Books


Touchstone told The Associated Press on Thursday that it will launch the Fireside series on Oct. 11 with four books, including “The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Hangover” and “The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Husband.” Four more books will come out next spring. Fireside was an old self-help imprint for Touchstone’s parent company, Simon & Schuster.


“In the past several months on Weight Watchers, I have worked with wonderful chefs to make healthier versions of my favorite meals,” Winfrey said in a statement. “When people come to my house for lunch or dinner, the number one thing they ask is, ‘How is this so delicious and still healthy?’ So I decided to answer that question with recipes everyone can enjoy.”


“A good restaurant, a restaurant that becomes famous or that a community cares about — it has to do with food, but it has to do with so much more,” said cookbook author Jaya Saxena, a writer for The Daily Dot. “The things people are driven to eat are influenced by the economy, politics, immigration trends and all kinds of other things.”


Warning: This book may make you want to read a bunch of other books. Maybe even buy a comic. On my list, recommended by Mr. Gaiman: anything by Harlan Ellison, “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,” the “Discworld” series by Terry Pratchett, “Lud-in-the-Mist” and Gaiman’s own “Sandman” series of graphic novels.