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Why Writers Can't Actually Fail

I ran competitively when I was in high school. I enjoyed training and the camaraderie of my teammates and even my competitors at the track meets. I liked running as fast as I possibly could, and I liked how strong my body became, and how long I could run without getting tired. Show More Summary

Dza Kilung Rinpoche's New Book The Relaxed Mind; Amazingly Concise, Easily Understood Meditation Instructions

I received my first meditation training in 1975 when I was living in Minnesota. At that time, there were very few books on meditation or spirituality and even fewer tailored to the "modern Western" mind. Today, we have lots of mindfulness and meditation classes, books, websites, etc. Show More Summary

12 Agents More Badass Than Bond

As James Bond shoots, punches and bombs his way through his 24th adventure, "Spectre," he remains the prototype of the no-nonsense agent who can take a beating as well as give it and kill without remorse to accomplish his assignment....Show More Summary

New Book on South Offers Expected Clich├ęs, Some Good Stories

Noted travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux's new book, Deep South, brings very mixed reactions. On more than one occasion, I wondered, "Where does this guy get off saying that?" And I grab the book and want to hurl it through the window. Show More Summary

The Ascent of Feminist Poetry

"And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old, and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure?" ~ Genesis 18: 12 Not long ago, noted literary scholar Harold Bloom read the passage above and realized it could not have been written by a man. Show More Summary

Connelly Gives a Different View of Bosch In THE CROSSING

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE CROSSING by Michael Connelly Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller are two characters created by writer Michael Connelly, and they each have their own series of books. But in Connelly's latest effort, THE CROSSING, readers get a twofer. Show More Summary

3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now: Less on Peggy Guggenheim's Sex Life, More on Her Role in Modern Art

This article first appeared in The National Book Review Links to three great new articles about books, from The Guardian, The New Criterion, and Buzzfeed 1. Kathryn Hughes, "Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern by Francine Prose...Show More Summary

10 Tips for Authors Making Book Appearances

This article first appeared in The National Book Review Q: What advice do you have for authors when they do public talks about their books? We posed this question to Rae Dubow, who works with authors on just such things. Her advice: 1. Show More Summary

A Walk in the Woods: A U.S. - Russia Rendezvous, in a "No-Try" Zone?

"Andrey, this is our best proposal to date. The President has dedicated himself to the image of peacemaker. He wants to do some lasting work. You should take advantage of that." Andrey Botvinnik is the 57-year-old career Soviet diplomat who is being implored by a 45-year-old American arms-reduction negotiator. Show More Summary

In Praise of David Brooks

When David Brooks took over the right side of the Newshour's weekly discussion of current events some years back from the sourpussed Paul Gigot, I soon noticed something remarkable in his manner. As his countering pundit, the long-serving...Show More Summary

Book Review: X: The Experience When Business Meets Design by Brian Solis

Bestselling author, renowned digital analyst and futurist, Brian Solis has released his 7th book, X: Where Business Meets Design. Over three years in the making, X explains the importance of creating memorable moments for customers in every encounter they have with a brand, and how this is the defining element of future success. Show More Summary

The Hottest Self-Publishing Platform? Twitter!

by Joe Sutton for IndieReader We're back in a time where serialized stories are in vogue: last year, listeners' curiosity was captured by Serial, a This American Life-produced show that became a phenomenon; the most revered shows onShow More Summary

Book Review: The Promise by Robert Crais

In The Promise, Elvis Cole has been hired to find Amy Breslyn, and in the second paragraph, with no preamble whatsoever Robert Crais drops us right into the middle of the action where something clearly unsavory is taking place. A steady rain fell from the overcast night. Show More Summary

Every Mother's Nightmare and Every Writer's Dream: Meet Steena Holmes

As with her earlier novel, Finding Emma, about the after effects of a toddler's kidnapping, author Steena Holmes doesn't back away from tackling the devastating events every mother fears in her latest novel, The Word Game. Holmes introduces us to sisters Alyson and Tricia, their friend, Myah, and their mother, Ida. Show More Summary

The Telephone Call that Launched the FBI

by Joe Urschel The course of history is not always altered by great events or outsized personalities achieving the extraordinary. Often it is the bold and clear-headed actions of ordinary citizens taking decisive action at the moment of crisis that makes an outsized impact on the course of events. Show More Summary

12 Picture Books Even 8-Year-Olds Should Read

November 9 - 13 is National Young Readers Week -- a perfect time to post my feelings about the demotion of picture books for the 4-8 year old crowd. I first noticed this phenomenon a couple of years ago as a volunteer at my local elementary school's bookstore. Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: Life Rubbing You the Wrong Way? Time to Get to the Root of It

Having trouble making it through the day? You're probably caught up in the daily grind. The grind occurs when you push yourself to attain a certain goal but end up being caught up in the particulars, as in "I've been on the grind lately trying to pay my bills." It's closely akin to gears grinding when working beyond their capacity. Show More Summary

10 Cross-Cultural Novels that Illuminate the World We Live In

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf Literature has long allowed us to travel to distant corners of the world without leaving our own beds. Some books, however, bring you to two worlds at once. Their pages illuminate how disparate cultures...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to My Children's Future Little League Team

The post is adapted from Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living, by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Congratulations, motivated, ambivalent...Show More Summary

Murderous Attacks on Bangladeshi Science Writers and Publishers

This year to date, six people in Bangladesh who have promoted a natural and observation-based view of humanity's place in history have been hacked to death by those who seek to impose a particular supernatural view of humanity's origins and destiny. Show More Summary

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