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So many books to help you get rid of stuff (like too many books)

So many books to help you get rid of stuff (including too many books)

Roxane Gay and Randa Jarrar talk Twitter, 'Difficult Women' and kink in L.A.

From the stage at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Tuesday night, Randa Jarrar revealed that both she and Roxane Gay worship “the same deity.” “Bey,” said Gay, nodding, without hesitation. In addition to a reverence for Beyoncé, Jarrar — Gay’s IRL friend and her interviewer...

In tweet, Nixon Library clarifies that Comey's firing was not, in fact, Nixonian

President Trump's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday was nearly unprecedented. Some observers compared the dismissal to Richard Nixon's infamous "Saturday Night Massacre," in which Nixon had Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox fired. But the Richard Nixon Presidential Library...

Bill Clinton and James Patterson are writing a book together

Meet James Patterson's newest co-author: former President Clinton. Patterson and Clinton are co-writing a thriller titled "The President Is Missing," which is scheduled for release in June 2018. The book is about the disappearance of a sitting president. The book will be published jointly by Alfred...

Leonora Carrington, the surrealist storytelling genius you've never heard of

Painter and storyteller Leonora Carrington was the kind of wild, visionary character who ought to be emblazoned on our cultural memory. Instead, she’s almost invariably relegated to footnote status, as a muse to Max Ernst and the Surrealists, a marginal figure in the grand narratives of other geniuses....

Why you should be reading poet Layli Long Soldier

The best poetry debuts are often lexicons. You can see a poet’s career in the words they use. How eerie to recall that the word “suicide” appears on Page 1 of Sylvia Plath’s “The Colossus and Other Poems” or that Ai’s “Cruelty” opens with a vision of entrapment. “You keep me waiting in a truck,"...

An archaeologist looks at our lives in cities, over millenniums

In 'Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death,' archaeologist Brenna Hassett has a new take on human civilization.

Love is a wound, or something like that, in Haruki Murakami's new collection, 'Men Without Women'

In the title story for his new collection, “Men Without Women,” Haruki Murakami has his unnamed, middle-aged narrator receive a phone call at 3 in the morning informing him that his ex-girlfriend M. has committed suicide. The call surprises the narrator for several reasons. First, M. is the third...

Jane Goodall responds to being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book 'Women Who Work'

Jane Goodall, the anthropologist and chimpanzee expert known for her advocacy of conservation and animal welfare, responded to being quoted in Ivanka Trump's new book, the Washington Post reports. Trump included a quote from Goodall in her recently released “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules...

Paula Hawkins on 'Into the Water,' her follow up to 'The Girl on the Train'

Paula Hawkins discusses her second psychological thriller, "Into the Water," her latest book following "The Girl on the Train."

How I learned the art of the interview from Jean Stein in the wake of the L.A. riots

On a summer break in the early 1990s, a friend passed me a well-thumbed copy of Jean Stein’s “Edie: An American Biography,” an oral history about the life of Edie Sedgwick, the socialite-bohemian who’d been a fixture at Andy Warhol’s Factory studio. I didn’t know a thing about Sedgwick at the time....

Will a romance novelist be the next governor of Georgia?

If Georgia Democrats get their way, the next governor of the state might be a prolific author of romance novels. Stacey Abrams, the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, filed paperwork Tuesday for a gubernatorial run, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Abrams says she...

Tucker Carlson lands an eight-figure, two-book deal with Threshold Editions

Tucker Carlson's star isn't only rising on television. The Fox News host and longtime conservative commentator has a two-book deal with Threshold Editions, the publisher told the Associated Press on Tuesday. No details were immediately available about the books by Carlson, who has become one of...

Ivanka Trump's new book came out today. Here's how it compares to her 2009 debut

Ivanka Trump's first foray into self-help writing came in 2009 with “The Trump Card,” a breezy compilation of workplace advice, stories about her deal-maker dad and a hefty dose of celebrity name-dropping. But in her second book, released Tuesday, Trump has gone from sassy to serious. “Women Who...

New spring nonfiction dips into social issues and politics

New spring nonfiction includes James Forman Jr.'s 'Locking up Our Own' and Sheryl Sandberg's 'Option B' with Adam Grant.

Patricia Lockwood likes to write in bed. 'Priestdaddy' is her memoir

Patricia Lockwood became a famous poet on the Internet, a statement that raises many questions: Is “famous poet” even a thing? Isn’t poetry a stodgy and dignified endeavor, more suited to print magazines like the New Yorker than ephemeral, frivolous spaces like Twitter? And how was it that some...

Antonia Honeywell's novel 'The Ship' asks what happens when we get everything we thought we wanted

The thought of getting on a ship and leaving our civilization behind, with all its faults and drawbacks, may seem appealing in the current political climate. However, as Antonia Honeywell shows in her debut novel, “The Ship,” it comes with its own complications. Sixteen-year-old Lalla lives in...

Jeff Vandermeer's new dystopian novel "Borne" is lyrical and harrowing; Elizabeth Hand reviews

“Borne,” Jeff Vandermeer’s lyrical and harrowing new novel, may be the most beautifully written, and believable, post-apocalyptic tale in recent memory: A considerable achievement, considering “Borne” features not just a near-future, nameless city; an enormous, sentient, cataclysmically destructive...

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson will publish a book about sexual harassment

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host who left the network after allegedly being sexually harassed by its founding CEO, is writing a book about sexual harassment and female empowerment. Carlson’s exit, which included public allegations and a lawsuit, is one of the catalysts that has resulted...

'I Dreamed of Africa' author Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded in attack in Kenya

Kuki Gallmann, the environmentalist and author of the bestselling autobiography “I Dreamed of Africa,” was shot and severely injured in an attack at the conservation park she owns in Kenya. The BBC reports that Gallmann, 73, was airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi after being shot in the stomach...

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