Artists Cornell, Lear, Dickinson, Lynch, Survival Memoirs, Men's Health, Self-Help | Nonfiction: May 1, 2018

For museumgoers and other art lovers; Sedaris offers readers comfort and hope; an excellent and unusual portrait of one-of-a-kind artist Lynch; a mesmerizing account of three complex women in the Victorian and Edwardian eras; a strongly affirming book for all introverts in an extrovert world; a brilliant evocation of a man and his times—for plant lovers, history buffs, New Yorkaphiles, even Hamiltonians
Below is a list of titles to be reviewed in the May 1, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038. CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: e-Original Romance (contact Bette-Lee Fox, ); Technothrillers, Historical Fiction, Urban Fiction/Street Lit (contact Wilda Williams, ); Graphic Novels (contact Annalisa Pešek ); Crafts/DIY [art instruction, crafts, fiber crafts, interior design]; contact Amanda Mastrull ); Performing Arts and Health/Medicine (contact Liz French, ); and Reference and Professional Media (contact Mahnaz Dar ). To fill out an application, visit

arts & humanities

Fine Arts

**McKinley, Mary Clare. Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris. Yale Univ. Feb. 2018. 96p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781588396273. $25. FINE ARTS

Porras, Stephanie. Art of the Northern Renaissance: Courts, Commerce and Devotion. Laurence King. Feb. 2018. 240p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781786271655. $39.99. FINE ARTS

**Uglow, Jenny. Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense. Farrar. Apr. 2018. 608p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780374113339. $45; ebk. ISBN 9781466828230. BIOG


**Logan, William. Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods: Poetry in the Shadow of the Past. Columbia Univ. Jun. 2018. 424p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780231186148. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780231546515. LIT

**Sedaris, David. Calypso. Little, Brown. May 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780316392389. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316392358. HUMOR

Performing Arts

Hyden, Steven. Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. Dey St: HarperCollins. May 2018. 320p. index. ISBN 9780062657121. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062657152. MUSIC

**Lynch, David & Kristine McKenna. Room To Dream. Random. Jun. 2018. 592p. photos. filmog. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780399589195. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780399589201. AUTOBIOG

Niven, Bill. Hitler and Film: The Führer’s Hidden Passion. Yale Univ. Apr. 2018. 312p. illus. filmog. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300200362. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780300235395. FILM

Retta. So Close To Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know. St. Martin’s. May 2018. 272p. notes. ISBN 9781250109347. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250109354. MEMOIR

Wood, Damon. Working for the Man, Playing in the Band: My Years with James Brown. ECW. May 2018. 320p. photos. ISBN 9781770413856. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781773051642. MUSIC


Jean Bethke Elshtain: Politics, Ethics, and Society. Univ. of Notre Dame. (Catholic Ideas for a Secular World). Apr. 2018. 390p. ed. by Debra Erickson & Michael Le Chevallier. notes. index. ISBN 9780268103057. $40; ebk. ISBN 9780268103088. PHIL


**Asghar, Fatimah. If They Come for Us. One World. Aug. 2018. 128p. ISBN 9780525509783. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780525509790. POETRY

Karr, Mary. Tropic of Squalor. Harper. May 2018. 96p. ISBN 9780062699824. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062699848. POETRY

Spirituality & Religion

Schenck, Rob. Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister’s Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love. Harper. Jun. 2018. 352p. notes. ISBN 9780062687937. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062687920. REL

Sports & Recreation

Bryant, Howard. The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism. Beacon. May 2018. 312p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780807026991. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780807027004. SPORTS

**de Visé, Daniel. The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France. Atlantic Monthly. Jun. 2018. 432p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780802127945. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802165794. SPORTS

**Stanton, Mike. Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World. Holt. Jun. 2018. 400p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781627799195. $32; ebk. ISBN 9781627799201. SPORTS

Van Gogh Beyond Starry Night

Skea, Ralph. Vincent’s Portraits: Paintings and Drawings by van Gogh. Thames & Hudson. Apr. 2018. 112p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780500519660. $19.95. FINE ARTS

Veldhorst, Natascha. Van Gogh and Music: A Symphony in Blue and Yellow. Yale Univ. May 2018. 184p. tr. from Dutch by Diane Webb. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300228335. $35. FINE ARTS

science & technology


Favre, David S. Respecting Animals: A Balanced Approach to Our Relationship with Pets, Food, and Wildlife. Prometheus. Jun. 2018. 256p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781633884250. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781633884267. PETS

MacVean, Duncan. My Patients Like Treats: Tales from a House-Call Veterinarian. Skyhorse. May 2018. 268p. ISBN 9781510725676. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510725683. PETS

Reed, Margaret & Joan Lownds. The Dogs of Camelot: Stories of the Kennedy Canines. Lyons: Globe Pequot. May 2018. 208p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781493031610. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781493031627. PETS

Yglesias, Caren. Desert Gardens of Steve Martino. Monacelli. Apr. 2018. 240p. illus. photos by Steve Gunther. ISBN 9781580934916. $50. GARDENING

Health & Medicine

Ellis, Jason. The One-Week Insomnia Cure: Learn To Solve Your Sleep Problems. Ebury. Jun. 2018. 214p. index. ISBN 9781785040634. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781473529281. HEALTH

Foege, William H. The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor: My Years at the CDC. Johns Hopkins. May 2018. 280p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781421425290. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421425306. HEALTH

Khakpour, Porochista. Sick. Harper. Jun. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9780062428738. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062428721. MEMOIR

Home Economics

Goldstein, Joyce. Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook. Lorena James. Jun. 2018. 264p. illus. index. ISBN 9780399579615. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399579622. COOKING

Hanel, Marnie & Jen Stevenson. The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars. Artisan. May 2018. 224p. photos. ISBN 9781579657994. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781579658540. COOKING


Aldred, James. The Man Who Climbs Trees. Houghton Harcourt. May 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781328473059. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781328473530. NAT HIST

Harman, Oren. Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World. Farrar. Jun. 2018. 256p. illus. notes. ISBN 9780374150709. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374716530. SCI

**Johnson, Victoria. American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic. Liveright: Norton. Jun. 2018. 480p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781631494192. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631494208. biog

Michelsen Foy, George. Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro. Scribner. May 2018. 272p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781501184895. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501184918. NAT HIST

**Stager, Curt. Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes. Norton. May 2018. 272p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9780393292169. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393292176. NAT HIST

Stern, Alan & David Grinspoon. Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto. Picador. May 2018. 320p. index. ISBN 9781250098962. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781250098986. SCI


Farivar, Cyrus. Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech. Melville House. May 2018. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781612196466. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781612196473. TECH

**Rhodes, Richard. Energy: A Human History. S. & S. May 2018. 480p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501105357. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781501105371. TECH

Men’s Health

Baum, Neil & Scott Miller. How’s It Hanging? Expert Answers to the Questions Men Don’t Always Ask. Skyhorse. 288p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781510728271. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510728288.

Gralla, Oliver. Happy Down Below: Everything You Want To Know About the Penis and Other Bits. Greystone. 224p. index. ISBN 9781771643283. pap. $16.95.

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Baker, Jes. Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass. Seal: Perseus. May 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781580056816. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781580056823. MEMOIR

Boyes, Alice. The Healthy Mind Toolkit: Simple Strategies To Get Out of Your Own Way and Enjoy Your Life. TarcherPerigee. May 2018. 304p. bibliog. ISBN 9780143130703. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781524704537. SELF-HELP

Chung, Michaela. The Year of the Introvert: A Journal of Daily Inspiration for the Inwardly Inclined. Skyhorse. May 2018. 232p. ISBN 9781510732452. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510732469. SELF-HELP

Kishimi, Ichiro & Fumitake Koga. The Courage To Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How To Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness. Atria. May 2018. 260p. ISBN 9781501197277. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501197291. Owens, Dawn M. Like Me or Not: Overcoming Approval Addiction. Worthy. May 2018. 224p. notes. ISBN 9781683972662. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683971702. SELF-HELP

**Leder, Jane Mersky. Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide. 2d ed. Bublish. Jan. 2018. 210p. ISBN 9781946229533. pap. $17.99; ebk. available. SELF-HELP

Li, Qing. Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness. Penguin. Apr. 2018. 320p. photos. ISBN 9780525559856. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780525559863. SELF-HELP

Olsen, Maria Leonard. 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life. Rowman & Littlefield. Jun. 2018. 212p. index. ISBN 9781538109649. $34; ebk. ISBN 9781538109656. self-help

Ray, Rebecca. Be Happy! 35 Powerful Methods for Personal Growth and Well-Being. Rock Point: Quarto. Mar. 2018. 128p. ISBN 9781631064890. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781631064906. SELF-HELP

Reed, Richard. If I Could Tell You Just One Thing..: Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice. Chronicle. Apr. 2018. 304p. illus. by Samuel Kerr. ISBN 9781452165158. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781452165431. SELF-HELP

**The Sex Issue: Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Sexuality, Seduction, and Desire. Grand Central Life & Style. May 2018. 288p. ed. by GOOP. index. ISBN 9781538729441. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781538729434. SELF-HELP

Tally, Yvonne. Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women. New World Library. Apr. 2018. 216p. index. ISBN 9781608685257. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781608685264. SELF-HELP

Accepting Adversity

**Miller, Daniel A. The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People and Things as They Are. Ebb and Flow. May 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780982893050. pap. $14.95. SELF-HELP

**Nadel, Laurie. The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing, and Strength When Disaster Strikes. HCI. Apr. 2018. 264p. notes. ISBN 9780757320446. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9780757320453. SELF-HELP

Social Sciences


Barak, Ehud. My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace. St. Martin’s. May 2018. 480p. maps. index. ISBN 9781250079367. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466892088. memoir

Druckerman, Pamela. There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story. Penguin Pr. Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781594206375. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698186811. MEMOIR

Faderman, Lillian. Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Yale Univ. (Jewish Lives). May 2018. 304p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780300222616. $25. BIOG

**Hatch, James & Christian D’Andrea. Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars. Knopf. May 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780451494689. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451494696. BIOG

**Jamison, Leslie. The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. Little, Brown. Apr. 2018. 544p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316259613. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780316259620. MEMOIR

**Nor Iftin, Abdi. Call Me American: A Memoir. Knopf. Jun. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781524732196. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524732202. memoir

Renton, Claudia. Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power. Knopf. Jun. 2018. 480p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781101874295. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781101874301. BIOG

Dancing Through Life

Alford, Henry. And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove. S. & S. Jun. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781501122255. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501122279. MEMOIR

Flaherty, Meghan. Tango Lessons. Houghton Harcourt. Jun. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780544980709. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544986633. MEMOIR


Lowrey, Annie. Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World. Crown. Jul. 2018. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9781524758769. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781524758783. ECON

Pein, Corey. Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley. Metropolitan: Holt. Apr. 2018. 320p. notes. ISBN 9781627794855. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781627794862. BUS


Abbajay, Mary. Managing Up: How To Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss. Wiley. Apr. 2018. 224p. index. ISBN 9781119436683. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781119437161. CAREERS

Burkus, David. Friend of a Friend...Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career. Houghton Harcourt. May 2018. 256p. notes. index. ISBN 9780544971264. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780544971288. CAREERS


**Brock, Jared A. The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War. PublicAffairs. May 2018. 320p. illus. maps. notes. ISBN 9781541773929. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781541773936. HIST

**Catlos, Brian A. Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain. Basic. May 2018. 496p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780465055876. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780465093168. HIST

Devlin, Rachel. A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools. Basic: Perseus. May 2018. 384p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781541697331. $32; ebk. ISBN 9781541616653. HIST

Horn, Stacy. Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York. Algonquin. May 2018. 304p. maps. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781616205768. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616208288. HIST

Kleiner, Sam. The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan. Viking. May 2018. 304p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780399564130. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780399564147. HIST

Kneale, Matthew. Rome: A History in Seven Sackings. S. & S. May 2018. 432p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501191091. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781501191107. HIST

Mahjoub, Jamal. A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory. Bloomsbury Pr. May 2018. 416p. notes. index. ISBN 9781408885468. $30. memoir/hist

Mead, Corey. The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation’s Golden Couple. Flatiron: Macmillan. May 2018. 288p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781250109248. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250109255. HIST

Rossellini, Ingrid. Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance. Doubleday. May 2018. 496p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780385541886. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385541893. HIST

Law & Crime

Cummings, Mary. Saving Sin City: William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the Original Crime of the Century. Pegasus. May 2018. 336p. notes. index. ISBN 9781681777467. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681778068. CRIME

**Fox, Margalit. Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer. Random. Jun. 2018. 384p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780399589454. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399589461. CRIME

Marcic, Dorothy. With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice. Citadel. Apr. 2018. 370p. bibliog. ISBN 9780806538556. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780806538563. CRIME

Political Science

Carpenter, Amanda. Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us. Broadside: HarperCollins. May 2018. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062748003. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062748027. POL SCI

Moyn, Samuel. Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World. Harvard Univ. Apr. 2018. 296p. notes. index. ISBN 9780674737563. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780674984820. POL SCI

Spies & Secret Police

Philipps, Roland. A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean. Norton. May 2018. 448p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393608571. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608588. POL SCI

Verdery, Katherine. My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File. Duke Univ. May 2018. 344p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780822370819. pap. $27.95. POL SCI

Professional Media

Hough, Brenda. Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff. Libraries Unlimited: Teacher Ideas. Mar. 2018. 120p. index. ISBN 9781440850677. pap. $45; ebk. ISBN 9781440850684. PRO MEDIA

Pitts, Joelle & others. Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. ALA. 2017. 128p. index. ISBN 9780838915622. pap. $54. PRO MEDIA

Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices. ALA/ACRL. 2017. 348p. ed. by Merinda Kaye Hensley & Stephanie Davis-Kahl. photos. ISBN 9780838989081. pap. $65. PRO MEDIA


Malone, Thomas W. Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together. Little, Brown. May 2018. 384p. notes. ISBN 9780316349130. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316349109. PSYCH

Social Science

Antler, Joyce. Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement. New York Univ. May 2018. 464p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780814707630. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780814705391. SOC SCI

Fallows, James & Deborah Fallows. Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. Pantheon. May 2018. 432p. notes. ISBN 9781101871843. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101871850. SOC SCI

**Fieseler, Robert W. Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation. Liveright: Norton. Jun. 2018. 384p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781631491641. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631491658. SOC SCI

Hurston, Zora Neale. Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo.” Amistad: HarperCollins. May 2018. 208p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780062748201. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062748225. SOC SCI

Moore, Darnell L. No Ashes in the Fire. Nation: Perseus. May 2018. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781568589480. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781568589497. MEMOIR

Stern, Scott W. The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan To Imprison “Promiscuous” Women. Beacon. May 2018. 356p. notes. index. ISBN 9780807042755. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780807042762. SOC SCI

Travel & Geography

Baker, Amy. Miss Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America. Summersdale. May 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781849539968. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781786851246. TRAV

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