A roundup of recent books by Slate staff and contributors.
Emily Bazelon, a Slate senior editor, is the author of Sticks and Stones: The Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It, forthcoming in February.
Sascha Issenberg, who writes Slate's "Victory Lab" column, is the author of Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns. Read an excerpt.
Matthew Yglesias, Slate's "Moneybox" columnist and blogger, is the author of The Rent Is too Damn High.
Christopher Hitchens, who wrote Slate's "Fighting Words" column until his death in 2011, is the author of many books. His most recent is Mortality. Read an excerpt. In past years, he published Hitch-22: A Memoir; God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Thomas Jefferson: Author of America; Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays; Blood, Class, and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship; A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq; and Why Orwell Matters.
Mark Alan Stamaty, a Slate illustrator, is the author of the children's book Shake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down!: How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me & Mom. His previous books include Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq and Who Needs Donuts?, about a boy who heads to the city on tricycle in search of donuts. Click here to read an excerpt of Who Needs Donuts?
Seth Stevenson, a Slate contributor, is the author of Grounded: A Down-to-Earth Journey Around the World, in which he documents his travels around the globe without leaving the ground. Read an excerpt.
Fred Kaplan, who writes Slate's "War Stories" column, is the author 1959: The Year Everything Changed. Click here to read an excerpt. He also wrote Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power. Read an excerpt of 1959.
David Plotz, Slate's editor, is the author of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible. You can browse inside the book at the Harper Collins site. He is also the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank. Read Plotz's "Blogging the Bible" series, which inspired his latest book.
Farhad Manjoo, who writes Slate's "Technology" column, is the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society, an analysis of the status of truth in the digital age. Read an excerpt.
Jacob Weisberg, Slate editor and "Big Idea" columnist, is the author of, most recently, Palinisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Sarah Palin. He is also the author of The Bush Tragedy. Click here to read an excerpt. He is also co-author with Robert Rubin of In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices From Wall Street to Washington (click here to read an excerpt) and the author of the "Bushisms" series, which includes George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President, The Deluxe Election Edition Bushisms: The First Term, in His Own Special Words, and George W. Bushisms V: New Ways to Harm Our Country. Click here to read an excerpt of Bushisms V.
Tim Harford, who writes "The Undercover Economist" column for Slate and the Financial Times, is the author of Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure and The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor—and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car! Read an excerpt from Adapt.
Jon Katz, who contributes to Slate's "Heavy Petting" column, is the author of Dancing Dogs: Stories, Going Home: Finding Peace When a Pet Dies, and Running to the Mountain: A Midlife Adventure, among many other books. Read an excerpt of Going Home.
Emily Yoffe, who is Slate's "Dear Prudence," is the author of What the Dog Did: Tales From a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner. Read two Slate excerpts.
William Saletan, Slate's national correspondent, is the author of Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War.
Dahlia Lithwick, a Slate senior editor who writes "Jurisprudence" and "Supreme Court Dispatches," is the co-author with Brandt Goldstein of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World as well as an online novel: Saving Face.