NonFiction

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“To this latest book (a collection of good-sized pieces for The New York Review of Books and quite a few, well, bad-sized ones, little nuggets he wrote as speeches or trib

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This book will offer countless readings and hours of enjoyment, delivering much more than just pretty pictures.”

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“The OPA! Way facilitates our discovering again, awakening, the psyche of our own personal and collective psychology amidst the business of today’s life.

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“Frowick clearly uses the book as a vehicle to show the world that Roy Halston Frowick, aka Halston, was a loving man who fell victim to his own habits, intelligence, and abilities as well

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“. . . the kind of book that provides endless possibilities in terms of multiple readings as it is a timeline, a diary, a love letter to the designer’s career.”

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“. . . a treasure for those who consider themselves fashion obsessed . . .”

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“If you wear clogs, recycle diapers, and think it is fun to live in a hovel then this book is for you. Otherwise, the going is iffy.”

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“[C]yber secrets are hard to keep and easy to exploit, to the effect that “today’s secret NSA programs are tomorrow’s PhD dissertations and the next day’s hacker tools.”

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Lets have Henry Kissinger unplugged. Lets hear what he really has to say . . .

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“Bruce Feldman has written a masterpiece of a sports book, and any true fan will find fascination and delight on every page.”

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a lucid and humorous expose of how particular facial features help 25 animals survive.”

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If you take this book as gospel, then you might be lead astray by its contents.”

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“Volumes such as this one can help inform and shape the debate that will hopefully move beyond partisan fallout and examine these wars more methodically.”

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Julia Martin has done a fine job of bringing Gary Snyder to the fore in her committed study of one of our major contemporary authors.”

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America’s Battle for Media Democracy is an important adjunct to the body of literature regarding media democracy.”

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“A reader who is a fan of mathematics (and of this series) may want to take two passes through The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013, the first for wonder and delight, the second sl

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“Too bad there aren’t more recipes like this in Prune, because Gabrielle Hamilton has comfort food down cold: rich, rustic food made with copious amounts of good fat and salt.”

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Journey of a Dress is a fun retelling of a true fashion fairy tale.”

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“What also sets apart Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record is that it is written by the subject and not by some third party who never knew her.”

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“. . . for all of us who inevitably face the time when we will be making our own decisions regarding end-of-life issues and/or decisions for our loved ones.”

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By exploring these myths, Kenan Malik provides an important primer to revaluate the key drivers in current responses to ISIS, Boko Haram, and violent extremists in North A

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Catalan architect Anotni Gaudí may have been laughed at by many for his whimsical creations, but he went on to become one of the most important architects of the 19th century.

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A volume of prayer, meditation, worship and dance, Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics by Van Morrison features the best of a man driven by memory, th

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Hancock, a Buddhist, writes about his spiritual journey in Possibilities but isn’t preachy about his its effect on his life, relationships, music and philosophy.”

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One test of the uniform quality of the work in Best Essays collections like this one is whether or not a writer who almost made the cut, listed in the back as “Notable,” would be likely to read wha

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