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52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 47-48: A Little History, a Little Future

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.31.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

For week 47 of 52 books in 52 weeks I read Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927. And for week 48 I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 46: Identical?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Identical follows the story of two, wait for it, identical twin brothers. One is a successful politician. The other's a convict, serving time for having killed his girlfriend.

The Familiar Remoteness of Bill Bryson's 1927

William Petrocelli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
William Petrocelli

No one writes with an easier grace than Bill Bryson. He has the rare ability to take a single, seemingly inconsequential observation and weave it, work it, and knead it until you're hooked on the story.

Bill Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life Is a Fascinating, Funny Exploration of How We Came to Live As We Do

Liz Smith | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Liz Smith

"At Home" is one of the most delightful, incisive, exhaustively studied, and truly humorous histories I have ever read. The book is not new. It was published three years ago. And why I never got around to writing about it I'll never know.

Best Worst Brands of the Week: View Master, Spiro Graph, Nasty Gal, The History of Nearly Everything

Alona Elkayam | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Alona Elkayam

Over the years I had come to notice a distinct sign indicating I was in times of extreme happiness -- fluorescent colors in flashing Spiro graphic for...

Vitamin D in a Book:
Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2012 | Books
Maria Rodale

Actually, what vitamin is generated from hysterical, uncontrollable laughter? Vitamin H for Happiness? I have read thousands of books in my life and I...

A Book Review:
At Home, by Bill Bryson

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

My daughter Maya got me this book for Christmas last year, and it took me a while to pick it up. But when I did I was so grateful. (Thank you, Maya!)....

WATCH: Bill Bryson And Stephen Colbert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Colbert asked author Bill Bryson about his new book "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" on his show last night, saying: "What about bed...

Christmas Gifts 2009: The Best Children's Picture Books Of The Year

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

2009 has been a fantastic year for kids' picture books, and parents, you'll love them as much as your children do. There's something for everyone: fro...

Bill Bryson's 'Really Short History of Nearly Everything' Is The Dream Gift Book For Every Curious Kid

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Bill Bryson has created "A Really Short History of Nearly Everything," and he's done me -- and you, and every curious kid burdened by a dull textbook or a brain-dead science teacher -- a huge favor.

Dan Brown, Mitch Albom, Bestselling Authors Pick Books To Give | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling authors recommend their favorite books: Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Mitch Albom and more tell us which books--non-fiction, novels, cookbooks, ...

Odd Uses For A Book (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

You know by now we love books -- everything about them, especially how they transform a house into a home. But it's Friday again, it's cold, windy and...

Holidays '09: Ten Books I'll Bet No One Else Will Suggest

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The whole and entire point of is to identify books you won't hear about in every Conde Nast magazine and online gift guide.