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LJ’s Day of Dialog is today. The Comey Rule debuts, as does a new biopic about Gloria Steinem and a documentary about some very fancy cakes. Author Mary Trump sues President Trump and other family members for fraud. Sir Harold Evans has died.

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Sept. 25:

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, featuring chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. VOD. Reviews | Trailer

A Wilderness of Error, based on the book of the same name by Errol Morris. FX. Reviews | Trailer

Sept. 27:

The Comey Rule, based on A Higher Loyalty by James Comey. Showtime. Reviews | Trailer

The Simpsons, there are associated tittles. FOX. No reviews | Trailer

Sept. 30:

The Glorias, based on My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. Amazon Prime. Reviews | Trailer

Oct. 1:

Good Morning Verônica, based on Bom Dia, Verônica by Raphael Montes and Ilana Casoy. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

The Worst Witch, based on the series by Jill Murphy. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Reviews

 

The Washington Post reviews JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevall (Random House): “smart and very readable.” Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World by H. R. McMaster (Harper): “his insistence on avoiding frank commentary on his former boss undermines the very credibility he is seeking to assert.” I You We Them: Volume 1: Walking into the World of the Desk Killer by Dan Gretton (Picador: Macmillan): “Gretton has written himself deeply and intimately into the work, which also serves as a poignant memoir; a travelogue that leads the reader through time and space, history and memory; and an extended exercise in observation and introspection.” The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations by Daniel Yergin (Penguin): “Yergin is so embedded in old patterns of thought that he can’t quite recognize the urgency.”

The NYT reviews The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker, Susan Glasser (Doubleday: Random House): “the world Baker helped mold through cunning, meticulous organization and tactical prowess has faded into history.”

Book Marks picks “The Best Reviewed Books of the Week.”

Briefly Noted

The NYT recommends ten books for the week and highlights a few books now out in paperback.

The Elgin Awards are announced. These are the SFF poetry prizes.

The CBC Nonfiction Prize shortlist is out.

Lit Hub suggests “35 Essential Works of Fiction by Iranian Writers.”

LJ’s fall Day of Dialog is today. Register for free access in real time and for the archive of events if you cannot attend live. The program is listed on the registration site.

The L.A. Times Festival of Books will be virtual this year and begins on Oct. 18. Here is the lineup. Participants must register but the event is free.

Author Mary Trump sues president Trump and other family members for fraud. USA Today has details.

Esquire showcases Sleep Donation by Karen Russell (Vintage: Random House) and has an excerpt.

Autostraddle spotlights Shani Mootoo, Polar Vortex (Akashic Books).

Vulture features The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey (Andy Cohen Books: Macmillan).

The Washington Post showcases Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas by Glenn Kenny (Hanover Square Press: Harper).

USA Today considers The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey (Andy Cohen Books: Macmillan).

Entertainment Weekly excerpts Memorial by Bryan Washington (Riverhead: Penguin).

Shondaland interviews Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis (One World: Random House; LJ starred review).

Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf Press: Macmillan; LJ starred review), profiles Lizzo for Vogue.

io9 reports on the Star Wars: High Republic books.

Sir Harold Evans has died. PBS NewsHour has an obituary as does The New Yorker and the NYT.

Authors on Air

NPR’s Code Switch interviews Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mexican Gothic (Del Rey: Random House). Also, the show has an interview with Talia Hibbert, Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Avon: Harper; LJ starred review).

PBS NewsHour interviews Ali Rogin, editor of Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss: 30 Powerful Stories (Diversion Books). The show also features a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, the author of Hush, about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis and others gather for a L.A. Times Book Club feature.

Popsugar has “Obsessed With Lovecraft Country? Here Are 15 Books That Are Just as Thought-Provoking.”

Fox features Lord Help Me by Emme Muñiz, illustrated by Brenda Figueroa (Crown Books for Young Readers).

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, “a darker, present-day iteration of the popular 2010-17 series” based on the books by Sara Shepard is set for HBO Max. Some in Congress are not OK with the forthcoming adaptation of The Three-Body Problem. Peter Höeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow is getting adapted. The Creepshow Halloween Special will adapt two stories by Stephen King and Joe Hill. Deadline reports.

Ken Liu’s “The Hidden Girl” is getting turned into a series. Variety has details.

The Undoing gets a trailer. It is based on Hanff Korelitz's You Should Have Known and begins running on HBO Max on Oct. 25.

The Queen’s Gambit gets a trailer. It is based on the book by Walter Tevis and airs on Netflix starting Oct. 23.

Ayesha Curry, The Full Plate: Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do (Voracious: Hachette), will be on The Talk.

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