New books in my pile by Tyler Cowen August 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm in Books 1. Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy, by Viviana A. Zelizer, home page here. From a browse I learned that many prostitutes spend their "dirty money" more quickly. 2. A Short History of Celebrity, by Fred Inglis, home page here, with chapter one pdf. 3. Valuing the Unique: The Economics of Singularities, by Lucien Karpik, from the French, chapter one pdf and home page.