Shelf Life

The Big Book recommendations of 2016

Bridget Bodnar Dec 9, 2016

We interview a lot of authors on Marketplace. This year, we featured over 60 books about everything from architecture to the entertainment industry to Alan Greenspan. If you’re looking for some recommendations for holiday reading, we’ve got you covered: 

If you like books about the movers and shakers of our economy, past and present:

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan,” Sebastian Mallaby’s new book about former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. 

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If you want a deeper dive into economic issues and trends:

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation,” by Natalie Moore, a look at how racist housing policies of the past shape Chicago today. 

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If you like getting an inside peek at the entertainment industry:

Bryan Cranston’s memoir, “A Life in Parts” chronicles his wandering path to film and television stardom. 

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If coffee table books are more your style:

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building” by Judith Dupre

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For more interviews with authors, check out our collection, The Big Book.

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