Books

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. DOMINIQUE BROWNING ’77 Around the House and in the Garden (Scribner, 2002) For several years, House & Garden editor–in–chief Dominique Browning has written a monthly column that combines personal vignettes with observations about home improvement, gardening, and raising children. In this consistently intelligent and gracefully…

AUTHOR ESSAY: Rediscovering an Amazing Life

In her acclaimed new book, Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth–Century Congo (Viking, 2002), Pagan Kennedy ’84 resurrects the story of a forgotten African American explorer. I met William Henry Sheppard in a book. Though he’d been dead 70 years and now consisted of nothing but a few pages of text in a…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. STEVEN ALMOND ’88 My Life in Heavy Metal (Grove/Atlantic, 2002) Most of the 12 stories in this entertaining fiction debut deal with the passion, humor, and angst of relationships between young men and women in the ’80s and ’90s. Almond is especially adept…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. TYLER ANBINDER ’84 Five Points (Free Press, 2001) Tyler Anbinder’s new book is the first comprehensive history of Five Points, a district in lower Manhattan— now Chinatown—that was once the most notorious neighborhood in 19th–century America, chronicled by journalists, religious magazines, and popular…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. NONFICTION W. WOSINKA, R.B. CIALDINI, D. W. BARRETT ’86 and J. REYKOWSKI, editors The Practice of Social Influence in Multiple Cultures (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001). In addition, DANIEL BARRETT ’86 is also a chapter author. JOSHUA DAVID BELLIN ’87 The Demon of the Continent: Indians…

AUTHOR ESSAY: Hooked on the Big Tobacco Trials

Dan Zegart ’77 traces his journey from smoker to author of Civil Warriors (Delacorte Press), the story of the people who fought to hold the cigarette industry accountable. I was a fledgling newspaper reporter in June 1988 when I read that a jury in New Jersey had ordered a tobacco company to pay a lung cancer victim’s…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. WENDY LUSTBADER ’76 What’s Worth Knowing (Tarcher/Putnam, 2001) As a young social work student, Wendy Lustbader was given a challenging assignment: to record the life stories of residents of a nursing home so the staff could learn more about each person living there.…