#1 – What is my dog thinking – Gwen Bailey
Great concept. One of my dogs is over 10 years old and I swear he can speak English. Now that I got dog down, I’m sure its just a matter of time before I start to understand women.
#2 – Better: A Surgeons Notes on Performance – Atul Gawande
Very cool cover. Its really a beautiful minimalist design. Also the forward is written by Malcolm Gladwell; cool endorsement. I really don’t know what to expect from this book, but I get a mental picture of Dr. Giggles.
#3 – The Frugalista Files – Natalie McNeal
We JUST featured Natalie in our People on the Move section. So it was cool to see her book on the display table for new releases. *Ahem* Anybody seen my autographed copy???
#4 – Super Rich – Russell Simmons
This was the primary reason I hit the store this trip. Having just interviewed Russell on the book I figured I’d better go beyond the cliff notes. I’m 20% through it now and its great.
#5 – The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
This book has been on my list for over a year. Amazing story. What would YOU do if you knew you were gong to die within the year? What would you leave us with?
Mag #1 – Maxim – Olivia Munn Photo Shoot
Mag #2 – GQ – 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time
Cool Jordan throwback on the cover, but if the worlds coolest auto racer Steve McQueen isn’t on the list, put it back.
Mag #3 – New York Magazine – The Remaking of the President
Any reasonable media on the President is cool with me. Why? Because he’s a cool guy. Mr. Obama is going gray, as most presidents do. Will he campaign for a second term? If so, will his campaign manager pull out the Grecian formula?
Mag #4 – Complex – Inside Kanye West’s MBDTF Album
Kanye said he was tired of covers with just his face, I guess he got over it. The official released album as aaight, however the pre-release leaks were and are still amazing works of art. The mini movie for Runaway was ALSO amazing. Well done Sir. Reupholster anything lately?
Mag #5 – Glamour – Yet Another Kim Kardashian Cover
As Kim spreads her shirt to ever so gently caress her bra on this cover, THIS is how I know that girls like girls. And we, the fellas, like that. Not enough to read Glamour, but enough to notice.
Mag #6 – Knit Simple – Beautiful Cover
I don’t know too many… ANY Black women that knit. That being said I think it’s awesome of the publishers of Knit Simple to choose a pretty Black model to grace the cover this month. Hooray for diversity and inclusion!