What’s new in August? Incisive books about the brain, reflections on “adulting” and parenthood, challenges to the concept of identity, and much more!
8/7: Chinese Street Food – Howie Southworth & Greg Matza. A pair of food authors share authentic recipes for small bites from the streets of China.
8/7: Dopesick – Beth Macy. An overview of America’s opioid crisis implicates “Big Pharma” while profiling those who have become addicted.
8/7: Everything Trump Touches Dies – Rick Wilson. An indictment of the Trump administration from a Republican strategist.
8/7: Fly Girls – Keith O’Brien. Five women, including Amelia Earhart, who competed in the national air races of the 1920s and 1930s.
8/7: Maeve in America – Maeve Higgins. An Irish comedian leaves her homeland to find herself in America.
8/7: Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret – Craig Brown. A dishy biography of the royal who lived in the shadow of her sister, Queen Elizabeth II.
8/7: Nothing Good Can Come From This – Kristi Coulter. A humorous essay collection about the author’s journey through sobriety.
8/14: The Tangled Tree – David Quammen. An accessible exploration of genetics and evolutionary history from a notable science writer.
8/21: Aware – Daniel Siegel. Discover the science behind meditation by mastering the Wheel of Awareness.
8/21: The Chapo Guide to Revolution – Chapo Trap House. A scathing political history of both parties from the folks behind the popular podcast.
8/21: Lands of Lost Borders – Kate Harris. A PhD student quits her program to bicycle 4,000+ miles along the Silk Road.
8/21: Small Animals – Kim Brooks. A “bad mom” explores prejudices against motherhood in an age of anxiety and rush to judgment.
8/21: Summer – Karl Ove Knausgaard. The author ruminates on a Norwegian summer in the fourth and final volume in his autobiographical series.
8/21: Walking Seattle – Clark Humphrey. Tour our fair city with 35 walks in the updated second edition of this popular guide. A Peak Pick!
8/28: The Disordered Mind – Eric Kandel. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist seeks insight about the human condition from “unusual” brains.
8/28: Martha Stewart’s Pressure Cooker – Martha Stewart. More than 100 recipes for all pressure cookers, from the iconic lifestyle maven.
8/28: Not Quite Not White – Sharmila Sen. An immigrant from India — not quite white, Black or Asian — struggles to assimilate in America.
8/28: Winners Take All – Anand Giridharadas. A critique of philanthropy that contributes to income inequality and runaway capitalism.
~posted by Frank B.