What Slate's Reading This MonthBook reviews in 300 words or less.
Paradise LostCees Nooteboom takes on our jet-fueled millennium.
The Woman Warrior at 30Maxine Hong Kingston's secrets and lies.
Remembering Iron JohnWhen men were men—without irony and Banana Republic.
Eluding HappinessA Buddhist problem with Christmas.
The Other SontagWhy isn't the critic remembered for her short stories?
Winter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
Enormous Changes in Very Small SpacesGrace Paley's greatness.
Her Silence Spoke VolumesThe importance of Tillie Olsen.
Many Happy Returns, Your HolinessThe Dalai Lama is turning 71. Where will Buddhism be without him?
Marcus vs. FranzenThe latest literary wrangling in Harper's leaves everyone confused.