Memoirs that tackle addiction, motherhood and war. Celebrations of food through recipes and reflections. And politics, politics, politics. April has it all!
4/3: Look Alive Out There – Sloane Crosley. The third collection of funny and topical essays from Crosley will not disappoint!
4/3: My American Dream – Lidia Bastianich. The popular cookbook author’s journey, from Communist Yugoslavia to the Big Apple, is revealed in this inspiring memoir.
4/3: See What Can Be Done – Lorrie Moore. The first collection of essays, criticism and commentary from the acclaimed short story writer.
4/3: Things That Make White People Uncomfortable – Michael Bennett. The former Seahawk and social justice advocate tackles racism in sports and elsewhere. A Peak Pick!
4/3: To The Promised Land – Michael Honey. The UW Tacoma professor examines Martin Luther King’s lesser known legacy for economic justice.
4/3: Wade in the Water – Tracy K. Smith. The latest poetry collection from the U.S. Poet Laureate.
4/10: And Now We Have Everything – Meaghan O’Connell. An unexpected mother shares her struggles and frustrations in this frank and honest memoir.
4/10: Fascism – Madeleine Albright. The former Secretary of State, who grew up under Nazi regimes, cautions us about the fascist tendencies of several world leaders today. A Peak Pick!
4/10: Natural Causes – Barbara Ehrenreich. The author of Nickel & Dimed puts her PhD in cellular immunology to work as she examines America’s approach to living longer, if not necessarily better. A Peak Pick!
4/10: Sharp – Michelle Dean. A profile of ten women writers of the 20th century whose sharp wit and observations challenged the male-dominated status quo.
4/17: Dinner Illustrated – America’s Test Kitchen. 175 meals you can cook in under an hour, from America’s most trusted kitchen, with step-by-step photos.
4/17: Eat A Little Better – Sam Kass. Healthy recipes, with an eye towards sustainability, from the former chef to the Obamas.
4/17: A Higher Loyalty – James Comey. The former FBI director talks about ethical leadership and responds to President Trump. A Peak Pick!
4/24: First, We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson. A memoir about conquering anxiety combines practical advice with humor and heart.
4/24: The Girl Who Smiled Beads – Clemantine Wamariya. The author and her sister escape Rwandan genocide as young girls and are separated from the rest of her family in this unforgettable memoir. A Peak Pick!
4/24: War on Peace – Ronan Farrow. The journalist and former State Department official laments the decline of American diplomacy.
~ Posted by Frank B.