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The Best Self-Help Books for the Summer of 2016

Suzanne Kingsbury | Posted 06.20.2016 | Books
Suzanne Kingsbury

Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From The Power of Now to The Artist's Way to the 7 Habits, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, Forbes.com reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year.

Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D., Award-Winning Educational Book Author

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.21.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

After a career teaching mathematics (plus general elementary school subjects), today she is an award-winning author of over fifty puzzle books and math games. With something for both young and old, her books have sold over half a million copies.

Want More Dates? Survey Says You Should Read More Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts

There’s a John Waters quote you’ve probably heard about reading and hooking up that needn’t be related here. The gist is, in an effort to make b...

Education: Hope Away From Home

Up For School | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares The month of Ramadan is a very special month to all Muslims around the world, me included. Whe...

How To Prime Your Memory Pump

Patti M Hall | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Patti M Hall

We all feel our memories are fading. But that simply isn't how memory works.

'Love Is Something If You Give It Away"

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Twenty feet from me, four-year-old children are giggling, sitting in a circle in a small room, waiting to find out what happens next in this new place...

7 Hands-Down Favorites from Bestselling Suspense Writer of "In a Dark, Dark Wood"

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.17.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Ruth Ware | Off the Shelf Maybe it's being a writer or working with books, but I'm always being asked for my "must-read" recommendations. Every t...

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

Piper's Prison Book Club: 10 Books from Orange Is the New Black

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf If you have just awoken surrounded by cereal bowls with no idea of what's happened in the world in the past three day...

From Reader to Writer

Kaavya Raman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Traditional publishing isn’t the easiest avenue to pursue in the writing market. However, Matt Keenan, an eighteen year old graduate from Dallas, Te...

10 Books That All Hamilton Fans Must Read!

Allison Pataki | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Allison Pataki

As if it wasn't already impossible to score tickets to the Broadway smash hit, something tells me that after the Tony Awards--Hamilton nabbed eleven Tonys, including Best Musical--the world will be even wilder for Hamilton, the Pulitzer-prize winning show chronicling the life of our nation's first Treasury Secretary.

June's Best Bets

Kirkus | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Kirkus

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Brad Meltzer's New Novel: The Thrill of Fatherhood

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Tony Buchsbaum

Brad Meltzer's new thriller, written with Tod Goldberg, is called The House of Secrets. The title comes from the name of a television program in which...

The Case for Fiction

Lyndsay West | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Lyndsay West

I'll be up front with you: I'm a fiction apologist. I can appreciate a good non-fiction piece, but I find that the payoff from fiction is greater...an...

#1 Dumbest Idea The NRA Has Had This Year

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association's website is endearingly named "NRAFamily." It includes a series...

Father's Day: I Wrote a Book About My Dad and Now My Family Wants to Kill Me

Mike Edison | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Mike Edison

My new book is called You Are a Complete Disappointment - those were my father's last words to me, literally from his death bed. It was quite a scene....

'Breaking The Jump; The Secret Story Of Parkour's High-Flying Rebellion' By Julie Angel

Zofia Reych | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Zofia Reych

It wasn't until 2004 that Julie Angel, a 30-something female filmmaker from the South of England, was introduced to parkour through Channel 4's docume...

Book Review: 'The Second Life of Nick Mason'

Thelma Adams | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Thelma Adams

You can't judge a book by the superlatives on the cover. The extraordinary praise is, well--sorry Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Don Winslow, and Lee...

What a Teenager Can Teach You About Success

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Sarah Caroline Bell

Photo: Matt Boyd Deep Patel. If you don't know that name, you soon will. His achievements are, quite frankly, astounding for someone of so young an...

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty By Ruth Lepson The history of the lyric and of the separation between poetry and music in the Western world is co...

Celebrating Books: The Queens Book Festival

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sherese Francis' tweet caught my eye immediate. First of all, I love books. Second of all, I love celebrating. Third of all, I love people that are...

The Best Books to Read on Vacation This Summer (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Whether you end up reading by the beach, at the pool, or in the comfort of your own home, you won't want to miss these summer books. Here are the most...

How Rescuing And Running With Books Has Expanded My Book Collection

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

I appreciate what it takes to write a book. And I love running with books! But most of all, I love rescuing books of any kind from the side of the road, people's trash, and from boxes that invite me to give them new life and a new home.

One Author in an Ocean of Possibilities: Book Expo America and the World of Publishing

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media
Suzanne Skees

Publishing a book today requires more than ambition. It means jumping into an ocean full of volumes, about 1.5 million every year, all clamoring to stay afloat in a vast market where most will drown.

13 Spectacular Audiobooks You'll Enjoy This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.09.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Brilliant. Fantastic. Exceptional. Outstanding. Phenomenal. These are just a few of the ways we describe our ...