New Langewiesche!
Happy holiday shopping season!

National Book Award news.

Meant to post this yesterday, and forgot: Katherine Boo's travel/memoir/investigative work Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity has won the National Book Award for Nonfiction (Louise Erdrich won the prize for fiction, for her novel The Round House).

I have no opinion on this, save to say I've had Boo's book home and just couldn't find the interest to read it. It is supposed to be very good, though.

In other hilarious nonfiction book news, Paula Broadwell's biography of David Petraeus, All In, will be available in paperback on 12/24/12. Wonder what all this* will do for sales?

*By the way, I am LOVING this story. It's like my Christmas present, only early. Every day it gets a little stupider: Generals sleeping with their biographers! Generals emailing socialites! FBI agents sending out shirtless photos! Honestly. You couldn't write this stuff.