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Remembering James Salter, and His Commas

A memorial for James Salter was held late Tuesday afternoon on the Upper East Side, at a Unitarian church with an abstract cross in the stained glass above the pulpit. The place was full—and hot. Folding chairs had been set up along the side aisles for the overflow. Show More Summary

Book Reviews: Should You Pay for Them?

Every author wants his or her book reviewed in a positive manner. Realistically, a book by an unknown author starts out with a small chance of success while that same book and author can gain excellent momentum toward success with a number of positive reviews. Show More Summary

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, is an impactful, often hilarious how-to...Show More Summary

Alice Carbone on Building Community, Writing, Sex, and Getting a Book Deal

I first met Alice Carbone when we connected about sex and addiction. I spent a lot of my life being addicted and having sex. Then trying to not be addicted and not have sex. We soon found out that we were cut from the same cloth, in many ways. Show More Summary

The Balance Project: A Conversation With Susie Orman Schnall

Susie Orman Schnall's novel, The Balance Project, follows the perils of the overworked assistant to America's Darling of Balance, Katherine. Both Lucy and Katherine's stories call into question whether or not women can have it all--both a successful work and family life. Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: People Who Love People

People, may I have your attention, please! It's time for some serious introspection. What makes you a real person? What persona do you show the world? What kind of personality do you have? Are you part of the faceless personnel which...Show More Summary

July's Best Bets

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Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with - and annihilated by - an atomic bomb. The August 6, 1945 decimation of Hiroshima along with the immediate and long-lasting sufferings of those living in and around that city have been well chronicled. Over 3,500 books have taken up the bombing of Hiroshima. Show More Summary

The First Law of Emotional Thermodynamics: Longing Is Directly Proportional to Self-Hatred

Before you plunge down the black hole of longing, consider that desire, particularly for an unattainable object, is directly proportional to self-hatred. You want only what you can't have because you hate what you have. You have to want what you have is the other side of the coin. Show More Summary

"Doing Good" Needed to Be Done a Bit Better

William MacAskill is that rare creature: a true visionary and iconoclast, a bright rising star in the too often stodgy field of philanthropy. Like many people in the Effective Altruism movement, I anticipated this week's release of MacAskill's book Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference. Show More Summary

Writing on Writer's Block

Since I've graduated from college, I've been suffering from horrible writer's block. The kind that makes you lose complete faith in yourself and in your trade. Writer's block as a term hardly says enough about the phenomenon. More aptly...Show More Summary

Save Your Public Library!

Earlier this month, in yet another win for local control, leaders in one central Florida county rejected a proposal from a for-profit library management company to take over their public library. The company, Library Systems & Services...Show More Summary

Omar Sharif, Boris Pasternak, The KGB and the CIA

Midway through the year, while scanning a report of our recent high-value orders, a sale caught my eye. It was a copy of Boris Pasternak’s classic novel Doctor Zhivago, in its original Russian, bound in plain, blue cloth. It sold for $11,000. The bookseller’s description mentioned that this was the edition “covertly published by the […]

SCAMP2012: Where Inspiration and Actions Collide

On 14 June the UK’s brightest digital and creative minds will share what inspires them at SCAMP2012, a conference at more »...

Harlequin to reach Teen Readers via SupersonicAds

Harlequin UK, publisher of Mills & Boon, has chosen SupersonicAds’ BrandConnect to help generate awareness of its new YA imprint more »...

The Literary Platform seeks… an Editorial Manager

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Editorial Manager to commission, write and curate content for The Literary Platform, more »...

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