Review/Club Monaco Staff
In his second book The Statesman and The Storyteller, Mark Zwonitzer (producer, director, stand-up guy) creates and engaging world rich with detail. His admiration for both Twain and Hay is infectious, while still allowing the reader the head space to form their own opinion on two American icons. An A+ pick up for any non-fiction reader.David D's Picks
Nadja holds her own against her talented father with this emotionally vivid, achingly truthful memoir. She unboxes the complex relationship between mother and daughter -- and realizes that in order to understand her own mother, she has to recognize that her mother was a daughter once too. Read this if sometimes you know rationally your mother is a human but some of her well-meaning intentions from the past still hurt, even as an adult. Because as Nadja guides you through her own intimate family, you'll start unfolding your own.Whitney H's Picks
Main Floor Manager
So Sad Today is incredible. This collection of intensely personal and raw essays manages to completely sidestep any shred of navel-gazing and deftly avoids self-aggrandizing personal trauma. The subject matter will resonate with many people. This is an essay collection without peer. Such is the intensity of the unflinching mirror that Broder turns upon herself.Cale H's Picks
Main floor Staff
Shriver takes the widespread, senseless trend of violence found in contemporary American culture and brings it down to a personal level. Confusing, tender, at times alarming, and altogether identifiable. Introspective, startling and beautiful.Martine H's Picks
This is a rambunctious tale of the making of one of the most explosive films in American movie history. Led by the brilliant, tyrannical Paddy Chayefsky, Mad As Hell profiles an eccentric collection of people collaborating on the one of the most controversial movies ever made!James C's Picks
Faber's writing is so mesmerizing you don't realize he is leading you down a very messed up rabbit hole until it's too late. Epic, heartbreaking,ambitious. A summer must read!Miguel S's Picks
Review Dept. Manager
Scarlet Gospels does what few books have done for me, it unnerved me. There’s a certain disillusionment that comes with being a lover of horror. After a while it takes a work of epic proportions to throw you into the realm of unease. It has been a long time since a book, movie or other form of horror media has been able to take me to the limits of what I can handle (and as someone who has watched both Nekromantik and Cannibal Holocaust with little flinching that’s a lot) but this novel did just that.Toni T's Picks
In communion, these three move fluidly between time and space, awake and dream, and possibly life and death, to a plane beyond our understanding. They speak to and from the soul and our crude bodies no longer matter.
In reading their words, we have an opportunity to brush against that place beyond any we have known and it offers us sweet nourishment, if only for a brief moment.