Sometimes, a cup of tea and a new book is all you need to transform your mood. If you're already over this week, tune everything out by getting immersed in one of these new releases. Sometimes, getting caught up in someone else's drama does just the trick to take your mind off of everything going wrong in your own life.
"Bettyville" by George Hodgman
In this memoir, Vanity Fair writer George Hodgman shares what it was like to leave Manhattan and return to his Missouri hometown to take care of his aging mother, Betty. Hodgman's relationship with his mom is complex; she never seems to have accpeted him being gay. Besides that, he struggles finding a way to take care of his mom without taking her dignity, a difficult balance so many others know all too well.