Free association underpins the comedy of Lorrie Moore’s writing — or perhaps the verb should be ‘unpins’, since her prose spins off in tangential, apparently affectless riffs.
Julie Powell wrote Julie and Julia, a book (and now a film) in which she described her attempts to cook a huge number of recipes by the cookery writer Julia Child.
Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín
Ask Alice, by D. J. Taylor
God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth, by Piers Morgan
Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Gamble: General Petraeus and the Untold Story of the American Surge in Iraq, 2006-2008, by Thomas E. Ricks
Americans in Paris, by Charles Glass
Journals: 1952-2000, by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen Schlesinger
The Eagle & the Crown, by Frank Prochaska
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey