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Clueless

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Book Clubs Are Badass

Allison Hill | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

The gravity of choosing a club name. The ongoing battles to select titles. The no holds barred opinions and heated debates. Kicking members out for failing to read the book or stay on topic. The wine! These readers are the masters of their literary domain.

Is a Book Publicist Worth the Money?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Of course, I had no idea how much money a publicist would cost, and I was gobsmacked by their fees. Finally, though, I found a publicist who used to work at a big traditional house and seemed experienced and smart. Here's what I've learned in that time.

'A Book Club? You Must be Kidding.'

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

As an author of psychological suspense thrillers, I've been invited to several book clubs to talk about my novels. It's a very engaging kind of contact with readers and is unlike speaking at libraries, being on a panel of authors or talking to members of an organization.

Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
James M. Chesbro

My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship of other dads pursuing understandings.

How To Fail At Having A Book Club In 29 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books

Everyone loves the idea of a book club, but actually having one can be kind of a drag. Here are 29 totally foolproof steps to ensure that your book cl...

The Itsy-Bitsy Book Club 2014

Anna Leahy | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Anna Leahy

The book must be one neither of you have read. If you need a recommendation, browse your nearest physical bookstore, perhaps simultaneously, if you live far from each other, so that you can choose together.

Men's Club

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

I belong to a club whose chances for survival I rated as puny. It's a book club for gay men, a gay men's book club. A club for gay men who like to read!

Muslim American Women Are the New Normal

Jennifer Zobair | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Jennifer Zobair

When you hide an entire group of women behind lazy, monolithic, and often inaccurate clichés, you impede the understanding and respect that come when people from different backgrounds get to know one another.

Must-Read Memoirs

PureWow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
PureWow

Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson We're not exactly big criers. (We watched The Notebook. Nothing.) But Artis Henderson's stunning new memoir, U...

Book Group B.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.

Building a Better Book Club

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

If you can't get people in a book club to talk about literature in a sustained and involved way, where can you hope for a good literary discussion outside a classroom?

Join the (Book) Club

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Lewis DeSimone

I have become an outlier in my own book club. It's an occupational hazard, I suppose, just the lot of the novelist. While the rest of the club read for entertainment and enlightenment, I'm always teasing out plot inconsistencies and dangling modifiers.

Hear No Hardship

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

I'm not a member of a book club, so I don't know if it's de rigueur for literary associations to throw back a few cocktails and to unsheath verbal knives at holiday get-togethers. If it is, then I was in the presence of a masterful group of readers.

Book Club: Choose The Final Book Of 2012

Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

November is here and this week the HuffPost Books team has the torturous task of choosing the final book of 2012 for our book club. This was no small ...

HuffPost Book Club: Catcher In The Rye

Posted 10.17.2012 | Books

Welcome to the discussion page for The Catcher In The Rye. Scroll down to meet the editors you'll be hearing from, and watch our video discussions, re...

Slow Reading and Recovering Local Cultures of the Book

C. Christopher Smith | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
C. Christopher Smith

The time is undoubtedly ripe for the emergence of Slow Reading practices, and I am convinced that as we discipline our minds and adapt to Slow Reading, these changes will ripple throughout every corner of our being.

HuffPost Book Club: A How-To Guide

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 10.05.2012 | Books
Annemarie Dooling

We've been running the HuffPost Book Club for the better part of a year now, and as both an editor and a book club member, I wanted to go back and go ...

Citizen's Book Club: Where Does American Democracy Come From?

Lex Paulson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Power against power, party against party, executive veto against congressional initiative: if you want to understand American politics, read Federalist #51.

The Citizen's Book Club: A New Idea for 2012

Lex Paulson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

The goal: present to you, between now and Election Day, single-sitting passages from the classic texts of American democracy. Substantial enough to spark ideas and prod debate; short enough to read on a coffee break.

What, to a Novelist, Is the 4th of July?

Lois Leveen | Posted 09.02.2012 | Books
Lois Leveen

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a novel inspired by a real-life hero who risked her own liberty to ensure America finally made real the ideals illuminated in the Declaration of Independence?

First Steps Toward the Dark Side

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

I'm made uncomfortable by my shadowy thoughts of getting rid of my shelves and shelves of books and just carrying around an e-reader forever. Imagine how much easier it would be for me to move?

HuffPost Book Club: Read The Next Book

Posted 07.12.2012 | Books

As we near the end of The Night Circus, we're looking forward to our next HuffPost Book Club reading selection. We've done a handful of new books, bot...

Let Me Count the Shades of Grey: Why HBO is the Modern-Day Houghton Mifflin

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Julie Flynn Badal

Maybe the boundless intellectual freedom of our country spoils the illicit pleasures of reading something of quality. Maybe the novel is dead. Who is to say that a book is more thought-provoking than a television show?

15 Questions Every Lady Book Club Should Ask

Jezebel | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women

Book clubs can be a wonderful way for like-minded people to get together and share their love of literature. Maybe you're long out of college and miss...