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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 06/2012

EXCERPT: How My Father Planned JFK's Funeral, From 'A Good Man' By Mark Shriver

Posted 06.04.2012 | Books

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr, better known as Sargent Shriver, created the Peace Corps while a senior member of JFK's administration. He married Eunice ...

EXCERPT: Why the American Jewish Romance With Israel Is Coming to an End, By Norman Finkelstein

Posted 06.04.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Knowing Too Much" by Norman Finkelstein (OR Books, $18/10) My book was conceived in the mid-2000s and largely com...

BookExpo America 2012: All The Coverage You Need (LIVEBLOG)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Books

BookExpo America 2012 (aka BEA) is the largest publishing event in North America. Primarily an industry event, it allows publishers, authors, bloggers...

EXCERPT: The Android Head Of Philip K. Dick

Posted 06.06.2012 | Books

This is an excerpt from the opening chapter of "How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection" by David F. Dufty (H...

How Amazon Saved My Life

Posted 06.06.2012 | Books

By Jessica Park for indiereader.com I am an author. I still can’t get used to that title, but I suppose after having written seven books–fiv...

Madrid Book Fair: Amazing Book Cover Designs (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Books

To celebrate the launch of El Huffington Post, our expansion into Spain (¡Felicidades herman@s!), we dropped in on the Feria del Libro, an annual pub...

'Fictitious Dishes' Captures The Essence Of Classic Books Through Food Photography (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.11.2012 | Books

What did Holden Caulfield's cheese sandwich look like? How would Ishmael have taken his clam chowder? These ideas and more are explored in Dinah Fried...

'Guinness World Records' Movie: 9 Other Reference Books We'd Like To See Adapted

Posted 06.12.2012 | Books

A "Guinness World Records" movie is in the works, according to The Guardian. No details are yet forthcoming, but how hard can it be to turn a referenc...

'Page 1: Great Expectations' Showcases 70 New Designs Of Classic Text

Posted 06.14.2012 | Books

"My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pi...

EXCERPT: How Democrats Can Win In November, From 'The Little Blue Book'

Posted 06.18.2012 | Books

Excerpt from George Lakeoff and Elisabeth Wehling’s THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic (Free Press). Co...

'Life of Pi' Movie Footage Released (VIDEO)

Posted 06.19.2012 | Books

The producers of Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning book, are certainly giving the movie a big build up. Following the releas...

Alice Walker Refuses Israeli Publisher Permission To Translate 'The Color Purple'

Posted 06.19.2012 | Books

Alice Walker is protesting Israel's treatment of the Palestinians by refusing permission for an Israeli publisher to translate her most famous book, "...

Isaac G. Salazar's Book Sculptures Are Amazing

Posted 06.20.2012 | Books

Isaac G. Salazar's work is a thing of beauty, carving new words out of old books. He sometimes sells his works on Etsy. As for why books, he explai...

EXCERPT: When JFK Came To Stay, From 'I Remember: A Life of Politics, Painting and People' By Marian Cannon Schlesinger

Posted 06.20.2012 | Books

Taken from "I Remember: A Life of Politics, Painting and People" by Marian Cannon Schlesinger (TidePool Press) It was in the long living room of ou...

LGBT Fiction: Pride 2012 Reads Chosen By The Seattle Public Library

Posted 06.22.2012 | Books

LGBT fiction (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual) literature has a long and fascinating history, with some remarkable and engaging texts for readers of ...

'The Infinite Tides' By Christian Kiefer: The Book We're Talking About

Posted 06.25.2012 | Books

"The Infinite Tides" by Christian Kiefer Bloomsbury, $26 / $9.99 e-book Released June 19th What is it about? Keith Corcoran is an astronaut and ...

Bookish Moments From Nora Ephron Films (VIDEO)

Posted 06.26.2012 | Books

Nora Ephron had a close relationship with books. She wrote bestselling essay collections, including "I Feel Bad About My Neck", "Crazy Salad" as well ...

Five Thrillers For The Summer

Posted 06.27.2012 | Books

Written by Jeff Ayers. A more detailed version of this article can be read at The LA Review of Books. It doesn't matter whether the setting is a fo...

Ryan Holiday, Author Of 'Trust Me, I'm Lying', Wants To Break The Media

Posted 06.29.2012 | Books

Ryan Holiday manipulates the media for a living. He is a media strategist for various clients, including Tucker Max and American Apparel, whose founde...