Unlike “The Great Gatsby,” which has been adapted to film so frequently and forgettably (Luhrmann’s most recent attempt included – his Cannes request of asking to be judged by box office revenue rather than artistic merit brings to mind Clive James’ wry remarks about another stylist: “Dan...
The 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor will be awarded to actress, comedian and bestselling author Carol Burnett, the Kennedy Center announced Tuesday.
by SB Sarah Truly Madly Deeply is a collection of three re-issued novels from Carly Phillips. The three-book collection is.99c. From the description written by the author: "A reminder -- these are OLDER titles -- published AS WRITTEN in 1999 and 2000 respectively. Show More Summary
You’ll be forgiven for thinking that Khaled Hosseini’s third novel, And the Mountains Echoed (out May 21), is just like his
Even when a book gets published, becomes a bestseller, wins a glut of awards and launches successful film adaptations, it doesn’t mean that an author wouldn’t change a few things when given the chance, or offer up some commentary on their choices. Show More Summary
Not many authors can claim to have had a wide readership for thirty years, but that’s exactly the milestone fantasy writer Raymond E. Feist celebrates this year. Back in 1982, Feist wrote his first novel Magician, a story about an.....
Heather Ryan, former manager of 34 beauty pageant clients (some of Toddlers & Tiaras fame) came out with a tell-all book, Unleashing a Momster: A Peek Behind the Curtain at the Tragic Life of America's Most Successful Child Pageant Star. She accurately describes it as a "Labor of Loath."
ICYMI: Brad Listi interviewed Benjamin Percy as part of his Other People Podcast. Among other things, they talked about Percy’s new novel. Related posts: Brad Listi Finally Gets Interviewed The NY Daily News sat Other People Podcast‘s...Show More Summary
Heft by Liz Moore Published by: Norton, W. W. & Company Published on: September 4, 2012 Page Count: 368 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Downpour.com using my monthly credit. Audiobook Published by: Blackstone Audio Narrators: Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka Audiobook Length: 11 hours 44 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and [...]
When Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died Monday, he left behind a musical legacy that included 15 singles that made Billboard's hot 100 list, including the songs "Light My Fire," "Waiting for the Sun," "Touch Me," "Riders on the Storm," and "People Are Strange." Less well known is his literary legacy, which included a memoir and two novels.
The Resurrectionist started years ago when I was in Pietrasanta, Italy working as a sculptor.
Author, actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna Fletcher is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking...
True friendship requires a lot of hard work, not to mention trust and respect. Sometimes it's just easier to fall back on easy-to-spout doctrinal judgments rather than to invest in learning and understanding others.
A superhero, an iconic toy, and an outlaw hero — they’re among the 13 fictional characters we rank among the all-time greats
It is almost galling to think that in the not-too-distant past, Vladimir Nabokov taught at Wellesley College, or that Joseph Brodsky inflamed the minds of undergraduates at the University of Michigan. Not only do such scholars supply an enviable wellspring of literary skill and...
James Franco, AKA The Man Who Believes He Can Adapt A William Faulkner Novel Despite Everyone Being Like “Ehhh, Don’t Think So James,” has gone ahead anyway and made “As I Lay Dying.” His film had its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday and, depending on whom you...
Virgin boss Richard Branson has revealed how he was heavily influenced by Luke Rhinehart’s Dice Man books in the early stages of his business career. The original Dice Man novel, a fictional memoir, was published in 1971 and it tells tells the story of a psychiatrist who makes decisions according to the throw of a dice. The [...]
Eleven Madison Park's new cookbook I Love New York highlights the best of what local food producers offer at their restaurant.
Every two weeks, Comics Panel covers recent notable releases along the entire comics spectrum, from superhero/mainstream comics to graphic novels/art comics. Similar to Super Spy and MIND MGMT, Matt Kindt’s graphic novel Red Handed:Show More Summary
A thriller incorporating the work of the 14th century poet Dante Alighieri, 18th century philosopher Thomas Malthus and 21st century gene manipulation, the novel puts into perspective differences between Catholic and Jewish visions of hell, and the way our respective histories have shaped our contemporary circumstances.