This week we launched our list of the Best Books of the Year So Far, which drew a lot of our attention. For some reason, we've also been talking a lot about cookbooks and food. See a couple examples below.
We originally noticed First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety for a kind of silly reason--the author's name is Sarah Wilson, and we have an editor here named Seira Wilson. One of us mentioned that, if she wrote the book, it was a terrible pen name. Now we're paying attention for a different reason. The book is resonating with people, and even has a blurb from Mark Manson, the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (“Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.”)
Here is an interview with the author from the Today Show.
Finally, we noticed a tweet from the esteemed literary agency, The Gernert Agency, citing a few lines of a review by our own Jon Foro. In his review of David Lynch's new book Dare to Dream, which we selected as a June Best Book of the Month, Jon wrote in part: "...a reader might imagine Lynch dictating his comments from a dark basement studio, speaking into a vintage chrome microphone. For fans, this is damn fine reading."
If you're interested in the actual tweet, here it is. That seemed like a good image on which to end this post.