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Books: The Watering Hole

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Hertz

When Arianna asked me to think about a Books section for The Huffington Post, I thought, why a new books section, why Huffington Post, why now?

Why Won't Borders Donate Their Soon-To-Be-Trashed Books?

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erik Ose

Current Waldenbooks employees have come forward to alert the public that the company plans to dispose of many unsold books in the cheapest, easiest, least responsible way possible - by trashing them.

Going "Indie": Rebranding the New Wave of Authors

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Asghar

Stop calling yourself a self-published author. You are an independent author, and you wrote an independently published book, not a self-published book.

Take A Deep Breath...And Join The Slow Movement

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Send in your suggestions for next month's book club pick to So by now you know that Arianna's first Huffington Post Book...

Jeremy Rifkin's New Book: The Coolest Online Reading Experience

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

'Empathic Civilization' and Jeremy Rifkin are giving HuffPost Books the chance to deliver the coolest online reading experience we've seen yet. Why ar...

9 Of Your Favorite Books: Huffington Post November Readers' Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ever since we posted our first installment of the HuffPost Readers' Picks, we've gotten a flood of further reader recommendations. The feature has bee...

The New York Review of Books' Adventures in New Media

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

It's great to see a venerable institution such as the New York Review of Books getting excited by all that the new media have to offer. That's why I want to call your attention to the NYR's new blog.

Bury This Book! and the Gun Issue

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dennis A. Henigan

It seems apparent that, at least as to Lethal Logic, the Amazon customer views function more as a forum for the gun control debate than a forum for a debate about the book.

A Life in Books

Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jessie Kunhardt

I've never really been able to imagine myself in a job that didn't have something to do with books, which is how I ended up as the HuffPost Books Intern.

Attention Fellow Book Lovers: HuffPost's New Books Section Is Here

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

My love affair with books is a long one. As a little girl growing up in Athens, I remember sending my friends home early from my fifth birthday party because all that celebrating was keeping me away from my books. Who needed friends and cake? I had my books! Since I was 21, there hasn't been a time when I wasn't researching or writing a book. Until now. So, instead of my signing another book contract, we are launching a Books section, in partnership with the New York Review of Books, where you'll find the latest book-related news and blog posts, book reviews, all sorts of special features, and, of course, articles from the New York Review of Books. So if you love books, reading, and good writing, please check out HuffPost Books.

Does Social Networking Kill the Author Mystique?

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

I have no doubt that some people buy books based on their discovery of an author online. But I also believe that what helps can also hurt if not done in moderation.

Announcing My First Pick for the HuffPost Book Club: In Praise of Slowness

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

My first pick for the HuffPost Book Club is In Praise of Slowness, a terrific book by Carl Honore about the need for a more balanced existence.

Generation-Y Bloggers: How To Improve Your Writing Overnight

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The Elements of Style is a masterpiece on the art of writing well, and it's a surprisingly quick read. Seriously, this rhetoric rulebook is so slim, it'll fit in the pocket of your hoodie.

Learning to Eat Less: How Understanding Your Brain Can Make You Healthier

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

To break the cycle of conditioned hypereating we must redirect our automatic response to the kinds of foods that cause us to overeat.

Jay Leno Screws Up Plot Of Hamlet While Mocking Kids For Not Reading Books (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The folks at Media Yenta caught a gaffe on the "Jay Leno Show" last night. The host was doing a segment about back to school stuff, like smiling swine...

Rick Warren Crowdsources New Book Cover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE), the largest marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, today announced that Rick Warren, best selling...

Prison Reverses Ban On Books

Washington Post | Maria Glod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Virginia inmates will once again be able to receive free Bibles, dictionaries and other books from a nonprofit group, after state prison officials rev...

Meet Me at The Shack

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

For Mack, and for us as readers, what transpires in the shack requires creative imagination not unlike that in any number of fantastic tales. But in this case the subject is far closer to home: the healing of a broken heart.

Nicholas Sabloff

How Environmental Activist Van Jones' Book "The Green Collar Economy" Reached The NYT Best Sellers List | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Social and environmental activist Van Jones felt he had important message about the economy, energy prices and global warming to impart in his book "T...

What's So Funny?

Zachary Wagman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Zachary Wagman

For some reason, coming up with a list of funny books is harder than coming up with a list of funny movies. But there are tons of funny books out there! I thought it'd be fun to classify some of my favorites.

The Best Books You're Not Reading

Zachary Wagman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Zachary Wagman

One of my favorite questions to ask friends, family, fellow editors, or, really, any reader is "What's the best book I'm not reading?" If someone were to ask me that question, this would be my answer.

Book Review: Held in the Light: Norman Morrison's Sacrifice for Peace and His Family's Journey of Healing

Megan Pillow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Pillow

Morrison's self-immolation was seen as both a hopeful and a desperate act, sparking feelings of both empathy and outrage across a nation that had already seen its share of death.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Can We Move Beyond Polarization in Washington?

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

If President-elect Obama is serious about post-partisanship, he will need to deal with some of the institutional factors that cause polarization regardless of who is in power.

The Race Factor: How Far We've Come

David S. Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David S. Reynolds

If the polls are accurate, for the first time an African American is poised to take the nation's highest political office. We can appreciate just how momentous this is by looking back in history.

Van Jones Q&A About His New Book "The Green Collar Economy"

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick and Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Environmental activist Van Jones' new book "The Green Collar Economy" debuted at number 12 on the New York Times best sellers list this week. The book...