June 07, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

A CONVERSATION WITH THE MANN John Ridley (Warner, $24.95, on sale June 6) From the author of Everybody Smokes in Hell comes a novel about a young black comic’s troubled career during the Civil Rights era.

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS John McEnroe with James Kaplan (Putnam, $25.95, on sale June 10) Johnny Mac, the beloved bad boy of tennis, discusses his love of the game, the infamous on-court explosions, and his life outside the lines.

HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE Toby Young (Da Capo, $24, on sale July 2) The Brit journalist chronicles his plummet down New York’s social ladder.

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