- Richard Ford's Frank Bascombe Is Back
Wall Street Journal: Books, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 12:47 PM
In Pulitzer-prize winner Richard Ford’s new book, “Let Me Be Frank With You,” retired New Jersey real-estate agent Frank Bascombe examines a world transformed by Superstorm Sandy.
- Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 05:23 PM
On Halloween, a look at three small publishers of horror novels and comics.
- Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling: Comparing their thoughts on stress
Washington Post, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 08:47 PM
Finally, Amy Poehler followed in the grand tradition of network-TV comedy actresses and wrote a memoir. “Yes Please,” released on Tuesday, followed such gems as Mindy Kaling’s “Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” in 2012, and Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” in 2013. Read full article >>
- Anatomy of a Conspiracy
Wall Street Journal: Books, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 06:47 PM
Steven Donziger had a keen sense of how to win the class-action suit against Chevron: ‘In the end of the day, it is about brute force.’
- Book raises Andy Kaufman death hoax theory yet again
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 03:06 PM
A new book about the comic resurrects death hoax theory.
- Lestat returns: In her new novel, Anne Rice revives a much-loved vampire
Washington Post, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 12:47 PM
Few contemporary American or British novelists have had as much cultural impact over the past four decades as Anne Rice. J. K. Rowling, Stephen King and James Patterson may have sold more books, but Rice’s creative fingerprints are everywhere, from television and film (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Let the Right One In,” “Only Lovers Left Alive”) to bestselling fiction (Stephenie Meyer’s sparkly vampire quartet, Laurell K.
- Review: 'Dear Thief,' by Samantha Harvey
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 09:47 AM
BOOK REVIEW: Harvey’s novel, which takes the form of a letter to a lost friend, is full of yearning.
- Dick Cavett looks back and stays sharp
USA Today: Books, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 08:47 AM
Talk show host's latest book is 'Brief Encounters.'
- Beyoncé biography coming in 2015
USA Today: Books, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 06:47 AM
This just shot to the top of our must-read list. Related StoriesWant to dress like Beyonce? Well, she's designing clothes nowSurprise! Drake released 3 new songs. Kelly Clarkson takes us to church with 'Shake It Off' cover
- ‘Texts from Jane Eyre’: An iChat with satirist Mallory Ortberg
Washington Post, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 04:47 AM
If your kids are ignoring your messages, you can take some comfort in Mallory Ortberg’s LOL parody, “Texts from Jane Eyre” (Henry Holt, $23). In these pages, Ortberg offers us cellphone conversations with Plato, Harry Potter, Emily Dickinson and others. Each dialogue is catnip for English majors, and many of them are FOTFL. Imagine receiving a prank text from Ahab, or trying to get Nancy Drew’s attention when she’s on a case.
- Levar Burton reads the most expletive-filled bedtime story you’ve ever heard
Washington Post, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 03:19 AM
After encountering overwhelming success with his Kickstarter campaign to bring back “Reading Rainbow,” Levar Burton set his sets on more … adult material. Burton agreed to read the children’s book — which is actually for adults — “Go the F**k to Sleep,” to raise money for Rooster Teeth’s Extra Life campaign, which raises money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
- Shades of Stendahl
Wall Street Journal: Books, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 06:47 PM
Storm Jameson began writing novels because it ‘was the simplest way to earn money when you have a young child keeping you at home.’
- Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’
New York Times: Books, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 04:07 PM
Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.