Why not pair up some reading and listening gems? Here are some complementary ideas. Or as they say, in the fashion business, "Don't match, coordinate!"
Mark Harris' new biography of director Mike Nichols' extraordinary life pairs well with our new audiobook of the popular "Life isn't everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends" as compiled by Carter & Kashner.
Dolly Parton has released an archive of her life as revealed through her lyrics, including many fascinating memories and stories. Pair that with Sarah Smarsh's tribute to Dolly and the "Women Who Lived Her Songs", an engaging mix of biography and sociological study.
Ty Seidule's penetrating analysis of the myth of the Lost Cause and his own Southern childhood set against his later life reckoning as a soldier, professor, and historian is profound and authentic. Pair that with an audiobook of professor/historian Heather Cox Richardson's study of how the South is alive and well in the West and you will be well on your way to shedding new light on our country's ongoing struggles with paradox.
Pair a compelling memoir of Rosayra Pablo Cruz, a brave Guatemalan mother seeking asylum and forced to fight for her family with Jacob Soboroff's brilliant and compassionate study of the separation of families at the border.