Book News: Betty Halbreich, The Oatmeal, and Maria Goodavage
Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich spent forty years as a legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman. Her memoir, I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist chronicles her decades working with socialites, stars, and Hollywood’s top stylists. The book made Amazon’s Best Memoirs of 2014 list, and it’s #22 of their Best 100 Books of the Year! Congratulations, Betty!
Congratulations are also in order for Matt Inman, the comic and author behind The Oatmeal. His autobiographical The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons I Run Long Distances is a collection of comics and stories about running, eating, napping, and one cartoonist’s reasons for running across mountains until his toenails fall off. The book is #1 on Amazon’s “Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2014” list and #4 in the Humor category on the New York Times bestseller list!
New to the New York Times bestseller list this week is Maria Goodavage’s Top Dog, which made the #4 spot in “Animals” this week! The book tells the story of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog, through her adventures on and off the battlefield.