Buy it: The Kings of New York
I rarely cover books or other media here at Cheryl Shops because, well, I like to focus on clothes and shoes and stuff. But every once in awhile, well, it's good to expand your horizons. So, for those of you who don't know me personally, I often mention MW on the blog; MW is my boyfriend and co-habitant, and he happens to write books. His new one is out today, and it's called The Kings of New York, and it's very, very good (I'm not just saying that--Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, the New York Times Book Review, and a bunch of other publications agree). It's about high-school chess geniuses in Brooklyn, and having played about two games of chess in my life before I read it, I can vouch that it's more about the people than the game, so you don't have to be a supernerd yourself to enjoy it. So, anyway, you should buy it. (While you're at it, you can read more about MW here.) Shameless plug? Yes. But worth it.

1 comment

Jen said...

hey :) tell mw that he still owes me an autograph on my copy of his first book, but i'll forgive him is he also promises to autograph this book for me :P