Kim Stafford writes a compassionate memoir exploring the life—and suicide—of his brother, Bret.
by Hanna Neuschwander
Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology: A Team-Based Guide
Brian and Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, both associate professors of psychology, offer an engaging journey through the process of conducting research in their field. This hands-on guide assists undergraduates with their research—in their courses and in collaboration with faculty or graduate student mentors. Students learn how to work as a team, generate creative research ideas, design and pilot studies, recruit participants, collect and analyze data, write up results in APA style, and prepare and give formal research presentations.
Sage Publications, 2012. 296 pages.
Left Coast Roast: A Guide to the Best Coffee and Roasters From San Francisco to Seattle
Hanna Neuschwander, director of communications at the graduate school, writes a caffeine-fueled guide to 55 key coffee companies in Washington, Oregon, and northern California. Profiles describe each company’s background, roasting history, and style, and explain how to visit and order beans for home brewing. The book also includes notes on lingo, varieties, roasting basics, and how to brew the perfect cup of joe.
Timber Press, 2012. 296 pages.
Steve & i: One Photographer’s Improbable Journey With Steve Jobs
Becky Green Aaronson B.A. ’88 coauthors the story of her husband’s encounters and friendship with Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Jeffrey Aaronson is a professional photographer who met Jobs when both were 29, and their friendship lasted more than two decades. The book includes personal anecdotes and rarely seen photos.
Improbable Publishing, Kindle edition, 2012. 32 pages.
Peter Ames Carlin B.A. ’85 pens a sweeping biography of Bruce Springsteen, one of America’s greatest musicians. It’s the first biography in 25 years to be written with the cooperation of Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members—including Clarence Clemons in his last major interview—Carlin presents a startlingly intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon.
Touchstone, 2012. 512 pages.