The Anchor Brewing Story

The compelling tale of one of America’s oldest craft breweries, author David Burkhart’s The Anchor Brewing Story delves into the history of San Francisco’s beloved Anchor Brewing Co from the Gold Rush to Prohibition until today. More than 300 archival images accompany the thoughtful text, which even incorporates the original home recipes for the brewer’s Anchor Steam, Anchor California Lager, Anchor Porter and Liberty Ale. Beer drinkers, …

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Part memoir, part scientific research, part travelogue and part history book, How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan captures the author and journalist’s quest to research how LSD and psilocybin can benefit the brain, alleviate depression and addiction, and more. The fascinating book (which has now been adapted into a four-part documentary series on Netflix) divulges the mysteries of hallucinogenics as well as Pollan’s journey …

Broken Horses

Brandi Carlile’s memoir, Broken Horses, charts the singer-songwriter and producer’s upbringing in the impoverished outskirts of Seattle, as well as her experience being openly gay within a homophobic faith. As the book describes, these difficult moments shaped Carlile as well as her art, from her early days singing in local competitions to opening for Dave Matthews Band. Honest and insightful, the memoir is an unflinching look …