Lucasfilm announced today, via Publishers Weekly, four brand new books aimed at introducing new readers to the classic Star Wars saga by bridging the "multi-arc storyline in anticipation of the release of Star Wars Episode VII in December 2015."
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.
Many tomes about Rock and Roll exist, but Mad World is one of the first to give artists from the 1980s another day in the sun: the interviews in the book are priceless.
Yes, I read about how the smaller, independent bookstores couldn't stay afloat against the behemoth big-box bookstores, and felt a tiny bit of guilt while reading how one store and then another was forced to close up shop.
At the heart of this desire to re-term ourselves is the fact that self-publishing still carries a stigma, and yet we'll never get to distance ourselves from it completely, no matter how much momentum we might be able to muster.
If I had a dollar for every person I've met who tells me their life story should be a book, I'd have $278 by now. The great thing about self-publishing is that everyone can write their life story and turn it into a book.
While the physical ramifications of allergen ingestion rate are high on many affected children's fear scales, the social challenges of food allergies can be even more daunting.
You either go out, get takeout or open the freezer for microwavable dinners. You basically invite a bunch of strangers to cook you dinner. But, should we trust these strange cooks?
In his new book Trying Not to Try, the University of British Columbia Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition professor Edward Slingerland treats us to a work of seminal importance.
Has the perfect book ever found you at the absolutely perfect moment? That happened to me when I was in the Galapagos Islands last month with my children.
Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.
Semple's comedic novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, had been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 50 weeks, and Aspen used to be her hometown.
I want to inspire other people, to show them they aren't alone -- and to offer solutions they maybe haven't considered.
Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!
In the 4th part of the National Poetry Month blog, I ask America's best poets to answer five more questions by readers of poetry.
by Mona Simpson
Published on April 15th, 2014
by Akhil Sharma
Published on April 7th, 2014
By Maggie Shipstead
Published on April 8th, 2014
by Michelle Huneven
Published on April 1st, 2014