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How The Turkey Got Its Name

Posted 11.25.2013 | Books

The following is excerpted from Dan Lewis's new book Now I Know. Lewis writes a daily e-mail called "Now I Know," which began in June of 2010 with twe...

On The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

Posted 11.22.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt of Simon Garfield's new book, To the Letter: In June 2004, 190 people replied to a survey conducted by the Sussex-base...

WATCH: The 8 Best Films You've NEVER Seen

Posted 06.28.2013 | Books

The following is excerpted with permission from The Best Film You’ve Never Seen, published by Chicago Review Press, June 2013. In his new book The B...

The Bizarre Inspiration For Elmer Fudd

Posted 06.05.2013 | Books

The following is excerpted from Neal Thompson's new book A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley. It is a...

What It Was Like To Be Saul Bellow's Son

Posted 04.23.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir. The book is written by Bellow's firstborn son, Greg Bellow. The memoir displays ...

'My Disastrous One-Night Stand With Kathy Griffin' (EXCERPT)

Posted 04.24.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Fred Stoller's new book Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star. It's about his disastrous...

An Ode To Physical Books

Posted 11.26.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from Joe Queenan's new book One for the Books: There are many sad and beautiful stories about books. After being banish...

What Makes A Good Chick Flick?

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from New Yorker writer David Denby's Do The Movies Have A Future? (published by Simon & Schuster.) The following was writte...

E.L. Doctorow's India

Posted 09.06.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Condé Nast Traveler "Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Volume II: Great Writers on Great Places." It is author E.L...

The Man With The Golden Voice: Going From Homeless To Famous

Posted 05.18.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from Ted Williams's memoir (co-written with Bret Witter) "The Golden Voice." The book recounts Williams's youth, his battle...