Most people living in the United States in 2009 would agree that was not the time to start a new company.
As I wish you bon voyage to your unknown and exciting future, I have compiled fourteen of the greatest assets I accumulated over the eighteen years since I sat amongst the throngs of college graduates contemplating my own future; books.
Writing a Novel,
Gotham Writers Class,
I no longer have my school newspaper or club basketball team to meet new people and enjoy my hobbies. So, I decided to take a writing class in NYC.
If you don't know where the English Lakes are, pull out your trusty map of England and look as far north and west as you can. (Go too far, and you'll end up in Scotland.) To give you an idea of just how beautiful the Lakes are, read this section of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Recently I was invited by the California Writers Club to attend a talk at their Long Beach location. This club was founded in 1909, is one of the oldest clubs in the nation, and some of its honorary members include: Jack London, John Muir and Joaquin Miller. The scheduled speaker...
I've lived in New York working in book publishing for the last 11 years, and the longer I've been here the more obvious it has become that New York has declined in its power as the epicenter of English language publishing.
Remember how Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In intro grabbed you from the first page with her story about being pregnant during her time at Google? Porter Gale does an equally impressive job at drawing you in.
With the recent prevalence of Kindle, Nook, and other digital reading devices, short fiction has started to return as an acceptable, and salable form, in fact bringing back the form with a power and a popular respectability it has not had for some time.
Fashion can come to us straight off the runways in Paris, Milan and New York or percolate up from the street, but some of the most recognizable dresses of the last hundred years have been disseminated, if not originated, via pop culture.
It was due to Fathers, Dominicans specifically, that chocolate came to be appreciated by the Spanish, when in 1544, they tantalized the court with prepared chocolate presented by a Kekchi Maya delegation of New World natives. Faith indeed spread...
A new memoir has begun in the Believer magazine, with the first installment just published. It's by Robert Atwan, writing as "Thomas Buchanan." Yes, that Tom Buchanan, Daisy's husband, Nick's Yale frenemy, Gatsby's nemesis.
Lower East Side,
There's something undeniably timeless about Royal Young. Perhaps it's the author's piercing blue eyes, already filled with worldly wisdom at 28 or maybe it's the actual wisdom that comes from living as a celebrity-seeking "hustler."
Strictness in school literature requirements and lack of breadth and in permitted genres to choose from for said requirement is one of the biggest problems with education in America.
Nonfiction Ebook Singles,
There's been a slew of high-quality non-fiction e-book singles in recent weeks yet most have failed to crack the Kindle Singles top-ten best-seller list.
Come for the story, stay for the food.
The bad guys inThe Eye of Moloch seem to be behind a huge domestic spy program to learn everything about everyone and take away their freedom. If Glenn Beck's against it, it can't be all bad.
I devoured this book. Inhaled it greedily, as if I'd found a diary on Central Park South. At first, my pleasure was mean-spirited: with every passing day, I have less sympathy for mega-lawyers and bankers and their wives.
Today I'm excited to bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a new bestselling book by a first-time author.
True Blood Hbo,
True Blood Premiere,
True Blood Premiere Recap,
True Blood Recap,
True Blood Season 6,
True Blood Season 6 Premiere,
True Blood Season 6 Premiere Recap,
True Blood Season 6 Recap,
After the snooze fest of last season, this premiere was everything we love about "True Blood" and then some. Is he Billith or still pretty much Bill? We never know! The fact is that we have to wait to find out what crazy underworld powers he's unleashed.
American Poetry Books,
American Poetry Collections,
Best American Poetry Books,
Best Contemporary Poetry,
Top Ten American Poetry Books,
Each month, this contemporary poetry review series selects between five and ten collections published since 2003 to recommend to its readership. These collections are selected from a pool of more than two thousand books of supplied and already-held contemporary poetry. A full list of books reviewed and a partial list...