We spoke with author Phoebe Robinson about the inspiration for Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, her favorite Brooklyn bookstores, and more!
There’s a lot to love about this time of year. Holidays, friends, family, hopefully some time off of work. But there’s a lot to hate. Stress, bad weather. That’s why we picked Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris as our Book of the Month.
When the last independent bookstore in Nashville closed, Ann Patchett and a friend opened Parnassus Books. As she says, she didn’t want to live in a city without a bookstore. Who can blame her?
Atul Gawande has been many things: Rhodes scholar, husband, father, journalist, surgeon, political advisor, and author. His writings show that he is as thoughtful as he is meticulous.
Oprah has gathered her favorite entries from her “What I Know for Sure” column of O, The Oprah Magazine. The essays are grouped by themes, ranging from joy to awe, clarity to power, and much, much more.
Nobody willingly bares all for the sake of comedy like David Sedaris. Using the mundane and self-deprecation to shine a light on the oft-buried quirkiness of human existence, Sedaris knocks essay after essay out of the park.
Roxane Gay discusses everything from hip hop to Sweet Valley High in this collection of essays on the politcs of race and gender in America. Written openly and honestly with wit and sincerity, each essay is a gem.