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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 17, 2014

What's Worse Than Life at 'The Knick'?

The world Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz paints in her new book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, sheds light on the gruesome beginnings of modern medicine.

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 10, 2014

On Losing a Child: Rare Bird by Anna Whiston-Donaldson

'I wish I had nothing to say on the nature of loss, but I do. Because one ordinary day, I encouraged my two kids to play in the rain. And only one came back.' –Anna Whiston-Donaldson

September 3, 2014

The Truth About U.S. Poverty and Hunger Courtesy of Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow’s recent work for The Washington Post, titled American Hunger, serves as a clarion call for people with beating hearts and a little compassion.

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 22, 2014

If You've Not Read David Rakoff

If you’re new to the writing of the late author David Rakoff, Fraud, his first collection of essays, is a great place to start.

August 13, 2014

3 Questions for Hampton Sides, Author of In the Kingdom of Ice

For his latest epic, In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides's research propelled him into a time and place he’d previously only read about.

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

August 1, 2014

How Dead Is Dead - Really?

Dr. David Casarett’s book, Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, is a wild and hilarious ride through the field of resuscitation research.

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.

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.