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Andrew Young Is No J.D. Salinger

The Washington Post | Kathleen Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[H]ow far we have come from the days of admiring a reclusive writer who sought shelter from the corrosive effects of fame to celebrating a typist -- a...

Catching J.D. Salinger

Pat York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pat York

In 1966, on the set of one of my photo shoots, a mature man approached me and started up a conversation, asking me about my accent, and my likes and dislikes. He then introduced himself as J.D. Salinger.

Stanza eBook App

Los Angeles Times | David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Users of the popular Stanza e-book reading app for iPhone can no longer move books to their PC with a USB cable. In an updated version to its Stanza ...

Barnes & Noble Announces Finalists For Discover Award

Barnes & Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books


Ricky Gervais Suspects 'Flanimal Rights' Extremists After Theft Of Thousands Of Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a bizarre turn of events, a truckload of pop-up books written by UK "Office" star Ricky Gervais was stolen last week, Publishers Weekly reports. Th...

Publishing Revolution: Historical Fiction Evolves in Digital Age

Robin Maxwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robin Maxwell

The entire promotion for my latest book was accomplished -- glowing reviews, in-depth magazine interviews, and remote reading group appearances -- sitting at home in my pajamas.

The Escargot of House Pets

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

This is a story about a very unusual pet. Some background first. A month ago 500 people were fans on Facebook of our brand new book, Bitches on a Bud...

Barnes & Noble Takeover? Investor Ron Burkle

BusinessWeek | Mark Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble Inc. rose 9.3 percent in New York trading after the bookseller's largest outside shareholder, Ron Burkle, asked it to waive a provision...

Oscar Nominees: The Literary Side Of The Movies

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Several films nominated for best picture this year are based on books, which might be a literary accomplishment if there weren't so many darned pictur...

Heartbreak in Post-War Jaffna

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Adele Barker

The stories I hear in Jaffa are heart wrenching. They hide behind the surfeit of activity that define the surface of this town. Underneath there are stories that are not fathomable.

Nazi Doctor's Diary Up For Sale

Telegraph | Allan Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nazi memorabilia collectors are expected to push the price for the diary and letters of the "Angel of Death" responsible for thousands of murders at A...

A Jobless Recovery... And A Jobless Future?

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Jobs are disappearing, and we'll have to somehow adapt to that. In the long run, this means embracing a solution that likely involves some form of job sharing and income supplementation for most.

Happy Black History Month, And Guess Who's Guest Editing?

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Baratunde Thurston

Really though, I just look forward to recommending Dick Gregory's book "Nigger". I want to make white people buy, but not reference out loud, a book called "Nigger".

Will Tomorrow's Generation Lose Something in This Computer Age?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Books, for me, have always been something to embrace and cherish, and I cannot imagine having the same reaction with an electronic reader.

Cat Predicts Deaths At Steere House Nursing Home In Rhode Island

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A cat can predict deaths at a nursing home in Rhode Island, according to a new book by scientist Dr. David Dosa. The book, "Making Rounds With Osca...

Charles Dickens Characters Have A 'Secret Queer Side,' Says UK Professor

The Telegraph | Stephen Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pip and Herbert from Great Expectations are among those who really have homosexual leanings, the study by Dr Holly Furneaux of Leicester University cl...

The Macmillan vs. Amazon Throwdown

Susan Piver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Susan Piver

Here is one woman's blow-by-blow view of how we got to a place where retailers control basically everything about how a book reaches your hand.

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...

Fast Fixes for Writer's Block

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I struggle to identify which activities are great for breaking writers block and which are just other forms of procrastination.

Howard Zinn On Optimism And The Struggle For Justice

The Huffington Post | Howard Zinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Howard Zinn, the much-loved author, professor, and political activist who is perhaps most famous for "A People's History of the United States," died o...

'Secrets of Eden': It's One Thing to Find Your Voice. It's Another to Find the Right Words

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chris Bohjalian

Here is Vermont's deeply disturbing little secret: We are sixth in the nation, per capita, when it comes to homicides committed by men against women.

Con Games: The Secret Of The iPad

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

In the rush to slobber over one's self, the real point of the iPad was missed. At the end of the day, the iPad will be seen as the first device that collected all the media together in one truly portable place.

Reading In Public: They're Not The Big New Bestsellers You'd Expect (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every so often we gather observations from around the country of what people are reading in public. What people were reading in the fall is a bit diff...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you missed any of the weekend's book reviews, here's your weekly book review roundup: "The Politician," Andrew Young The New York Times Alth...

'The Politician' Author Andrew Young On Edwards Sex Tape, Love Child Drama (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Politician", Andrew Young's incendiary new book about John Edwards, hits stores today, and Young was on "Good Morning America" this morning to ta...