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Friendship by the Book: Finding "Unexpected Angels" in the Workplace

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

Women should create "communities of support" at work that consist of at least two other like-minded women who will help each other stay on target to their dreams and resolve problems along the way.

Peter Orlovsky Dead: Allen Ginsberg's Partner Dies At 76

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Orlovsky, longtime partner of Allen Ginsberg and a poet in his own right, died May 30 in Vermont of lung cancer. He was 76....

Henning Mankell, Swedish Crime Writer, Held In Custody In Israel

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, author of the Wallander detective series, is one of nine Swedes held in Israel Monday after landing from a Gaza-...

Children Will Be Fingerprinted To Take Out Books At Manchester School Library

Telegraph | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Students in Manchester are having their thumbprints digitally transformed into electronic codes, which can then be recognised by a computer program. ...

Summer Reading: Independent Booksellers Share Their Top Picks For Summer Reading

NPR | Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This summer's rays of literary sunshine come from 15 authors whose topics range from loaves of bread to small-town life in the Texas Hill Country. The...

Vatican's Secret Library Is Secret No More

Telegraph | John Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This is the Vatican secret archive, possibly the most mysterious collection of documents in the world. Here you can find accounts of the trial of the...

Philip Pullman, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alexander McCall Smith And Others On Bad Reviews, Their Favorite Authors And More

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked some of the leading authors at this year's Guardian Hay festival a series of questions. Here are their answers...

14 Amazing Images From $5800 Atlas (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Would you shell out $5800 for a book? It may be worth it in the case of a new collector's edition atlas called "Earth." The book weighs 63 pounds, sta...

Buddhist Backlash: Stephen Batchelor Braves The Storm

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Rotondi

Stephen Batchelor does not look like a man at the center of a storm. But the calm, bespectacled 57-year-old Englishman is in the eye of a hurricane of...

Social Media From The Trenches

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fauzia Burke

Here is my interview with Ron Hogan, Director of E-Marketing Strategy, Kate Rados, Director of Digital Initiatives, Chelsea Green Publishing, and Abby Stokes, teacher and author of A Computer Handbook for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming.

April Fools! Google Engineers Announce 3D eBooks

Inside Google Books | Jeff Breidenbach, Dan Bloomberg, Nathan Naze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This got a few of us on the Google Books team to thinking: why not offer our books in 3D? So we've done exactly that. Now, when you visit a book, you'...

Why Do We Read Fiction? It Could Be All About Mind Reading

The New York Times | PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At a time when university literature departments are confronting painful budget cuts, a moribund job market and pointed scrutiny about the purpose and...

A is for Amy & Adonis: Double Post -- Chapters L and M

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

Sometimes God smiles. The clouds of fate part, and for a moment, sunshine pours through, sweet and warm and golden. He was at the door. Charlie. And ...

Roxana Saberi, Former Iranian Prisoner, Talks To Jon Stewart About New Book 'Between Two Worlds' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author, journalist, and former Miss North Dakota Roxana Saberi was on The Daily Show last night to talk about her new book, "Between Two Worlds: My Li...

Marianne Williamson's Plea To Sarah Palin: Words Have Power

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marianne Williamson

"Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win" is a frightening statement, Sarah. It is not funny; it is threatening.

Borders Repays $42.5 Million Loan

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Borders Group said late Wednesday that it had repaid a $42.5 million loan from William A. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, its largest...

Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth (Film Review)

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Watching Dreams with Sharp Teeth is an experience on a par with being grabbed by a friendly lunatic (Robin Williams is in the film) and pulled into a wonderland: in this case, Ellison Wonderland.

Maria Bartiromo's 10 Laws of Enduring Success

Maria Bartiromo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Maria Bartiromo

Everyone wants to be close to success, and to have success. But what is success? How do you get it, and how do you keep it? And how do you survive and thrive when your world is falling apart around you?

April Fools! Science Fiction Author Charles Stross Announces Unicorn Romance Series

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That excellent science fiction author, Charles Stross, is full of news this sunny April morning. He's decided, he says, that he needs to branch out --...

Penguin's New eBooks Not Available On Amazon

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an email to agents and authors, Penguin explained that they have not reached an eBook agreement with for the sale of Kindle editions of ...

April Fools' 2010: The 11 Most Incredible Literary Hoaxes (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy April Fools' Day! This year, at HuffPost Books we're celebrating April Fools' by looking back at some of the greatest literary hoaxes of all tim...

Harry Potter eBooks At Last: J.K. Rowling Will Finally Allow Digitization Of Her Books

The Bookseller | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Neil Blair, partner at the Christopher Little Agency (CLA) which represents Rowling, said the agency was "currently considering all the options and op...

Literary Agents Esther Newberg And Andrew Wylie Clash Over Poached Authors

The New York Post | KEITH J. KELLY, JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and MICHAEL GRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of the most powerful agents in the literary world, Esther Newberg, blasted rival super agent Andrew "The Jackal" Wylie for what she claims is his ...

826 London

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It is hard to get some children inside a library -- but a high-street shop selling pirate eye patches or superhero equipment is much more of a draw. ...

Summer Reading: 5 Tips To Get Your Child Reading This Summer

Kansas City Star | Aisha Sultan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reading. It is one of the most essential things that kids can do when school's out. A 2002 report from National Summer Learning Association states tha...