Friday Finds—June 10, 2011

Friday FindsI only have two finds this week. The first comes via an Amazon recommendation. [amazon_link id=”0061288519″ target=”_blank” ]97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement[/amazon_link]  by Jane Ziegelman sounds like a fascinating read. Probably my New Yorker friends will laugh at me for being surprised about this, but when I Googled the book title, I found out that 97 Orchard on the Lower East Side is a the home of the Tenement Museum. The book looks like a pretty cool read, although reviews say that it focuses less on the families and more on the food. I should have thought “edible history” made that clearer, but maybe not to some.

Another find this week came straight from the publisher, who asked if I’d like a copy of [amazon_link id=”1401302025″ target=”_blank” ]The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School[/amazon_link] by Alexandra Robbins. Of course I said yes! I’m a geek! Anything that looks like it will celebrate my kind of people is welcome, but once the book arrived, I realized it is really more about high school culture, or at least it appears to be. I do think it looks interesting, though.

[amazon_image id=”0061288519″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”1401302025″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School[/amazon_image]