Nicholas LaRousse

About Nicholas LaRousse

Nicholas LaRousse holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University where he was recognized for achievement in screenwriting at the Pakula Prize Evening during their annual Summer Conference. Before that, he received a B.A. from Adelphi University where he studied English and Philosophy. Currently, he works as a freelance writer and a Data Analyst for Barnes & Noble in Manhattan. He lives on Long Island.

May 13, 2015

The Book of Love (and So Much More)

With his most recent publications, Roger Rosenblatt has experimented with a form of memoir that aims to blend prose and poetry. He continues this Experiment with The Book of Love.

May 6, 2015

It's About the Music: A New Bio of Billie Holiday

In the new biography Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, Dr. John Szwed presents a comprehensive account of Billie Holiday's musical career.

April 30, 2015

A New Thrill from the Author of The Dante Club: The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl, the bestselling author of The Dante Club, returns with another historical thriller: The Last Bookaneer.

April 3, 2015

In Honor of Opening Day: Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Baseball may be America’s pastime but when Moneyball was initially published in 2003, even the most diehard fans of the game didn’t quite understand the premise. How, then, do you explain the success of Moneyball or the subsequent film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill that went on to receive six Academy Award nominations?

February 25, 2015

Life Inside Walter Reed with Adele Levine, PT

Adele Levine's story is a unique perspective of the life after war and the road to recovery.

February 9, 2015

An Unlikely Friendship in New Fiction from Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh’s new novel explores an unlikely relationship, how it progresses, and what it reveals of the people involved.

January 29, 2015

IKEA, the Fakir, and the Wardrobe: A Journey with Romain Puertolas

In this best-selling French debut, a religious ascetic from a small village in India cons his way into a fantastical globe-trotting adventure.

January 9, 2015

Nasty Gal's #GIRLBOSS: Inspires, Instructs, Kicks Butt

Sophia Amoruso created and founded online retailer Nasty Gal, grew it to a $24-million business, and shares the story of it all in her book, #GIRLBOSS.

December 17, 2014

Anthony Bourdain Is Still King

Anthony Bourdain’s 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential, still holds up after all of these years.

December 12, 2014

Sloane Crosley: The Other Voice of a Generation

Sloane Crosley, a former book publicist, is the author of two essay collections that, together, tell a fascinating story of her young life and her unique way of understanding the contemporary human experience.

October 27, 2014

So Much Roger Rosenblatt: A New Collection

Known largely for his career as an essayist at Time, Roger Rosenblatt has spent the past ten years writing novels and memoirs. In this new collection of five books, the reader gets a little bit of everything.

October 6, 2014

Shirley Jackson Reimagined

In her second novel, Shirley, writing professor and MFA Susan Scarf Merrell fictionalizes the life of the acclaimed author Shirley Jackson.

November 6, 2013

Rob Delaney: Twitter Darling Goes Long Form

In his new memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage., the comedian allows us to get to know him beyond his 140-character self.

August 5, 2013

Susan Nussbaum’s Good Kings Bad Kings: A Multi-Voiced Debut

Varying point of view, authenticity, a reverence for language, and a touching story: All of these combine to make for a powerful debut from playwright Susan Nussbaum.

May 16, 2013

Free Will: A Concise Study in Fact vs Illustion

Author Sam Harris has a theory: The concept of free will is an illusion and 'our wills are simply not of our own making. Read his book on this very subject and then decide, well, for yourself.