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Cry, Prune, and Bicker

Tears, branches, and egos fall in this month’s roundup.

Eating With a Dim Sum Pro

Carolyn Phillips reveals the secrets in her new book and shares the way at Chef’s Wok.

Diary of a Microdosed-Mellowed Mama

Ayelet Waldman deftly writes about how LSD affects her moods.

The Real Deal About Indians

Accurately understanding American history might be the best future protection against repeating past mistakes.

A Third Wave for Civil Rights

If the United States is to be “great again”—or, truly great for the first time ever for all of its citizens—the country must admit with stark honesty to what it has been.

On Art, Sex, and Opera

A memoir, manual, and novel look at history, relationships, and personal drive.

Be East Bay: January Events

The Harlem Globetrotters run circles around the competition. Plus, check out the History Mystery Tour aboard the USS Hornet and more.

Michael Lewis’ Departure From Logic

This time the best-selling Berkeley author debunks gut instincts.

Dave Newhouse Keeps Busy Writing Books

The beloved Oakland Tribune sports writer and columnist wrote his last column in 2011 but writes just as much these days.

One Tough Cookie

Women and girls in particular might scrutinize Barbara Boxer’s tactics and achievements and use them as inspiration.