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.

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.