Health and happiness, as individuals and as a community, are the focus this week. Take an in-depth look at addiction, read an eye-opening account of the truths children grasp, connect body and mind with a world-class athlete, but don’t forget to eat!
CLEAN: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff. The author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Boy offers a new paradigm for dealing with addiction based on cutting-edge research and stories of his own and other families’ struggles with – and triumphs over – drug abuse. Share your own stories and learn more in our forum.
WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS by John Hunter. Award-winning teacher and high-profile public speaker John Hunter offers insights into conflict resolution and collective problem-solving gleaned from his many years teaching kids through the “world peace game,” an innovative global systems simulation he created.
SHELTER CYCLE by Peter Rock. An American original, Peter Rock brings our strangest beliefs to vivid and sympathetic life in this haunting novel inspired by true events: two childhood friends, whose families were members of an extreme religion, suddenly reencounter each other twenty years later.
FAMILY TABLE: Favorite Staff Meals from Our Restaurants to Your Home by Michael Romano and Karen Stabiner. The best staff meals from Danny Meyer’s acclaimed restaurants—Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maiolino, Eleven Madison Park, The Modern, Blue Smoke, Untitled at The Whitney, and more—simple enough for any home cook’s weeknight dinners, delicious enough for the most discriminating palates.
EAT AND RUN: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman. Now in paperback. An inspiring memoir from ultrarunner Scott Jurek, star of Born to Run, covering his remarkable running career, fueled, surprisingly, by an entirely plant-based diet.
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel. Now in paperback. From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her gifted mother always wanted to be.
GODFORSAKEN IDAHO by Shawn Vestal. For fans of George Saunders and Raymond Carver, this powerful, imaginative story collection takes readers on a journey from the afterlife to contemporary times to the early days of Mormonism—a stunning debut by an acclaimed McSweeney’s and Tin House contributor.