Books of 2008

  • The White Tiger

    Aravind Adiga’s debut novel has won the Man Booker Prize in the U.K. The novel — about the extreme economic stratification of contemporary India — was a surprise winner to pundits and bet-takers alike. Expect to see it popping up on your subway commute/as part of your cocktail party conversation soon. Read More ›

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  • Scott McClellan’s Book

    The former White House press secretary’s new tell-all book, What Happened, comes out on Monday, and is already generating a lot of press. There will be a lot of punditry today about whether the book’s revelations say anything new or meaningful, but our favorite excerpt being passed around the blogs is McClellan’s reporting that Bush admitted he’s unable to remember if he did cocaine or not in his younger days: “You know, the truth is I honestly don’t remember whether I tried it or not. We had some pretty wild parties back in the day, and I just don’t remember.” Read More ›

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  • Buying In

    A new book from New York Times Magazine columnist Rob Walker about our relationship with the brands we consume. Design and marketing blogs are excited about the book — due out next month — and there are a few sample chapters available online. Read More ›

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  • Sloane Crosley

    New York City’s most popular publicist’s first book, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, is receiving lots of attention and the requisite amount of backlash. She’s been praised by some big names and has become fodder for the snark mongers. We’re pretty impressed by the detailed dioramas she made to accompany her stories on her website. Read More ›

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  • Woman’s World

    The new novel, by author Graham Rawle, is composed entirely of phrases clipped from women’s magazines of the ’60s. It’s not just a novelty book - it tells the story of fashion-loving Norma Fontaine, who turns out much more than she seems - though it does read, visually, a bit like a lengthy ransom note. Read More ›

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