Books: May 3, 2013
Other quick takes on the books this week
A CURIOUS MAN Neal Thompson BIOGRAPHY
The life story of Robert ”Believe It or Not!” Ripley is as intriguing as the many oddities in which he delighted.
THE DEVIL IN HER WAY Bill Loehfelm MYSTERY
In her second outing, bartender-turned-cop Maureen Coughlin fights a crime ring in the Big Easy.
VJ Nina Blackwood et al. NONFICTION
The VJs of MTV’s first wave take you behind the scenes of the music network when it actually played music.
THE BEST OF US Sarah Pekkanen Novel
Start your beach reading early with this sun-soaked romp about four stressed friends on a Jamaican vacation.
TO MY ASSISTANT Lydia Whitlock HUMOR
The former Hollywood office grunt turned her bottom-of-the-totem-pole misery into blog-to-book gold. Whitlock’s funny missives to her future assistant are being adapted into a Fox pilot starring Brittany Snow.
THE PINK HOTEL Anna Stothard NOVEL
True Blood star Anna Paquin was so moved by this Orange Prize-long-listed novel that she’s planning to make her directorial debut with a film adaptation.