• The cover of the book There Will Be No Miracles Here

    There Will Be No Miracles Here

    Across America co-founder Casey Gerald tells the expansive and compelling story of his life in this riveting memoir. Gerald’s story encompasses everything from his unpredictable childhood to his time at Yale, and his realization of the flaws in the system around him. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    Monty Python luminary and brilliant comic actor Eric Idle brings us tales from his extraordinary life, including run-ins with the likes of George Harrison, Queen Elizabeth, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Paul Simon, and—of course—that ragtag troupe of geniuses who changed comedy (and the world) forever. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book Lessons

    Lessons

    Gisele Bündchen is a household name, but most of what people know about her is the glamour of being one of the world’s top supermodels. Now, Bündchen discusses her upbringing in Brazil with five sisters, and her childhood desire to become a veterinarian. She reveals the person she really is—and how marriage and motherhood have changed her—in this intimate memoir. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book The Poison Squad

    The Poison Squad

    Did you know that milk used to kill thousands of children every year because it contained formaldehyde? Before the Food and Drug Act was passed in 1906, food manufacturers had no oversight and could basically peddle whatever they wanted. That is, until Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley became chief chemist of the agriculture department and began testing food on a group of men known as “the Poison Squad.” Wiley, along with others like Upton Sinclair, waged a war against unsafe food and saved generations of Americans. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book Everything All at Once

    Everything All at Once

    Bill Nye explains how his personal history—from being an engineer at Boeing to a stand-up comedian to the beloved Science Guy—taught him to look at problems through a nerd’s lens, i.e., with rapacious curiosity, optimism, and a willingness to act, and how this has helped him solve numerous issues he’s personally faced and some that confront the world at large. If you’re going to listen to anyone about tackling problem-solving, who better than the man whose middle name is Science? —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

    Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

    As a founding member of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has spent the past two decades penning and performing the soundtrack for a generation of long, soul-searching road trips. Though his songs seem to pour from his listeners’ hearts rather than into them, this is the first he’s spoken at length about the personal history between his lines. Plunk yourself down in the passenger seat and enjoy the ride of his life. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Beastie Boys Book

    Beastie Boys Book

    “Wild Card,” ADROCK’s introduction to the Beasties’ history, is named in memory of founding member MCA (who passed away in 2012), “the rare person who actually does all the crazy things they say they’re gonna do.” It’s also a fitting description of the band’s story, told with Mike D in the trio’s characteristic break-all-rules, invite-everybody-over style: tall (true) tales share space with rare photos, illustrations, a cookbook, a graphic novel, a bespoke map of New York City’s cultures and characters…you get the idea. The coffee table won’t know what hit it. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Useless Magic

    Useless Magic

    If you were lucky enough to slip backstage after a Florence + the Machine concert and stumble upon its force-of-nature singer’s journal, you’d have your hands on, well, this. Florence Welch’s first collection of lyrics, poetry, and artwork is an invitation to the cosmic blossoming that began with sneaking out of art school classes and has exploded across the globe. In these intimate arrangements, she’s curated the evidence of who and where she’s been all these years—and as the title suggests, the gorgeous accumulation reads like a book of spells. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book David Bowie

    David Bowie

    A generous collaborator and larger-than-life character onstage, David Bowie was an elusive figure when the lights went down: he maintained that he was not his otherworldly alter egos, and was notorious for carrying a foreign newspaper around New York City (so if recognized, he could claim he was, say, an anonymous Greek gentleman). With interviews from more than 180 “friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators”—and never-before-seen material from two decades of his own conversations with Bowie—Dylan Jones initiates the ultimate conversation about rock and roll’s most enigmatic shape-shifter. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book My Own Devices

    My Own Devices

    International travel with a rap collective doesn’t leave one with much time for socializing and sightseeing—Dessa calls it the “adventure tax” she pays to buckle herself into tour vans all day and fold herself into dark clubs each night. But the accomplished performer has the Rumplestiltskin-like ability to spin her hours on the road into literary gold. Her stunning essay collection would be a feather in anyone’s literary cap, and the fact that she’s assembled it while wearing something like a dozen hats is nothing short of miraculous. You’ll need an extra copy of this one for your own next trip. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Otis Redding

    Otis Redding

    Five decades after Otis Redding’s indelible performance at the Monterey Pop Festival and his tragic death in a plane crash, a fellow musician has released his definitive biography. With the cooperation of the Redding family and painstaking research (including unprecedented access to information on the singer’s background, upbringing, and meteoric career), Jonathan Gould offers a comprehensive portrait of the phenomenal young man who defined the Stax Records sound and changed soul music forever. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers

    When Jann Wenner founded Rolling Stone in 1967, he was a Berkeley dropout and San Francisco fanboy bringing counterculture to the mainstream. Half a century later, he’s the godfather of rock and roll journalism—and Joe Hagan, the journalist he tapped to write his biography, considered the job his “last great assignment.” Readers will love the resulting book for the same reason Wenner loathes it (he called it “deeply flawed and tawdry”): Hagan captures both the historical significance of what Wenner created and the long, strange trips the Rolling Stone crew and its subjects took to get there. This is rock history at its juiciest. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Becoming

    Becoming

    When Michelle Obama first joined her husband, President Barack Obama, in the spotlight, it seemed we had a reluctant FLOTUS-to-be. An accomplished attorney and dedicated matriarch who planted herself squarely between her daughters and the media, she seemed unlikely to paste a phony grin on her face and invite us all over for tea sandwiches. Luckily for us, she didn’t: with eloquence and elegance, she reminded women and girls the world over that there’s nothing they can’t become. In her own words, her memoir is a “re-humanization effort” that reveals “the ordinariness of a very extraordinary story.” —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book On the Other Side of Freedom

    On the Other Side of Freedom

    DeRay Mckesson became a key proponent of the Black Lives Matter movement after participating in and documenting the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and he’s now the award-winning host of Pod Save the People. His activism involves confronting our society’s ugliest injustices, but he believes we have to engage with the worst of our history if we hope to move past it in a meaningful way. In On the Other Side of Freedom, he offers the language and tools to do just that. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book You're on an Airplane

    You're on an Airplane

    While we can’t all be indie-movie queen Parker Posey’s best friends—she only has 24 hours a day, after all—we can now stay up all night with her quirky, hilarious voice, thanks to her candid new memoir. You’re on an Airplane is as unapologetically idiosyncratic as its author, and the antithesis of Ye Olde Ghostwritten Redemption Story: Posey offers relatable struggles and triumphs, to be sure, but these are stories her friends were entertained by, she says, so why not share them? Perhaps she’d be amenable to a coffee date invite after all? —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Maeve in America

    Maeve in America

    Comedian and memoirist Maeve Higgins left her native Ireland for a new life in New York City, resulting in the hilarious and poignant essay collection, Maeve in America. This book will charm and inspire—and amuse and bemuse—anyone who’s ever navigated the strange realities of adulthood. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book The Princess Diarist

    The Princess Diarist

    During the filming of Star Wars, a young Carrie Fisher kept a diary of her experiences on set. Rediscovered nearly four decades later, the late, great Fisher realized these remembrances would make a wonderful book. The Princess Diarist is filled with compelling behind-the-scenes stories from one of the most iconic movies of all time, told with Fisher’s trademark brilliance and wit. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book A Drinkable Feast

    A Drinkable Feast

    Francophiles and mixologists can unite over this tongue-in-cheek history of 1920s Paris. Greene documents cocktails and the ex-pats who loved them—a little like an alcohol-infused survey of the Lost Generation—and even provides authentic recipes. Photos throughout the book transport you to those cafés and bars loved by Hemingway and Fitzgerald. —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book Educated

    Educated

    Imagine growing up in the remote mountains of Idaho, never attending school, and with parents who taught you to be so suspicious of the world that you’ve never seen a doctor. This was Tara Westover’s early life, and here she tells us how she bravely stepped away from it to get a formal education. This book raises fascinating questions, not just about the institution of education, but the moral evolution that ensues when a young woman takes her fate into her own hands. —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book Liberated Spirits

    Liberated Spirits

    A window on the time when two Constitutional Amendments were passed—the 18th, which banned the sale of alcohol, and the 19th, which gave women the right to vote—Liberated Spirits will ignite a conversation around women and politics in the roaring ’20s. Prohibition and voting rights were entwined in a complicated relationship, and readers will love dissecting it. —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book In Search of Lost Books

    In Search of Lost Books

    Bibliophiles with a taste for the philosophical will delight in this story of eight “lost” works by famous writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Lord Byron, Sylvia Plath, and others. It’s a globe-trotting, centuries-spanning literary detective novel that will reveal the inner book reviewer in every reader. Charming and disarming, it’s also a book nerd’s dream. —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book Modern HERstory

    Modern HERstory

    We’ve heard a lot about the women who’ve changed history, but often ladies and nonbinary people from marginalized communities are sidelined when it comes to the credit they’re due. Now, this book takes 70 activists—people of color, people who are disabled, who are queer and trans—and gives them back their rightful place in our history. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book Playing with Fire

    Playing with Fire

    Political upheaval. Two assassinations. Riots. A country on the brink. “Playing with Fire is Lawrence O’Donnell at his best,” raves Rachel Maddow. “This is a thriller-like, propulsive tour through 1968, told by a man who is in love with American politics, and who knows how all the dots connect.” —Ben Kassoy

     
  • The cover of the book West Wingers

    West Wingers

    In this collection, 18 Obama staffers offer an intimate and powerful look at their time in the White House. Joe Biden calls this behind-the-scenes history “exceptional because of the people in it: ordinary citizens who did extraordinary work and always put the American people first. We have so much to learn from their stories.” —Ben Kassoy

     
  • The cover of the book We Were Eight Years in Power

    We Were Eight Years in Power

    A New York Times bestseller and a work that topped many of the Best Books of 2017 lists, We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates’s iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, along with eight new essays that revisit each year of Obama’s presidency. In a starred review, Kirkus calls it “emotionally charged, deftly crafted, and urgently relevant.” —Ben Kassoy

     
  • The cover of the book Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    As the inspiration for a recent documentary, biopic, SNL sketches, and a line of apparel, The Notorious RBG continues to enlighten and inspire in this comprehensive, revelatory biography that Publishers Weekly celebrates as laudatory: “De Hart’s great strength is her ability to explain Ginsburg’s cases and the legal strategies she employed…an insightful, fascinating, and admiring biography of one of America’s most extraordinary jurists.” —Ben Kassoy

     
  • The cover of the book In the Hurricane's Eye

    In the Hurricane's Eye

    For all things nautical, you can never go wrong with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and Valiant Ambition. His latest tells the story of Washington’s stroke of brilliance in defeating the British in the Battle of the Chesapeake without the use of a single American ship, and how that decisive victory lead to the success of the American Revolution. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book I Am Dynamite!

    I Am Dynamite!

    German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas radically changed the world, sometimes in ways he never intended. From the Nazis’ gross misappropriations to Ayn Rand’s heartless exaggeration, Sue Prideaux takes the reader through not only the life of one of the world’s most iconoclastic thinkers, but of his subversive ideas that have coursed through history. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book Titans of History

    Titans of History

    Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Catherine the Great, Anne Frank, Elvis Presley, Jesus Christ, and William Shakespeare: these are just some of the figures who appear in Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Titans of History, a collection of pieces examining the major players on history’s grand stage. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book Wayne and Ford

    Wayne and Ford

    The iconic pair who made The Searchers, Rio Grande, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance worked together for two decades before their friendship ended in 1960. In Wayne and Ford, Nancy Schoenberger illuminates the bond between filmmaker John Ford and star John Wayne, and how their films defined a genre and indelibly influenced culture. —Jonathan Russell Clark

     
  • The cover of the book The Diary of a Bookseller

    The Diary of a Bookseller

    As the title suggests, this is a memoir of a shop owner—but not just any shop. Shaun Bythell was the proprietor of The Bookshop, Scotland’s largest secondhand bookstore (in one of its smallest towns, Wigtown—now known as Scotland’s National Book Town). Bythell waxes wittily of his interactions with customers, his buying trips to stock the store, and how he eventually succumbs to the stereotype of the cantankerous bookseller. —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book Anthony Powell

    Anthony Powell

    Known as “the English Proust,” Anthony Powell was a prolific critic, essayist, memoirist, and playwright. Hilary Spurling’s biography is as expansive as its subject; in recalling his spectacular life, she drops names such as Kingsley Amis, Graham Greene, and George Orwell—the stars who formed Powell’s inner circle (of which Spurling was a member). —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book L'Appart

    L'Appart

    The former Chez Panisse chef, author of six cookbooks, and blogger extraordinaire invites us to share his journey of his evolving ex-pat life in Paris. The perplexing project of his apartment renovation is the jumping-off point for his stories—and dozens of new recipes—about the adventure of making the City of Light his home. —Elizabeth Anne Hartman

     
  • The cover of the book The Monk of Mokha

    The Monk of Mokha

    Eggers stormed to the front of the lit world in 2000 with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and has never relinquished his position, strengthening it instead with works such as A Hologram for the King. His newest book is the true story of a young Yemeni-American man who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee, but is trapped in Sana’a by civil war. —Elizabeth Anne Hartman

     
  • The cover of the book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    Before his oft-debated years in the White House, Andrew Jackson was known for his military exploits—specifically the Battle of New Orleans, which played a massive role in ending the War of 1812. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans tells the story of this battle, and the unlikely combination of forces Jackson used en route to victory. —Tobias Caroll

     
  • The cover of the book Churchill

    Churchill

    The long and complex life of Winston Churchill encompasses far more than his time as Prime Minister during the Second World War. Andrew Roberts’s massive biography of Churchill utilizes previously unused historical documents to offer a new perspective on his life and legacy—one which may be deeply illuminating for contemporary readers. —Tobias Caroll

     
  • The cover of the book The Invisible Emperor

    The Invisible Emperor

    Two hundred years after his heyday, Napoleon Bonaparte remains a deeply compelling historical figure in both his triumphs and his defeats. In The Invisible Emperor, Mark Braude explores a more ambiguous time in Bonaparte’s life: his ten months in exile on Elba, and the people in his orbit as he planned his escape and return to mainland Europe. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Che

    Che

    Jon Lee Anderson’s biography Che: A Revolutionary Life focuses on the life and legacy of Che Guevara, whose role in the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath remains contentious. Anderson delivers a comprehensive look at Guevara, as well at the larger political currents surrounding him for much of his life. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Heirs of the Founders

    Heirs of the Founders

    The Founding Fathers remain at the center of many a deep dive into American history—but H. W. Brands opted for a different approach in his book Heirs of the Founders. Here, the focus is on Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun, and the way the nation was shaped by a second generation of statesmen as much as it was shaped by their predecessors. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

    Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

    Most of what people know about Mohandas Gandhi involves his fight in the 1940s to free India from British rule. But his work as an activist and his influence on events around him started much earlier than that. This book traces Gandhi’s time in India, starting in 1914, and how he became the historical figure we all know today. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book On Sunset

    On Sunset

    This gorgeous memoir traces Kathryn Harrison’s childhood, during which she was raised by her grandparents above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. On Sunset is a meditation on privilege and loss, on traveling and putting down roots, while also being a very personal story about the author’s grandparents and what they meant to her. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book My Patients and Other Animals

    My Patients and Other Animals

    Suzy Fincham-Gray’s memoir of life as a veterinarian begins with a scene familiar to fans of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small: with coveralls stuffed into wellies, she tags along with a colleague to gain experience on farm visits in the English countryside. Indeed, the warm intimacy of Fincham-Gray’s language recalls Herriot’s—but she’s a 21st-century physician, and her story carries readers into the modern world where high-tech medicine reveals what nonhuman patients can’t express and reminds their caretakers that there’s much they can never know. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Beloved Dog

    Beloved Dog

    Author and illustrator Maira Kalman is, as she puts it, besotted by dogs. “They are constant reminders,” she writes,“that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend our unconditional love.” Canine characters from her previous books and illustration projects nose their way into Beloved Dog’s pages, as does her own Irish Wheaton Terrier (who lends his image to the cover), her in-laws’ “big black slobbering Hungarian Beast,” and the many dogs she’s encountered in life and literature. It should come as no surprise that meeting them feels like spending time with dear friends. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Of Cats and Men

    Of Cats and Men

    “When a man loves cats,” Mark Twain once wrote, “I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” Twain, like Sam Kalda, was a “cat man,” part of a long and noble line of extraordinary gentlemen with an extraordinary fondness for cats. Kalda profiles and illustrates Twain and 29 other cat men—from King Hywel the Good of 10th-century Wales to the contemporary conceptual artist Ai Weiwei—in this stylish who’s who of history’s infamous cat-fanciers. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Thirst

    Thirst

    Scott Harrison had been a high-flying, hard-living nightclub promoter for a decade when he realized he didn’t have it all. He felt empty, in fact, and asked himself, “What would the exact opposite of my life look like?” As it happened, it looked like 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa—and, with no resources beyond a newfound conviction to effect change, he established charity: water, an organization that’s raised more than $300 million to bring potable water to more than 8.2 million people since 2006. Thirst is the story of how Harrison built one of the best-regarded nonprofits in the world out of nothing—and how each of us can learn to recognize our inner resources. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Infinite Wonder

    Infinite Wonder

    Commander Scott Kelly is the only American astronaut in history who’s lived an entire year in space, 250 miles above the surface of the planet. He’s also a damn fine lensman: after mastering the art of microgravity photography, he began generating glorious images of the Earth’s topography, the Milky Way, the aurora borealis, spacewalks, and a few next-level selfies, of course. This collection of photos from the International Space Station offers glimpses of our planet with what he calls “the orbital perspective, a feeling that we are all connected, part of a team that needs to work together to solve our common problems.” —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book The White Darkness

    The White Darkness

    Henry Worsley had a historical connection to the legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton: he was a descendant of Frank Worsley, who captained Shackleton’s ship on his ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and joined him on his final expedition in 1922. In November 2015, Henry Worsley set out to walk across the continent alone, and his family never saw him alive again. With more than 50 photographs from both Shackleton’s and Worsley’s journeys, The White Darkness plunges into the heart of the white continent to illuminate the extraordinary courage and fateful obsession that can push us past the limits of human endurance. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Ruthless River

    Ruthless River

    Holly FitzGerald and her husband had been married for less than two years when they set out on a year-long backpacking adventure that promised to be the honeymoon of a lifetime. After five months, disaster struck: their plane crashed in Peru, in a penal colony surrounded by impenetrable jungle. The only thing between them and the Madre de Dios river they navigated for hundreds of miles was a rudimentary raft—and when it went to pieces, they were forced to swim. If their survival story sounds like an epic film to you, you’re not alone: the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who penned Bridge of Spies has optioned FitzGerald’s harrowing tale for the silver screen. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Upstream

    Upstream

    “I could not be a poet without the natural world,” the celebrated poet Mary Oliver writes. “Someone else could. But not me. For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple.” For Upstream, her bestselling collection of personal essays, Oliver retraces her steps through the personal and topographical wilderness of her girlhood, as well as her adult relationship with the natural world—and encourages the rest of us to get out and get moving: our creativity depends upon it. —Lauren Oster

     
  • The cover of the book Days of Reading

    Days of Reading

    Sometimes it’s as pleasurable to read about reading as it is to lose oneself in a sweeping novel. Proust’s essays will make you a believer—if you ever needed persuasion—that reading is an essential function of life, not just for pleasure, but for making sense of the world. —Romy Weinberg

     
  • The cover of the book Rad Girls Can

    Rad Girls Can

    Who said young people can’t make a difference? Rad Girls Can chronicles the experiences of contemporary and historical young women who made a lasting impact on the world by age 20. Young women everywhere are excelling at male-dominated sports, protesting against injustice, and rejecting discrimination, and this book rounds up just a few of them. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book Provocations

    Provocations

    “Provocative” is an apt word choice for Camille Paglia, who’s been changing the intellectual landscape for the past two decades. Her new essay collection features thought-provoking essays that span the range of Paglia’s thoughts on politics, art, pop culture, and more with her trademark honesty and candor. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book Walking in Wonder

    Walking in Wonder

    When it comes to Celtic mysticism, John O’Donohue was one of the best known and most inspirational names out there. Now, his close friend John Quinn has taken O’Donohue’s timeless exchanges and collected them into this seminal work, sure to become a spiritual classic. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book Instant Mini-Photo Journal

    Instant Mini-Photo Journal

    For the constant photographer (particularly users of the FujiFilm Instax Mini Instant Camera), this gift is picture-perfect. A journal sized for mini photos, it’s a great way to turn a collection of loose pictures into a keepsake they’ll be able to revisit for years to come. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book Never Shut Up

    Never Shut Up

    Marcellus Wiley brings a fascinating perspective to his examination of football: his background includes extensive study of sociology at Columbia University coupled with a decade of playing football in the NFL. This disparate set of experiences gives him a unique perspective on the current state of the game, which he explores in Never Shut Up. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Basketball

    Basketball

    Basketball inspires a particular dedication among its viewers, whether they’re watching the NBA, WNBA, or NCAA. In this oral history of the sport, Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores explore all facets of it, from larger-than-life personalities to how the sport has reflected social change over the years. The result is a fascinating look at one sport’s evolution. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Gridiron Genius

    Gridiron Genius

    Michael Lombardi has had a storied career in football, having worked for a host of championship teams (most recently the New England Patriots) and earning acclaim for his knowledge from figures inside and outside the league. In Gridiron Genius, he shares what he’s learned from a lifetime in the sport. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book The Last Pass

    The Last Pass

    In Gary Pomerantz’s The Last Pass, he takes readers back to the world of the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and focuses on the connection between two members of that storied team: Bob Cousy and Bill Russell. In examining their bond on and off the court, and of Cousy’s subsequent regrets, Pomerantz explores the overlap between athletics and societal progress. —Tobias Carroll

     
  • The cover of the book Hungover

    Hungover

    From polar bear swims to saline IV drips to the age-old “hair of the dog,” generations of drinkers have gone to great (and irrational) lengths to cure themselves of everyone’s least favorite self-induced affliction. In Hungover, one brave and foolish reporter learns everything he can about hangovers, and tries all the cures he can find—for our benefit, of course. A cocktail of science, folklore, and personal narratives, Hungover is “a highly knowledgeable and ridiculously enjoyable ride,” says Stacey May Fowles, author of Baseball Life Advice. —Ben Kassoy

     
  • The cover of the book Hotel Scarface

    Hotel Scarface

    Hitmen, gun runners, dealers, disco, and debauchery: based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, this is the wild true story of the narcos, sex, and violence inside The Mutiny, the Miami hotel that inspired everyone’s favorite cocaine-filled classic, Scarface. Say hello to Hotel Scarface, and SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND. —Ben Kassoy

     
  • The cover of the book Fashion Climbing

    Fashion Climbing

    Bill Cunningham, also known as fabulous hat designer William J., chronicles his upbringing and rise to fame in this fashion memoir. Cunningham was born and raised in an Irish family near Boston, but he always dreamed of living a life of fashion. In the end, Cunningham was able to live the life he always wanted, albeit a guarded one—he wrote this candid memoir and stored it away. It was only after his death that it was published. —Swapna Krishna

     
  • The cover of the book Nothing Is Lost

    Nothing Is Lost

    Ingrid Sischy is well-known for writing profiles of celebrities and fashion icons for prestigious publications such as The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. This collection brings many of those iconic profiles together in one volume, showing off Sischy’s characteristic whimsical style and her intuition about worlds of fashion. —Swapna Krishna