In her new book, Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection, Price examines the roots of our obsession with and confusion about nutrition, and takes it further as she visits manufacturers and labs and test kitchens to uncover the history, hype, and more. Enjoy an excerpt from the book, here.
February 20, 2015
In this excerpt from Jennifer Jacquet’s new book, Is Shame Necessary, the author delves into the place of shame as a dynamic part of society. Read on.
February 11, 2015
The writer of a Modern Love column found enough amorous inspiration to cull a collection of fifteen late-in-life love stories for this new book.
January 23, 2015
In this excerpt from Kevin Ashton’s How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, we go back to the source – of Coca-cola.
January 14, 2015
Adaptations are everywhere this awards season, but let's look beyond the obvious for a few other reads for the literary-minded moviegoer.
January 9, 2015
Sophia Amoruso created and founded online retailer Nasty Gal, grew it to a $24-million business, and shares the story of it all in her book, #GIRLBOSS.
December 23, 2014
Looking to beef up the nonfiction pile on your nightstand? Check out these five great reads from the past year to start.
December 19, 2014
Richard Branson’s book The Virgin Way offers readers insight into his own experiences, theories, and practices.
December 17, 2014
Anthony Bourdain’s 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential, still holds up after all of these years.
December 3, 2014
In The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi considers several American classics in the context of modern American civic and educational culture. If that sounds ambitious, that's because it is. At its heart this book is about what it means to be an engaged citizen, whether you're in Iran, the United States, or the titular Republic […]
November 26, 2014
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal addresses a topic that many doctors dance around: mortality.
November 21, 2014
If you’ve ever thought about the traditions that enshroud death, you must read Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a coming-of-age-tale-slash-lesson-on-death.
November 12, 2014
Author and couples counselor Linda Carroll has set to defining the five stages of all romantic relationships, and takes it even further with this guide to surviving all five and coming out stronger and more loving than before.
October 27, 2014
Known largely for his career as an essayist at Time, Roger Rosenblatt has spent the past ten years writing novels and memoirs. In this new collection of five books, the reader gets a little bit of everything.
October 15, 2014
In I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson, Eden Collinsworth puts many things into perspective about life, culture, experiences, and traveling, all through her subtle reminders of common Western manners.