Books

Books About the ‘Boy Crisis’ Are a Big Business. But Do They Actually Help?

Parents are buying up manuals for raising non-toxic young men, but the message on masculinity is confusing at best

When the Mob Expanded Into Small-Town America

In the new book ‘Smalltime,’ Russell Shorto investigates his own family and the long reach of organized crime after Prohibition

‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ Is the Perfect Journey for a Sensitive Kid

Norton Juster’s classic novel isn’t about good versus evil, but reason, emotion and self-discovery

The Last Gasp of the Gen X Nerd Kings

A crappy sequel book and a disgraced genre director are signs of a very specific type of guy and so-called generational voice on the way out

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