GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS OF 2013

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GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS OF 2013
GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS OF 2013

Announcing the winners of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

Six of our books are among the 20 category winners! 

Read more here.

 
 

THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK & THE HUNGOEVR COOBKOOK

by Milton Crawford

THE RANDOM HOUSE UK / VINTAGE BOOKS

 
THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK &  THE HUNGOEVR COOBKOOK
THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK &  THE HUNGOEVR COOBKOOK

"A hangover is an opportunity to see and taste the world in a new way," and so he's created a compendium of recipes meant to take full advantage of this altered state. Crawford has divided the cookbook into sections, each devoted to the most prevalent types of hangovers, as described in P.G. Wodehouse's screwball novel, The Mating Season.

To determine what sort of hangover is plaguing you, Crawford has devised a series of visual tests ("How many black dots do you see?" Answer A, "The whole page is full of black holes that I feel I may fall into at any moment") and a physical questionnaire ("How does your head feel?" Answer D, "A bomb has exploded inside my skull and all that's left is the drip, drip, drip of alcohol creating stalactites and stalagmites in my empty, aching cave of a cranium.") Based on your answers, you are directed to a chapter of recipes designed for what ails you, ranging from spicy belly bombs to the gentler tummy tamers.

While The Hungover Cookbook was about stylishly eating your way to a full recovery after a night of boozing, The Drunken Cookbook is a funny, witty and entertaining guide for the night before the morning after and how to satisfy your hunger when you’ve had a drink or two – or six.

Whether you’ve been out dancing until 2am or just popped out for a couple of pints after work, if you have the booze munchies – and are still compos mentis enough to read and cook the recipes, of course - then this is the book for you.

Complete with fun diagnostic tests to determine just how tipsy you are - from The Duracell (you’re going to be up and partying all night), to The Penguin (unsteady and comical) and The Puppy Dog (friendly and inoffensive), The Drunken Cookbook is packed full of delicious recipes which range in difficulty - depending on how many drinks you’ve had - and are divided into appealing sections such as Meat, Heat, Fried, Carbs, Party Food and Boozy Desserts. Perfect dishes for soaking up the booze and restoring your health ready for the morning after.

The Hungover Cookbook has sold almost 100,000 copies since publication and was published in the US, Germany, The Netherlands and Finland. This sequel is the perfect Christmas stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. Rights have been sold to Clarkson Potter in the US.

Milton Crawford is an author and journalist, and in keeping with the most honorable traditions of the writing profession, a drinker of distinction.

HUMANS OF NEW YORK

by Brandon Stanton

DEFIORE AND COMPANY

 
HUMANS OF NEW YORK
HUMANS OF NEW YORK

Brandon came to New York two years ago, at age 26, an amateur street photographer with the idea of creating what he calls “a visual census” of the five boroughs: A map of photographs that would illustrate the texture of the varied neighborhoods of the city in human terms. But the project took a different turn when he began posting the photos on facebook and a dialogue started with fans from around the world. Then it changed from a census to a tapestry—and huge numbers of people find inspiration, understanding, solace and joy in their engagement with the individual faces and images.

Brandon is a very gifted and popular photographer. His book is not about New York. It is about the various, colorful individuals of New York City. Flipping through this book is truly an unforgettable experience.

HUMANS OF NEW YORK will be a beautifully designed book that will capture the amazing heart and humanity of the project and be a keepsake for its very devoted fans—while drawing in new fans among book buyers. As Brandon says, this project is ‘more human than it is New York.’ Only about one fifth of his fans are New Yorkers—the rest come from around the country, and from around the world. In fact, there are now over 100 copycat sites that have created their own version of Brandon’s concept (including Humans of Rome, Humans of London, Humans of Paris, Humans of Tel Aviv...). Watch this video for a nice collection of pictures. 

 

THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK

by Shane Kuhn

FOUNDRY LITERARY + MEDIA

 
THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK
THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK

John Lago is an intern at one of the biggest law firms in New York. He clocks 80 hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the sh*t work no one else wants to do…and he doesn’t make a dime. John’s the best intern the firm has ever had, but he’s not paying his dues so he can claw his way to the top of the corporate food chain. John was hired to assassinate one of the firm’s high profile, heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover; enabling him to gather intel and secure the access he needs to execute a clean, untraceable kill.

Part “Gross Pointe Blank,” part Beat The Reaper, part American Psycho, The Intern’s Handbook introduces us to the mind of a killer that we can’t help but eventually care and want redemption for.

The Intern’s Handbook is John Lago’s unofficial survival guide for new recruits at Human Resources, Inc. – John’s real employer and a front for one of the most elite assassin training and “placement” programs in the world. But what starts as a handbook becomes a darkly comic memoir somewhere along the way. Within, John chronicles his final assignment at one of New York’s most infamous law firms - a twisted, violent thrill ride pitting him against the strongest adversary he has ever faced – a federal agent assigned to investigate the same law firm partner John has been hired to kill. In juxtaposition to the Handbook’s blood soaked bravado are FBI wiretap transcripts in which John unwittingly exposes the deep scars from his horrific childhood, his longing to connect with his true family, and his hope that love will help him find redemption from the body count that haunts his past and threatens his future.