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Jon Sternfeld



New York Times Bestseller

NAACP Image Award Winner 


A moving, unflinching memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction, and a lifelong mission to give back—from the late iconic actor beloved for his roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country

“Soul-baring.”—The Washington Post

“Moving . . . [Williams’s] warmth and hard-earned wisdom shine through the pages, his story ending far too soon.”—The A.V. Club

“Engaging. . . . A bittersweet memento of a generational talent gone too soon.”—Kirkus Reviews

Scenes From My Life will cement Williams’s legacy as a kind, thoughtful man who used his public prominence to give back to his community.”—BookPage

“Immensely inspiring and candid . . . This bittersweet and poignant work will leave readers in awe.”

—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Recent Books

An Inconvenient Cop
  Edwin Raymond

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Unprepared: America in the Time of Coronavirus

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Marked for Life

Isaac Wright, Jr.

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Washington Post Best of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best of the Year

Crisis Point

Senator Tom Daschle

and Senator Trent Lott


A Forever Family
Rob Scheer

    A Stone of Hope

    Jim St. Germain


Sustain Your Game
Alan Stein, Jr.

Strong in the Broken Places

Quentin Vennie

Make Something Good Today

Erin and Ben Napier

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A Craftsman's Legacy
Eric Gorges


Raise Your Game
Alan Stein, Jr.


The Cost of Loyalty
Tim Bakken

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Hack Your Anxiety

Alicia H. Clark Ph.D.

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Marc Ratner

Reflections, Memories, and Confessions
John L. Loeb Jr.



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2m Communications

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Wendy Sherman Associates

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