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Donald Trump's 10 Rules for Book Writing -- Based on His New Book, 'Crippled America'

The National Book Review | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Trump sets out his plan for dealing with ISIS: "We would hit them so hard and so fast in so many different ways they wouldn't know what happened."

Senator Claire McCaskill for President (in 2020)

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Laura Goldman

"Plenty Ladylike" is a warts and all memoir that provides a walk down memory lane of the bad old days of rampant sexism. It is equally a story about triumph. While McCaskill admits to crying at some of the insults hurled at her, she, for the most part, let them fuel her rise to the US Senate.

15 Remarkable Stories to Celebrate Jewish Book Month

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf In 1925 Fanny Goldstein, a librarian in Boston, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and began what she called Jewish Boo...

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the l...

Young Performer Rebecca Bloom of 'The Peanuts Movie' Gives a Candid Interview About Her Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Wah! Wah! If you're my age (cough), you'll remember the Peanuts cartoon and Snoopy's famous way of talking. You'll also remember one of the Peanuts' gang, Marcie! In the recently released The Peanuts Movie, Marcie is voiced by Rebecca Bloom.

How to Excavate Creativity Gold

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

I've got good news and bad news. It's about creativity. Well, mine anyway. After many years of alternately experiencing both droughts and monsoons of creative vision, I have miraculously discovered from where to harvest my most creative self.

Review: Sarah Vowell Is Great -- But a Little Goes a Long Way

The National Book Review | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Don't get me wrong. I like Sarah Vowell. But her new book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, is something of a puzzle. Vowell's funny. She's smart, quick, and clever. If you've heard her on "This American Life," you'll know she's a sound artist -- working her antic way through the great collection of words left, boxed up, in history's archives.

The Best Popular Fiction of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Fiction Books of 2015, click here. ...

Can Movies Make You Smarter?

Quora | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts

Books and movies are both learning vehicles that use visual and audial devices to communicate information, but movies are direct and intense, with books providing a more detached learning cocoon.

This Man's Wish To Donate Millions Of Books To Africa Just Came True

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices

In less than two decades, Bob Brown has donated more than 5 million books to Africa. Through his International BookSmart Foundation, Brown, an 80-yea...

Chat With Author of "Goodbye Stranger" Rebecca Stead

Camryn Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
Camryn Garrett

Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light, the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me, and the five-starred, award-winning Liar & Spy. With over 1 mi...

Abundance in Many Forms

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The children never lack in enthusiasm when they nestle up with a volunteer to listen to a story, just for them. When they arrive, they are overflowing with anticipation for what's going to happen, and when they leave they are filled with an extraordinary amount of joy and love.

The Longest Relationship of My 20s

Lindsay Starck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Lindsay Starck

I used to believe that to write well, I needed to hold real life at bay -- but life crept in all the same.

Anne Lamott: How to (Gracefully) Not Have It All

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Forget those gotta-dos, author Anne Lamott was saying. Forget about those things we should have done, and, crap, the things we never should have done in the first place.

Did You Know Former CIA Director Allen Dulles and His Brother, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Were Nazi Sympathizers?

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Salon founder and former editor-in chief David Talbot reveals this and other dark secrets in his explosive new biography, The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America's Secret Government.

5 Hot Books: Steven King, "Gray's Anatomy" Creator Shonda Rhimes, and Ted Koppel on Looming Disaster

The National Book Review | Posted 11.17.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

From the woman who owns Thursday night television ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal") and founder of "Shondaland," The Year of Yes is Rhimes's winning story of what happened when her sister spurred her to say "yes" more often and do more things that scared her.

A Whimsical and Imaginative Novel That Trusts in the Magically Real

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.17.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Bender follows in the magical realism tradition of Gabriel García Márquez, Bruno Schulz and Italo Calvino. Her writing is light, amused, airy -- but dead serious underneath.

Finding Storybook Love

Simon Tam | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Simon Tam

Tonight, I picked up Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami from the bookshelf. I found an old bookmark a few pages i...

Keep Turning that Corkscrew

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.14.2015 | Books
Carol Hoenig

It's only been six weeks since my business partner and I opened Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine. But many people who have walked in, their eyes wide, mouths agape, say, "I always dreamed of doing something like this."

Broken Sleep and Its Author, Bruce Bauman

Brad Schreiber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brad Schreiber

Bruce Bauman's novel Broken Sleep is sprawling, complex, wildly imaginative and unflaggingly emotional. It has an astonishing range, not only in theme but structure, which becomes all the more impressive when Bauman admits that he does not believe in using outlines.

The Middlemarch Millennial

Christopher Witte | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Christopher Witte

Take a step back and this intergenerational warfare, fought across the trenches of technology-swayed narcissism and entitlement, arguably resembles a more fundamental and timeless sort of conflict -- the pitting of emergent youth against traditionalist elders.

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Elena Prokopets

Why all of this fuss over coloring books? Turns out, there are some amazing benefits that are now being validated by actual research on adult coloring.

11 Exceptional Audiobooks for Your Every Mood

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.

'The Last September': A Conversation with Nina de Gramont

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Last September by Nina de Gramont traces the aftermath of a murder in Cape Cod through the point of view of the recent widow, Brett.

A Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read (And Questions to Guide Your Reading)

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Rosella LaFevre

I'm still a bit gushy over Daniel Priestley's book Entrepreneur Revolution. And I finished reading it weeks ago.