The fact of the matter is that John Green and all of the other authors who jumped down this girl's throat had all of the power. Adults always have the power -- that's often why it's so difficult to speak up when they aren't treating us correctly.
The book is instructive and disturbing on many levels. First and foremost, I was struck by the arrogance and the sense of impunity with which Ally was written. No one who criticizes Israel is spared from Oren's venomous pen. Two targets receive special attention: President Obama and liberal American Jews.
Looking for some great beach reads by women? Revisit these classics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper (1892); Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899); and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970). All three books challenge contemporary thought for the time periods in which they were written.
We don't have to ignore the biology of addiction to appreciate its psychology and to approach those who suffer humanistically rather than moralistically.
As an author, blogger, and marketer, I often hear writers lament about trolls, particularly on social media.
The iconic device not too long ago defined ubiquitous, at least in the business world. Make no mistake: its legacy is alive and well. For my money, it is responsible for creating the expectation that we are always reachable, a problem that haunts us today.
Superpower by Ian Bremmer is a succinct book which considers the future of American foreign policy. But what path should the world's only superpower choose? And why does this matter?
When the Supreme Court released its ruling on same-sex marriage, I was walking to work, unaware history was being made. I was being given editorial notes over the phone, so my head was full of planned revisions when I got to the office and turned on my computer and there it was.
The NYPL, like many other libraries around the country, has already begun to seize the day in an effort to answer the needs and wants of its community.
By dissecting memoirs from both the reader's and writer's perspectives, I've identified common elements that powerful, compelling memoirs all share. If you're planning to write a memoir, here's how to make sure your story takes your readers on a journey they won't forget.
Sooner or later, we'll just have to "bite the bullet" on the subject. A century ago, before anesthesia, it was common to give a wounded soldier a bullet to bite on in order to divert his attention from the pain of a battlefield amputation
Recently, Jordan Rosenfeld, who has a great new book out called A Writer's Guide to Persistence, asked a great question on social media: when did you persist through a challenge as a writer? Motivated by the fact that the best answer would win a free book--I am a total sucker for free stuff, especially books--I started thinking.
Writers often don't recognize their own embedded themes until after writing "the end"--and sometimes not even then. True revelations are often handed to us by reviewers, book clubs, and Goodreads. Only by looking back do we recognize our sore spots and consistent curiosity.
L.A. owns the movies, and San Fran touts every gadget under the sun. But when it comes to one of the oldest forms of entertainment -- you might remember a little something called books? -- New York will always reign supreme.
Writing a book is not like journalism. For one thing, it takes longer. Sometimes a lot longer. In a four-decade career in news, I wrote on tight deadlines, often under pressure, and with no excuses for a story that didn't get done on time.
If I could describe the experience in one word it would be refreshing. Margaret Trudeau is a beautiful, gentle and charismatic person to say the least. I asked her two questions after hearing her speak at a global health conference in Toronto.
If genre is a category of literary composition, what's a category? And why does genre matter? A post on agentquery.com articulates a great response to "why genre matters" with the simple statement that genres are "a staple of the publishing world."
Violence All Around invites readers to see through John Sifton's eyes as he wanders through conflict zones investigating human rights abuses asking age old questions: why do we inflict violence on each other, and how can it be stopped, or at least reduced?