Books All Georgians Should Read

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May 2017

Kate Moore, May 10, 2017

Ordinary women in 1920s America. All they wanted was the chance to shine. Be careful what you wish for. ’The first thing we asked was, ”Does this stuff hurt you?” And they said, ”No.” The company said that it wasn’t dangerous, that we didn’t need to be afraid.’ 1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from...

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Keith Law, May 16, 2017

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s Smart Baseball, an iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport. For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players’ and...

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Chuck Klosterman, May 22, 2017

New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman’s tenth book collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese Democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen,...

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Molly Brodak and Cory Martin, May 25, 2017

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present Molly Brodak and Cory Martin, who will discuss their books, Bandit and Love Sick. Written in precise, spellbinding prose, Bandit is a stunning, gut-punch story of family and memory, of the tragic fallibility of the stories we tell ourselves, and of the contours of a father’s responsibility for his children. Love Sick is a smart and witty account of dating while navigating a life of uncertain...

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