No Cheating, No Dying, the hotly anticipated memoir from Bernal Heights author Elizabeth Weil, finally hits shelves this month after her New York Times Magazine article “Married (Happily) with Issues” struck a universal chord back in 2009—the story got nearly 4 million page views online. In the book, Weil and her husband embark on a series of relationship-improvement projects on their already solid marriage. Her acute insights into their partnership will no doubt trigger thought and examination of your own. Here, Weil answers a few of our burning questions.
Meat of the Matter
Marissa Guggiana’s Primal Cuts (Welcome Books, $38) is proof that our obsession with butchery and whole-beast cooking hasn’t yet reached a saturation point. Filled with interviews from butchers and chefs, recipes, and charts (on topics like sharing a cow)—Guggiana’s book is a modern meat manual that celebrates the craft of old-world butchery and sustainably-raised meat without resorting to overwrought praise and glorification.