5 New Books to Read Right Now
Jealous of all of those beach pics popping up in your Instagram feed? If you can’t go on vacation, dive into one of these five new books (all released this month) instead, spanning Hollywood legends, crazy travel excursions and a very real seventy-foot swimming pool in New York City.
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by Brigid SchulteIf you're struggling with finding the time to read a book, Brigid Schulte totally understands. The author, a journalist for The Washington Post, got the idea for Overwhelmed by hearing that all American women have 30 hours for leisure per week. While we're laughing right along with you at that thought, Schulte decided to keep a time diary to understand how everyday pressure and stress re-sculpts our brains and shapes how we act in the workplace and relationships.
Uganda Be Kidding Me, by Chelsea HandlerLove her or hate her, comedian Chelsea Handler speaks what's on her mind -- and this time, she's telling you exactly what she thinks about all of her travel mishaps. Her newest book promises stories about having to wear a robe because her clothes stopped fitting after too many margaritas and escaping from a German hospital on crutches, among others. And haven't we all been there at one point or another?
You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age, by Robert WagnerIf you're still craving more news about Hollywood post-Oscars, try 1950s movie star Robert Wagner's book that examines the bygone glamorous Hollywood that's so fascinating and fun to reminisce about. He discusses the careers of classic A-list actors and why their careers either took off or flopped, and recounts Tinseltown before the paparazzi age. And with Sophia Loren on the cover, you know it's going to be juicy.
Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel, by Nickolas ButlerFour men who grew up together in a small Wisconsin town took very different paths in life, but are all bound together by Beth, a woman special to each of them. When they all come back to their town of Little Wing for a wedding, truths about their relationships are revealed -- and as we all know, there's nothing like marriage to stir up emotions.
House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address, by Michael GrossAuthor Michael Gross, who's best known for writing about the American upper class, takes a peek into the lives of the "new money" tenants living in the building that was the most expensive real estate development of the twenty-first century. This book also details the room service that each tenant can receive, and the seventy-foot indoor swimming pool that definitely comes in handy during the winter.