Governing the Evergreen State: Political Life in Washington

Edited by Cornell W. Clayton, Todd Donovan, and Nicholas P. Lovrich

WSU Press: 2018 

This update to the popular examination of Washington state politics covers interest groups, the constitution, environment, media coverage, courts, legislature, political parties, and more. The editors bring extensive expertise to the case studies: Clayton is director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service at WSU, Donovan is a political scientist at Western Washington University, and Lovrich is a WSU Regents professor emeritus of political science.


Sponge Cake: A Mostly Made Up Story About A Completely Insane Town and What’s in the Fridge?

Chris Arneson ’18 Sport Mgmt.


Recent graduate Arneson offers two books: a young adult adventure novel, Sponge Cake, and a motivational and pop culture montage, What’s in the Fridge? In the latter book, the author delivers a smorgasbord of thoughts and essays, including his rumination on what A Few Good Men would have been like if Nic Cage starred in it.


52 Seattle Adventures With Kids: A four-season guide

Kali Sakai ’97 Comm. and others

ParentMap: 2018 

This guide to affordable and fascinating outings around Seattle highlights fun and family-friendly indoor and outdoor pools, as well as intriguing “geektastic” outings.