Pulse: Pursuits: Books: Read This (Nonfiction) Now

Three good ones for the reader on your shopping list

Boardwalk Empire
by NJ judge Nelson Johnson
What’s inside: The gangsters, gamblers and crooked pols who built A.C. Soon to be an HBO series from Scorsese.

Everything But the Coffee
by Temple prof Bryant Simon
What’s inside: The Starbucks phenomenon and what it reveals about our society.

Dangerously Funny
by former Inky TV critic
David Bianculli
What’s inside: Lots of dirt, ditties, and delightful tidbits on the surprisingly interesting Smothers Brothers.