PG Wodehouse, with pipe.
The Dec/Jan issue of Bookforum won't be in stores (or mailboxes) until the end of the month, but, early issues are being handed out at the People's Library at Zuccotti Park this afternoon. Head down to grab a free copy!
David Lodge’s A Man of Parts, Rosa Luxembourg, and T.S. Eliot’s letters round out the Atlantic’s list of the best books of 2011. Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, Karl Marlantes’s What It Is Like to Go to War and Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography make Amazon’s list of the top books of 2011. Speaking of Chad Harbach, here’s a video of him on Emily Gould’s cooking show, teaching her how to make homemade protein bars.
The first book about Occupy Wall Street, titled This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement, will be on shelves by the end of the month.
The newest Ryan Gosling blog mashes up glam shots of the actor with typographical tips.
Brooklyn bookstore Spoonbill & Sugartown is hosting a photo exhibit of the three cats that have lived at the shop since it opened in 1999.
PG Wodehouse's letters have been released in England.
A Wired quiz challenges readers on how much more surreal 1Q84 (the Murakami novel) is than 1984 (the year) was.
At the Paris Review blog: Taking his cue from Nicholson Baker, Adam Wilson riffs on his “admittedly creepy, undoubtedly perverse” fascination with Owen Wilson. Bonus: Trinie Dalton interviews Lizzi Bougatsos from Gang Gang Dance.