Bury Me in My Jersey
By Tom McAllister
(Random House, 240 pages)
This La Salle University grad and diehard Eagles fan delivers the sort of heartfelt memoir only a full-blooded Philadelphia football fanatic could—one brimming with insight gleaned amid Veterans Stadium’s infamous 700 level, and from the even-keeled wisdom of his father. McAllister explores the local sports culture’s dichotomy of cheering and booing (your own team), glory and disappointment. Brash and beautiful, it’s Philly attytood at its most honest and poignant.
The Historic Philadelphia Center
Just because July 4, 2010, is long gone doesn’t mean your patriotic streak has to go into hibernation. Liberty 360 is a stunning re-imagining of that favorite summer holiday. With a modern-day Benjamin Franklin as host, PECO Theater’s cylindrical, panoramic screen—50 feet in diameter and 8 feet high—is flooded with inspiring images that appear to float in mid-air, making for a truly spectacular show that puts those fireworks to shame.
In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash
By Gene Marks
(Quicker! Better! Wiser! Publications,
As president of the Marks Group, a Bala Cynwyd-based consulting firm, Gene Marks knows a thing or two about making smart business decisions. In his fifth book, he updates the traditional aspects of running a company with modern, tech-savvy twists. You’ll learn what it takes to ruin a job (and how to avoid doing so), what numbers to check up on, and why a simple “thank you” never goes out of style.