Richard Branson

Inside the Mind of Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s book The Virgin Way offers readers insight into his own experiences, theories, and practices.

December 17, 2014

Anthony Bourdain Is Still King

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

December 15, 2014

12 Adapted Books to Read Now

In celebration of adaptations and the great books from which they're sourced, check out one of these twelve books before seeing its movie version.

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.

December 10, 2014

Find the Season's Meaning: The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith

As recounted in her book, The 13th Gift, December, 1999, was anything but happy for Joanne Huist Smith. She of numerous Santa figurines and the perfect tree. Three wonderful children. No – just two months after her too-young-to-die husband’s death, she wanted nothing to do with Christmas.

December 5, 2014

These Years of Magical Thinking: Joan Didion at 80

Celebrate Joan Didion's eightieth birthday by revisiting one of her many works. We recommend The Year of Magical Thinking, which is touching and heartbreaking and beautiful all at once.

November 28, 2014

F. Scott and Zelda. Sid and Nancy. Jean-Michel and Suzanne.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is somewhat of a mythical character in New York City today. But what about the woman who loved him most?

November 21, 2014

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.