Indulge your Benedict Cumberbatch addiction, get coloring, mix drinks with the movies and more.
My Name Is _____ and I Am A Cumberbitch
Emily Barrett and Alexi Penfold
If you get a chill every time you hear the name “Benedict,” you might just be a “Cumberbitch” — but there’s hope for recovery.
An Inky Adventure & Coloring Book
Penguin Books, $16.95 paper
The artist who kicked off the adult coloring book craze returns with illustrations under the sea.
One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems
Michael I. Bennett, MD and Sarah Bennett
Simon & Schuster, $19.99
A psychiatrist and his daughter, a comedian, present a grounded self-help book for people who hate self-help books.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Dey Street, $19.99
In this unusual and illustrated biography, the authors dynamically describe the life, work and meme-ification of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting
Drawn and Quarterly, $12.95 paper
A collection of irreverent comic strips that promises to teach you how to drive your children absolutely crazy. (Hey, turnabout is fair play.)
Gone With the Gin
Cocktails With a Hollywood Twist
Running Press, $15
Your next Oscar party is set with these drink recipes from actor and author Federle. Can we interest you in a Bloody Mary Poppins or A Sidecar Named Desire?
Where Great Books Meet Pop Culture
Flatiron Books, $19.99
Kreizman combines a love of popular culture with her keen ear for literary quotation, pairing Susan Sontag with Kanye West and Sylvia Plath with “The Bachelor.”
How to Tell a Story
1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = A Million Adventures
Daniel Nayeri, illustrated by Brian Won
Help your kids tell their own tales of adventure with this book and 20 storytelling blocks with pictures of tacos, pirates, bulldozers and bunnies.
Gallery Books, $24
The 26-year-old YouTube sensation and LGBT rights activist tells amusing (and often embarrassing) anecdotes from his life in this essay collection.
Pride & Preju-Knits
Twelve Genteel Knitting Projects Inspired by Jane Austen
Trixie von Purl
Harper Design, $19.99 paper
Have you ever wanted to knit your own Mr. Darcy or Emma Woodhouse? Look no further than this book of patterns that promises to keep Austen weird.
A Guide for Grown-Ups
Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $13
This gift book showcases some of the most inspiring quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of “The Little Prince.”
The Ups and Downs of Online Dating from the Most Popular Girl in New York City
Lauren Urasek with Laura Barcella
Urasek, known as the most popular New Yorker on the dating site OKCupid, shares advice and anecdotes from her dates both good and disastrous.
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