Books For Your Sun-and-Beer-Addled Brain

Zócalo—and Zócalo’s Guests—Offer Reading Recommendations For the Sultry Summer Months

Does the impending summer heat threaten to slow your brain? Fear not: Zócalo has an antidote to the dog days of air-conditioned naps and cold beers. We asked some of the thinkers we respect most—by which we mean recent Zócalo guests, of course—to pick the best, smartest summer reading around. Below are their capsule reviews of new and recent nonfiction books that will keep your mental wheels turning on even the most languid afternoons by the pool.


My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The obstacles Sotomayor overcame to get where she …