Featuring wanderlust on two wheels, thirty years of gay Britain and dispatches from the corner of the Oval Office
New Female Tribes by Rachel Pashley
Although four categories is a reductionist final takeaway for categorizing all women on the planet, Rachel Pashley’s New Female Tribes does throw up an interesting array of research and data to try and back them up. Inspired by her time as a senior strategist at an ad company, Pashley commissioned the Women’s Index Survey, a global report which questioned 8,000 women aged between 17 and 70 across 19 countries. Away from the modest sampling the responses make for interesting reading.
New Female Tribes (Virgin Books) is out now
Escape by Bike by Joshua Cunningham
If you’re not gagging to at least ride around (and camp in) the park after reading the introduction to Joshua Cunningham’s manual of cycling wanderlust, there’s something wrong with you.
A step-by-step how to guide, Escape By Bike is the book on cycling adventures. With answers to every question you could possibly think of, as well as rich and informative travel writing throughout, EBB is a must-read for anyone considering a short domestic trip or a trans-continental adventure.
Escape By Bike (Thames & Hudson) is out now
From the Corner of the Oval Office by Beck Dorey-Stein
Having worked in the Obama Whitehouse as a stenographer, a job Dorey-Stein stumbled upon in a dream-like case of excellent luck, you might think that she might be slightly muted in her subsequent tell all. No sir. Reading From The Corner of the Oval Office, you get the impression Dorey-Stein is holding nothing back. Gory deets galore. A revealing, funny and personal account of working in the White House, courtesy of a talented woman that tells it exactly how you might have hoped.
From The Corner of the Oval Office (Bantam) is out now
Mind on Fire by Arnold Thomas Fanning
Intense. That’s the word that comes to mind when considering how to describe Mind On Fire, Arnold Thomas Fanning’s memoir of depression and recovery. Drawn from diaries as well as extensive research and interviews with people who knew him at the time, Mind On Fire is a window into the deepest, darkest depths of the depression Fanning suffered as an up-and-coming playwright. Difficult at times to read, but ultimately uplifting, Fanning’s ability to capture vividly the ebb and flow of his experiences makes the memoir all the more difficult to put down.
Mind On Fire (Penguin Ireland) is out now
Words by Davey Brett