At this time of year the papers publish their annual holiday book lists. Inspired by this idea, I collected the ones I’m adding to my Holiday/Santa Sack wish list! So if you are stuck for something to put into yours, take a peek at mine:
Nora Ephron: I Remember Nothing: and other reflections (tantalized by the extract “A Beverly Hills Legend” published in December’s US Vogue.)
Daphne Miller, M.D., in The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World — Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You – reveals how she is harvesting secrets from local farms about the therapeutic power of food.
Aron Ralston: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, a true story about how in April 2003, Ralston, an adrenaline junkie, got pinned under a falling boulder at the bottom of a narrow gorge in Utah’s Canyonlands national park, and sawed his arm off to get free. Reading the interview with filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) who has turned this story into a film, 127 Hours, inspired this choice. I love a journey book, and this sounds similar to Touching the Void.
Writer and activist Nadine Gordimer: Life Times: Stories 1952-2007 and Telling Times: Writing and Living 1950-2008.
Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Greg Lawrence.