Newly Published, From the AIDS Crisis to Anthony Bourdain

VOICES FROM THE PANDEMIC: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience, by Eli Saslow. (Doubleday, $27.) A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter paints a portrait of Covid-19 in the United States with over 200 interviews, from a former Division I athlete with unique lingering symptoms to a grandmother evicted from her apartment.

BETWEEN CERTAIN DEATH AND A POSSIBLE FUTURE: Queer Writing on Growing Up With the AIDS Crisis, edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. (Arsenal Pulp, paper, $22.95.) Thirty-six essays by writers who have never known a world without AIDS highlight a disparity in education and the impacts of the classism, misogyny and racism that surround it.

BOURDAIN: The Definitive Oral Biography, by Laurie Woolever. (Ecco, $29.99.) The longtime assistant to the celebrated chef interviews the people in Bourdain’s life, tracing his early years in New York to his tell-all “Kitchen Confidential” and the public personality he crafted along the way.

AMERICAN HAPPINESS AND DISCONTENTS: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, by George F. Will. (Hachette, $32.) Organized by themes like American history, baseball and obituaries, this collection of the conservative columnist’s work looks at recent Supreme Court cases, the Beach Boys, parenting and more.

4 New Audiobooks to Listen To This Week

4 New Audiobooks to Listen To This Week


Listen to a comedian’s riffing on white guilt, a guide for coping with anxiety, a history of dressmakers during the Holocaust and a speculative tale by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

These new audiobooks offer a range of narratives for any listener →

4 New Audiobooks to Listen To This Week


THE DRESSMAKERS OF AUSCHWITZ, by Lucy Adlington, read by the author. (HarperAudio.) A historical account of the 25 concentration camp inmates — mostly young women — who, as workers in the Upper Tailoring Studio, designed and made clothes to be worn by SS officers’ wives.

4 New Audiobooks to Listen To This Week


GOOD ANXIETY: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion, by Dr. Wendy Suzuki, read by the author. (Simon & Schuster Audio.) The neuroscientist guides nervous listeners in how to actually honor their panic, and channel it into greater self-understanding.

4 New Audiobooks to Listen To This Week


THE VISIT, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by Nyambi Nyambi. (Amazon Original Stories.) At just 50 minutes long, Adichie’s speculative tale — one of six in a new “Black Stars” series by various authors — imagines a world dominated by matriarchy.

4 New Audiobooks to Listen To This Week


PLEASE DON’T SIT ON MY BED IN YOUR OUTSIDE CLOTHES: Essays, by Phoebe Robinson, read by the author. (Penguin Audio.) The comedian and actor’s latest collection touches on white guilt and fake allyship, not wanting kids, dating and mental health.

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