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When a father's day is done - "The Father" - "The Outgoing Tide" - "Robot & Frank"

Father: To help me do what? I don't need her. I don't need anyone. Daughter: We have to talk, Dad. Father: That's what we're doing, isn't it? Daughter: I mean, seriously. Father: I said, I don't need her! I don't need her or anyone else! I can manage very well on my own! Daughter: I can't leave you here all on your own. Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: All Lit Up and Nowhere to Go

My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light. ---- Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920 Burning the candle at both ends? The expression entered English in the 17th century, when candles were an expensive but necessary form of household lighting. Show More Summary

'Breaking The Jump; The Secret Story Of Parkour's High-Flying Rebellion' By Julie Angel

It wasn't until 2004 that Julie Angel, a 30-something female filmmaker from the South of England, was introduced to parkour through Channel 4's documentary, Jump London. All of France and most of continental Europe were already infatuated...Show More Summary

The Kevin Kelly Interview on his latest book The Inevitable

This week I was lucky enough to interview one of my favorite people: Kevin Kelly. Tim Ferriss refers to Kevin as the real-life, "Most Interesting Man In The World." Kevin Kelly is one of the co-founders of Wired Magazine, a co-founder...Show More Summary

Q&A: Cameron Stracher, On His Darkly Comic Novel About A Troubled Law School

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: Cameron Stracher, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, exposed the dark side of the practice of corporate law in Double Billing: A Young Lawyer's Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the Pursuit of a Swivel Chair. Show More Summary

IndieReader Announces the Winners of the 2016 Discovery Awards

IndieReader, the consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, is hosting a day of free ebook downloads to introduce consumers to the winners of its 2016 IR Discovery Awards (IRDAs). Downloads (an estimated $200 value) will be available starting at 8 a.m. Show More Summary

Gone With The Wind At 80: Six Lessons For 2016 Writers

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of Gone with the Wind, one of the most beloved novels in history. Margaret Mitchell spent nearly 10 years writing the 1,037-page Civil War epic, which won a Pulitzer Prize, broke...Show More Summary

Experience: The True Source Of Originality

When my younger brother was eight he arrived home after a day out with my mother and announced that he was changing his name from Tommy to John. I didn't like it. He was born John Thomas Kenower, but he'd been assigned Tommy to limit confusion because my father was also a John. Show More Summary

Evolution Education Without Indoctrination

How should we teach evolution? In Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation, historian Adam Laats and philosopher Harvey Siegel take an uncompromising position. In fact, they take two uncompromising positions: We must not compromise on evolution education and we must not compromise the rights of creationist students. Show More Summary

Book Review: 'The Second Life of Nick Mason'

You can't judge a book by the superlatives on the cover. The extraordinary praise is, well--sorry Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Don Winslow, and Lee Child-- more fitting to a much better thriller that is not inside the dust jacket of The Second Life of Nick Mason. Show More Summary

Celebrating Books: The Queens Book Festival

Sherese Francis' tweet caught my eye immediate. First of all, I love books. Second of all, I love celebrating. Third of all, I love people that aren't afraid to do new things. So I reached out to Ms. Francis to learn more. Her colleague,...Show More Summary

In the Picture: Prepping Images for Your Ebook

Last month I discussed how to clean up your manuscript to prepare it for ebook conversion. This time I'm going to be looking at how to do the same thing with images. [1] There's one big difference, however: where the advice that I gave...Show More Summary

'Wilde Lake,' A Conversation with Laura Lippman

Photo: Lesley Unruh Laura Lippman began writing novels while working as a reporter. Seven "Tess Monaghan" books were published before she left journalism in 2001. Her bestselling novels, which are considered to be literary crime fiction,...Show More Summary

What do they mean by 'good to know'?

Decorum must prevail when you're in the office, so nasty-nice code words and phrases stand in for candor. Here's how to decipher passive-aggressive workplace communication. Every workplace has its jargon, its code words. Some buzzwords...Show More Summary

Dana Gioia's 99 Poems: New Collection with More Than 99 Meanings

California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia has a long history with Northern California readers. In addition to his poems and other work, for seven years he wrote about classical music and, occasionally, poetry for San Francisco magazine, where I happened to be his editor. Show More Summary

Jennifer Weiner is Writing's Rodney Dangerfield

Jennifer Weiner just "don't get no respect." The Princeton grad and perennial best-selling author is complaining once again about how the "snobs" in the literary world look down on her novels. She's just published a piece in the NewShow More Summary

Alain de Botton on "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person"

In his essay "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," (NYT, 5/28/16) Alain de Botton, famous for the heady remedies of How Proust Can Change Your Life remarks, "The good news is that it doesn't matter if we find we have married the wrong person. Show More Summary

5 Ways Independent Authors Can Advocate for Themselves

Earlier this month I moderated a panel at the Bay Area Book Festival called "The Future of Book Publishing." We had an esteemed group of panelists from all areas of the industry, with Jack Jensen, publisher of Chronicle Books as theShow More Summary

CultureZohn Off the C(H)uff: Julian Barnes and the Noise of Time

Julian Barnes Jori Klein/New York Public Library Acclaimed English author Julian Barnes meets me in the lobby of his hotel for a late TGIF tea. He's been on the road for weeks (Boston, Toronto, Australia, Palo Alto) promoting his new...Show More Summary

13 Spectacular Audiobooks You'll Enjoy This Summer

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Brilliant. Fantastic. Exceptional. Outstanding. Phenomenal. These are just a few of the ways we describe our favorite audiobooks. Because June is Audiobook Month, we've got thirteen more amazing...Show More Summary

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