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Community Conscious: 6 Books on Making a Difference

Volunteering is an admirable thing that can have lasting positive effects on both those being helped -- and on volunteers. Here is a lineup of stories that show what a difference being a community do-gooder can have.

June 24, 2015

A Moviegoing Lifetime: Keepers by Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel is an American film critic who estimates that he has seen over 22,000 films throughout his life. His newest book offers real insight into some of what he's learned via his filmic fascination.

June 19, 2015

What do you Do with a BA in English? Check The Career Playbook

In this excerpt from James M. Citrin's The Career Playbook, the author shares some thoughts on how to approach the job market as a liberal arts graduate and finally answers the question: What do you do with a BA in English?

June 17, 2015

What's the Big Deal with Rejection, Anyway? Ask Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang's book, Rejection Proof, grew out of a project called the 100 Days of Rejection Project -- and became so much more.

June 16, 2015

Digital Dating: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

'Parks and Recreation' star Aziz Ansari uses his comedic talents to seek serious answers about love in the age of technology.

June 12, 2015

On the Origins of 'Juicy Couture'

Get a sneak peek into the origins of the name 'Juicy Couture' and the ladies behind it all.

June 5, 2015

On Unexpected Inspiration: Get Into the Surrender Experiment

Michael A. Singer’s new book, The Surrender Experiment, chronicles the story of his move to let life call the shots. Here’s a look inside that story.

May 27, 2015

How to Beat Polio, 1952: Excerpt from Extreme Medicine

In his book Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century, anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human limits and spawn incredible medical breakthroughs. Check out this excerpt.

May 22, 2015

Become a Better You: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith

Change is hard. Change is even harder when you are trying to modify your behavior. Get a little help during the process with Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith.

May 20, 2015

Celebrate Your Inner Spinster with Kate Bolick

Spinster, the new memoir-history hybrid from Kate Bolick, is a nuanced exploration of women struggling to discover their identities independent of external factors like men, work, and family.

May 15, 2015

How to Comprehend Creation, Courtesy of Leonard Mlodinow

In The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow, the fascinating evolution and history of man’s insatiable curiosity and quest for knowledge is revealed.

May 13, 2015

The Book of Love (and So Much More)

With his most recent publications, Roger Rosenblatt has experimented with a form of memoir that aims to blend prose and poetry. He continues this Experiment with The Book of Love.

May 1, 2015

Burned at the Keyboard: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson has created an interesting subgenre of nonfiction that I can best describe as satirical Malcolm Gladwell. He immerses himself in his subject matter and goes on to write an accessible, fun read. His newest, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, is no different.

April 29, 2015

A Hero Among Heroes: Legend, by Eric Blehm

The warriors of America’s Special Forces are a close-knit group. Few outside of their ranks know the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of their country, and even fewer know the names of their heroes: those whose extraordinary service has earned them the admiration of the nation’s best. Sgt. Roy Benavidez is one of them, and Eric Blehm’s new book, Legend, is his story.

April 24, 2015

Is Toxicity Affecting You? Suzanne Somers Has the Answer

In her newest book, Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick, the pioneering health and wellness advocate delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. Read on for an excerpt.