Notability

November 23, 2006

My end-of-year list obsession continues, though The New York Times isn’t that much help. Only one graphic novel made its “100 Notable Books of the Year” list, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, though if you’re going to limit yourself to one, that’s a pretty darn good choice.

Another entry from the list’s non-fiction category, The United States of Arugula, is delightful reading so far. The evolution of celebrity food culture is interesting to read about for its own sake, but the behind-the-scenes bitchery is great fun. (Don’t worry… Julia rose above.)