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Celebrate Your Inner Spinster with Kate Bolick

Spinster, the new memoir-history hybrid from Kate Bolick, is a nuanced exploration of women struggling to discover their identities independent of external factors like men, work, and family.

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 29, 2015

A Hero Among Heroes: Legend, by Eric Blehm

The warriors of America’s Special Forces are a close-knit group. Few outside of their ranks know the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of their country, and even fewer know the names of their heroes: those whose extraordinary service has earned them the admiration of the nation’s best. Sgt. Roy Benavidez is one of them, and Eric Blehm’s new book, Legend, is his story.

April 23, 2015

The Only Steve Jobs Bio You Need to Read

When Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, the world lost one of its most brilliant contemporary thinkers. Now's your chance to get to know the legacy he left behind.

April 22, 2015

Are Heroes Born or Made? A Q&A with Christopher McDougall

Author of Born to Run, Christopher McDougall, stops by to chat about his new book, his experience writing in the wake of bestsellerdom, and exploring the limits of human endurance.

April 21, 2015

In Case You Missed It: 'The Pope and Mussolini' Wins the Pulitzer

Read an excerpt from the 2015 Pulitzer-winning biography 'The Pope and Mussolini.'

April 17, 2015

Your Primer to Women in Science: Rachel Swaby's Headstrong

Rachel Swaby’s short but fascinating new book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World, shines a much-needed light on the forgotten legacy of women in science.

April 15, 2015

An American Travel Memoir to Polish Off

Simon Majumdar’s Fed, White, and Blue is a new take on the classic tale of immigrating to America, incorporating food travel from all fifty states.

April 8, 2015

Before They Were Doctors: Matt McCarthy's New Memoir

Matt McCarthy’s new memoir, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly, brings the harried, terrifying experience of a medical intern to light.

April 1, 2015

Unlike Anything Else: Una LaMarche's Unabrow

Una LaMarche’s new memoir, Unabrow: Misadventures of a late Bloomer, is bold and honest – and hilarious.

March 11, 2015

Notes on How to Be a Heroine: A Q&A with Samantha Ellis

We caught up with the author of How to Be a Heroine to chat about the characters written throughout history – and what she’s learned from them.

March 4, 2015

A Life Without Light: Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey

What would you do if, after two decades-plus of living a relatively normal life, your world suddenly went dark? If little by little then all at once you physically could not stand the light?

February 18, 2015

Getting Real: How to Grow Up, by Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is no shrinking violet. Quite the opposite, in fact. As the author of multiple memoirs, a literary arts organizer, and online chronicler of her years-long struggle to get pregnant, Tea puts herself out there on so many levels.

February 15, 2015

A Book for Everyone: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Although Brown Girl Dreaming is a book for kids ages ten and up, it is a marvel to adults as well.