The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever.
“Churchwell… has written an excellent book… she’s earned the right to play on [Fitzgerald’s] court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page.”
“If Jim Thompson had married Patricia Highsmith – imagine that household – they might have conspired together to dream up something like Eileen. It’s blacker than black and cold as an icicle. It’s also brilliantly realised and horribly funny.” —John Banville
“This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off.” – Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE
A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences.
“The Right Stuff with afterburners. Intrepid designers and innovators risk their reputations. Gutsy test pilots risk their lives. Explorers push new boundaries of what so many once thought was impossible. —Captain Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.), NASA astronaut
A lively and deeply researched group biography of the vibrant figures who invented modernist art in bohemian Paris at the dawn of the twentieth century.
“As if to prove his point, Adam Alter has written a truly addictive book about the rise of addiction. Irresistible is a fascinating and much needed exploration of one of the most troubling phenomena of modern times.” —Malcolm Gladwell
A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.
“Every once in a while, a novel reminds us of why we still need them." - Megan O'Grady, Vogue
—Rick Bass, author of The Ninemile Wolves and For A Little While: New and Selected Stories
A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself.
“Terrific…. The Most Dangerous Book is the fullest account anybody has made of the publication history of Ulysses. Birmingham’s brilliant study makes you realize how important owning this book, the physical book, has always been to people.” - The New Yorker
A riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle.
Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post
“Epstein’s book is a guide to viewing trauma realistically, not striving to avoid it or even suss out its cause, but use it as a means of understanding “the texture” of our own suffering. If, as the Buddha said, life is suffering, why not suffer wisely?”
—Nancy Haught, The Portland Oregonian
“Ben Ehrenreich’s rendition of the Palestinian experience is powerful, deep and heartbreaking, so much closer to the ground than the Middle East reporting we usually see. I wish there were more writers as brave.” —Adam Hochschild
“A tremendously vitalizing read…grounding and elevating at the same time.” —Brain Pickings
Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.