Friday, June 26, 2015

New bestsellers now available @ your library

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage by Barney Frank

A sophisticated and extended work of political analysis . . . What so plainly animates [Barney Frank]--and this book--is making his case for how politics and issue advocacy should be practiced. That is part of what makes Frank so edifying: He uses his personal and political rise . . . to argue, cogently and cleverly, for his point of view . . . Enriching for students of politics of any (or no) stripe.

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It by Marc Goodman

  “Addictive….[I]ntroduces readers to this brave new world of technology, where robbers have been replaced by hackers, and victims include nearly anyone on the Web… He presents his myriad hard-to-imagine cybercrime examples in the kind of matter-of-fact voice he probably perfected as an investigator. He clearly wants us never to look at our cellphones or Facebook pages in the same way again — and in this, Future Crimes succeeds marvelously.”

Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon

It's not an especially chatty book; there aren't long recreated conversations. But every subject is handled with careful introspection, detail and real feeling. We're in Gordon's head as she figures out the world around her…Even when the material verges on Forrest Gump territory, full of celebrity cameos…it never feels forced or showy. [Gordon's] clear on how the people around served her as artistic inspirations, sparking her ideas and giving her the confidence to express herself.

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