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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.

July 18, 2014

5 Questions for Celebrity Emulator Rachel Bertsche

Rachel Bertsche, author of Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, allowed us to pick her brain about her recently documented lifestyle-improvement quest, her next project, and Lady Gaga.

July 11, 2014

5 Great Public Typos from Drummond Moir's Just My Typo

Drummond Moir’s collection of the worst typos ever, Just My Typo, is filled with cringe-worthy, chuckle-inducing, forehead-smacking moments of mistakes with the written word. Here are just a few.

July 4, 2014

Something for Everyone: 10 New Reads for a Long Weekend

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time to gather with friends and family, fire up the barbecue, and celebrate our country's independence. That said, it's also your prerogative if you'd rather celebrate your independence by reading -- independently. If that's the case, we have you covered with ten brand-new books for fans of fiction, […]

June 18, 2014

The Girl With the Great International Romance Stories

Kristin Newman, a writer on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘That ‘70s Show,’ took vacation – and the possibility of the adjacent vacationships – seriously.

May 30, 2014

7 Ways We Commonly Deceive Ourselves

Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph T. Hallinan, author of the new book Kidding Ourselves, outlines a few instances where we, as humans, are prone to self-deception.

May 16, 2014

How to Win By Not Trying: The Way of Wu-Wei

Thankfully for those of us who have ever choked, Edward Slingerland is here to point the way to possible answers via wu-wei.

May 7, 2014

Oh, Diane (Keaton): Going Beyond Skin Deep

In her witty and candid new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, Diane Keaton dispels the myth of celebrity perfectionism.

May 2, 2014

10 Fascinating Facts About Andy Warhol's Factory

We’re looking back at the creative mecca that was Andy Warhol’s Factory with these ten fascinating facts.

April 30, 2014

A Memoir of Love and Conflict: Krista Bremer's My Accidental Jihad

Shortly after she retires her surfboard and flip flops for running shoes and graduate school, Krista Bremer meets Ismail -- and embarks on a life journey like no other.

April 18, 2014

How to Simplify Your Life in 5 Minutes a Day

The situation for many of us is that life is fast and full of opportunity. The complication is we think we have to do everything. The implication of this is that we make a millimeter progress in a million directions.

April 16, 2014

Aging Is Funny: Annabelle Gurwitch's New Memoir

Annabelle Gurwitch's new memoir, I See You Made an Effort, highlights the pieces of aging that warrant a little -- and often a lot -- of laughter.

April 11, 2014

4 Money Management Tips from Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

In The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz answers your questions about personal finance and more. Here, she offers tips for money management.

April 4, 2014

Congratulations, by the Way: 5 Books for Graduates

Whether you're graduating yourself, in need of a gift for a family member or friend, or just in need of a high-minded pick-me-up, here are some titles worth your attention.

March 28, 2014

Get to Know the Allman Brothers: Galadrielle Allman's Please Be With Me

Duane Allman’s daughter, Galadrielle, offers a more personal look at the Brothers Allman than ever before in her new memoir.