… Mary Roach’s short essays that were published in Reader’s Digest for several years? I’m quite familiar with her hilarious science writing, but these Reader’s Digest articles were a big surprise for me.
… the people who live, work and play in one of the biggest cities on earth? Brandon Stanton took pictures from his popular blog, Humans of New York, to make a book of the same name. At its heart, it is just that — photographs of people somewhere in New York — but it is also much more.
… the amazing bread you can make with simple ingredients? For the person who has a passion for baking bread, enjoys hands-on methods, and loves eating crusty and chewy artisan bread, this book is for you.
… the art of funny people? Not their comedy — their looks. Matt Hoyle took portraits of more than eighty different comedians to make Comic Genius. Some are very simple pictures, like Eddie Murphy giving the camera a sideways look.
… the school for carousel carving or Winchester hats? Take an armchair trip with the Discoveries … America. Tennessee DVD. Home to country singer Dolly Parton, you’ll visit Music City USA – Nashville, where only one talented singer makes an impression out of thousands who try each year. Most end up waiting tables or singing on the street. Of course no visit is complete unless you visit the Grand Ole Opry.