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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 12, 2014

How to Make Love Last: Meet Linda Carroll's Love Cycles

Author and couples counselor Linda Carroll has set to defining the five stages of all romantic relationships, and takes it even further with this guide to surviving all five and coming out stronger and more loving than before.

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 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.

October 3, 2014

How to Fix the School System: A Q&A with Dana Goldstein

In her new book, The Teacher Wars, journalist Dana Goldstein goes back to the historical roots of the American public school system. We spoke with her about moral panic, what needs to be done, and more.

October 1, 2014

Save the Date: On Love, Marriage, and Weddings with Jen Doll

Doll’s humorous but affirmative look at modern marriage and wedding goings-on checks the snark at the door.

September 19, 2014

Uncovering Bacha Posh: The Underground Girls of Kabul

Jenny Nordberg’s new book, The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, is as illuminating as it is troubling.

September 12, 2014

OKCupid Founder Christian Rudder on Your Profile Pic and More

Everyday eBook pinned down Christian Rudder just long enough to get some of our most burning data and dating questions answered. Here’s how it went.

September 5, 2014

So You Want to Be Parisian

The new book How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love Style, and Bad Habits curates everything gorgeous about the life of a Parisienne.

August 29, 2014

On the Experience of the Moment: End of Summer and Alan W. Watts

In light of the symbolic end of the summertime that comes with every Labor Day weekend, we here at Everyday eBook found this passage from Alan W. Watts’s The Wisdom of Insecurity more meaningful than usual.

August 8, 2014

Checking in with Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist

Following the release of Gay's well-received debut novel, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist is a necessary compendium of one of the early twenty-first century's most unique voices in social commentary.

August 6, 2014

History, Humor and Travel? Meet Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell has the comic chops to keep history entertaining to those far from history buffdom. Case in point: Assassination Vacation

July 30, 2014

We Should All Be Feminists: A $.99 eShort from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All be Feminists, adapted from a 2012 Tedx Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, addresses the modern feminist against the backdrop of today.

July 25, 2014

A Memoir of the Middle East: Kim Barker's The Taliban Shuffle

Kim Barker’s memoir of her time as a journalist in Kabul in the early aughts, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is simultaneously touching, hilarious, and smart.