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The Mainstreaming of the Word

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 02.07.2017 | Books
Arjuna Ardagh

I grew up among writers. My father was a journalist for the London Times, who later went on to write seventeen books. My mother was an editor at Faber...

Mara White's Top Ten Reads of 2016

Mara White | Posted 12.29.2016 | Books
Mara White

I read a lot of books. Mostly romance and its various sub-genres. I'm also drawn to suspense and I pepper in some literary fiction too. I love novels ...

"A Man Called Ove" Is an Ovely Film

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "A Man Called Ove" (Music Box Films) In 2014 the world discovered the gentle tale of a true curmudgeon...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Read More: Gift, Grit, Gratitude, School, Teacher, Angela Duckworth, Students, Performed, IQ Test, Motivated, Passionate, Preserved, Achieve, Goal, Difficulties, Obstacles, Observations, Psychologist, Devoted, Studies, Subjects, Term, Refers, Individual, Effort, Passion, Perseverance, Achieving, Long-Term Goal, Credits, Aristotle, Recognized, Value, Tenacity, TED Talk, MacArthur Fellowship, 2013, New York Times, Best-Seller, GRIT the Power of Passion and Perseverance, New York, Book, Details, Extend, West Point Cadets, Salespeople, Show, Iq, Five, Personality, Traits, Goals, Derives, Satisfaction, Lives, Writes, Aptitude, Tests, Wrong, Intelligence, Leaves, Unexplained, Smart, People, High, Achievers, Highest, Test Scores, Stable, Fixed, Trait, Nurtured, Tomatoes, Garden, Benefit, Human, Potential, Educational, Focus, Talent, Words, Suggests, Ways, Increase, First, Inside, Out, Following, Practice, Finding, Purpose, Enhance, Hope, Outside, Wise, Parenting, Combination, Demanding, Supportive, Activities, Require, Discipline, Ballet, Gritty, Culture, Group, Support, Real, Way, Become, A Great, Swimmer, Join, Great, Team, Quote, Dan Chambliss, Professional, Swimmers, Experience, Good-Enough, Parents, Psychotherapists, Others, Up, Blog, Simple, Dictum, Highly, Intricate, Execution, Nurture, Open, Curious, Mind, Homing, Encourage, Person, Interests, Strengths, Work, Example, Well-Meaning, Family, Understand, Child, Needs, Writing, Earn, Living, Efforts, Tragically, Pain, Rejection, Drug, Abuse, Psychotherapeutic, Relationship, Stand Up, Pursue, Career, Gaining, Encouragement, Motivates, Rough, Seas, Well-Made, Surf, Board, Think, Defect, Surfboard, Repair, Accessed, Accomplishes, Awarded, Caused, Demanded, Flourishes, Interferes, Learned, Maintaining, Predecessors, Presented, Raised, Rephrased, Shifting, Spurred, Summed, Supersedes, Uncover, Well-Tended, GPS for the Soul News
Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Esther the Wonder Pig

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When news of death and terror fills our minds, when a crude parody of a man threatens to become the ruler of our great nation, when things seem darkest: Then comes a pig.

Genre Snobs Are Everywhere

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

The contempt these mystery readers sometimes feel directed at them gets recycled as they express disdain for books they don't like which have been written and enjoyed by people they have to denigrate. That's not an argument or even a defense: it's blatant insecurity.

Selling Diets or Telling Truths

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We know what to eat; we simply keep refusing, across an expanse of squandered decades, to swallow it.

How To Become A Best Selling Writer

Quora | Posted 01.06.2017 | Arts
Quora

All right, time for some industry secrets. (Well, maybe not secrets, but certainly not widely known).

'Price' Book Among 'Best of the Best'

Michael Putzel | Posted 12.31.2016 | Books
Michael Putzel

Foreward Reviews, a quarterly magazine focused on books published by independent publishing houses, selected The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War by Michael Putzel (Trysail Publishing 2015) as one of only four works of nonfiction favored by its reviewers as the best books of 2015.

The Truth About Malcolm Gladwell?

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.18.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

The Times reports that Gladwell hands blurbs out like Santa, though he doesn't seem to care if authors are naughty or nice.

More Personality, More Business

Chuck Boyce | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Chuck Boyce

About five years ago I was sold into a program that was based upon making me a "celebrity" as part of our marketing. I was skeptical, and more than a little uncomfortable being the spokesperson and face of the business. All of this stuff looked cool on the walls, but was it really going to help? The short answer is, it did.

How I Went From a Special Education Reading and Writing Class to a No. 1 Bestselling Author By 22

Tom Ayling | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Ayling

You have the ability to do anything you wish, but you must first examine your true beliefs about achieving these things. If there are limiting beliefs holding you back, they must be replaced with empowering beliefs.

@TheGiverMovie Joins #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD A best-selling novel and 1994 Newbery Medal winner written by Lois Lowry, The Giver is making the jump from the school cur...

How These Best-Selling Women Co-Authored 10 Novels

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Everyone knows the adage “two heads are better than one,” but these two women are embodying the expression on a daily basis. Emma McLaughlin a...

Here's What A Bestseller Looked Like In The 1920s

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books

Assiduous bibliophiles know their T.S. Eliots and F. Scott Fitzgeralds -- the authors who shaped our modern conception of the 1920s. But which books w...

Annual Fall Books Harvest

Jackie Reitzes | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Jackie Reitzes

While some people hail fall for the return of their favorite TV shows, and others look forward to the kickoff of football season or the first pages of the September issue, for me, fall is the best time of year to be a reader.

"How to Babysit a Grandpa"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Being a grandfather comes with many important responsibilities, such as making funny faces, engaging in baby talk and otherwise behav...

New York Times Reporter Lands Title on Kindle Single Best Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Reporter Barry Meier has written his first Kindle Single A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine's Biggest Mistake. In it, he looks at the over-prescription of the drug OxyContin. Within a week of publication, the book already landed among the top 10 best-selling e-book singles.

Investigation Reveals Mega Best-Selling Authors EL James and Suzanne Collins Are Actually Sisters

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

Two women writing two trilogies garnering a lion's share of all book sales? Coincidence? I thought so until I received a telephone call from Bruce Watson a private investigator who specializes in uncovering improprieties in the publishing industry.

'Even When Laura Lippman Was Good, I STILL Never Heard of Her!'

Laura Zigman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Laura Zigman

But despite the many New York Times best-sellers and Edgar awards, there's one person who hasn't heard of her: The Frenemy. Though he has heard of her husband.

WATCH: I Have To Ask: What Do You Think Of The Book "50 Shades Of Grey"?

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Microphone in hand, I asked pedestrians around New York: What do you think of the book "50 Shades of Grey"? See more clips Add Marlo On Facebo...

Shades of Grey, a 'How-to' Book With Many Climaxes

Warren Adler | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

This is the kind of "novel "that plays by its own rules and offers something of obvious value to its mostly female readership. For the uninitiated it can be gloriously instructive and for the more mature it could offer a choice menu of self-help inspiration.

15 Beach Reads Worth Your Time and Money

LearnVest | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
LearnVest

All of these titles go great with sun and a splash of lemonade.

Are Best-seller Lists Irrelevant?

Warren Adler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

It may be time for the media that covers the book business to stop publishing best seller lists. They are, in today's book choosing environment, disorienting, unhelpful and confusing, a valiant but failed attempt to make sense out of disorder.

Michael Pollan Has Some Food Rules to Live By

Laura Klein | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Laura Klein

Pollan's collection of rules keeps it simple: No medical or calorie counting rules (don't people get tired of counting calories?). And my favorite rule is the super simple number 24: When you eat real food, you don't need rules.