Mary-Louise Parker/Photo © Tina Turnbow

Into the Mailbox with Mary-Louise Parker

Emmy-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker gives a unique perspective on her life thus far via the letters she’s written to all the men she’s known.

November 17, 2015

What It Means to Be a Woman: A Conversation

In their new book, About Women, Lisa Alther and Francoise Gilot approach the topic of the female experience in a unique, engaging way.

November 13, 2015

Women and Whiskey: Why the Nose Knows

Heather Greene is the director of the Whiskey School at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan, which offers courses on tasting and history that sell out every time. Check out this excerpt from her book, Whiskey Distilled.

November 6, 2015

The Many Faces of NYC: Tales of Two Cities by John Freeman

John Freeman's curated collection of short stories and essays offers great insight into what it's like to live in New York City.

October 2, 2015

New Revolution: Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter

In her latest book, Anne-Marie Slaughter shifts the focus of the work-life balance conundrum and frames it as a business and policy issue. And it’s a good thing she did.

September 30, 2015

Untangled Truths: A Collection Addressing What's Top of Mind

Some of the most interesting things to read, write, or think about are right in front of us but rarely discussed. In a new anthology, editor Elizabeth Benedict brings together twenty-seven women writers and their perspectives on just such a seemingly commonplace topic: hair.

September 23, 2015

Let Your Appetite Lead: Driving Hungry by Layne Mosler

In her memoir, Driving Hungry, Layne Mosler recounts a time when her wanderlust, love of adventure, and appetite led the way. Check out an excerpt here.

September 22, 2015

Don't Fear Creativity: Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic

In her new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert addresses and offers to correct the challenges that come with creativity.

September 16, 2015

The Mindy You Ought to Know: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has just published her second book. It is everything you would have hoped for and more.

September 11, 2015

The Talent Myth: Getting from Grit to Great

In this excerpt from Grit to Great, authors Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval address the talent myth.

September 9, 2015

An Important New Memoir: Negroland by Margo Jefferson

The title of Margo Jefferson’s memoir, Negroland, may send up a few eyebrows – but keep on reading.

September 2, 2015

Drop the Hot Coal: Rabbi Harold S. Kushner on Revenge - and Forgiveness

In Harold S. Kushner's new book, Nine Essential Things I've Learned about Life, the Rabbi shares his thoughts on revenge and forgiveness.

August 28, 2015

Writing Your Story: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

If you live in a daring way, being all in, and being yourself, you are bound to have failures. Rising Strong is Brene Brown's theory, based on research, on how to dive into failure and get back up.

August 21, 2015

Other People Matter: An Excerpt from FLAWD by Emily-Anne Rigal

Here's an excerpt of activist Emily-Ane Rigal's new book, FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are.

July 29, 2015

Or Die Trying: 7 Books on the Triumph of Surviving

There are few things more inspiring than a story of survival. With that in mind, we've assembled a list of tales of unbeatable human courage from across the spectrum, emphasizing unbelievable true stories and including just a dash of adventure and horror fiction to round things out.