Diamonds and the Rough

johnnyevers030314

Spring baseball roundup; 22 new titles from the February 15 issue.

Memoir (Molly Wizenberg), Sports (Mariano Rivera), & Dad Talk (Bill & Willie Geist) | Nonfiction Previews, May 2014, Pt. 4

GEIST

Bishop, Bryan. Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried To Kill Me. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. May 2014. 320p. ISBN 9781250039842. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466835337. MEMOIR The ever-popular sidekick on the top-rated Adam Carolla Show, Bishop was flying high (and newly engaged) when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor. Soon he […]

Lifestyle: Overcoming Obstacles with Runner DeSena, Cooking with Guy Fieri, & More | Nonfiction Previews, May 2014, Pt. 2

desena

Bland, Jeffrey & Dr. Mark Hyman. The Disease Delusion: A Radical New Way To Conquer the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life. HarperWave. May 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780062290731. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062290755. HEALTH/FITNESS The founder of Functional Medicine, which aims not to treat symptoms but to look for what causes […]

History & Political Science from the Fight for Marriage Equality to the Lives of Mitterrand | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4

beckerjo

Aly, Götz. Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust. Metropolitan: Holt. Apr. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9780805097009. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780805097047. HISTORY A noted scholar of the Holocaust who’s won the National Jewish Book Award and the Heinrich Mann Prize, among other honors, Aly argues that German anti-Semitism […]

Self-Help (Marlo Thomas), Cooking (the Neelys), Getting Fit (Bob Harper), Sports (John Calipari) | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4

calipari

Calipari, John & Michael Sokolove. Players First: Success from the Inside Out. Penguin Pr. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9781594205736. $28.95. SPORTS In a book that the publisher expects to be big, famed and famously blunt University of Kentucky basketball coach Calipari explains what distinguishes good teams (and coaches) from bad ones and what’s gone haywire […]

Reference Reviews | October 15, 2013

sports

Reviews of Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, The Presidents Were Here: A State-by-State Historical Guide, and Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the October 15, 2013 issue.

From Joan Barthel on Elizabeth Seton to Chelsea Handler on Travel Travails | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 4

handler

Barthel, Joan. American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780312571627. $26.95. BIOGRAPHY Born and raised in late 1700s New York, at a time when Catholicism was illegal, Elizabeth Seton wore monogrammed slippers to George Washington’s 65th Birthday Ball, spent fruitless time in Italy trying to cure her […]

Short Takes | September 15, 2013

football

Reference Short Take reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

American Fun, SAT Prep, & the Financial Divide | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 4

fun

Beckman, John. American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt. Pantheon. Feb. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307908179. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307908186. SOCIAL HISTORY Author of the debut novel The Winter Zoo, a New York Times Notable Book, Beckman challenges our understanding of American Puritanism by showing that we’ve been an essentially prankish, fun-loving nation. Colonists reveled wildly, […]

Touchdown! | Football Reviews, August 2013

fourth

A roundup of recent football-related titles.