WOODY ALLEN
By John Baxter
Carroll & Graf, $14


The most recent biography of the director-actor explores his much-publicized breakup with Mia Farrow and subsequent controversial marriage to her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

LET’S ELOPE
By Lynn Beahan and Scott Shaw
Bantam Books, $12.95


This comprehensive guide to eloping includes the benefits of “running away together” and advice on breaking the news to potentially disappointed parents.

THE ART OF LYING
By Kazuo Sakai, MD, and Nakana Ide
Red Brick Press, $12.95


The authors regard lying as less dangerous than schoolteachers and parents make it out to be and show that it can even be socially acceptable and advantageous.

TRAITORS AMONG US
By Col. Stuart A. Herrington, Ret.
Harcourt, $14


A former director of a U.S. counterintelligence agency recounts two intriguing spy cases, including one that could have severely damaged the U.S. military in Central Europe. — R.M.