Now Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, November 18th Edition

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The Best Of L.A.

Willin' 

A Story Told Lately
(Scribner, hardcover, $17)
By Anjelica Huston
The icon recalls growing up at the feet of a Hollywood director in Ireland, L.A., and a slew of cities in between. Filled with the actresses memories of life in London in the early ‘60s, a torrid affair with photographer Bob Richardson in New York, and finally settling in Los Angeles, Huston’s memoir is sure to beguile.
Out: November 19

The Best Of The West

Black and Brown 

Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings
(Crown Archetype, hardcover $14)
By Ron Burgundy
America’s favorite newscaster leaves no rock unturned in telling the history of his heroic life. With cameos by Barbara Streisand, Barbara Walters, and Walter Cronkite (just to name a few), this groundbreaking autobiography might just quench your Anchorman thirst until the sequel’s release in December.
Out: November 19

Black and Brown 

Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens
(Backbeat Books, hardcover $22)
By Randy Poe and Buck Owens
Country music legend Buck Owens chose to break tradition and make a name for himself in Bakersfield, California, 2,000 miles away from country music capital Nashville, Tennessee. In the process, he produced 21 number one hits and created a new sound for country music. In the 1990s, Owens started tape-recording his autobiography, which has since been compiled into these pages.
Out: November 19

The Best Of The Rest

The 27 Club 

The Book of Important Moments
(Dzanc Books, paperback $10)
By Richard Wiley
Written by the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for best American fiction, The Book of Important Moments tells the story of pleasantly pregnant Ruth Rhodes, who is unexpectedly confronted by the man who raped her years earlier. Her rapist tells his side of the story while her husband tries to cope with his mother’s murder.
Out: November 19

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