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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.

July 9, 2014

Searching for Solidity: Barbara Ehrenreich's Living With a Wild God

Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir delves into a topic one might not expect from the author.

July 4, 2014

Something for Everyone: 10 New Reads for a Long Weekend

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time to gather with friends and family, fire up the barbecue, and celebrate our country's independence. That said, it's also your prerogative if you'd rather celebrate your independence by reading -- independently. If that's the case, we have you covered with ten brand-new books for fans of fiction, […]

July 2, 2014

Oh, William Tecumseh Sherman: We Hardly Knew Ye

Robert O’Connell’s new book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman, brings us closer than ever to the stories behind the legend.

June 27, 2014

Breaking the Fourth Wall: An Excerpt From Nikil Saval's Cubed

Nikil Saval chronicles the history of the work place and how it came to be the way it is -- and what it might become.

June 13, 2014

How to Create Like Pixar: An Insider's Guide

Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and current president of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation, shares an insider’s look at the studio – and how it came to be and succeed.