Barbara Bush say?"

Well now you can find out! Take our quiz to see if you can guess what First Lady Barbara Bush would say in any given situation!
#BarbaraBushWisdom

Barbara Bush was known for her wise advice and funny expression. Test your wisdom to see if you know what she’d say in every situation!

First Lady Barbara Bush was known for giving great advice and now it's being shared with the world in PEARLS OF WISDOM, ...
02/28/2020

First Lady Barbara Bush was known for giving great advice and now it's being shared with the world in PEARLS OF WISDOM, which hits shelves in just a few more days! Preorder your copy here for some #BarbaraBushWisdom —> http://ow.ly/jGTf50yjsUz

Barbara Ehrenreich's essay collection, HAD I KNOWN, is one of Literary Hub's most anticipated reads of 2020! Get your co...
02/21/2020
Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Barbara Ehrenreich's essay collection, HAD I KNOWN, is one of Literary Hub's most anticipated reads of 2020!

Get your copy at http://bit.ly/2PeEsA5

Considering the fact that it was the end of the decade, and that we’re all trying to distract ourselves from the encroaching heat death of the planet, it’s not surprising that the 2019/…

Barbara Bush's PEARLS OF WISDOM is the gift that keeps on giving. And you have the chance to win a free copy by entering...
02/18/2020

Barbara Bush's PEARLS OF WISDOM is the gift that keeps on giving. And you have the chance to win a free copy by entering our Goodreads giveaway at http://ow.ly/d4L850yjolb
#BarbaraBushWisdom

Great news! Apple Books included NATURAL CAUSES by Barbara Ehrenreich in their Audiobooks for Self-Care sale! Check it o...
02/14/2020

Great news! Apple Books included NATURAL CAUSES by Barbara Ehrenreich in their Audiobooks for Self-Care sale! Check it out here: apple.co/selfcareab

How Do We Fix Elections? Win More of Them by Dan Pfeiffer, co-host of Pod Save America and author of the new book Un-Tru...
02/13/2020
How Do We Fix Elections? Win More of Them

How Do We Fix Elections? Win More of Them by Dan Pfeiffer, co-host of Pod Save America and author of the new book Un-Trumping America.

Why Democrats need to make protecting and expanding the right to vote a priority this November and beyond.

Get tickets to see Dan Pfeiffer and DeRay McKesson in conversation on 2/21!
02/12/2020

Get tickets to see Dan Pfeiffer and DeRay McKesson in conversation on 2/21!

🗣Event Announcement!

We’re thrilled to announce civil rights activist DeRay McKesson will join Dan Pfeiffer in conversation on Friday, February 21st @7pm. Mckesson is the award-winning host of ‘Pod Save the People’ and bestselling author of On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.

General Admission Seating has sold out, but standing-room-only tickets are still available. To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.midtownscholar.com/dan-pfeiffer/event-ticket-and-book

PEARLS OF WISDOM is a collection of the best advice First Lady Barbara Bush offered her family, staff, and close friends...
02/11/2020

PEARLS OF WISDOM is a collection of the best advice First Lady Barbara Bush offered her family, staff, and close friends. Everyone needs a copy on their bookshelf! Available everywhere 3.3.20.
Preorder yours at http://ow.ly/t7dc50yjmGy

"Extreme temperatures are driving a dramatic decline in bumblebees across North America and Europe, according to a new s...
02/07/2020
Bumblebees Are Disappearing Because Of Extreme Heat

"Extreme temperatures are driving a dramatic decline in bumblebees across North America and Europe, according to a new study, in yet another way climate change is putting ecosystems at risk."

New research shows that climate change and habitat loss are causing widespread decline among bumblebees in North America and Europe — and putting ecosystems that depend on these pollinators at risk.

The new book, PEARLS OF WISDOM, is full of the advice and adages First Lady Barbara Bush shared throughout her life. You...
01/23/2020
Barbara Bush’s Best Advice Is Collected in the New Book “Pearls of Wisdom”

The new book, PEARLS OF WISDOM, is full of the advice and adages First Lady Barbara Bush shared throughout her life. You can read all about this exciting new publication on Southern Living!

The book is available everywhere 3.3.20

Former First Lady Barbara Bush wasn’t just known for the pearls that were her constant accessories. She was also known for the advice she shared…

Camelot’s End by Jon Ward is out today in paperback! Get your copy at http://bit.ly/2GaD8cD
01/21/2020

Camelot’s End by Jon Ward is out today in paperback!

Get your copy at http://bit.ly/2GaD8cD

Read an interesting feature on bestselling author Shea Serrano on Long Island Weekly!MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) is availa...
01/17/2020
Shea Serrano Makes History With Movies (And Other Things) - Long Island Weekly

Read an interesting feature on bestselling author Shea Serrano on Long Island Weekly!

MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) is available now at http://bit.ly/30ubp01

Shea Serrano became the first Mexican-American author to have three different books chart on the New York Times bestseller list when Movies (And Other Things) took the No. 1 spot in the publication’s November rankings. Reaching the apex after years spent writing his way to the literary mountaintop...

“Barbara Ehrenreich … argues that what ‘makes death such an intolerable prospect’ is our belief in a reductionist scienc...
01/16/2020
The Books Briefing: First Exercise, Then Write

“Barbara Ehrenreich … argues that what ‘makes death such an intolerable prospect’ is our belief in a reductionist science that promises something it cannot deliver—ultimate control over our bodies.”

Get your copy of Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich at http://bit.ly/2u5d5kj

Health for the body, the mind, and the world: Your weekly guide to the best in books

Read Shea Serrano's interview in Southwest: The Magazine to learn more about his bestselling book MOVIES (AND OTHER THIN...
01/15/2020
Shea Serrano Has a Lot of Things on His Mind | Southwest: The Magazine

Read Shea Serrano's interview in Southwest: The Magazine to learn more about his bestselling book MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) below.

Shea Serrano is a sports writer who has never stuck to sports. In fact, it’s his writing about the other things (from rap music to race to “why the raptors from Jurassic Park were misunderstood”) that has helped earn him the loyalty of hundreds of thousands of Twitter’s most enthusiastic fol...

We're excited that Apple included THE GOOD NURSE by Charles Graeber in their True Crime Audiobook Sale! Check it out at ...
01/14/2020

We're excited that Apple included THE GOOD NURSE by Charles Graeber in their True Crime Audiobook Sale! Check it out at http://ow.ly/zw7650xVr0O

Let's hope MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) isn't one of the books you missed in 2019... but if it is you can always correct th...
01/03/2020
10 Books You May Have Missed in 2019

Let's hope MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) isn't one of the books you missed in 2019... but if it is you can always correct that in 2020!

There's a world of great reads beyond your typical best-sellers. Here are 10 from 2019 worth checking out.

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