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Audiobook review of The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man

In the 1980s, Paul Newman began working with screenwriter Stewart Stern to compose an oral history about the actor’s life, from his difficult...

Black history, well told

STARRED REVIEW February 4, 2023 Black history, well told Four sweeping, novelistic nonfiction books illuminate important moments in American history. Share this Article:...

Book review of Holding Fire by Bryce Andrews

“We’re getting it wrong in this beautiful, ravaged place,” writes author Bryce Andrews (Down From the Mountain) in Holding Fire: A Reckoning With...

Book review of Flower Philosophy by Anna Potter

I almost missed out on Flower Philosophy, thinking it just another pretty floral design guide; then I spied a mushroom altar within its...

8 Books About Country Music

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This is my list of the best...

Journey Through the World With These Peculiar Microhistories

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Ah, the microhistory. Is there a better...

Book review of Women Holding Things by Maira Kalman

I’ve been in the unofficial fan club of author and illustrator Maira Kalman for years—along with many of you, no doubt. I can’t...

Book review of Master Slave Husband Wife by Ilyon Woo

Everyone should know the story of Ellen and William Craft, the subjects of Ilyon Woo’s Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey From...

Book review of The Love You Save by Goldie Taylor

Goldie Taylor’s absolutely stunning memoir is dedicated to “the women who made me.” Taylor’s mother, her Auntie Gerald, Auntie Killer and Grandma Alice...

Audiobook review of My First Popsicle, edited by Zosia Mamet

For My First Popsicle: An Anthology of Food and Feelings (7 hours), actor Zosia Mamet (“Girls,” “The Flight Attendant”) has gathered a who’s-who...

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