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  • Feedback: Your favorite travel book

    Feedback: Your favorite travel book
    Bill Bryson is my personal standard as far as travel literature. He's appealing in his teddy bear look and sharp in his wit. His ability to describe things in detail makes me feel as if I'm right next to him, bellying up to the same bar. "A Walk in the Woods" is, thus far, my favorite of his titles. It's filled with sudden zingers so hilarious that I have to spit out my coffee lest I strangle myself. I also enjoyed P.J. O'Rourke's "Holidays in Hell" because it described every vacation my family has ever taken. I could have written that one myself, though my title would probably be, "What is That SMELL?"
  • Nonfiction

    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...

    Ski reports and forecasts for Southern California and the West

    Ski reports and forecasts for Southern California and the West
    First, a little question: Does anybody hedge their bets the way a weather forecaster does? Predictions for this winter call for another La NiƱa, the same cocktail of conditions that delivered last season's epic snowfall. Sure to be a happy hour...

    Book review: 'Holidays in Heck' by P.J. O'Rourke

    Book review: 'Holidays in Heck' by P.J. O'Rourke
    P.J. O'Rourke has written so many books of humor that no one is quite sure how many. I have it on good authority that it's 15, but since I finished writing this sentence, he may have written yet another. That's how fast he is. I've enjoyed O'Rourke's...

    Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...