Warhol by Blake GopnikWhat it is: a comprehensive, meticulously researched biography of pop art pioneer Andy Warhol.
Is it for you? Though its nearly 900-page length may be daunting to some readers, its stylish, accessible prose and juicy gossip will draw fans of Warhol as well as those unfamiliar with his work.
Reviewers say: "A fascinating, major work that will spark endless debates" (Kirkus Reviews).
The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History by Andy GreeneWhat it is: a nostalgic oral history that traces the evolution of NBC's hit sitcom The Office, from its humble beginnings as a low-rated series to its eventual success as a nine-season cultural juggernaut.
What's inside: lively interviews with the show's tight-knit cast and crew.
Try this next: For another engaging behind-the-scenes look at a decade-defining sitcom, read Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's Seinfeldia.
Wow, No Thank You. Essays by Samantha IrbyWhat it is: the third irreverent essay collection from comedian Samantha Irby, written in her signature self-deprecating style.
Topics include: city life vs. suburban life; Irby's ambivalence about turning 40; writing for Hulu's Shrill; the seductive lure of targeted advertising; daily routines.
Want a taste? "I like to wake up naturally, gripped by a heart-pounding panic as the sun slices through my eyelids at noon."
Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who... by Adrienne RaphelWhat it is: a spirited history exploring how crossword puzzle enthusiasts (or "cruciverbalists") have kept the game alive for more than a century.
Topics include: the ins-and-outs of puzzle creation; how the beloved pastime continues to stay relevant in an increasingly digital world; competitive tournaments; crossword-themed cruises.
For fans of: the offbeat whimsy of Mary Roach.
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