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WATCH: The 9 Craziest 'Bachelor' Contestants

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 07.11.2012 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Why wasn't the basic premise of one person dating 25 people enough to keep our attention? Was it planned or did it just result from some early contestants who pushed the boundaries? I'm thinking it's a mix of both, but there are some contestants I blame in particular.

Debut Children's Book Author Stephen Colbert's Book Signing

Monica Edinger | Posted 07.13.2012 | Books
Monica Edinger

But while those waiting for Rowling's finale were both children and adults, those waiting for Colbert were almost exclusively adults, most of whom I'd venture to guess had never been there before.

Famous Moms And Daughters Who Write Together

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 07.11.2012 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Never is the mother-daughter relationship more beautifully explored than through literature. So what happens when mother or daughter is a successful writer and the other has followed in those footsteps?

The Hungry Hungry Hippos Games

Laurence Hughes | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

The movie The Hunger Games has inspired a number of mash-ups that mix the film with a certain children's game. It's time the meme was extended to the original novel.

Beautiful Images Of The Beatles' Early Years

Arne Bellstorf | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Arne Bellstorf

We're left with Astrid's strong black and white imagery, photographs of their young androgynous faces frozen in time, looking moody, wearing black cloths and long scarfs. As if they knew they would become part of pop mythology.

The Weirdest Stories Of The Century

Ann VanderMeer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Ann VanderMeer

Of course, "weird" covers a gamut from the subtle weird to the more outré--and we encountered lots of the weirder material in compiling the anthology. So here, without further preamble, are thirteen of the weirdest stories from the past century.

Phil Collins Remembers the Alamo in Beautiful New Book

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Odds are, the word that pops into your mind when I mention Phil Collins is probably something like "Sussudio." It's highly unlikely that the first word you'd think of would be "Alamo," but that's about to change.

Amazon Offers 'Free' Harry Potter

Posted 05.10.2012 | Books

Amazon will offer the Harry Potter series in their Kindle Owners' Lending Library starting next month, thanks to an "exclusive" deal the company has s...

7 Things You Need To Know Before You Get Married

Justin Halpern | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Justin Halpern

There is no definitive guidebook on how to pick the right partner, and even if there were, I'm way too dumb to write it.

The Catholic Priest Who Defied Nazis And Saved Thousands

Stephen Walker | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Stephen Walker

I travelled to Rome and walked in O'Flaherty's footsteps across the city to the safe houses he used. In Ireland, I visited the homes of O'Flaherty's friends and relatives and began to build up a picture of a man who was a lifesaver to thousands.

The HuffPost Book Club's Next Pick Is...

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books

Last week we asked you to vote for our next pick. With a slew of emails, comments, votes and tweets crying out for an engaging and fun novel to follow...

6 Decisions That Will Save You Money

Jack Otter | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Jack Otter

Is it better to buy a house or rent? Should you give the kids an allowance just for being your kids, or make 'em work for it? Should you hire a real estate agent or sell the house on your own?

The Future Of Books In 7 Easy Steps

John B. Thompson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
John B. Thompson

For 500 years, the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but today the industry finds itself faced with the greatest challenges since Gutenberg.

9 Nasty Truths About Your Favorite Foods

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Many farmers and agricultural professionals are miffed that the days of "it's-none-of-your-business" farming are over. Once upon a time, consumers cared only about the price and wholesomeness of food and didn't worry about -- or videotape -- its origins and "disassembly."

The Man Who Changed The Way We Eat

Thomas McNamee | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Thomas McNamee

Here was the early New York Times food editor who made gastronomy a respectable profession, a restaurant critic in a world that did not know the term, the guy who brought us arugula, pesto, nuoc mam, and the salad spinner.

Relive The Past With Beautiful Nostalgic Photos

Taylor Jones | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Taylor Jones

My journey began on May 25th, 2011, while sitting at the dinner table looking through old photographs that my mom had carefully placed in countless albums and suddenly I was struck by a familiar scene.

The Evolution Of Detectives In Fiction

Max Allan Collins | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Max Allan Collins

Here are the authors and their creations who, in my view, changed the detective game.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes Of 'Animal House'

Matty Simmons | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Matty Simmons

For the first time, scenes that were cut from the script and the film are written about and selections from proposed sequels are included.

The Story That Made Walter Cronkite Famous

Timothy Gay | Posted 07.07.2012 | Books
Timothy Gay

Walter Cronkite was an obscure wire service scribbler, just one of dozens of expatriate American journalists trying to describe the war against Hitler from bomb-ravaged London. Forty-eight hours later, he was instantly transformed into Walter Cronkite, Famous Correspondent.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.07.2012 | Books

"In One Person" by John Irving Simon & Schuster, $28.00 Publishes on May 8, 2012 What is it about? At age 13, timid and naive Billy realizes th...

Why Gender DOES Matter

Paul Seabright | Posted 07.07.2012 | Books
Paul Seabright

Gender stereotypes make a huge difference to how we notice others and how their talents stand out to us. Similar behavior (such as toughness in bargaining) can be interpreted quite differently according to whether we see it in women or in men.

PHOTOS: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With 'Mexican Kitch' Art

Posted 05.06.2012 | Books

Happy Cinco De Mayo! If you'd like to expand your cultural horizons with more than just queso and margaritas, check out these lovely crafts that are a...

The 11 Most Awesome Supervillain Superpowers

Matt D. Wilson | Posted 07.05.2012 | Books
Matt D. Wilson

You can't just wave your hand and be the top dog (unless you can, and we'll get to that in a minute). You've got to hit all the right (wrong) notes with your name, your costume, the location of your hideout, and maybe most importantly of all, your superpowers, if you choose to have them.

The 7 Best Dinner Parties In Literature

Sadie Jones | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
Sadie Jones

It struck me that there are many parties in literature, either comical or dramatic, glamorous, unpleasant, or just plain uncomfortable - as novelists, playwrights and filmmakers through the generations imprison their characters around a table and take note of the consequences.

Rejected Covers: See How 'They Eat Puppies, Don't They?' Might Have Looked

Posted 05.04.2012 | Books

Rejected Covers is part of an ongoing series on rejected book cover designs, in which we invite cover artists to reveal some of the rejected ideas and...