A compelling story that works on two levels — in this case as a deeply moving and highly specific tale of love and ambition, and as a larger, metaphorical look at the mind-boggling social and economic changes sweeping “rising Asia.”

It is a measure of Mr. Hamid’s audacious talents that he manages to make his protagonist’s story work on so many levels. “You” is, at once, a modern-day Horatio Alger, representing the desires and frustrations of millions in rising Asia; a bildungsroman hero, by turns knavish and recognizably human, who sallies forth from the provinces to find his destiny; and a nameless but intimately known soul, whose bittersweet romance with the pretty girl possesses a remarkable emotional power. With “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers.”

Rave review for Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia in the New York Times by Michiko Kakutani!
In this haunting, unflinching and at times unexpectedly hilarious memoir, Alex Witchel offers up a fiercely honest account of how her adored mother slowly began “disappearing in plain sight.” “All Gone” is a potluck dish containing a variety of ingredients: childhood stories, complete with a cast of vibrantly portrayed relatives; practical knowledge gleaned from Witchel’s desperate battle against the relentless advance of her parent’s small-stroke-induced dementia; and, yes, real recipes passed down by her mother and grandmother.
Alex Witchel’s All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia, With Refreshments, reviewed in the New York Times.
‎”So as the wind picks up and the skies darken earlier, I always go for liquors I don’t turn to very often…” Rosie Schaap (author of upcoming DRINKING WITH MEN) helps us welcome in Fall in the classiest of ways - with an appropriate cocktail or two.Read her DRINK article in the The New York Times Magazine and whip up a Fall cocktail for some friends this weekend: http://nyti.ms/SF5ZTL
‎”So as the wind picks up and the skies darken earlier, I always go for liquors I don’t turn to very often…” Rosie Schaap (author of upcoming DRINKING WITH MEN) helps us welcome in Fall in the classiest of ways - with an appropriate cocktail or two.

Read her DRINK article in the The New York Times Magazine and whip up a Fall cocktail for some friends this weekend: http://nyti.ms/SF5ZTL