Let Me Finish , by Roger Angell (Harcourt) Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

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Let Me Finish , by Roger Angell (Harcourt)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"'Life is tough and brimming with loss,'" the longtime New Yorker contributor concludes in this collection of autobiographical essays, 'and the most we can do about it is to glimpse ourselves clear now and then, and find out what we feel about familiar scenes and recurring faces this time around.'"

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Friendship, Joseph Epstein (Houghton Mifflin)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"A leading essayist's musings on the changing nature of companionship and fraternity."

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I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephron (Knopf)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"Thoughts on aging and femininity from a veteran cultural observer."

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Through the Children's Gate, by Adam Gopnik (Knopf)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healey and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", November 2006)

"If you like your provincial cosmopolitanism delivered in flawless prose, then this charming, insufferable book is for you."

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Bitchfest, edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler (FSG)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", September 2006)

"A tenth-anniversary greatest-hits anthology from the pages of Bitch, the leading post-postfeminist culture-crit 'zine. Topics under discussion include television, sexuality, parenting, and the conversational utility of the word like."

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Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee (FSG)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"A freight-transport travelogue conducted via towboat, UPS, and tanker truck."

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The Din in the Head, by Cynthia Ozick (Houghton Mifflin)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", June 2006)

"Assessments of Saul Bellow, Susan Sontag, Sylvia Plath, Isaac Babel, and others, as well as a fictional interview with Henry James."

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Reporting, by David Remnick (Knopf)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", June 2006)

"Al Gore, Mike Tyson, and Natan Sharansky stand shoulder to shoulder in this collection from the editor of The New Yorker."

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Nature Revealed: Selected Writings, 1946-2006 , by Edward O. Wilson (Johns Hopkins)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", June 2006)

"A lifelong study of ants informs ecology, sociobiology, and biogeography in this collection of essays from the Harvard entomologist."

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