Crown Publishing Group: American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee

The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work

Using slick design and trendy photography, Danish lifestyle magazine (and book publisher) Kinfolk focuses on dashing trailblazers around the world. The Kinfolk Entrepreneur peeks into the lives of 40 young creatives across 16 countries who have launched their own businesses. They represent the professional occupations of architects, publishers, gallerists and especially designers--but also a few outliers, including a New York City confectioner and Stockholm perfumer. The latter, heavily tattooed Ben Gorham, gave up a pro basketball career in Sweden to sniff out fragrances and design luxury goods. The entrepreneurs are introduced with short bios and business histories, but the meat of their stories is in the photo spreads of their offices, studios, shops--and their photogenic selves. This is classy eye candy for those who want to cut their own path. --Bruce Jacobs, founding partner, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, Kan.