Books of the month: From James Naughtie’s On the Road – American Adventures from Nixon to Trump to Ingrid Persaud’s Love After Love

Martin Chilton reviews six of April’s releases for our monthly book column

Thursday 02 April 2020 21:30 BST

Since bog roll panic-buying has become a social craze, it seems pertinent to start April’s column with Dr Tara Shine’s tip from How to Save the Planet One Object at a Time (Simon & Schuster). “Try bamboo toilet paper. It grows more quickly than trees and is sustainable,” she writes.

In Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection (Profile Books), Vivek H Murthy, a former surgeon general, argues for building a people-centred world. You can probably guess that he worked for Obama, not Trump.

Comedian Samantha Irby calls herself “a high-functioning depressed and anxious person”. In Wow, No Thank You. (Faber), she writes entertainingly about her mishaps, as does Kaiya Stone in Everything Is Going to Be KO (Head of Zeus).

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