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Summer Genealogy Reads

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

I'm constantly telling anyone who will listen that there's no such thing as a boring family, and many writers are discovering that their own families are a surprisingly rich source of material.

Shrinks Are People, Too

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

I recognize that there are shrinks who behave like the one in Ducornet's novel "Netsuke," in which the unnamed narrator, a psychoanalyst, ruthlessly sleeps with his patients. But they are not the norm.

The Hare With Amber Eyes Has History, Mystery, Society, Hitler And More: Something For Everyone

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

It's curious that Edward de Waal, author of the most exquisite memoir you're likely to read this year isn't a writer. He's a potter, said to be one of the best in England, and Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster.