Our Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015
If there is a greater pleasure than reading, it is recommending to others works by writers one loves. During the holiday season, we're extra festive, figuring out which of the hundreds of books we've read since January we liked best.
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Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man
Dey Street Books
The legendary rock critic remembers the people, places, ideas and art that have informed his writing. Pay special attention, as Christgau has, to the women: Ellen Willis, a powerful cultural critic who teaches him the meaning of loss; and his wife of 40 years, Carola Dibbell (also on this list with The Only Ones), who's coauthor of the marriage he considers his greatest work.
— Dotun Akintoye