New York Times Book Reviews

‘Gone With the Mind,’ by Mark Leyner

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
In Mark Leyner’s novel, a writer and his mother head to the mall to read from his ‘autobiography.’









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‘Smarter Faster Better,’ by Charles Duhigg

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A journalist pairs eight ideas for increasing productivity with stories of success.









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‘As Close to Us as Breathing,’ by Elizabeth Poliner

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A novel of family life in a Jewish summer community shortly after World War II.









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‘The Best Place on Earth,’ by Ayelet Tsabari

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
Short fiction on the search for identity in Israel and beyond.









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John Jodzio’s ‘Knockout’

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
Stories featuring Taser-happy humans and a collapsing giraffe.









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Bruce Wagner’s ‘I Met Someone’

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A novel of Hollywood goings-on stars hustlers and climbers, parental yearnings and baroque twists.









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Author’s Note: Millennial Days

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:58
Why is it distasteful or indulgent for young women to confess to the darkest times in their lives?









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The Shortlist: Comic Fiction

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:53
New books by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Mona Awad, Elizabeth McKenzie and Helen Ellis.









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Open Book: Posthumous Novel With a Beat

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:52
Ali Eskandarian’s deeply autobiographical first novel arrives three years after the Iranian-American musician was murdered in Brooklyn.









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Inside the List

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:51
James Patterson’s “Private Paris,” No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, is the author’s 13th book to spend time on the lists in 2016.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:49
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:49
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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‘The Abundance,’ by Annie Dillard

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:55
This selection of Annie Dillard’s essays looks back on four decades of fascination with the natural world.









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Letters: The Man to Thank

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:28
Readers respond to recent reviews of Gillian Thomas’s “Because of Sex,” Sonia Shah’s “Pandemic” and more.









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Álvaro Enrigue: By the Book

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 06:29
The author, most recently, of “Sudden Death” says literature has its limits: “Life is larger than books. Any bully has more character-building effects on you than the most moving of books.”









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‘The Violet Hour,’ by Katie Roiphe

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 04:30
Katie Roiphe looks at the experiences of six writers and artists as their deaths approached.









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Sext and the Single Girl

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 09:56
In “Girls and Sex,” Peggy Orenstein investigates the effects of hookups, pornography, alcohol, celebrities and social media on the intimate lives of young women.









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‘Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America,’ by Douglas Brinkley

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 04:30
The New Deal contributed significantly to the preservation of the American landscape.









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‘Imbeciles’ and ‘Illiberal Reformers’

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 14:17
“Imbeciles” examines one of the darkest chapters of progressive reform, and “Illiberal Reformers” looks at the perils of intellectual arrogance in dealing with explosive social issues.









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‘The Throwback Special,’ by Chris Bachelder

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:30
The escapism of fantasy sports and the fetishism of re-enactments underlie an annual reunion of fictional buddies.









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