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Books: Jan. 20, 2012

New paperback editions from Tina Fey, Steven Tyler, Rob Lowe, and more

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Bossypants
Tina Fey
Essays
The 30 Rock star’s spit-take-inducing book was one of the biggest publishing sensations of 2011. It looks to continue its blockbuster sales with a massive paperback release. A-

Child 44
Tom Rob Smith
Fiction
This 2008 thriller set in Stalinist Russia garnered rave reviews and spawned two sequels, including Agent 6. A-

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
Steven Tyler
Memoir
Like the Aerosmith frontman himself, this revealing memoir is at times incoherent but always fascinating. Not for the young American Idol fans. B+

Stories I Only Tell My Friends
Rob Lowe
Memoir
In this smart, snappy memoir, the Parks and Rec star reveals some juicy tidbits but sidesteps his biggest personal controversies — perhaps he’s saving them for his 2013 follow-up. B

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