The September issue of the Internet Review of Books is up now and well worth checking out. There are non-fiction reviews of books about truckers, Italian spies, computer nerds, addicts, a founding father, and a ballerina, among others; an interview with Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks; an essay on "Rubbing Elbows with Authors"; fiction reviews; and the always useful Brief Reviews section. I am very pleased to score an IRB double header this month. My review of Shawn Levy's Paul Newman: A Life is there, along with my brief review of Forbidden Bread by Erica Johnson Debeljak. The IRB is also soliciting submissions for its 2009 Holiday Gift Guide. The 2008 Guide gives you an idea of the format to use. Use the IRB "Contact Us" link to submit your choices or ask questions. .