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"Nonverbal Messages: Cracking The Code"

Paul Ekman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Paul Ekman

Nonverbal Messages: Cracking the Code Excerpt taken from Introduction (pp. ix - xiv) November 2, 2016 "What motivated me to spend fifty years invest...

Nun Watching: What Sisters Are Teaching Us About Aging

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

In 1986, David Snowdon began a study of nuns in Mankato, Minnesota. He was interested in what causes the brain to deteriorate with age in some people ...

Simone Biles To Write A Memoir Aptly Titled 'Courage to Soar'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.07.2016 | Black Voices

After dominating at the Rio Olympics and solidifying her place in gymnastics history at just 19 years old, it seems like the only thing Simone Biles h...

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Conversation with Katherine Towler

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Katherine Towler's memoir, The Penny Poet of Portsmouth follows her move to Portsmouth, along with a marriage and a settling down into the community s...

Live in Rome for Two Years and Write in Italian!

Joseph Olshan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Joseph Olshan

The word on Jhumpa Lahiri was she had moved to Italy and, after a few years of immersing herself in the language, was going to write in Italian. Had I heard this news about one of my fellow, white American, middle-class novelists, I would've shrugged and said, "Knock yourself out."

Dimestore: An Interview With Lee Smith

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

In Dimestore: A Writer's Life, Lee Smith reflects back on her growing up as a daughter of the Appalachian South and as a fiction writer. While she reports that her fiction finally clicked when she wrote about the life she knew growing up, her non-fiction benefits from the same gaze.

Lita Ford Recalls Her Wild Rock and Roll Years in New Memoir

David Chiu | Posted 02.26.2017 | Entertainment
David Chiu

In this edited interview, the "Queen of Metal" talks about the Runaways; her solo success during the '80s; losing contact with her children after her divorce; and her upcoming album Time Capsule, due out April 15.

What's the Most Shocking Thing About Tell-All 'Mommie Dearest Diary'?

Leon Acord | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Leon Acord

One expects Shock -- with a capital 'S' -- when reading a book called The Mommie Dearest Diary -- Carol Ann Tells All. And actress Rutanya Alda's book, all about the nightmare of playing Joan Crawford's faithful maid opposite Faye Dunaway in the notorious 1981 camp classic, does not disappoint. All the rumors about Ms. Dunaway's grandstanding diva behavior are true, if Ms. Alda is to be believed.

16 Gift Ideas for Your Guitar Playing Bookworm

Jason Landry | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Jason Landry

As someone who has interviewed a lot of guitar players, I also spend quite a bit of time reading about them. If you are thinking about buying the guitar player on your holiday wish list a book this year, you might consider one of these titles.

How Will You Be Remembered by Your Children and Grandchildren?

Robert Mauterstock | Posted 10.29.2016 | Fifty
Robert Mauterstock

The last six months of my father's life, I visited him every week in his rehab facility. He was desperately trying to get well enough to return home. Because of his Parkinson's disease he could no longer swallow and as a result couldn't eat normally. But he could talk. And we would talk for hours every time I visited him.

Drummer Freda Love Smith Dishes on Food, Rock and Roll and Parenting in New Memoir

David Chiu | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
David Chiu

In this interview, Smith, who is also a food columnist for Paste, talks about her interest in cooking; what it means to a musician to have eat good while on the road; and a favorite recipe from the book.

Monty Python's Terry Gilliam: I'm Not Dead Yet!

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Last month, Variety magazine inadvertently reported that Terry Gilliam had died, sparking a viral flurry of condolences from around the world.

Q and A With Charlotte Laws About Her Romance With Tom Jones and Her Memoir, "Rebel in High Heels"

Charlotte Laws | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

My new memoir, Rebel in High Heels, chronicles my life, including my battle against revenge porn, my party crashing escapades and my three-year relationship with singer Tom Jones.

WATCH: Film Student With Down Syndrome Directs His Autobiography

HooplaHa | Posted 09.17.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Jeff is truly an inspiration; through his warm personality, openness and through the perseverance of everything he's overcome and is now passing on that inspiration through this film.

Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

We Americans love Back to School--memories of a fresh school year complete with new shoes and unknown books. As adults, we love the renewal those memories signal.

The Autobiography of Oliver Sacks

David Edmund Moody | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
David Edmund Moody

On the Move is the autobiography of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Many readers might be familiar with his work: Among other things, he wrote Aw...

Reflections on Books and Promotion

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.30.2016 | DC
Connie Lawn

I believe passionately that everyone should write a book or an account of their life. It is their legacy, and is important to their family and loved ones. Everyone has a story to tell!

The Glory Days: II

John O'Kane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

The confessional is the perfect refuge from the lights. I wait and listen. How long has it been? A few minutes, an hour? I wish it had a lock. A sanctuary within a sanctuary.

Crude Justice: Stuart Smith, How to Win the Legal War with Big Oil (Interview)

Jerry Cope | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Jerry Cope

Crude Justice is the detailed story of Smith's clients and breakthrough legal victories on their behalf. It is a cautionary tale of what has happened in the United States as the system of government has frequently failed to protect the interests of its citizens.

Five Ways Ghostwriting Is Good for the Soul

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Home
Danielle Wolffe

Ghostwriting is the craft of translating people's spoken stories onto the page. Ghostwriters either share credit with the person the story is about; or disappear and gracefully let him/her take full credit.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Florence is Where the Heart Is

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I've searched my soul for personal thoughts about the attacks in France and have still to figure out how I feel. I know I'm sad, I find the events tragic and discouraging, but beyond that, I don't know.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Reading for Warm Summer Days Indoors: Excerpt From Morrissey's Autobiography (HuffPo Exclusive)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Michael Vazquez

You've heard the soundtrack, now read the book.

Recalling The Hilarious Missteps Of A Diabetic Gay Teen

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When he was 15, Tim Anderson saw his early struggles with his sexuality confounded by his diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. Having grown up in the midst...