First is Tyler Cowen's Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World. I have no idea what this book will be about, but I suspect it will be like his writings on Marginal Revolution, spanning topics from culture to food to the internet, all with strong opinions as befitting an economist. It's when economists write about macroeconomics that my eyes roll, but on topics I have more knowledge their thinking is instructive. Releases July 9.
Bill Simmons The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy. Sports Guy fans have had to live with fewer columns for quite some time now, but this promises to be our reward. Releases October 27.
Chuck Klosterman's Eating the Dinosaur. In a recent podcast with Bill Simmons, Klosterman described this book as similar to Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto in format, that is, a series of essays. As I enjoyed that earlier essay collection, I've already placed my order for thisone. Releases October 20.