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A Life Without Light: Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey

What would you do if, after two decades-plus of living a relatively normal life, your world suddenly went dark? If little by little then all at once you physically could not stand the light?

February 27, 2015

Parsing the World of Vitamins: Catherine Price's Vitamania

In her new book, Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection, Price examines the roots of our obsession with and confusion about nutrition, and takes it further as she visits manufacturers and labs and test kitchens to uncover the history, hype, and more. Enjoy an excerpt from the book, here.

February 25, 2015

Life Inside Walter Reed with Adele Levine, PT

Adele Levine's story is a unique perspective of the life after war and the road to recovery.

February 24, 2015

Future Crimes: How Much Danger Are We Really In?

Marc Goodman’s new book, Future Crimes, covers the facts – and faults – of our technological safety both present and future.

February 22, 2015

Taking Flight: Michaela DePrince's True Story

Last year, I watched a documentary called “First Position.” The film followed the stories of a handful of young dancers as they tried to land a coveted spot at the American Ballet Theater. One of the dancers, Michaela DePrince, stood out in the film. Taking Flight is her story.

February 20, 2015

On the Good in Shame: An Excerpt from Is Shame Necessary

In this excerpt from Jennifer Jacquet’s new book, Is Shame Necessary, the author delves into the place of shame as a dynamic part of society. Read on.

February 19, 2015

From Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima: John Toland's Infamy

The late, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Toland brings us back to the start of the United States’ involvement in World War II with his groundbreaking book, Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath.

February 11, 2015

True Stories of Late-in-Life Romance, from Eve Pell

The writer of a Modern Love column found enough amorous inspiration to cull a collection of fifteen late-in-life love stories for this new book.

January 28, 2015

The Human Cost of Murder: Jill Leovy's Ghettoside

'Where the criminal justice system fails to respond vigorously to violent injury and death, homicide becomes epidemic.'

January 23, 2015

What's In a Coke? Kevin Ashton Spills It

In this excerpt from Kevin Ashton’s How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, we go back to the source – of Coca-cola.

January 16, 2015

12 Community College Grads Who Made It Big

From Nicholas Wyman's new book, Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need, we present an excerpt on the oft-underrated value of community college with these twelve examples of wildly successful community college graduates.

January 14, 2015

7 Books That Go Beyond the Nominees

Adaptations are everywhere this awards season, but let's look beyond the obvious for a few other reads for the literary-minded moviegoer.

January 7, 2015

Hungry for More: A Q&A with Author Rebecca Harrington

We caught up with Rebecca Harrington, author of I'll Have What She's Having: Adventures in Celebrity Dieting' to talk about the highs (and often hilarious lows) of her diet experiment.

December 31, 2014

Figuring It Out with a Voice of Our Generation

Meghan Daum's latest collection, The Unspeakable, brings to light a refreshing array of topics about which we don't often speak.

December 26, 2014

Can a Criminal Be a Decent Person?

In his groundbreaking - and newly revised - book Inside the Criminal Mind, Dr. Stanton Samenow addresses the notion that criminals can also be considered decent people.