Gathered for the first time in book form, are John Lennon's letters to family, friends, strangers, and lovers from every point in his life. Funny, informative, wise, poetic, and sometimes heartbreaking, his letters illuminate a never-before-seen intimate side of the private genius. Hardback is 21, Paperback is $19 on AMAZON
Of course you know about this: Unless you've been in hiding. Photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project create a census of New York City citizens on his own. The photos he took along with interviews went to his blog called From there, a book was published, becoming #1 on the The above is his next, which has more in-depth stories of the people in the pix, rich and full, and endlessly fascinating. GET IT - $18 at Barnes and Noble.
The cooks in your life will appreciate this - or the one struggling to be. A detailed book of kitchen hacks, created by Cooks Illustrated mag and America’s Test Kitchen chefs, packed with ways to make it easier to make it all in the kitchen.