A locavore's life. Restaurateur and social activist Judy Wicks, founder of the White Dog Cafe, tells of a life spent, as reviewer Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans put it, "in the restaurant and rabble-rousing trade." Her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business (Chelsea Green), is a "witness to doing well while doing good." To buy: $27.95 at bookstores, online.

- Michael D. Schaffer