Known for travelogues such as Burma Chronicles, Pyongyang, and Jerusalem, Quebec cartoonist Guy Delisle offers Even More Bad Parenting Advice (Drawn & Quarterly, $12.95 pa., Sept.). The book, a follow-up to last year’s A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, is translated by Helge Dascher. • Mommyfesto: A Book About the Reality of Parenting (Skyhorse/Thomas Allen & Son, $16.95 cl., Nov.), by Calgary-based author and blogger Leanne Shirtlife, likewise promises to find humour in the insanity of raising children.
On a scale of dietary difficulty, maintaining a “paleo” regimen – in which eaters stick to ingredients and cooking techniques used by our prehistoric ancestors – is somewhat more challenging than, say, going vegan. Blogger Cindy Sexton attempts to make life easier for neo-cave-dwelling enthusiasts in Paleo Takes 5 or Fewer (Page Street/Canadian Manda Group, $19.99 pa., Oct.), which includes recipes using five ingredients or less. • From backyard barbecues to book clubs, food is at the centre of many social events. Gatherings: Bringing People Together with Food (Whitecap Books, $39.95 pa., Oct.), by Jan Scott and Julie van Rosendaal, is a guide to casual entertaining. • Take your dinner party to the next level by serving food grown in your own garden. Avid horticulturist Randy Shore tells you how in Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow (Arsenal Pulp Press, $22.95 pa., Oct.), a combined recipe book and gardening guide. • A regional staple gets its culinary due in Newfoundlander Kevin Phillips’s The Bologna Cookbook (Flanker Press, $19.95 pa., Aug.).
Q&Q’s fall preview covers books published between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2014 • All information (titles, prices, publication dates, etc.) was supplied by publishers and may have been tentative at Q&Q’s press time