Well that does look good! For the first night of Hanukkah I got Shu "Is that a Fish in your Ear?" by David Bellos. It is about the theory of translation, and he is enjoying it.
Has anyone here read either " Pulphead " by John Jeremiah Sullivan (about pop culture) or Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs?" We all know "The Devil's Dictionary," but apparently this one has "ghost stories" and "fanciful" tales.