An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Readable, smart, and easy-to-implement, Sethi gears this book
towards everyone because finance should be understandable. My
favorite line: “Why does just about everything written about
personal finance make me want to paint myself with honey and
jump into a nest of fire ants?”
Peter Brook (leading director and among the most influential 20th
century artists) breaks down the relationship between theatre and
its human audience, when it is essential, when it is a gift, and when
it has rendered itself unnecessary. Essential for practitioners
seeking relevancy, and an intriguing glimpse into the possibilities
of illusion and creativity for the rest.
A philosopher-turned-mechanic spectacular manifesto in defense of manual labor is disconcertingly pertinent as our lives become more digitized and our minds more numbed—and lost is the ability to make or repair anything tangible. Working with one’s hands, Shop Class demands, is the key to intellectual stimulation, economic independence, and human flourishing.
Darkly funny Kent Russell examines men and masculinity from
some extremely unusual angles: a self-immunizer who regularly
injects himself with snake venom; a massive gathering of the
clown makeup-painted music fans who call themselves Juggalos;
and firstly, and lastly, his own father. Each vignette was strange,
thought-provoking, and a pleasure to read.
This beautiful guide to classic and popular card games (blackjack, gin rummy) plus lesser-known ones (dou dizhu, suicide) would be an excellent addition to your vacation cabin or board-game nights this summer. Each of the 50 games is presented with rules and variations, with the objective and course of play clearly laid out. You’ll want to read it cover to cover before deciding which game to try first.
With his combination of meticulous research and captivating writing, Jon Krakauer is my nonfiction hero. I’ve loved all his books and have been hoping for a new one. My wish has been answered with this painstakingly thorough exposé of a series of rapes and the failure of justice at the University of Montana. Infuriating, deeply human, and addressing an absolutely necessary topic, this is by far my most anticipated book of the year.
With keen intelligence and an exceptional elegance with words, Kate Bolick examines the pleasures and uncertainties that accompany her life-long “spinster wish”: an insatiable craving for solitude, independence, and self-knowledge, more powerful than the desire (and pressure) for romantic partnership. Spinster charts the perception of unmarried women through history, wondering why, still, an unmarried woman past child-bearing age must be making a statement. —Julia
Simultaneously memoir, social commentary, and biography, Spinster made me seriously consider my own desires and the impact society has on them, and inspired me to start reading the work of the women discussed within. I loved this book. —Flannery
The Wild West has always captured our imagination, and few writers have evoked its magic like Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner, two very different people who presented distinctive sides of the West and worked tirelessly on conservation efforts. This readable book balances the life of both authors with the author’s Western travelogues, history, and the passionate argument for the need to continue the conservation that Abbey and Stegner fought for.
What makes a hero? McDougall’s surprising thesis: Anyone can be a hero, if you care about the people around you and attune yourself to your own natural movement. Tap into that, and you can accomplish extraordinary things. Spanning from Ancient Greece to Bruce Lee, from the history of parkour to World War II, this book is an epicly enjoyable ride. I learned so much and am so inspired, I have to tell everyone: go read this book!
In 2006, Reggie Shaw was 19, on his way to a nice college career and a Mormon mission, when he caused a horrific car crash that killed two rocket scientists. He has no memory of what happened; records would show that he was texting. Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times correspondent Matt Richtel follows the aftermath of that life-altering morning, Reggie’s desperate search for redemption, Utah laws that first banned texting while driving, and the alarming neuroscience that reveals how social technology is rewiring our brains. (Shortly after publication, an entrepreneur bought and delivered a copy of A Deadly Wandering to every member of Congress—this riveting book is that compelling and that important.)