Gary Shteyngart freely admits that Monette Adeva Maglaya’s immigrant survival guide is “a compendium of bizarre clip art, well-worn inspirational cliches, practical advice and religious hoo-ha,” but says “few books have come closer to telling me what it means to be an immigrant in America today.”

J.G. Ballard, David Lodge, Lisa Jardine and Jan Morris are among the writers, critics and celebrities offering their “beach readsuggestions at the Guardian.

The not-so-secret history of Anonymous, a central CIA figure, who’s published a book about the Bush administration’s Iraq policies.

What are these strange things, these things authors call “websites“? (Via Sarah.)


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