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Hockey’s once-loathed Sean Avery on his grudges, drugs and LGBT support

In his memoir, the Ontario-born and -raised player, now an actor, sets out to prove he's more than a 'hate-filled wrecking ball' The post Hockey’s once-loathed Sean Avery on his grudges, drugs and LGBT support appeared first on

Books of The Times: ‘Sticky Fingers’ Captures Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner and the Culture He Helped Create

The biographer Joe Hagan understands why a rock magazine editor matters to the history of the 20th century.

Front Burner: Children’s Book Details the Knish War of 1916

“The Knish War on Rivington Street” is an illustrated book that tells the story of two rival knish sellers on the Lower East Side.

Strange Books to Get You Ready for "Stranger Things 2"

Five books to whet your appetite for more bloodthirsty creatures, more evil, and more kids to the rescue.

Celebrating a Beloved Bunny

The blue-jacketed-bunny book was first published this month in 1902. Beatrix Potter's biographer tells us a little more about the great writer, illustrator and conservationist -- and which of Potter's stories was the most autobiographical.

The Best Nonfiction of October

This month, our featured picks include a successful futurist's guide to the future, a worldwide quest for a better way of death, and an exploration of humankind's family tree that's fit for the layperson. Also an ironically timed celebration of the Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series triumph.

One Path for the Impersonal Essay

In one of the canniest touches in Sally Rooney’s novel, Conversations With Friends, published earlier this year, a writer idolized by Rooney’s 21-year-old narrator and her best friend is celebrated for her collection of essays. Is there...Show More Summary

Bicentennial Fever

The Spirits of ’76 Sloane 1973 I was in high school in 1976 and the Bicentennial was the all the rage. Sloane was landscape artist and illustrator. This book was probably one of the many books of Americana that was popular due to the upcoming bicentennial. Part essay and part illustration, it was more of […] The post Bicentennial Fever appeared first on Awful Library Books.

profile: Is Anna Faris Unqualified?

Her new memoir, which blends relationship advice with reflections on her romantic follies, comes at an awkward time.

Fiction: A Set of Brilliant Miniatures by the Author of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

With “Five-Carat Soul,” his debut story collection, James McBride explores race, masculinity, music and history.

Nonfiction: The Pop-Culture Evolution of Frankenstein’s Monster

In “Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years,” Christopher Frayling resurrects Mary Shelley’s classic through the countless visual adaptations of its monster.

What to Read Before Heading to Kerala

Three books that will whet your appetite for a trip to India.

Navigating the Sea of Bullshit: Notes on the Art of Rhetoric

Rhetoric is persuasion, and persuasion is seduction. And seduction, in human language, is syntactical. The post Navigating the Sea of Bullshit: Notes on the Art of Rhetoric appeared first on The Millions.

“La Méditerranée”

“In the midst of our lifelike life / I come to this fork in your hand.”

“The Sinking of the Houston”

“When I became a parent of young children I also became a purposeful and relentless opportunist of sleep.”

Highland Dragon Warrior by Isabel Cooper

This series was recommended by so many people on Twitter and in my inbox, I grabbed it immediately and skipped it to the top of my TBR spreadsheet. This was a good decision on my part. Cathal MacAlasdair is running his family’s castle in remote Scotland, though he’s much better suited to running around doing soldiery things. Show More Summary

Recommendations for When You Want to Burn It All Down

I receive a number of email messages each day asking for recommendations. Sometimes the request is based on having discovered a particular book, author, or trope (speaking of, have you seen our growing “Genres, Archetypes, and Themes” collection?). Show More Summary

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