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7 Books Besides 'Eat Pray Love' About A Year In Somebody's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Elizabeth Gilbert got her book contract to write about a year in her life after leaving her husband, and it turned into megahit 'Eat Pray Love.' Gil...

What Guantanamo Detainees Are Reading

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's not a lot to look forward to if you're one of the 176 prisoners held in the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay -- no visits from loved...

Is The New York Times Biased Toward White Guys From Brooklyn?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, two writers whose work is often referred to as "chick lit," have been tweeting and commenting in the press about Mic...

Discovering Pluto, Finding Happiness, Dealing With Suffering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you missed them, here are this weekend's book review highlights: "Percival's Planet" by Michael Byers "'Watch out for oddballs,' one charact...

John Le Carre

Telegraph | Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I dislike Bond. I'm not sure that Bond is a spy. I think that it's a great mistake if one's talking about espionage literature to include Bond in thi...

McSweeney's: H.P. Lovecraft's Chocolate Descriptions

McSweeney's | By LUKE BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Chocolate Cherry Cordial: You must not think me mad when I tell you what I found below the thin shell of chocolate used to disguise this bonbon's tru...

Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' Movie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The big screen production of Ayn Rand's legendary novel "Atlas Shrugged" is well under-way, and Reason.tv has a behind-the-scenes look. In the video,...

F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Ray Bradbury's birthday and sorry, fellas. There's a new heartthrob in town. Actually, "new" is doing the man an injustice. Ray Bradbury's been...

"Why Read an Author Who Hasn't Lived?" An Interview With Joe Quirk

Thea Joselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thea Joselow

Exult takes hang gliding and the maniacs who practice it by the balls, shakes them like a bad martini, and then -- almost inexplicably -- brings it all in for a smooth landing.

Kardashian Sisters Memoir: Will You Buy It Just For The Cover?

people.com | Eunice Oh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What's pink, gold and has lipstick kiss marks all over? The cover of the Kardashian sisters' upcoming book. ...

The Making of a Novel: The Sadness of Seeing My Book on Ebay

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

There's something about seeing my book for sale on eBay that feels like some kind of violation. It feels as though someone is casting off my book with disdain, for the lowest possible price.

Can a mother be a daughter's best friend?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chozick, How Parents Became Cool, describes the parental paradigm shift (as seen on TV) from loving...

Green Read: The Five-Fifty-Seven

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

One of my favorite summer reads is Corey T. Zurbuch's The Five-Fifty-Seven. I love this novel not just because its an explosive legal thriller, but a...

John Edwards' Mistress Seeks Rights To Profits From New Book

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A North Carolina judge said Wednesday he was willing to order John Edwards to testify in a lawsuit about a sex tape involvi...

Waterstone's Founder's New Novel Features Real Book World Treachery

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The entrepreneur Tim Waterstone, founder of the book chain that bears his name, has set an intriguing summer puzzle for his friends and former associa...

Astoria Characters: The Starry-Eyed Tailor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For nearly a quarter century, Patricia Pelengaris has been the owner of the establishment on 23rd Avenue at 28th Street that she named A&E Cleaners for her children, Alex and Eleni.

Friendship by the Book - Three Wishes: A true story of good friends...

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Becoming an older mother is never easy---physically or emotionally---especially if there's no logical father-to-be on the horizon. Three Wishes: A Tru...

The Time Square Vendors: The Real Hero vs. Jack Bauer

Daniel Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Levin

While the surveillance scene of the Times Bomb Square seems plucked from a modern thriller, the heroes do not.

My Dad's Sex Life

Gotham Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gotham Chopra

You know what's kind of weird? When your dad writes a book called Kama Sutra. When he talks about the "big bang" and about "sexual energy being the pr...

Life After Cancer - The Identity That Has No Name

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The label "survivor" obscures the recurring ambiguities and uncertainties about the future that so many people-with-cancer-histories must embrace -- sometimes for years on end.

Are the Fangs Real? Vampires as Racial Metaphor in the Anita Blake and Twilight Novels

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mikhail Lyubansky

Vampires have never been just vampires. Intended or not, vampires represent a number of marginalized groups that are perceived as a threat by mainstream society, particularly immigrants and racial minorities.

Martha and Her: The Best of Friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Martha, you had to be hurt when Mariana testified against you at your trial. But writing this book and exposing the intimacies of your longstanding friendship so publicly, was a particularly bitter form of betrayal.

It Takes a Village to Promote a Book

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fauzia Burke

Today's marketing is truly about conversations. So if you are going to spend the time and money marketing a product you should be thinking, "Will this get people talking?"

Shannon Meehan, Iraq War Veteran, Seeks To Be Pennsylvania State Representative (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shannon Meehan, an Iraq war veteran and co-author of a book, has announced he is running for state representative (D) in Pennsylvania's 163rd district...

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.