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Palin Goes Rogue On The Facts

Progressive Book Club | Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Max Blumenthal Progressive Book Club/Media Matters for America review In August 2008, when then-senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sa...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While you were off spending time with family and friends, you may have missed the weekend's reviews of new books. Here they are now in your weekly boo...

Tim Donaghy's Book Canceled, Threats of Lawsuit

ESPN | Sam Alipour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy's tell-all book has been canceled by Triumph Books and parent company Random House, the publisher said. Blowing the Wh...

This is Your Brain on Poetry

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Memory has generated great poems from Simonides, famous for eulogizing ancient Greek nobility, to Coleridge, to the contemporary poets writing an "experiment in collective autobiography," The Grand Piano.

Keep the Right Things Up!

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rosalyn Hoffman

You don't need to pay people to tell you what to do (except for us, of course). Living a good life is all about finding balance in what you eat and how you behave. Put your energy in a better place.

Write On

Rita Mae Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rita Mae Brown

"Pervert" and "moral degenerate" were a few of the printable insults hurled at my youthful head in 1973 when Bantam Books reprinted Rubyfruit Jungle.

"You Know You're in Book Love When ... "

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

Book love is a lot like romantic love. It's a feeling, either at work or at play, of being beckoned by your book so the two of you can be together again.

Steig Larsson's Companion of 30 Years Gets Nothing After His Death

Los Angeles Times | Henry Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Because Larsson never made a will, everything he owned, including the rights to his work, passed to his father and brother. The woman who was at his ...

Peter Robinson, British Author, Is Mistaken For Northern Ireland First Minister, Wants People To Stop Emailing Him About Scandal

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A best selling crime writer has appealed for people to stop emailing him about the Northern Ireland Robinson scandal....

Superfreakonomics Will Misinform Readers on Climate Science

Melanie Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Fitzpatrick

The forthcoming SuperFreakonomics, written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, plays fast and loose with the scientific consensus on climate change.

Author Jake Adelstein Goes To Japan Seeking Enlightenment, Ends Up Writing About Organized Crime (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Jake Adelstein was on Jon Stewart last night talking about his new book, "Tokyo Vice," and the crazier-and-crazier story of how he got mixed up...

Bill Clinton Lied, Had Affair With Susan McDougal, New Book Claims

The New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A new book, "The Death of American Virtue" by law professor Ken Gormley, claims that Bill Clinton had an extramarital affair with Susan McDougal, the ...

Book Review Round-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We're back again with your weekly book review round-up: Neverland: J. M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of "Peter Pan", Piers Dudgeon The...

Ian McEwan's New Fiction: The Use of Poetry

The New Yorker | Ian McEwan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It surprised no one to learn that Michael Beard had been an only child, and he would have been the first to concede that he'd never quite got the hang...

Enough About Me -- What Do You Think About Me?

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Therese Borchard

I go into this pub date knowing that my intention is pure, that I'm not merely interested in telling an entertaining tale to win friends and popularity.

Drew Peterson's Stepdaughter Writing Book On Years Of Alleged Abuse

ABCNews | Sarah Netter and Santina Leuci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The stepdaughter of Drew Peterson said the years of alleged abuse at the hands of a man now accused of killing his third wife had made her realize tha...

The Time Of My Life: Patrick Swayze's Wife On His Life And Death (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Patrick Swayze's wife, Lisa Niemi, was on Good Morning America today to discuss the book that she and Swayze wrote together, The Time of My Life. She ...

Short Stories for $3.99: the Atlantic/Kindle Deal is Not So New

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

As of December 7, short stories by Christopher Buckley, Edna O'Brien (and by January Curtis Sittenfeld, and presumably many others) are available on Kindle, courtesy of a deal with the Atlantic Monthly.

Individual Stories, Universal Truth: 'One Amazing Thing' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Divakaruni portrays in beautiful prose, haunting characters, and a luminously and ominously developed plot, the universal and individual qualities of the search for meaning in life, as well as the search's timelessness.

Textbooks On Kindle: Students' Response Is Lukewarm

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SEATTLE — It's an experiment that has made back-to-school a little easier on the back: gave more than 200 hundred college students its Kindle e-reading device this fall, loaded with digital versions of their textbooks.

But some students are finding they miss the decidedly low-tech conveniences of paper – highlighting, flagging pages with sticky notes and scribbling in the margins.

"I like the aspect of writing something down on paper and having it be so easy and just kind of writing whatever comes to my mind," says Claire Becerra, a freshman at Arizona State University.

Becerra tried typing notes on the Kindle's small keyboard, but when she went back to reread them she found they were laden with typos and didn't make sense. After a month, she says she takes far fewer notes and relies on the Kindle's highlighter tool instead.

Amazon wants to adapt the Kindle to academia, where it could reduce the notoriously high cost of textbooks. The Kindle DX, with a larger screen than the regular model, costs $489, but digital books can cost less than half what physical ones do.

Philip Roth's "The Humbling": Axler's Theater

The New York Review of Books | Elaine Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Axler's Theater Elaine Blair The New York Review of Books "The Humbling" by Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 140 pp., $22.00 One of the ...

Marketing 101: Never (Ever) Sell Your Book

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

One of the biggest mistakes authors make is selling their book. Remember it's not about the book; it's about what the book can do for the reader.

Being Kindness

Jen Grisanti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Grisanti

"Being Kindness." These words had such a profound affect on me as I'm going through the rush of the holidays. If we operate from this place, it opens up a world of possibility.

The Lawyers Who Would Torture

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David A. Love

Throughout history we have witnessed the ways in which societies compromise their legal systems to oppress the many, benefit the few, and sanction the unconscionable.

Sherman Alexie On Colbert: "The Localized Appreciation Of Books Is Gone"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sherman Alexie was on "The Colbert Report" last night to promote his new book, "War Dances". The interview focused mostly on Alexie's views on eBooks,...