07/29/2015 04:17 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2016

Book Reviewing for USA Today

For almost a year now, I've been writing occasional book reviews for USA TODAY. Like just about everything else in USA TODAY, the reviews are brief. I've barely mentioned them to anyone I know, partly because I haven't yet written a rave. Why tout a bunch of lukewarm reviews, I figured? But they have begun to pile up slowly, and a new one just appeared yesterday. So, may I just say, officially, if you'd like to read Barry Singer as a book critic in USA TODAY, here are the books -- and the links:

>BEYOND WORDS: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina

>HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood by Jim Grimsley

>THE GIRL FROM HUMAN STREET: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family by Roger Cohen

>WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and The Kennedies by Thomas Maier