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Marlo Thomas: Celebrity author alert

”Growing Up Laughing” plus new paperback releases

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In Growing Up Laughing Marlo Thomas offers up not just her own life story but the ”story of funny,” a personal history of comedy. And Amy Yasbeck pays tribute to her late husband in With Love and Laughter, John Ritter.

New in paperback
The Art of Disappearing Ivy Pochoda
Novel This beguiling debut explores the unlikely marriage of a Las Vegas magician and a textile consultant. B

Bicycle Diaries David Byrne
Nonfiction The Talking Heads cofounder delivers a series of gently zingy sketches about his favorite mode of transportation. A-

Eat Tweet Maureen Evans
Cookbook Evans’ extremely concise collection of recipes borders on brilliant. Is this what Twitter was meant for? A

The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets Roald Dahl
Collection Worth buying just for the never-before-seen chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (as well as its original ending). A

A Week at the Airport Alain de Botton
Travel One of our most influential essayists and thinkers indulges his somewhat freakish love of airports by spending a week at London’s Heathrow. A

Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing. Robert Paul Smith
Memoir This celebration of the author’s 1920s childhood, first published in 1957, is heavy on nostalgia but light on treacle. A-