Books of note
1. David W. Galenson, Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art. We've covered Galenson in these posts.
2. Richard A. Posner, The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy. Due out in April, this book is 400 pp. The press release notes it "presents what Judge Posner has learned about the econom since writing [his last book]…[and he] thinks we're in for a financial aftershock because of the amount of money the government has poured into the economy to save it."
3. Günter Grass, The Tin Drum, new translation by Breon Mitchell. I've only browsed this, but it appears to be far better than the earlier English-language translation.
4. Scott Berkun, Confessions of a Public Speaker. If you get only one good tip from this book, it's worth it.
5. Peter Singer Under Fire: The Moral Iconoclast Faces His Critics. The critics include Bernard Williams, David Schmidtz, Jan Narveson, Michael Huemer, and myself'; Singer responds to each essay.