It’s been 150 years since readers first fell down the rabbit hole with the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , and no one’s been the same since.
Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Riverhead. Sept. 2015. ISBN 9781594634710. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698408319. Self-help Gilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame, aims to encourage lives more strongly driven by curiosity than by fear. Having the courage to do that, says the author, will lead to an enchanted existence. Readers start the process by daily […]
Kryk, John. Stagg vs. Yost: The Birth of Cutthroat Football. Rowman & Littlefield. 2015. 360p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781442248250. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781442248267. SPORTS Using archival materials, Kryk (Natural Enemies) chronicles the lives of two pioneering coaches: the University of Michigan’s Fielding H. Yost (1871–1946) and the University of Chicago’s Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862–1965). While […]
Steinem, Gloria. My Life on the Road. Random. Oct. 2015. 304p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780679456209. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812988352. MEMOIR Steinem (Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions) weaves an inspired personal narrative by sharing stories of the places she’s seen and people who have galvanized her, which includes everyone from poet laureates to cab drivers; and […]