Books

How Female Comedians Went from Self-Hating to the Self-Help Shelf
Amy Poehler's new book is the latest in a boomlet of you-go-girl guides
October 29, 2014

Her new book is self-help—and it's fabulous

Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
October 28, 2014

Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?

A West Point Literature Professor's Inspiring Plea for Creativity in Our Military
October 27, 2014

If you could give one book to a soldier, what would it be?

Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder
October 24, 2014

We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.

Is a Community Still a Community Without a Bookstore?
The Bronx is hoping to not find out
October 24, 2014

The borough’s lack of a literary institution is due to neglect, rather than disinterest.

Matt Yglesias Entirely Misunderstands Why the Book Publishing Industry Exists
October 24, 2014

And he paints a picture of a sad, sad literary world. 

For $2,500 You Can Now Own Joan Didion’s Sunglasses
October 22, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign is selling all sorts of weird Didion paraphernelia. 

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