Parent Hacks by Asha Dornfest is a clever assortment of time saving shortcuts and creative tricks designed to help parents.
The Most Wanted Man in China is Fang Lizhi’s memoir, written in 1989 but not published until now, four years after his death.
Lust and Wonder, Augusten Burroughs’ latest memoir (Where does he get all the life experiences to fill so very many memoirs?) begins with a bit of a ba-boom.
Plato asserted that “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” If so, it could be argued that the U.S.A. today honors computers, social media, and the iPhone.
“It is this kind of insight . . . that makes [Traister’s] important work a significant addition to the literature of sociology and women’s studies.”
It has been said before and bears repeating, but it is always gratifying when the stories of more obscure incidents and events of a historical period are published for the information and edificati
The most pertinent fact about Sarah Moon: Now and Then is that this is not some glossy table coffee table book but rather a very scholarly, if not erudite, examination of Sarah Moon’s body
“This is a volume rich with the wisdom of one of our finest poets, a book laced with darkness and saturated with light.”
Long before Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school in SoHo, and long before parents suspected the worst might happen to their children at any moment, an 11-year-old boy was kidnapped and murder
“one line in the book . . . perhaps sums up the vast journey . . . 'a gun gives that ultimate edge of authority to someone who lacks it through intelligence alone.'”
“Make Your Mark is an extraordinary collection of work that will leave a lasting impression.”
In Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve by Nancy Furstinger, readers get a bird’s-eye—make that dog’s-eye—view of the fast-paced lives of military dog
In line with the latest of gorgeous cookbooks under #foodporn and #travelporn, Jose Pizarro’s Basque is more than a collection of regional recipes.
The subtitle of Brooke Hauser’s new biography of Helen Gurley Brown—The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman—is well chosen.
American “exceptionalism” has once again become a political headline. Few candidates would dare to challenge the underlying truth that America is simply better than all other nations.
If one picture is worth a thousand words then Night Flowers would be five complete sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
If there were a genre classification “nonfiction thriller” then this riveting book would be its bestselling headliner.
“. . . the author unravels the secrets of how plants grow in her quest to understand the fundamentals of botany and transform herself into a better gardener in the process.”
Megan Grumbling won the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for her book about Bernard A. Booker, the unofficial mayor of Ell Pond in rural Maine.
“bakers of all ages will enjoy this 72-page dessert extravaganza . . .”
“The fast-paced prose is just as much fun as the illustrations and manages to shine the light on the Great Blondin’s humor as well as his singleness of purpose.”
In 1930, 18-year-old Betty Thorpe married British diplomat Arthur Pack and left Washington, DC, for Chile where Pack was commissioned.
“Bonnie Cashin is a law unto herself,” said Bernadine Morris, fashion critic of the New York Times.
The tale and toll of man’s inhumanity to man is a long, complex, and tragic one, especially when it comes to bondage, slavery, involuntary servitude—call it what you like.
“The War on Alcohol retells the story of Prohibition with a cocktail of case studies, legal analysis, and a broad scope.”