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The Wonder Woman We've Waited For

Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, is as shocking as it is entertaining. Let us explain …

November 15, 2014

Setting the Standard: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Fifty-five years after the grusome murders at the heart of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, the book remains the standard in the field of narrative nonfiction - and with good reason.

November 14, 2014

Say It Loud: 9 Amy Poehler Quotes for Life and Laughs

Over the past two decades, the weird and hilarious pop culture worm that is Amy Poehler has burrowed deep into our hearts and mind. Now her recently released memoir digs that much deeper.

November 11, 2014

From the Front Lines: New Insight Into the Lives of Our Veterans

It's rare that we get a true glimpse into what life is like on the front lines for American soldiers -- as well as on the front lines of recovery when they return. Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran offer such a glimpse, and every American should see it as his or her duty to take this opportunity.

November 7, 2014

On the Evolution of Jimmy Choo

Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of iconic luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Have a peek at a tidbit of the story that goes back to its start.

November 5, 2014

Ebola's Biography: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Ebola has made its way onto the world stage once again, which is exactly the right time to revisit Richard Preston's biography of the virus.

October 31, 2014

Brain on Fire: A Health Memoir Unlike Any Other

Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, will leave you contemplating so many things, but most of all: What if?

October 28, 2014

Unexpected, Enduring: Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words is a collection of the columns of the late Maeve Binchy, the beloved Irish journalist and novelist who passed away in 2012.

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 24, 2014

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Pioneering Women of the Civil War

Rejoice fans of civil war and women’s history! Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is a fantastic – and true – story of four role-busting women during the tumultuous 1860s.

October 22, 2014

Rethinking War, Military, and Mental Health: The Invisible Front

Author and reporter Yochi Dreazen explores mental illness in the U.S. military through the lives of one family who has lost on both fronts.

October 17, 2014

Celebrating Our Boston with Great Writers

Our Boston, with contributions from writers including Susan Orlean and John Updike, is a fitting tribute to the city’s early and more recent history.

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 10, 2014

On Immunity: The History and Language of Disease

Eula Biss's On Immunity explores the historical, the narrative, and the personal context of disease and epidemic.

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.