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Lisa Parkin

7 New Badass YA Heroines for You to Love

Lisa Parkin | May 29, 2015 | Books
There's nothing I love more than a strong YA heroine. Seeing young women in literature portrayed as confident and capable, not to mention fierce, is empowering in so many ways. Lucky for you, I've listed the newest and best 2015 YA book heroines.
Sara Eckel

Looking for 'The Real Thing'? Find Someone Comfortable

Sara Eckel | May 29, 2015 | Women
Winning someone's heart doesn't require employing a lot of complicated schemes. You're more likely to find lifelong love by listening to your instincts and sticking with what works.
Michael Rosenblum

Why Smart People Must Learn Video Now

Michael Rosenblum | May 29, 2015 | Media
In 1985, Neil Postman published a book called Amusing Ourselves to Death. Every once in a while, you read a book that completely changes the way you see the world. Once (or maybe twice) you read a book that changes the course of your life. This was one of those.
Maria Rodale

Defining Popular -- Not What You Think It Means

Maria Rodale | May 29, 2015 | Books
Stepping away from my typical brooding and introspection--such as it is--about my own life, I find myself incrankulous (incredulous + cranky) about the latest news to sweep the publishing industry.
William Danvers

"Madam Ambassador" by Eleni Kounalakis, Book Review

William Danvers | May 29, 2015 | Books
Madam Ambassador by Eleni Kounalakis is a refreshing and poignant look at diplomatic life from the point of view of a non-professional, a politically appointed ambassador. Do not, however, dismiss this as a mere diary of dinners, dances and travel.
Larry Paros

Word Origin Comics: You Can't Live With Them and You Can't Live Without Them

Larry Paros | May 29, 2015 | Books
There's nothing magical about two people living together. Living together has nothing to do with two people understanding one another. But understanding the ways that people talk about cohabitation says a lot about who we are and the times in which we live.
Jeff Schweitzer

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

Jeff Schweitzer | May 29, 2015 | Science
We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long.
Harry Boyte

Robert Putnam's 'Our Kids' and the Story of Us

Harry Boyte | May 28, 2015 | Books
Putnam calls for citizens to lobby for federal policies such as expanded tax credits for the poor, more day care and growth in community colleges -- much the legislative agenda of President Obama, who was denounced for "class warfare" when he proposed it.
Sandra Block

9 Books That Redefine 'Crazy'

Sandra Block | May 28, 2015 | Books
Instead of using labels like 'crazy' to define a complex human being, these books present complicated characters who show us the nuances of mental illness.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Author Jamie Ford on the Real Place That Inspired Bestseller 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet'

National Trust for Historic Preservation | May 28, 2015 | Books
"A silent character." That's how Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, describes the Panama Hotel, the titular National Treasure that grounds his bestselling novel. But the Panama is far from silent.
Lynda Bekore

10 Questions for Meryl Moss, Entrepreneur and Media Expert

Lynda Bekore | May 28, 2015 | Books
Meryl Moss is the founder and president of Meryl Moss Media, which just celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Meryl and her dedicated staff of publicists work with authors, both new and established, to advance exposure of their books to a wider audience in traditional and unique ways.
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Tasmanian Authors: The Real Gems of Australia

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | May 28, 2015 | Books
Prior to departing on a trip home to Australia to visit family, I fell into the web (or should I say tapestry), of Indie author, Prue Batten. Prue resides on a farm in eastern Tasmania with her husband. She writes historical fiction and fantasy.
PEN American Center

If Xi Jinping Threw a Book Party...

PEN American Center | May 28, 2015 | Books
This celebration of Chinese literature won't mention the 44-plus writers and journalists who are currently in prison in China, or the many more who have been harassed, threatened and forced into exile.
The New York Public Library

Looking for Familiar Faces: Books to Explore During Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

The New York Public Library | May 28, 2015 | New York
As a librarian at NYPL, I'm thrilled I get the opportunity to talk with my patrons and share the books that explore the diversity of Asian influence. As a society, we seem to be growing beyond broad cultural strokes, and have started to really listen to the unique experiences Asians have in America.
Cindy Lovell

Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award

Cindy Lovell | May 28, 2015 | Books
Mark Twain was honored during his lifetime by receiving an honorary master's degree from Yale University (1888) and three honorary doctorates. The conferring institutions were Yale University (1901), University of Missouri-Columbia (1902), and University of Oxford (1907).
Carla Seaquist

Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert

Carla Seaquist | May 28, 2015 | Books
Losing Our Way is a book that will resonate with many thoughtful Americans who feel, like the author, that America has lost her way in this last half-century. That would be most Americans, actually: Two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters they feel the country is on "the wrong track."
M. Shannon Hernandez

Writing a Memoir That Moves People to Take Action

M. Shannon Hernandez | May 28, 2015 | Books
As memoir authors, it is our hope then when we publish our books, the words are moving, and connect deeply with our readers

IndieReader Announces the Winners of the 2015 IR Discovery Awards

IndieReader | May 28, 2015 | Books
(5/29/15) -- Melissa Foster, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of 32 books (which have together sold over 1 million copies) and the founder of the World Literary Cafe and Fostering Success, and Amy Edelman, the founder of IndieReader, announced the winners of the 2015 "
Dean Dauphinais

A Blackout Drinker Untangles the Mystery of Her Alcoholism

Dean Dauphinais | May 28, 2015 | Books
Reading about people's struggles with--and triumphs over--addiction is especially fascinating to me. In the world of drug and alcohol abuse, everyone's story is so similar; but at the same time, everyone's story is so unique.
Laura M. Bell

HelloGiggles Founder and BookCon Panelist Sophia Rossi Talks About the Love Affair Between Books and the Internet

Laura M. Bell | May 28, 2015 | Books
You've got to feel sorry for books: they have a lot to contend with. TV and computer games were bad enough, what with that deadly combination of moving images and sounds, but now there's the Internet, and all the things that come with 24-7 interconnectivity on a global scale.
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