"Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film" by Jimmy McDonough (Crown, $26.95). The author of "Shakey...
“Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film” by Jimmy McDonough (Crown, $26.95). The author of “Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography” chronicles the life of the filmmaker who gave us “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” and “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” McDonough lives in Amboy, Clark County.
“Sutton Impact: The Political Cartoons of Ward Sutton” (Seven Stories, $18.95). Sutton, a former Seattleite who got his start as a cartoonist at The Rocket, The Stranger and Seattle Weekly, offers some satire that “may be hazardous to your unquestioning devotion to the Bush administration, the religious right, and the medical industrial complex.”
“Comfortable Chaos” by Carolyn S. Harvey and Beth E. Herrild (Self-Counsel Press, $14.95). Two Seattle corporate veterans offer tips on how to make “guilt-free choices” between family time, personal time and career.
“Pike Place Public Market Seafood Cookbook, Second Edition” by Braiden Rex-Johnson (Ten Speed Press, $14.95). The food editor for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles updates her book of recipes. With colorful photographs by Jeff Koehler.
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“Mekhti” by Amy Bassan (Black Heron, $22.95). A Seattle writer’s novel about the fallout from a love affair between a teenage girl and a man 20 years her senior.
“The Loony” by Christopher WunderLee (Picaro Editions, $10). Novella by a Seattle writer, in which it turns out the Apollo missions to the moon were faked — and a rash of deaths has reduced those in on the fraud to a single astrophysicist.
“Deadwood” by Pete Dexter (Vintage, $14). A reissue of the Whidbey Island author’s 1986 novel, about an ailing Wild Bill Hickok in the Black Hills town of Deadwood.
“The Year of the Angler and the Year of the Trout: Tales of Fly Fishing, Rivers, the Environment, and Life” by Steve Raymond (Lyons, $19.95). Now in one volume: the former Seattle Times editor’s 1973 and 1985 books on fly fishing, described by his publisher as “underground classics” of the genre. Raymond is a frequent contributor to the Times’ book pages.
“The Architecture Traveler: A Guide to 263 Key American Buildings” by Sydney LeBlanc (Norton, $22.95). Revised edition of an architectural guide to American buildings, including some of Seattle’s usual suspects (the Smith Tower, the Space Needle) and at least one surprise (the Banner Building at 80 Vine St.).
“The Secrets of Jin-shei” by Alma Alexander (HarperSanFrancisco, $14.95). Paperback edition of a Seattle writer’s historical fantasy novel, set in a land resembling China. Seattle Times reviewer Rebecca Taylor praised the novel’s “striking detail” but found problems with its pacing.
“Waves: From Surfing to Tsunami” by Drew Kampion, illustrations by Jeff Petersen (Gibbs Smith, $19.95). A Langley author’s picturebook for children about ocean waves — how they’re formed, how they can be fun, and how wind, tides and earthquakes can make them a danger to mankind.
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic