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Best Arts & Entertainment Books of 2018

  • NONFICTION

    STEALING THE SHOW

    MARCH 6, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

STEALING THE SHOW

by Joy Press

An urgent and entertaining history of the transformative powers of women in TV. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

    DEC. 4, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

by Mark Griffin

An engrossing and carefully documented account of a beloved film icon’s life. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

    MAY 1, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

by Lucas Mann

An immensely captivating consideration of reality TV and a moving reflection on marriage. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KNOW THYSELF

    MAY 22, 2018

HISTORY

KNOW THYSELF

by Ingrid Rossellini

This is no beach book. Rossellini gives us illuminating classes in art history, Western civilization, philosophy, and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PROUST'S DUCHESS

    MAY 22, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PROUST'S DUCHESS

by Caroline Weber

A palpable, engrossing portrait of three extraordinary women and their tempestuous, fragile world. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PLANET FUNNY

    MAY 29, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

PLANET FUNNY

by Ken Jennings

This book is full of good sense and meaningful interviews, and it would be difficult to find a smarter or more satisfying... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FRYDERYK CHOPIN

    OCT. 16, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FRYDERYK CHOPIN

by Alan Walker

An absorbing biography unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THANKS A LOT MR. KIBBLEWHITE

    OCT. 23, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THANKS A LOT MR. KIBBLEWHITE

by Roger Daltrey

Unaffected, lucid, and entertaining: One of the best rock memoirs in recent memory. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NINTH STREET WOMEN

    SEPT. 25, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    FORMS OF ENCHANTMENT

    OCT. 2, 2018

NONFICTION

FORMS OF ENCHANTMENT

by Marina Warner

Fertile, probing responses to the transformative power of art. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BING CROSBY

    OCT. 30, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BING CROSBY

by Gary Giddins

A deeply researched and thoroughly engrossing biography that confirms Crosby’s essential role in the history of American... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CHALK

    OCT. 16, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CHALK

by Joshua Rivkin

Rivkin’s first book—impeccably researched, lavishly and lovingly written, insightful and discerning—is a joy to read. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DAEMON VOICES

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

DAEMON VOICES

by Philip Pullman edited by Simon Mason

A collection of pieces infused with abundant wisdom, provocative notions, and illuminating insights. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SCHUMANN

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SCHUMANN

by Judith Chernaik

A sturdy foundation of research and musical knowledge (and love) underlies this inspiring and wrenching account of a man who... Full review >

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