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James Boswell

The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books

After keen debate at the Guardian's books desk, this is our list of the very best factual writing, organised by category, and then by date....

Cashing In on an Author's Death (18th Century Edition)

Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen J. Gertz

When a famous author dies, an industry of postmortem exploitation begins. All, of course, with the very best of intentions.

Unlisted -- But OK

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

Just because you got some wonderful TV coverage doesn't get you on the list of "Reviewers' favorites from 2010."

Samuel Johnson Biography Spin-Off

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books rights to The Other Life of Samuel Johnson were recently acquired by Penguin, which appears to have cornered the market on classics gone wild. A...

Brian Dillon's Informative The Hypochondriacs: Read It and Become Symptomatic

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

In The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives, Brian Dillon goes into gory detail in describing the afflictions -- or presumed afflictions -- gripping the nonet.

Porn For People Who Like Books

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

The Decline and Fall of my Previously Erect Penis