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In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Tuesday.

1. “Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today,” by Valerie Bertinelli (Mariner, nonfiction)

What it’s about: The actress, TV personality and cookbook author takes an honest look at being a woman in midlife, offering fellow women a blueprint for aging into loving oneself.

The buzz: “This thoughtful, bighearted book is sure to be a hit with Bertinelli fans and those with an appetite for stories of hard-won self-acceptance,” says Kirkus Reviews.

2. “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” by Brian Cox (Grand Central, nonfiction)

What it’s about: Just like patriarch Logan Roy whom he plays on HBO’s “Succession,” Cox is not known for holding his tongue. The versatile actor’s voice rings loud in this no-holds-barred memoir that traces his rags-to-riches story.

The buzz: “Wisdom, a modicum of modesty, and delicious gossip make for an entertaining memoir,” says Kirkus Reviews.

3. “This Will Be Funny Later,” by Jenny Pentland (Harper, nonfiction)

What it’s about: The daughter of Roseanne Barr, whose life experiences served as fodder for the hit sitcom “Roseanne,” writes this biting memoir about coming-of-age in the shadow of her mother’s fame in a toxic culture of celebrity.

The buzz: “This intimate portrayal of the dark side of Hollywood is hard to put down,” says Publishers Weekly.

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4. “Manifesto on Never Giving Up,” by Bernardine Evaristo (Grove, nonfiction)

What it’s about: The Booker Prize-winning author of “Girl, Woman, Other” gives an inspirational account of her life and creative vision centering on the lives of Black Britons.

The buzz: “Readers will find much to ruminate over in this meditation on the power of art and persistence,” says Publishers Weekly.

5. “Anatomy: A Love Story,” by Dana Schwartz (Wednesday Book, fiction)

What it’s about: From the creator of the podcast “Noble Blood” comes a sumptuously gothic young adult romance about a young woman in Georgian-era Edinburgh who wants to become a surgeon crossing paths with a dashing resurrection man who brings her bodies to dissect.

The buzz: “With an elegantly macabre touch, Schwartz stitches a haunting romance with the gritty realities of corpse-related medical practices in 19th-century Edinburgh,” says Publishers Weekly.

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