Staff Pick

Places where, while reading this book, my belly laugh drew attention from strangers: the E4 to Friendship Heights, Panera, the back of an Uber, the front of an Uber, the waiting room at my endocrinologist’s office. Let me tell you, dear reader, this book is funny as heck.  In this collection of essays Philpott discusses her life as a genuinely funny person; from getting married, to raising children, to analyzing the clothing choices of celebrities. This delightful and entertaining memoir also prominently features a lobsterman, a snake wedding, and an exploding dog butt. Just trust me and read this book, OK?

 

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982102807
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Published: Atria Books - April 2nd, 2019

Staff Pick

This was my perfect queer book, part memoir, part essay about the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, part queer theory, plus thoughts on ice and how it shatters. It is a wandering book, often tender and funny, a book you will love if you list Maggie Nelson as one of your favorite authors. It is powerful and beautiful and deserves a careful read. 

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895477
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 4th, 2019

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In 1974 Francisco Franco died. The Spanish people could finally begin openly discussing the legacy of the Spanish Civil War in order to build a future. However, in a country where repression was the norm until recently, how do you have a transparent dialogue? In 1975 the Paneros, an infamous literary family, aired a scandalous documentary about their lives that, in the decades since, has been interpreted as an attempt to answer this question. Shulman's amazing book chronicles the story of the Paneros, the treacherous twists and turns they navigated, as well as the impact of their now cult favorite documentary.

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062484192
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Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

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