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The Cremation Book Everyone Should Read

If you’ve ever thought about the traditions that enshroud death, you must read Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a coming-of-age-tale-slash-lesson-on-death.

November 19, 2014

The Wonder Woman We've Waited For

Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, is as shocking as it is entertaining. Let us explain …

November 18, 2014

To Know Penelope Fitzgerald: Hermione Lee's Brand-New Bio

Hermione Lee is the perfect author to create the biography of Booker Award-winning British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, for more reasons than one.

November 14, 2014

Say It Loud: 9 Amy Poehler Quotes for Life and Laughs

Over the past two decades, the weird and hilarious pop culture worm that is Amy Poehler has burrowed deep into our hearts and mind. Now her recently released memoir digs that much deeper.

November 7, 2014

On the Evolution of Jimmy Choo

Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of iconic luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Have a peek at a tidbit of the story that goes back to its start.

October 31, 2014

Brain on Fire: A Health Memoir Unlike Any Other

Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, will leave you contemplating so many things, but most of all: What if?

October 29, 2014

Go Behind the Scenes with Wrestler Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho's new book, The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea, chronicles that journey with humor and candor. Herewith, an excerpt from The Best in the World.

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 24, 2014

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Pioneering Women of the Civil War

Rejoice fans of civil war and women’s history! Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is a fantastic – and true – story of four role-busting women during the tumultuous 1860s.

October 17, 2014

Celebrating Our Boston with Great Writers

Our Boston, with contributions from writers including Susan Orlean and John Updike, is a fitting tribute to the city’s early and more recent history.

October 15, 2014

Eden Collinsworth's I Stand Corrected: Real Perspective on China

In I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson, Eden Collinsworth puts many things into perspective about life, culture, experiences, and traveling, all through her subtle reminders of common Western manners.

October 8, 2014

Voice of This Generation: Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl

Fact: Lena Dunham’s essay collection slash stream of consciousness slash book of lists slash deep dark secret compendium – Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned' – is everything you want it to be.

September 24, 2014

Near Escape from Newark: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Right off the bat, you know from the title of Jeff Hobbs’s new book – The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace – that this is going to be a difficult, if interesting, read.

September 17, 2014

What's Worse Than Life at 'The Knick'?

The world Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz paints in her new book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, sheds light on the gruesome beginnings of modern medicine.

September 10, 2014

On Losing a Child: Rare Bird by Anna Whiston-Donaldson

'I wish I had nothing to say on the nature of loss, but I do. Because one ordinary day, I encouraged my two kids to play in the rain. And only one came back.' –Anna Whiston-Donaldson