What to read in October
In Paul, a decades-long intimate portrait project, photojournalist Harry Benson records Paul McCartney’s evolution (right) from âcute Beatleâ to revered solo musician and serious family man. McCartney’s charisma is evident, whether concentrated at the piano or in a moment of rest.
A harvest of immersive novels – set in churches, deserts and space – delves into the weirdness of being human. âKeziah weir
In these new books, three stars put their lives on paper. âKW
Robinson’s third collection of bursting laughter essays is the first in her new imprint, Tiny Reparations, which she says will highlight “women, [people of color], and members of the LGBTQIA + community âin a wide variety of books, from thrillers to romance to comedy. “We are more than a trauma,” she said, “and I plan to be one of the many footprints to show it.”
Inspired by Italian table treasures by Burton Anderson, and the work of Nigel Slater, Nigella Lawson, MFK Fisher, Joseph Mitchell, and SJ Perelman, Tucci details her epicurean life in this memoir with recipes from Gallery Books, including a French delicacy shared with Meryl Streep. His reaction: “That’s a bit of a backyard about it.” Sound: “Looks like a fucking horse cock.” If Tucci’s life was just a fuss, he says VF, âI know it would be pasta! “