(it's funny, but not too cruel; it's British, so it's understated, and it's subtle and brilliant and a little sad but hilarious at the same time)
American popular song -- and songwriters -- of the golden age: super!
Extremely lively and incisive condemnation of the push to Iraq
The best overall account of how we wound up in Iraq.
Just what it says
A dual and mercifully slim biography of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Falling down brilliant
A stunning novel, especially if you've ever read and enjoyed Oliver Sacks.