Tim Moore is a British journalist and author. His next book, French Revolutions (St. Martins Press, $24), about his experiences riding in the 2000 Tour de France, will be out in June.
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis (Penguin USA, $13). I read this as a student and rather belatedly grasped that books written before Id been born might actually still be funny. A study of infantile rebellion against scholastic tedium that will appeal to anyone whos ever made silly faces behind someones back.