I don't know whether to attribute my recent literary ADD to baby brain or to the fact that I've read The Jolly Postman seventeen consecutive nights in a row, but either way, the only books I've been able to digest recently are ones with lots of pictures and very few words. Did I say I've been reading books? I meant magazines. Luckily two such books just came out that have just enough words to make me feel like an adult but few enough words that I'll actually read them.
First up is Humans of New York, which I wrote about back here, which recently released a hardcover book. You can buy the book and see new, exclusive profiles of awesome New Yorkers by Brandon Stanton here. This project is so tender it makes me want to hug a cat.
Moving on before I start sneezing, have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman and Kermit the Frog all in one place at one time? It would be like this - Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People is out now and, in even better "feel good" news, some of the proceeds support Save the Children. Great, now I need another cat.
I don't have a coffee table, but these books make me want one just so I can have these at arm's reach. What's on your coffee table? Do you have room for these two books? No? Well, you better make some or I'm keeping your cats.