Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball's Home Run Revolution by Jared DiamondWhat it's about: how professional baseball's recent "home run boom" can be attributed to evolving practices in batting.
Why you might like it: Wall Street Journal baseball writer Jared Diamond's upbeat and humorous account spotlights a game-changing cast of players "worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster" (Library Journal).
Don't miss: Diamond testing out new batting techniques for himself.
The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes... by John FeinsteinWhat it is: an engaging chronicle of the 2018-2019 college basketball season as experienced by the small, lesser-known teams who rarely find championship glory.
Read it for: an enthusiastic celebration of surprising successes, like Loyola of Chicago making its second-ever Final Four appearance in the team's 104-year history.
Did you know? Division I college basketball has more than 350 teams.
Wow, No Thank You. Essays by Samantha IrbyWhat it is: the third irreverent essay collection from comedian Samantha Irby, written in her signature self-deprecating style.
Topics include: city life vs. suburban life; Irby's ambivalence about turning 40; writing for Hulu's Shrill; the seductive lure of targeted advertising; daily routines.
Want a taste? "I like to wake up naturally, gripped by a heart-pounding panic as the sun slices through my eyelids at noon."
Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America by Jon WilkmanWhat it is: a thought-provoking and accessible history of American documentary filmmaking that explores the myriad ways in which documentarians have portrayed "truth."
What sets it apart: profiles of a diverse group of filmmakers like William D. Alexander, who chronicled the experiences of black soldiers in World War II, and Henry Hampton, who produced the Oscar-nominated Eyes on the Prize.
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