My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.
Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters by Mike Edison (Backbeat Books; Biography on sale November 5, 2019): “Please allow me to introduce myself / I’m a man of wealth and taste / I’ve been around for a long, long year.” Charlie Watts right? While everybody knows Mick and Kieth Charlie is in the back making sure the train runs on time. #NewBookAlert for February 10, 2020.
— BrooklynVegan (@brooklynvegan) October 1, 2019
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade; Biography on sale February 11, 2020): I actually don’t know much about Charles Lindbergh: just half-truths and worthless TMZ gossip. Be great to sit down with something researched and hopefully factual to get to know this fascinating American. Though this is a YA book; still a good start. #NewBookAlert for February 11, 2020.
— Candace Fleming (@candacemfleming) February 11, 2020
No Way but to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing by Andrew R. M. Smith (University of Texas Press; Handle Your Business on sale January 10, 2020): Yes! Lately athletes’ wealth is crazy impressive (it wasn’t always like this) and this has become the new sweet science. It’d be great to “grill George Foreman” and learn how he succeeds. Shout to Kobe and Jeter and Michael Jordan of course. #NewBookAlert for February 12, 2020.
Andrew R.M. Smith (@andrewrmsmith) discusses his book, NO WAY BUT TO FIGHT, digging into the career of #boxing legend #GeorgeForeman, when his book started to form, Foreman’s legacy and business success, and more for @1660ESPN.
— Univ of Texas Press (@UTexasPress) January 27, 2020
Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, and Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy by Lawrence Ingrassia (Henry Holt and Company; Business on sale January 28, 2020): Dollar Shave Club is amazing! Remember I am not just a member I’m also…actually that’s all I am. Though I am curious about how it was all built. I wanna see the old man behind the wizard. #NewBookAlert for February 13, 2020.
New Yorkers: I’m having a conversation about my new book, Billion Dollar Brand Club, with author Charles Duhigg @cduhigg and Quip co-founder Simon Enever @simonenever at the 92nd Street Y @92Y, 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 31. See you there! https://t.co/OIsF7tWv9t https://t.co/zU3ZTZjKuH pic.twitter.com/jv7PwnZCb1
— Larry Ingrassia (@IngrassiaLA) January 18, 2020
Brother & Sister: A Memoir by Diane Keaton (Knopf Doubleday; Memoir on sale February 4, 2020): Figured since it’s Valentine’s Day and lotta people “love” Diane Keaton: from her excellent Woody Allen work to her current old people having sex movies. This is another memoir from her and her wild life. #NewBookAlert for February 14, 2020.
New from Diane Keaton, a heartfelt memoir about the beloved film star’s relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings’ lives can take.
— Alfred A. Knopf (@AAKnopf) February 4, 2020
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