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

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.

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...

Belinda's Petition a Perfect Primer on the Subject of Reparations

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mike Barber

Belinda's Petition is exactly what it describes itself to be: a concise overview of the long history of struggle to repair the damage wrought by the transatlantic slave trade.

Dr. David Dosa Profiles Cat Who Predicts Deaths In New Book

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The scientist in Dr. David Dosa was skeptical when first told that Oscar, an aloof cat kept by a nursing home, regularly pred...

'Gigantic' John Edwards Sex Tape Offers Rejected, Says Ex-Aide Andrew Young

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — A former aide to two-time presidential candidate John Edwards said he's received and rejected offers of "gigantic amounts of mon...

Edwards Aide's Book Details Trail Of Hush Money

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dealing with a pregnant mistress and a suspicious wife, John Edwards and a close aide agreed by the middle of 2007 to solicit fu...

It's 2010, You Really Need to be on Facebook

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Fauzia Burke

Facebook users have reached 350 million worldwide. Together they are creating a community of savvy consumers, connecting with friends, family, and co-workers to share advice, information and yes, recommendations.

Christmas Letter 2009

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

George Bush Motivational Speech Draws Almost 15,000

AP | Mary Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas — Former President George W. Bush has used a paid motivational speech in Fort Worth, Texas, to urge listeners to stand by thei...

Burn Before Reading

Cameron Sherber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Cameron Sherber

The Book Isn't Dead Yet

The Globe and Mail | John Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For readers, 2009 was a year of miracles that brought massive price cuts on popular titles, and unprecedented choices in how to consume them. It was n...