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Jonathan Ames and Friends Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day

HuffPost Eyes&Ears | Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A bad breakup can do a lot for one's creativity. That seemed to be the take away message of Thursday's Jonathan Ames emceed, Anti-Valentine's Day cel...

Valentine's Day: The Best Romantic Novels (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and whatever your plans, with or without your Valentine, these romantic novels will put you in the mood. Of cour...

Faulkner Greatly Influenced By Newly Discovered Plantation Diary

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A 19th century plantation diary was a source of inspiration to William Faulkner as he plotted the creation of his imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, the ...

Of Truth and Truthiness: Eating Animals on The Colbert Report

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Vamsee Juluri

Our common-sense about what we eat needs a radical cleansing after decades of "food" industry propaganda. Eating Animals is nothing less than a derailing of a runaway train of indifference.

eBook Buyers Balk At Higher Prices

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the battle over the pricing of electronic books, publishers appear to have won the first round. The price of many new releases and best sellers is ...

'The Empathic Civilization': Can Limbaugh and Obama Both Be Right?

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robbie Vorhaus

The Native American Chippewa Indians say, "No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves." And yet we choose to fight to be right.

'Blind Side' Couple To Write Book

The New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The spirit of generosity encouraged by the hit movie "The Blind Side" is continuing to pay dividends to the real-life couple depicted in it, who will ...

San Francisco's African American Exodus May Cause Indie Bookstore To Close

The Wall Street Journal | By BOBBY WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

San Francisco's Marcus Books has long been a gathering place for African-American authors such as Maya Angelou. But last year, manager Blanche Richard...

Willie Mays On The Daily Show: The Baseball Legend On His New Biography (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Willie Mays, the legendary baseball player, was on the Daily Show last night because of the new biography James Hirsch has written about him. Jon Stew...

J.D. Salinger Letters Go Public, Reveal Details Of His Life And Writing

The New York Times | ALISON LEIGH COWAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The letters, a total of 11, were written between 1951 and 1993, from one buddy, or "Buddyroo," to another. In sharp and familiar prose, laced with hum...

The New Cliches in Chick Lit

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pauline Millard

As a second wave of chick lit is published, the old clichés have been replaced with a few new ones. But at least the pastel covers are gone.

Francine Prose On Mary Karr's 'Lit'

The New York Review of Books | Francine Prose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Francine Prose The New York Review of Books A Knife at the Door "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr Harper, 386 pp., $25.99 In an introduction to the tent...

'Kirkus' Book Review Gets A New Owner -- From The NBA

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looks like Kirkus Reviews will live another day to praise -- and skewer -- authors, but with some rather unorthodox owners for a publication with a lo...

Home/fronts: Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan Books, 2009)

Jared Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jared Gardner

Sacco's latest book is a return to Palestine and the origins of Sacco's own career in comics journalism, a field he has all but singlehandedly created out of the example of his remarkable work.

I'm Not a Writer; I'm a Brand

Suzan Colón | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Suzan Colón

As an author currently trying to convince the public at large to spend a small chunk of money on my book, I've been getting a crash-course in the new world of online social marketing.

'Hunger Games' Trilogy Final Book Will Be Called 'Mockingjay,' Due Out In August

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer, Jocelyn McClurg, Carol Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, Scholastic reveals the title and cover of the last book in the series set in a dictatorship where teens are forced to fight to the death on TV....

Nelson Mandela Freed 20 Years Ago: Where Were You When You Heard The News?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, we are taking a look back along with The New York Review at the books published, the ...

Were These Famous Children's Authors Actually Huge Jerks?

Strollerderby | Cole Gamble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Are children's book author's lives as squeaky clean as the tales they crank out to bookstores? The other day, I misplaced my better nature and took to...

Anne Rice On Vook

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Anne Rice is giving the video book a try. The author of "Interview With a Vampire," "The Vampire Lestat" and many other favorites ha...

Eve Ensler's 'I Am An Emotional Creature'

AlterNet | Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ensler describes the result as "a call to girls, about girls, for girls, around the world, to be their authentic selves," to overcome the "pressures t...

Carl Bernstein Working On Book About The 'Vagaries' Of Congress

wowOwow | Liz Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Carl said he was working now on a book about the vagaries, the achievements and the, yes, crimes of the Congress of the United States. He says, "It's ...

Elvis In Love

Alanna Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alanna Nash

The leading male sex symbol of the 20th century, Elvis was at heart a true romantic, always gallant and generous, as five of his many girlfriends attest.

Offbeat Heartbeats: A Curious Selection of Love Poems for Valentine's Day

Travis Nichols | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Travis Nichols

The editors at the Poetry Foundation are celebrating Valentine's Day with a mix of classic and contemporary poems with love poems page.

Portia de Rossi Book Will

The Advocate | Shana Naomi Kochmal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book that has emerged is "definitely not self-help" and not quite a memoir--"I hate that term"--though it is absolutely autobiographical and, give...

Writers Need to Catch Up

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Randel

n the last five years the means by which the written word can be delivered to readers have evolved at a pace unlike anything we have experienced in the last several hundred years.