#NewBookAlert: March 12-16, 2018

My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.

Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality by Hector MacDonald (Little, Brown and Company; Nonfiction on sale March 6): This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is a great Manic Street Preachers album; but it’s also a vicious and insidious “idea” we’ve eagerly adopted. Why would I accept your truth at face value? Out now and that’s The Truth. #NewBookAlert for March 12, 2018.

How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents by Jimmy O. Yang (Da Capo Press; Biography on sale March 13): Da Capo Press gives us an immigrant tale of woe and wit by the freshtastic Silicon Valley nemesis Jian-Yang. (Season 5 drops March 25 so #SetTheVCR!) #NewBookAlert for March 13, 2018.

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right by Angela Nagle (Zero Books; Politics on sale June 30, 2017): We are most certainly in a culture war and it’s way worse than the Cola War. Liberals with their worthless knee-jerk reactions and conservatives with their entrenched antiquated views. Both sides are consistently obnoxious and suffer from predictability. This is how we got here… #NewBookAlert for March 15, 2018.


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