Promoting a book on social networks is not as seamless as it sounds, particularly if the book (and relative promotion messages) focuses on sexuality.
It's not that you want to save Taylor; you know you can't. By the end of page two, Debra Busman has established a child character as complex and compelling as any adult.
One culture that is often left out of curriculums on multiculturalism is Jewish culture. While most curriculums do something that recognizes the Holocaust, a particularly relevant culture to students, especially New Yorkers, is Jewish American life.
I once felt quite famous as a poet. Indeed, now that I think of it, I have felt famous twice.
Oliver Sacks the prominent neurologist who recently died, wrote about his own prosopagnosia which is the inability to recognize faces. But it was curious that he had an extraordinary ability to recognize and empathize with the conditions of his patients.
The Kennedy Connection was a cleverly written, suspenseful page turner in the best sense and Shooting for the Stars is its' worthy successor. In this saga, Malloy is thrown into the sleazy, headline-grabbing world of a prime-time TV newsmagazine when he joins forces with a beautiful reporter who has uncovered answers long buried that lead to the solving of a cold case from decades before.
What defines Irish poetry today? A survey of recently published Irish titles suggests the striking variety of voices, aesthetics, and anxieties emerging from the Emerald Isle.
The purpose of this article is to start a revolution. A non-violent one, based on voluntary change in civil society.
My mother encouraged me to follow my dreams as a child, which is why she allowed me to leave college and focus on my passion for music. Little did I know that 20 years later, I'd literally be following my dreams.
People looking for "the five ways to get started" will find themselves disappointed. This is a big-idea book, not a not a how-to or tactical text. I only wish that it was longer, but TED books are deliberately short.
I really perked up when the conversation turned to the notion of likability. Who says we have to like a character? Yet Franzen claims that "the safest thing" in writing fiction is not caring what the reader wants, in the sense of realizing, "Not everyone will like this guy."
When I read Brené Brown's books, watch her videos, and witness how the people around me react to what Brené has to say, in some ways it feels like Brené has done the equivalent of introducing our modern society to the color blue.
It surprised me to find this book by Sam Harris so helpful in my own search for a deeper meaning in life; and I was more surprised still to discover, halfway through, that Harris's path had led him to the study and practice of Dzogchen Buddhism -- into which, thanks in good part to McLeod's book, I have been delving in my meditation practice.
All my stories, my books -- even my first novel, Exiles of Dal Ryeas -- all stem from my dreams. It's been comforting to have this ability, these night visions, especially in light of the reality of my daydreams. These aren't quite as rewarding as those night visions.
The movie adaptation of A Walk in the Woods is on solid footing with Bill Bryson's chronicle of the struggles, discomforts, and deprivations he endured -- and gratifications he derived -- as he explored the Appalachian Trail in the spring and summer of 1996. The book conveys the trepidations he experienced -- the perils encountered, and imagined.
If you've ever lived near a Jewish bakery, or had a family member who baked in the Jewish and Eastern European traditions, you'll find much to love about this book.
"You know that passage in the Bible that says, 'And the meek shall inherit the Earth'? Always wondered if that was mistranslated. Perhaps it actually says, "And the geek shall inherit the Earth." ― Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier"
Imagine being grounded -- not being able to leave the house, see your friends, or visit your favorite places. Now imagine living that sort of life for 18 years. In Nicola Yoon's new young adult novel, Everything, Everything, this is the story of main character Madeline's life.