"You Just Need to Lose Weight," by Aubrey Gordon

Staff Pick

Fans of Maintenance Phase, rejoice! In this accessible and digestible essay collection, Aubrey Gordon deploys meticulous research and eloquent prose to bust 20 myths about fatness. Her in-depth analysis, well-organized chapters, and the accompanying reflection questions combine for an invaluable foundation in unlearning anti-fat bias. This is a must-read for those looking to rethink their understanding of health and “body positivity."


ISBN: 9780807006474
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Published: Beacon Press - January 10th, 2023

The Other Side of Prospect, by Nicholas Dawidoff

Staff Pick

This page-turner is really three books in one: a social commentary on how America's southern racism bathes northern cities; a true-crime story about a senseless neighborhood murder; and an intimate account of a young Black man trying his best to get his life back after nine years in prison. All this happens only a stone's throw from Yale's idyllic campus in New Haven, Connecticut. They say your zip code shouldn't decide your destiny.  In this case, it's shocking what a difference a few streets can make.

The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City By Nicholas Dawidoff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324002024
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 18th, 2022

Meet Me by the Fountain, by Alexandra Lange

Staff Pick

An engaging, insightful, and frequently entertaining book about a subject that has been a source of both much nostalgia and derision: the American mall. It's also a subject that a lot of us think we know something about—because we’ve all shopped at malls. Alexandra Lange, a design and architecture critic, admits to having been a bit apprehensive at first about approaching the mall as a subject of serious study. But she says many people were eager to tell her their own mall stories when they learned of her project. She describes the mall as “an architecture born to be malleable,” and tracing its evolution from the 1950s, she refutes the widespread notion that malls are dead.

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall By Alexandra Lange Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635576023
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 14th, 2022