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Top 5 Novels on Power and Ambition

Warren Adler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

Many of my readers have asked which books I would recommend that offer fundamental insights into the drive for personal power, and the way it affects individuals. Numerous authors have tackled this subject in memoirs, novels and plays.

Blame Russia for Russian aggression

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Robert Whitcomb

Earth is a big, messy place with nations and cultures whose actions stem from deep history and habits that have little or nothing to do with big, self-absorbed, inward-looking America and its five percent of the world population.

John O'Hara and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

O'Hara's admiration for Fitzgerald's first novel This Side of Paradise is well documented -- he fell in love with the book, that's how he put it. It's not surprising to find Fitzgerald the author he had to copy, and try to surmount.

Appointment in Samarra

Francis Levy | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

"Lisa Robin Kelly, 43, Actress on 'That '70's Show' Sitcom'" read the Times obit (NYT, 8/15/13). The accompanying picture displayed a blond haired act...

What My Father and I Love to Share

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

If I am my father's daughter, it is because we can lose ourselves, and find ourselves, in great literature.

"A Scandal Grows in Brooklyn" -- the Problem When a D.A. Plays Politics

Abe George | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Abe George

As a former prosecutor, I have seen first-hand the critical importance of pursuing justice with no regard for special interests. That is because a district attorney should never play politics with people's lives. Charles Hynes clearly thinks differently.

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

Are You Reading Like a Writer?

Writer's Relief Blog | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

John O’Hara said it best: “Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer.” It’s no secret that reading a lot can supplement your wri...

Pardon the Troublemaker: An Appeal for an Old Friend

Christopher Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christopher Ketcham

My friend John Kennedy O'Hara, of Brooklyn, NY, has been called a "political street-fighter," a "mad dog," a "dissident." Among the incumbents who he...

Tea Party Proponent John O'Hara Spars With Jon Stewart On His New Book 'A New American Tea Party' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jon Stewart had author and tea party proponent John O'Hara on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about his new book, "A New American Tea Party." In a...

Top 10 Books With The Best Dialogue

The Guardian | Frederic Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Dialogue brings a novel to life. It is possible to compose fiction without it, just as Georges Perec was able to write an entire book without using t...