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Pitch Black - Paul Auster's Man in the Dark

Adrienne Celt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Adrienne Celt

Paul Auster's new novel, Man in the Dark, steps into the dizzying tapestry of individual human consciousness and dances there.

Jeffrey Sachs Wants To Change The Economy And Save The World

Grist | Amanda Griscom Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jeffrey Sachs -- the renowned economist who devised a grand plan in 2005 to rid the world of poverty -- is now focused on an even broader ambition: sa...

Eliot Spitzer Tell-All Book Shopped Around For High Prices

Huffington Post via Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As soon as the Eliot Spitzer scandal became public, book agents and writers were speculating over how much the stories would be worth. While much att...

Amazon Kindle Sales Living Up To Projections, Surprising Some

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Newest data point on Amazon's Kindle sales, which Amazon says are great but won't ever quantify: TechCrunch cites "a source close to Amazon with direc...

Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul

Jennifer Nix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Nix

I once again see the potential and power of literature, and hope to tell new and necessary stories. As activists, we must not lose sight of art. Here are some questions I posed to Aleksandar Hemon.

Amazon Kindle Review: It'll Make You Smarter and Richer, Kind Of, But Not Really

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Burdick

I could hand this to my friends or my parents and feel confident that they could read with it -- it might be easier to use than an iPod (but, importantly, it's not easier to use than a book).

Preview: Wild, Upcoming Novel By NYT Veteran Lampoons Judy Miller and Other NYTers

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Sure to get media tongues a-wagging when published on July 31 is the new John Darnton novel, Black and White and Dead All Over.

Black and White and Dead All Over: New York Times Veteran Pens Newspaper Murder Mystery | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Have you picked out your beach reading material yet? If you work at The New York Times, you might want to get your hands on an advance copy of Black a...

Jezebel's "Fine Lines" Feature Gets Picked Up By HarperCollins In First Non-Gawker Gawker Book Deal

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you are a woman of certain age — that age being the age of growing up with books like Summer of Fear and The Girl With The Silver Eyes and Deenie...

Audio Book Review: Shadow of Power

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

This plot is like Hamburger Helper. There's a modest ingredient somewhere in there, to which is added a whole lot of filler in an attempt to bulk up a meager meal.

SLIDESHOW: "Camp Camp" Takes Us Back To Summers Gone By

Roger Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Bennett

"Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies" is the sequel to "Bar Mitzvah Disco," picking up where that book left off — to head back t...

Jason Linkins

Fox's O'Reilly To Release Memoir This Fall That Is Already Quite Unintentionally Hilarious | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Those of you who follow the goings-on of the Wingnut Welfare Book Club, or who are just tired of books that don't provide the sort of cognitive disson...

Book Review: Hold Tight

Fred Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Fred Klein

Coben is not only one of today's top selling thriller writers, he has almost single handedly spawned a special category, that of contemporary domestic suspense.

David Sedaris: 97% True + 3% Fake = Non-Fiction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Sedaris' latest book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, came out earlier this week and he was the subject of this week's "Ten Questions" in Time....

Germany Abuzz Over Racy Novel Of Sex And Hygiene

New York Times | NICHOLAS KULISH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Not many literary readings are restricted to an over-18 audience. Fewer still take place under circus tents. Yet nothing could be more appropriate for...

Scott McClellan Hits #1 On Amazon! What Really Happened With What Happened — His Publisher Tells All!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We asked the publisher if the publicity of McClellan's book felt different this time around, or if this was exactly what he planned. After all, doesn't every publisher plan for their books to hit #1?

Remembering Ian Fleming, And James Bond, In London

New York Times | John F. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Any writer who has struggled to "do the words" would take heart from the self-effacing assessment written for himself by Ian Fleming, the raffish Engl...

Exclusive Excerpt From New James Bond Novel

Vanity Fair | Sebastian Faulks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

To honor Ian Fleming's centenary, one of Britain's top novelists has accepted espionage fiction's ultimate challenge: reviving James Bond. In an excl...

Scott McLellan, Former Press Secretary, Attacks Bush's White House

Politico/Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico and Washington Post have excerpts from former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's scathing book on the Bush Administration. Fr...

"Goodnight Bush: A Parody" Hits Bookstores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The classic children's tale "Goodnight Moon" lovingly details the bedtime ritual of a bunny who goes about saying goodnight to various objects in his ...

Salman Rushdie Wants The Focus On His Books

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

THE written record cannot be trusted in Salman Rushdie's newest novel, "The Enchantress of Florence," a story that roams from the red sandstone palace...

Microsoft To Shut Down Book Search Program

New York Times | MIGUEL HELFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Microsoft said Friday that it was ending a project to scan millions of books and scholarly articles and make them available on the Web, a sign that it...

Book Excerpt: You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero

Bob Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Powers

Below is an excerpt from Bob Powers' new "choose your adventure"-style humor book, "You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero." To see how the format work...

Book Review: LA Outlaws

Fred Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Fred Klein

One of the most prolific of Southern California mystery writers, each outing by this award-winning writer is impressive.

Thinking About Memorial Day and My Father

Suzanne Deal Booth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Deal Booth

My father had kept a detailed diary during World War II but on his very last night of duty it went missing, so I was amazed and excited when he sent me a rough draft of his memoirs, written by hand at age 82.