Tuesday February 16th, 2010

The Cherry & the Pit

A continuing series that highlights books recently acquired by publishing houses for future release. Each post features a book we’re looking forward to, and a book we’re . . . not.

The Cherry:

Stephen Tignor’s The End of the Earth: Borg, McEnroe, Connors, and the Final Days of Tennis’ Golden Age, a chronicle of how a bunch of free-spirited but ferocious rivals took the sport farther from its gentlemanly roots than anyone thought possible and gave it a mystique that has never been equaled since.

The Pit:

Gidget the Taco Bell Dog’s trainer Sue Chipperton’s A (Famous) Dog’s Life, celebrating the unusual life of this celebrated celebrity dog, and exploring the life of a Hollywood animal trainer who has worked on everything from Legally Blonde and the Aflac commercials to Titanic and Gran Torino.