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Ross Johnson is a writer (sometimes), and a reader (constantly). He lives in a land of snow with his husband and several enormous goldfish, though he may get a dog if he can prove that he’s responsible someday. There’s every chance that the big, grown-up book he’s been seen with is concealing something far less reputable. You can find him on Twitter @rosserford and listen to his podcast, The Sound of Tomorrow.

6 Musical Memoirs for Fans of All Stripes

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6 Musical Memoirs for Fans of All Stripes

There are no fans like music fans, and this fall, several gorgeous new books have arrived in which some of the most iconic musical legends of our time (and...
10 Essential New Additions to the Criterion Collection

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10 Essential New Additions to the Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection represents a high-water mark in film restoration and presentation, selecting movies of the highest caliber and offering them in...
November’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

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November’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

Becoming, by Michelle Obama The memoir of any first lady is a major publishing event, but Michelle Obama stands doubly apart as a uniquely consequential...
October’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

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October’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, by Jane Leavy Everyone knows his name, but the specifics of the life and legacy of the 20th...
September’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

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September’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

In Pieces, by Sally Field For the first time, and with impressive literary style, Field reflects on a career that began with sitcoms in the ’60s and...
The Fascinating Life Stories of Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, and More Iconic Personalities

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The Fascinating Life Stories of Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, and More Iconic Personalities

Icons come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. Some are fascinating because of unique challenges and life stories, others by rising to the tops...
The Best Biographies and Memoirs of July

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of July

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, by Nelson Mandela, with Sahm Venter and Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela Jailed in 1962 for the crime of organizing against...
9 Recent Titles That Prove the Criterion Collection Has Something for Everyone

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9 Recent Titles That Prove the Criterion Collection Has Something for Everyone

Dietrich and Divine. Romero and the Rat Pack. Cannibals and urban cowboys. The Criterion Collection, with its emphasis on “important” classic...
June’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

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June’s Best Biographies and Memoirs

The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, by Ben Rhodes For eight years, Rhodes was the insider’s insider at the Obama White House,...
The Best Biographies and Memoirs of May

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of May

Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings, by Michelle Knight In 2013, Knight (now Lily Rose Lee) was freed, along...
The Best Biographies & Memoirs of April 2018

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of April 2018

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table, by Rick Bragg Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg combines a love of cooking with the history...
12 Graphic Novels for Beginners

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12 Graphic Novels for Beginners

So you want to get into graphic novels. There is no question the comics medium isn’t ubiquitous in pop culture, but that doesn’t make it any...

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