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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 12/2012

'Far From The Tree' By Andrew Solomon: The Book We're Talking About

Posted 12.03.2012 | Books

Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, and the search for Identity by Andrew Solomon Scribner, $37.50 November 13, 2012 What is it about? This is...

Could Selling A Used Book Become Illegal?

Posted 12.04.2012 | Books

By Michael Stillman First published by AE Monthly at americanaexchange.com Most of us have probably sold an old book at a yard sale, on eBay, give...

Blog Post: The Winners Of The 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards

Posted 12.04.2012 | Books
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Bad Sex Award Winner 2012: 'Infrared' By Nancy Huston Takes Literature's Rudest Prize

Posted 12.04.2012 | Books

LONDON -- It's the prize no author wants to win. Award-winning novelist Nancy Huston won Britain's Bad Sex in Fiction award Tuesday for her novel "In...

Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman (EXCERPT)

Posted 12.05.2012 | Books

From Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman ($35, Harvard University Press) Alexander "Sasha" Berkman and Emma...

'The Revolution Was Televised,' By Alan Sepinwall - NYTimes.com

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books
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In his first session with Dr. Melfi, Tony Soprano says: "It's good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that, I know. But lat...

Mo Yan, Nobel Literature Prize Winner, Says Censorship Is Necessary

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books

STOCKHOLM — This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China's Communist Party and relu...

Hachette Book Group Employees Make 'It Gets Better' Video

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books

The 'It Gets Better' Project was founded in September 2010 by columnist and author Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, "to show young LGBT people...

The Bedbug Bunk: How The New York Times Used Fear And Misinformation To Spread Public Library Hysteria

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books
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On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Times published a story written by Catherine Saint Louis claiming that public libraries were now devoting preciou...

'Publishing Gives Back' Helps Raise Money For Hurricane Sandy Victims By Auctioning Expert Writing Advice

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books

Hurricane Sandy impacted many people who work in the book industry, from publishers to ...

Why Women Writers Still Take Men's Names - WSJ.com

Posted 12.07.2012 | Books
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Chris Ware Picks His Favorite Books To Gift

Posted 12.07.2012 | Books
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Lena Dunham's Book Pitch: Read The Proposal That Netted Her A $3.6 Million Deal

Posted 12.07.2012 | Books

Lena Dunham's $3 million-plus book deal picked up headlines and scorn in equal measure when it was announced in October (though not everyone thought i...

Young Adult-Inspired Jewelry

Posted 12.07.2012 | Books

When a book invents a piece of jewelry as a plot point, you can bet that someone on Etsy or elsewhere will try to make it real - especially if it come...

'Seeds: Time Capsules Of Life' Reveals A Hidden World Of Nature (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
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Earth Aware Editions and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew have produced a stunning book, Seeds: Time Capsules of Life, featuring close ups of some of ...

'The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi With Her Bare Hands': The Book We're Talking About

Posted 12.10.2012 | Books

The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi With Her Bare Hands (and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Year) Workman, $12.95 What is it about? 144 o...

Target Stays Current In Literary World, Offers Book By “Emerging Author” Leo Tolstoy – The Consumerist

Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
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Eagle-eyed Consumerist reader Len was shopping at Target over the weekend looking for a DVD, when he says something kinda funny caught his eye. No, it...

Michael Jackson's Outfits Featured In 'The King Of Style' By Michael Bush (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.11.2012 | Books

Michael Bush, together with Dennis Tompkins, designed outfits for Michael Jackson for more than 25 years. In his new book The King of Style (Insight E...

Bad Love Advice From 1930s

Posted 12.12.2012 | Books

In 1936, a company called Universal Publications in the UK produced a book called Do's and Don'ts for Lovers. Its intention: to help men and women rec...

'Hollywood Unseen' Features Staged Images Of Ronald Reagan, Marilyn Monroe, James Stewart And Others (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.13.2012 | Books

Between the 1920s and the 1960s, Hollywood stars would be photographed "at home", as if captured (in full make up) casually lounging, laughing, hangin...

11 Songs Inspired By Books | PWxyz

Posted 12.13.2012 | Books
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Fun fact: "Tea in the Sahara" by The Police is a reference to The Sheltering Sky, specifically the chapter in the book (titled "Tea in the Sahara") in...

'Representing The Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer': A Review

| Posted 12.13.2012 | Books

They practiced in a world where blacks and whites seemed to want them to be both like and unlike the rest of their race.

'New York Nights' By James And Karla Murray Showcases NYC Through Its Neon (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.13.2012 | Books

James and Karla Murray are on a mission to protect and record New York's smaller spaces. Their first book, Store Front, made a cover star out of Ralph...

9 Things That Would Keep Publishers Awake In 2013

Posted 12.13.2012 | Books

It's been quite a year for publishing. The Random Penguin. Fifty Shades of Everything. No Pulitzer for Fiction winner. The DOJ settlement. Yet 201...

Tolkien Class At Wis. University Proves Popular

Posted 12.14.2012 | Books

MILWAUKEE — The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school off...