The Apple Fell Far from the Tree

A history of the African Obamas

The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family

by Peter Firstbrook

Divine Drudgery

David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel

The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel

by David Foster Wallace

The Broom of the System

by David Foster Wallace

Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will

by David Foster Wallace

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest

by David Foster Wallace

The Secrets of the Mummies

Secrets of the Silk Road

an exhibition at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California, March 28–July 25, 2010; the Houston Museum of Natural Science, August 28, 2010–January 2, 2011; and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,

The Long Shot

Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances

by Scott Brown

The Quest

Almost a Family: A Memoir

by John Darnton

Why She Fell

The Greek drama of Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

directed by Julie Taymor, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, and book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger

What If?

We love to read memoirs. Why shouldn’t we?

History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life

by Jill Bialosky

The Long Goodbye

by Meghan O'Rourke

Dear Marcus: Speaking to the Man Who Shot Me

by Jerry McGill

The Pride of Teddy Roosevelt

Colonel Roosevelt

by Edmund Morris

The Big Joke on You

Super Sad True Love Story

by Gary Shteyngart

Those Sentimental Americans

First Family: Abigail and John

by Joseph J. Ellis

Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

by G.J. Barker-Benfield

The Science of Right and Wrong

On Sam Harris’s The Moral Landscape

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

by Sam Harris

The Glittering Nest

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

by Bill Bryson

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