Friday, October 30, 2009

Harold Evans' six favorite­ bio­graphies & memoirs

Harold Evans is The Week’s editor-at-large and author of The American Century. His autobiography, My Paper Chase, will be released in the coming week.

For The Week, he named his six favorite­ bio­graphies and memoirs.

One title on the list:
Eating: A Memoir by Jason Epstein (Knopf, $25).

Lunching with this legendary Random House editor, an author never knows whether Epstein will vent on the virtues of St. Thomas Aquinas or a properly prepared artichoke. His memoir, more a collection of amusing short stories, is stuffed—no, graced—with recipes, and is designed to seduce the most frugal.
Read about another book on Evans' list.

--Marshal Zeringue