New & Notable
The Cheater’s Diet: The Sneaky Secrets to Losing Up to 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks, Eating (and Drinking) Everything You Love
Marissa Lippert (Col ’00)
Marissa Lippert knows that people cheat on their diets, so her plan starts with cheating. Twice voted New York’s favorite nutritionist, Lippert presents an eight-week plan that includes recipes, ways to compensate for slipups and strategies for diet busters like travel and eating out.
Exiled from Paris: Growing up French in the 1960s
Eric H. du Plessis (Grad ’79)
This memoir documents the radical transformation of French intellectual life and culture through the eyes of a boy living among his eccentric Parisian family. Du Plessis shares society gossip and embarrassing episodes with equal wit and candor.
Roots of Revolution: The Press and Social Change in Latin America
Jerry W. Knudson (Grad ’62)
University Press of America
Knudson explores the long-standing social and economic ills that caused society to disintegrate into violence during Latin American revolutions. Based on the author’s firsthand knowledge as a journalist, the book argues that underdeveloped education and health systems are main causes of political instability.
A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso
Paul Barolsky (Faculty)
The Pennsylvania State University Press
Drawing examples from the history of the last several thousand years, Barolsky argues that the history of the artist is inseparable from fiction about the artist. From ancient Rome and the Middle Ages, when artists were seldom identified, to the Romantic period—when the cult of the artist was in full bloom—cultural myths pertaining to the artist were significant to how artists saw themselves and their work.
Elizabeth McColl (Col ’83)
Main Street Rag
Overachieving Adele’s life is changed in an instant when she suffers a brain injury during a bike accident. But not only is her life changed; her family and her fiancé also face the challenges of Adele’s recovery. This novel examines the frailty and strength of the ties that bind.
The Year of Goodbyes
Debbie Levy (Col ’78)
Disney Hyperion Books
This book is the true story of the author’s mother’s experience as a Jew in Germany in 1938. This book for young readers is based on an autograph book that 12-year-old Jutta Salzberg kept during that year, in which her friends and relatives shared inscriptions, verses and drawings. It includes images from the autograph book, translations and poems that trace the Salzberg family’s departure from Germany.
Cancer from A to Z: A Dictionary of Cancer-Related Terms in Easily Understood Language
Dr. Edward H. Laughlin (Col ’54)
The first 300 pages are a comprehensive dictionary explaining terms related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The book also offers sections about cancer detection and prevention in easy-to-understand language and lists resources.