Holiday Shopping 2023

Face front, true believers! It’s December, which means it’s time to gear up for gifts for your loved ones! And what better way to let them know that you care about them in a profound way that can’t be expressed by socks or a fruit basket than to get them a book? Maybe a book that has prose in it by me?

I contributed to two books this year. One of them is Overlooked, a collection of the New York Times column of obituaries about people (mostly women or people of color) who didn’t get proper obituaries in the paper when they died because of institutional sexism and racism. I’ve been proud to write installments of the column and I’m delighted that editor Amisha Padnani included my writeup of Rose Mackenberg, Houdini assistant and “ghost-buster,” in this gorgeous volume collecting the stories of dozens of people who are overlooked no more. You can buy it anywhere books are sold, including your local bookstore.

I also, of course, cowrote MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios with the estimable Joanna Robinson and Dave Gonzales. The book was an instant New York Times bestseller and has gotten many positive reviews, a majority of them from people who are not in my immediate family, using phrases like “compulsively readable.” Again, you can buy it from anywhere books are sold (the good people at Norton helpfully compiled lots of links to various sellers).

If you’re looking for a copy of MCU that was signed by all three of us, I believe that The Book Loft in Columbus and the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn still has copies left over from our whirlwind book tour: I’m sure they’ll be happy to sell you a copy and ship it to you. (You might want to call first to check that they still have what you’re looking for.)

Park Road Books in Charlotte, my hometown indie bookstore, will also be happy to sell you a copy of any of my books, including catalog titles like The Tao of Bill Murray and Kindness and Wonder, and ship it to you or a loved one. And I will happily personalize it and inscribe it for you before they send it out!

Friendly reminder: As always with holiday shopping, it’s better to order sooner rather than later so you’re not at the mercy of our nation’s overstrained delivery service.

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