Books Ben Ryder Howe Books by Ben Ryder Howe Ben Ryder Howe has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Business & Economy Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ben Ryder Howe New In Paperback Feats Of Strength: Hawaiian History, The Wild West, And Being A Small Business March 7, 2012 Novelist T.C. Boyle takes on a California environmental battle while Mary Doria Russell takes a fresh look at the Wild West of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. In nonfiction, Sarah Vowell tours Hawaii, Charles Fishman looks at the future of water, Allen Shawn reflects on being a twin, and Ben Ryder Howe on running a Brooklyn deli. Chris Silas Neal/ Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads May 30, 2011 Some of the best summers are those filled with journeys, reunions and good food — three themes that factor prominently in the books recommended by our independent booksellers. Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136580361/136787577" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Race, Humor And Family Intersect In 'My Korean Deli' March 9, 2011 In Ben Ryder Howe's funny new memoir, My Korean Deli, the author explains how he helped his wife's family buy a Brooklyn bodega — and then spent his nights working there, while trying to balance his day job as an editor at The Paris Review.