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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...

Rock & Roll Jihad

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Thirty years from now, when art and technology continue to enable eastern and western youth to come together over music, sports, and pop culture in greater ways, cross-cultural harmony will be more likely.

iPad vs. Kindle Again: Will The New Color Readers Make E-Ink Obsolete? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviews of the iPad are flooding in from around the world, and one of the features people are most excited about is the device's eReader capabilities ...

'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...

Dancing With My Shelf: A Case For Book Soundtracks

Peter Bognanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Bognanni

As it turns out, authors have been playing around with this direct intersection of music and literature for quite some time.

Terry Pratchett Argues For Assisted Suicide

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

British author Terry Pratchett who has Alzheimer's called on Monday for allowing seriously ill people to argue for assisted suicide before a panel -- ...

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...

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...

Sisters Of 2010 -- A Conversation With The Founder Of The Feminist Road Trip Chronicle, "Girl Drive"

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Chauncey Zalkin

Girl Drive, a project where two young college grads, friends, get in a car and travel around America taking the temperature of contemporary feminism.

Henry Paulson Defends Bailouts, Talks Economic Recovery In New Book "On The Brink" (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was on "Good Morning America" this morning to discuss his new book, "On the ...

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.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: A Popular History of Human Evolution That Actually Contributes to Understanding

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Remington

Popular nonfiction is a tricky beast. It's one thing for someone to write a memoir, or a long-form investigation that the journalist-author has person...

Diary Of An Insomniac: How I Survived The Wee Hours

Amy Hertz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Hertz

I started to think about all the other insomniacs like me who were sitting up feeling lonely, depressed, stressed out and wondering how they would function the next day.

Unpopular Vampires and Me

Heather Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Heather Brewer

Once I realized that I wanted to write about a vampire, I knew it would have to be a boy and I knew that he would be just as horribly, woefully unpopular as I was in school.

Future Of Self Help: Mind/Body Or Mind/Butt?

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Brodey

I think that collective bad Karma gives authors a chance to reinvent the self-help category and steer the ship away from the schlocky "5 Steps to a Whatever Transformation You Need" we've all been buying into.

Mourning J. D. Salinger: An Appreciation From a Glass Family Junkie

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lesley M. M. Blume

As a sixteen-year-old, I felt that Holden Caulfield's suspicions and black humor and irreverence would inevitably position me as the sort of adult artist I someday hoped to become.

Anne Frank's Uncensored Diary Pulled From School For "Explicit" Passage

The Washington Post | Michael Alison Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Culpeper County public school officials have decided to stop assigning a version of Anne Frank's diary, one of the most enduring symbols of the atroci...

J.D. Salinger Quotes: Best Sayings From 'Catcher In The Rye' Author

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of J.D. Salinger, who died today at 91, HuffPost Books collected some of the best Salinger quotes. You may want to share these Salinger qu...

J.D. Salinger Reviews: The New York Review Of Books On The Legendary Author

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J.D. Salinger's death has struck a chord around the world as those who grew up with the legendary author reflect on the end of an era. What has been s...

Amazon And Others Slam Revised Google Books Deal

The Wall Street Journal | Jessica E. Vascellaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books, one of the most outspoken critics of the original settlement, Wednesday filed an objection to the revised one, raising many of the same ob...

'Shadow Elite' Author Interview: Janine Wedel And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin Discuss January's Book Club Pick (VIDEO)

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

Did you miss it? We've wrapped up our exploration of Arianna's second book club pick, Janine Wedel's "Shadow Elite". To finish things off, HuffPost W...

The Purple Stimulus

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

Were we the only ones distracted by all the people in the chamber wearing the color purple during the SOTU? We were stunned by the President's red tie, didn't he get the message it was purple day?

Jon Stewart Author Interview: Ethan Watters, Author Of 'Crazy Like Us,' On The Exportation Of Crazy (VIDEO)

Comeday Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jon Stewart spoke with author Ethan Watters last night about his new book, "Crazy Like Us." Watters believes that when the United States exports its i...

Joyce Maynard In Spotlight With J.D. Salinger's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Joyce Maynard is gaining plenty of attention today in light of J.D. Salinger's death at 91. Maynard's memoir "At Home In The World" in 1998 detaile...

iPad Pricing

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

With a few notable exceptions, the print world welcomed Apple's new iPad on Wednesday, eager to tap into the 125 million customers who already have iT...