Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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A multifaceted view of the dandy, Auerbach revisited, lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, Chekhov’s insights can be tiring, a veteran wine writer divulges more secrets, Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Fuchs rambles (sometimes escaping) from Mayan and Mixtec barrios, memoir from Gilden camping in the USSR, poets’ Deep Gossip, Prager on how to negotiate a fare on auto rickshaws and taxis, Carter’s Swann’s Way is an unprecedented and laudable intellectual feat, why van Gogh was repetitious, essential Rebeck plays, Shapiro’s perils and pleasures, New York gets a “Big City Food Biography,” Weegee for all collections

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, April 26, 2013

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Erdrich is highly recommended, Jennings’s volume is hilarious, entertaining, and surprisingly informative, Maron’s Deborah Knott series continues, Errol Morris on Jeffrey MacDonald, James Patterson—what more is there to say, and the always entertaining Wodehouse

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