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Ed Sorel

The longtime illustrator and satirist recommends his favorite books, spanning three centuries

Puck You!

Play by Play

The Parent Trap

As she expanded her viral essay on millennial burnout into a book, the writer reveals the one parenting stat she couldn’t shake

Freudian Slip

Shooting the Moon

The Dubliner

American Hustle

The essayist’s latest is a reflection on “the emotions of money,” tracing a finance-fueled history of the U.S. from Thomas Jefferson to his own parents

Point of View

Don’t judge a book by its cover—unless that cover is one of hundreds of treasures leaping from the pages of this new collection

Look Naturelle

Short List

Books to read this week, from histories of China and Hitler’s warships to an investigation into U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

One Hundred Years of Fortitude

Race Against the Clock

The story behind J.F.K.’s 1960 victory is inextricably tied to M.L.K., his imprisonment, and the Kennedy team that helped free him

Class Clash

Three Lives

Big Little Life

Fans remember him as the boisterous R&B singer. But Little Richard had a complicated personal life—and leaves a profound legacy

The Talented Mrs. Highsmith

One hundred years after Patricia Highsmith’s birth, the Talented Mr. Ripley author’s life and work remain as appealing as ever. What’s her secret?

Short List

What to read this week, including new books from Joan Didion and George Saunders, and a 1500s polar adventure gone wrong

The Nanny Diaries

Kiley Reid worked as a babysitter in New York before fictionalizing her experience for the page. The resulting novel explores racism and liberal hypocrisy

Murder, They Wrote

From “Mick-eye-el” to Mike

Biting Back

A German publisher is finally relinquishing rights to a best-selling cookbook, stolen from a Jewish family and republished under an Aryanized name

Space Odyssey

A book of photographs offers new ways of looking at architecture, its influence, and its surroundings

Blood Sport

An activist reveals the shocking truth behind big-game hunting, and the moneyed interests (with the U.S. government in their pocket) that are making sure things don’t change