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Episode 243: Holiday Gift Guide 2021

BY MEGAN LABRISE • November 23, 2021

The books you’ll want to give this holiday season.

On this week’s special episode, editor-in-chief Tom Beer joins host Megan Labrise for the fourth annual Fully Booked Holiday Gift Guide. Whether your tastes trend artistic, historic, culinary, or crafty, we’ve got a little something for everyone on your list:

First, James Beard Award–winning author Adrian Miller (Soul Food, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet) discusses Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue (UNC Press), a rich, illustrated account of how Southern barbecue came to be, with African American artisans at the heart of the history.

Then, men’s fashion editor Jacob Gallagher, who pens the Wall Street Journal’s“On Trend” column, discusses The Men’s Fashion Book (Phaidon), a sumptuous compendium of the top designers, photographers, models, brands, retailers, and visionaries responsible for the most influential looks in the last two centuries of men’s fashion.

Finally, editors Laura Simeon, Summer Edward, Eric Liebetrau, and Laurie Muchnick tell us what makes a good gift book and share their top picks for this holiday season.

Editors’ picks:

Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman, illus. by Loren Long (Viking)

Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History by Charlotte Nebres with Sarah Warren, illus. by Alea Marley (Random House)

My Vegan Year: A Seasonal Guide to Going Plant-Based with Over 50 Quick & Tasty Recipes by Niki Webster, illus. by Anna Stiles (Welbeck Children’s)

Oksi by Mari Ahokoivu, trans. by Silja-Maaria Aronpuro (Levine Querido)

Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (Crown)

Venetia by Georgette Heyer, illus. by Sally Dunn (Folio Society)

 

Thanks to our advertisers:

Zapata by Harper McDavid

Vlogentia: A Tale Of Second World by William Somers 

 

Fully Booked is produced by Cabel Adkins Audio and Megan Labrise.

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