Olympic Reading | Wyatt’s World


Starting August 5, media broadcasts turn their attention from the divisiveness of American politics to the united and global celebration of sport. There are plenty of titles to provide parallel reading. Here are five starting examples.

Carol Burnett, Tracy Kidder, & Tom Rinaldi | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Nonfiction


Nonfiction audiobooks coming out in September 2016

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2016


From beginning photography to Creative Cut Cards, fan favorites Neil Gaiman and the Ramones at 40, plus best memoirs, spies and espionage, with Gooley, Pilkey & Co., and Schwartz on water scarcity issues

Cynthia Ozick & Marcella Hazan | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Nonfiction


Nonfiction audiobooks releasing in July 2016

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2016


In 1971, there was Never a Dull Moment, Hasson on Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, how to do Adult Stuff, plus military picks, baseball books, and writerly advice from Mattison in The Kite and the String

Served Fresh | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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An aging amateur’s foray into tennis makes a ­delightful read sure to satisfy any tennis player; a passionate ode to Roger Federer; a tenacious and thorough history of tennis from the 1800s to modern-day Wimbledon

Clubhouse Tales | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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A biography of Harvey Penick, the “Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf;” a history for new to the game with a pious respect and knowledge of the past; a ­gossipy read by a prolific caddie for those interested in tell-alls

The Idiot Brain, Fashion Photography, the Microbiome, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2016, Pt. 3


Burnett, Dean. Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To. Norton. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780393253788. $26.95. COGNITIVE SCIENCE Ever popular, books about the brain typically extol its wonders, but Burnett lets us in on all the weird things it does, ranging from blackouts to insomnia, and all the mistakes we’ve made in trying […]

Cyberwar, Chicken Farms, & the Social History of LSD | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Nonfiction


Amundsen, Lucie B. Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—From Scratch. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504685825. Reader TBA. When the Amundsens decided to start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm, their entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learned to […]

Rodeo Dreams | LJ Reviews


A surprising glimpse into the world of modern-day cowboys, a fascinating documentary that manages to touch and inspire as it also creates inevitable suspense