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Philip Roth With - and Versus - John Updike, by Adam Begley

Editor's Note: Adam Begley has just published a new biography of John Updike. He told Everyday eBook about Updike's friendship with and estrangement from another great American writer, Philip Roth. Here's what he said. The story of Updike's relationship with Philip Roth is a sad one. In some ways, they were perfect for each 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 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 19, 2014

E Is for Epiphany, From A Breast Cancer Alphabet

When NPR News executive editor and journalist Madhulika Sikka was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she began researching her prognosis and future and treatment like the journalist she trained to be – but there were experiences, feelings, and thoughts that she couldn’t foresee.

March 12, 2014

The Latest from Kelly Corrigan, Author of The Middle Place

Kelly Corrigan’s latest, Glitter and Glue, is a memoir of time, place, self, and parents.

March 7, 2014

10 Book Recommendations Based on Your Spring Break Plans

Spring Break is right around the corner, and if you're still deciding what to pack other than a bathing suit and some suntan lotion, we've got you covered.

February 26, 2014

How to Traffic in the Truth, by Neil Swidey

The journalist and author of Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness shared with Everyday eBook his experience of and strategy for digging for the truths in reporting.

February 14, 2014

Heartbreak Is Hell: 7 Books for Romance Skeptics

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone. What we have here are seven books to help you celebrate the holiday without all of that sweet, sappy, sticky sentimentality.

February 12, 2014

Morrissey’s Autobiography, Finally

Steven Morrissey is an entertainer at heart and his wit, sensitivity, and rareness of soul all come through in his new memoir.

February 7, 2014

Between Your Ears: We Are Our Brains

Neurologist D. F. Swaab has some theories about the root of all that we are. Are they interesting? To say the least…

February 5, 2014

Floating City: Ambition, Criminality, and Sea Change

Sudhir Venkatesh’s Floating City answers questions about how the other half lives – but which half is what’s most interesting.

January 15, 2014

Alan Lightman Tackles the Big Questions: The Accidental Universe

There are no definitive answers to questions like ‘Is there a god?’ or ‘Does life have a meaning?’ At least, there aren’t any that have been met with universal acceptance. That hasn’t kept humanity from trying to find them, though.

January 10, 2014

One Simple Idea: Thinking Seriously About Positive Thinking

While widely maligned in the intellectual culture, positive thinking is the closest thing America has to a national creed.

January 3, 2014

League of Denial: The High Cost of the Game

League of Denial details the struggle of a small group of talented, reputable scientists to bring to public and corporate attention the link between football-engendered concussions and debilitating chronic brain damage.