Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
•You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About,
by Dave Barry (Putnam, $26.95) — After a pair of novels — 2012’sLunatics
(written with Alan Zweibel) and 2013’sInsane City
— the bestselling author returns with a book of essays for the first time since 2010. He’s musing on his daughter turning 13 and all that entails (boys and Bieber), plus other observations (Death Math!). Barry will be featured at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live at 7:30 p.m. March 15. Visit www.dma.org/all for ticket information.
•Uganda Be Kidding Me,
by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central Publishing, $29) — Handler adds to her diverse résumé (stand-up comic, actress and star of her own talk show on E!) with her latest collection of essays, following a trio of bestsellers (includingMy Horizontal Life
). This one’s all about her skewed misadventures as a world traveler and includes tips, etiquette and FAQs. The audiobook from Hachette Audio ($30) will feature Handler doing the reading. She’ll bring her Uganda tour to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie at 8 p.m. March 28 (www.verizontheatre.com).
•Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade,
by Walter Kirn (Liveright, $25.95) — The author has written several books of fiction, but this true crime exposé, in which he was a participant, rivalsThe Talented Mr. Ripley.
Kirn gets sucked into an elaborate con by a man claiming to be a member of the high-profile (and high-society) Rockefeller family. His 15-year friendship with “Clark Rockefeller” — “a secretive young banker and art collector” — began in 1998 in New York. Then this faux-Rockefeller is unmasked as a fraud — and goes on trial for murder.
— Celeste Williams