15 Books to Watch for in January 2011

From a riveting memoir of a woman's tormented relationship with her mother to the life lessons gleaned from overcoming a debilitating disease, O's editors pick 15 amazing reads to start the year.
Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban

Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty

512 pages; St. Martins
This fascinating biography reveals that Neel—lover, mother, Communist, and, above all, artist—lived a big life. She even painted Warhol partially nude.
— Karen Holt

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