Summer is winding down. The kids are almost back in school. The trips to the beach are becoming fewer and fewer. Still there is time for one more good beach read and luckily for readers everywhere we have a "peach" of a book by Kim Boykin
Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
David Foster Wallace,
The End Of The Tour,
The End of the Tour is a careful exploration of one of the most intelligent, observant and complicated minds of the twentieth century. David Foster Wallace had an unmatched appreciation for the minute details of our ever-expanding modern world. And he was able to articulate them.
Singer wanted a translator who wouldn't share the spotlight, and thus began his employment over the years of some 40 unknown women, a few of whom didn't even speak Yiddish.
A great book is a work of love -- not craft, not intelligence, not discipline, but love. And that love expresses itself in this question asked and answered over and over again: What do I most want to say?
From 1927 to 1931, six major Broadway composers were born: (in order of appearance) John Kander, Charles Strouse, Jerry Bock, Cy Coleman, Stephen Sondheim and Jerry Herman. Coleman is now favored with his first full biography, You Fascinate Me So by Andy Probst [Applause].
A glance at celebrity websites and magazines serves to confirm that it is possible to make a living by taking photos of very famous people doing very ordinary things: walking dogs, pumping gas, dropping children off at daycare.
There are bungee jumpers and skydivers, solitary cliff climbers (they look like ants when you when you see them scaling rock faces from the distance) elite mountaineers, free divers (who don't use tanks), long distance swimmers (who have to worry about sharks), triathaletes and stock car racers.
WorldPost Science And Tech,
Expect Tech Progress,
Worldpost Future Series,
A good prediction about how I would feel if I suddenly gained access to the technologies of Star Trek translates into a bad prediction about how they will affect society as a whole. Overlooking hedonic normalization leads us to exaggerate the joyfulness of the future and to overstate the joylessness of the past.
As an associate editor at Emily Bestler Books, I have a wonderful list of authors, all of whom I adore. They're moms, and former military, and screenwriters, and Australians, and stay-at-home dads. They live in cities and in the country; they are male and female; they're tall and short and in-between.
Comics In The Classroom,
English As a Second Language,
English Language Fun,
English Language Roots,
Free English Materials,
Free Teaching Materials.,
History And Evolution Of The English Language,
Word And Phrase Definitions,
Word And Phrase Origins,
History Of Words,
Although there exists much controversy among scholars, the word most likely derives from the Old English gal for "lewd" and"lascivious" (which also gave us quite a "gal," a nineteenth-century British term for a prostitute) rather than the more obvious gai, from Provence in southeastern France, a word which earlier referred to courtly love and its literature.
Since I've graduated from college, I've been suffering from horrible writer's block. The kind that makes you lose complete faith in yourself and in your trade.
Earlier this month, in yet another win for local control, leaders in one central Florida county rejected a proposal from a for-profit library management company to take over their public library.
Coffee With Alice,
David Henry Sterry,
Rare Bird Books,
The Sex Girl,
How To Get Published,
I first met Alice Carbone when we connected about sex and addiction. I spent a lot of my life being addicted and having sex. Then trying to not be addicted and not have sex.
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Matthew Diffee's cartoons for the New Yorker are deliciously funny, wickedly clever, and drawn with endless wit and skill. His Rejection Collection books gave us a chance to see the best of the hundreds of cartoons turned down by the New Yorker editors.
Whatever its flaws, editors saw enough potential in Watchman to help cherry-pick its flashbacks and fashion them into To Kill a Mockingbird. Nothing can diminish that masterpiece. Not even the more modest work that formed its foundation.
2 Billion Under 20,
LGBT Youth Suicides,
Glaad Spirit Day,
Spirit Day Purple,
On October 20th, 2010, I asked people all over the world to wear purple to stand up to homophobic bullying, to show support for the LGBTQ community and to remember the lives of the boys and girls who die by suicide every year because they don't feel comfortable in their own skin.
Susie Orman Schnall's novel, The Balance Project, follows the perils of the overworked assistant to America's Darling of Balance, Katherine. Both Lucy and Katherine's stories call into question whether or not women can have it all--both a successful work and family life.
Like many, I was glued to my television a few weeks ago when Carli Lloyd's hat trick lead the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to their first World Cup in sixteen years. An epic feat to cap off a thrilling and consistently awesome run. In sports like hockey and soccer,...
Golden Gate Bridge,
San Diego Zoo,
The Bonobo Way,
Temple Har Zion,
The Nature Of Sex,
Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, is an impactful, often hilarious how-to guide...