April 20, 2013
For the past decade or so, columnist Dave Barry has concentrated on writing fiction, which is the best strategy if you want to write about a police chase down Biscayne Boulevard involving a Cadillac Escalade driven by a frantic groom on his wedding day, sitting next a woman who is neither his bride nor a stripper but keeps getting mistaken for both. And an angry orangutan.
December 25, 2012
Ask many adults what their favorite holiday movie is and the answer will often be 'A Christmas Story.' What most of those fans don’t know is that the much-loved movie is based on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. Get reacquainted with the classic tale of Ralphie in a whole new way.
September 7, 2012
In the late nineteenth-century Paris art world, a painter in the midst of a passionate affair finds that time and his memory are suddenly unreliable … and as it happens, these symptoms also plagued some of the most famous artists in history.
August 26, 2012
Get unprofessional advice from a guy who has seen it all and, more importantly, survived it. Augusten Burroughs is raw, real, and witty as usual as he shares his philosophies on dealing with an unfair life in his latest book, This Is How.
August 9, 2012
For mystery lovers, we have three great recommendations to add to your seasonal reading list. Full of humor, suspense, and chills, each is a bit out of the ordinary, but all are thoroughly enjoyable.
August 8, 2012
About This Book: The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way [...]
July 27, 2012
Nora Ephron makes you laugh knowingly in her collection of revealing essays on aging, love, and dealing with what life chucks at us. A treat to read, I Feel Bad About My Neck gives another bit of insight into a remarkable woman.
May 13, 2012
To all the mommies out there, I hope you're having a relaxing day of pampering. But if it's not exactly what you expected, take heart.
May 11, 2012
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a female comedienne/actress writes a book on her mishaps in life and love, starting with herself as an awkward child and wrapping up the book with a happy ending. If this story is, in fact, old news to you, prepare to be refreshed by Dratch's telling.
April 22, 2012
There are a few things you don't expect to see in a young adult book. Somewhere near the top of the list would probably be Hell. But that's what makes Heck so surprising.
April 3, 2012
“Laugh out loud funny.” The idea of someone curled up in their favorite comfy armchair laughing like a hyena is a hard sell – a hard sell unless they are reading Straight Man by Richard Russo.
April 2, 2012
The author of Brain Trust swings by Everyday eBook to share six of the top tips gleaned from 130 interviews with prize-winning scientists.
March 13, 2012
“If I had only known then what I know now.” How many times have you uttered that question? In Life as I Blow It, comedian Sarah Colonna revisits choice moments from her youth leading up to her thirties, sharing stories with what she knows now expertly woven in throughout.
February 17, 2012
We miss the Tina Fey days on “Saturday Night Live” -- but now we tune in to “30 Rock” religiously, where she plays geeky, wise-cracking Liz Lemon, head writer on a sketch comedy show. With all of this art-imitating-life business, it’s time to get to know the real Tina Fey, and her hilarious memoir, Bossypants, allows us just this opportunity.
February 15, 2012
People often bemoan the effects of the digital age on human relationships, but maybe it’s time to accept the ways in which the digital age can help form new types of meaningful human relationships. This notion is what Sophie Kinsella takes on in her newest novel, I’ve Got Your Number, a fun romp through the possibilities for romance in the digital age.