The New York Times:
Frank Bruni, former restaurant critic and author of the memoir Born Round, reviews Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton: "There are rhapsodic passages aplenty about eating and cooking, and while such reveries can easily seem forced or trite, hers ring sweetly true. She’s recounting actual rapture, not contriving its facsimile on cue. You can feel her amazement as her father roasts whole lambs on a spit and her awe at the dexterity with which the chef André Soltner pulls off a perfect omelet, using only a fork. Readers with limited appetites for food porn, beware. This is one salacious expedition into the folds of orecchiette and fine points of puntarelle."
Alexandra Horowitz reviews Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer: "His assemblage of personal mnemonic images is riotous. He makes suspenseful an event animated mostly by the participants’ 'dramatic temple massaging.' By book’s end, Foer can boast the ability to memorize the order of nine and one-half decks of cards in an hour. Yet he still loses track of where he left his car keys like the rest of us. He numbly types into his cellphone the phone numbers he does not want to bother to remember. And one can only imagine what he will do with the fantastical images that now people his brain."