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10 Hilarious, Remarkable, and Poignant Moments in David Sedaris’ Theft by Finding

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10 Hilarious, Remarkable, and Poignant Moments in David Sedaris’ Theft by Finding

The humor of David Sedaris is often so understated it feels perfectly naturalistic, as if he’s simply making up droll anecdotes off the top of his head....
In Nevertheless, Alec Baldwin Makes His Brand Brutal Honesty

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In Nevertheless, Alec Baldwin Makes His Brand Brutal Honesty

On the third page of Alec Baldwin’s unvarnished new memoir, Nevertheless, he startles you with this: “I’m not actually writing this book to discuss...
Michael Chabon Enchants with Moonglow

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Michael Chabon Enchants with Moonglow

It’s unusual for an author to cheerfully refer to his own 400+ page novel as a “pack of lies,” as Chabon does in the Acknowledgements section of his...
Joel Osteen’s New Book is a Blast of Positivity

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Joel Osteen’s New Book is a Blast of Positivity

Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, is one of the most recognizable—and popular—religious figures in the country today. His...
Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder Will Make You Believe

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Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder Will Make You Believe

As award-winning author Emma Donoghue made clear in her breakthrough novel Room, she is a master of tight spaces: both the physically cramped confines...
Carl Hiaasen’s Latest is a Razor-Sharp Comedy Caper

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Carl Hiaasen’s Latest is a Razor-Sharp Comedy Caper

Sometimes readers are in the mood for a brainy, whip-smart thriller, sometimes they simply crave a hilarious page-turner. But, more often than not, these...
Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth Paints a Thorny Family Portrait

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Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth Paints a Thorny Family Portrait

For a story that begins and ends with a party, there’s an astonishing amount of anger, sadness, and deceit in Commonwealth, Ann Patchett’s latest novel...
Chief Inspector Gamache Faces A Great Reckoning

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Chief Inspector Gamache Faces A Great Reckoning

Louise Penny is back with A Great Reckoning, the twelfth novel in her Chief Inspector Gamache series. A whodunit full of suspense, it stars a map that...
Honest, Tender, Normal, Dark: 4 Ways Amy Schumer’s New Memoir Is Not What You’d Expect

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Honest, Tender, Normal, Dark: 4 Ways Amy Schumer’s New Memoir Is Not What You’d Expect

The inimitable Amy Schumer, known for her brash and unabashed standup comedy (as well as her Emmy-winning show Inside Amy Schumer and Hollywood blockbuster...
Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me Is an Unsettling Teen Girl Noir

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Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me Is an Unsettling Teen Girl Noir

On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, few events will inspire as much slack-jawed amazement—or furious debate—as the women’s gymnastics...
Colson Whitehead Takes The Underground Railroad From Metaphor to Devastating Reality

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Colson Whitehead Takes The Underground Railroad From Metaphor to Devastating Reality

In the midst of the never-ending election, America focused on either accepting or rejecting the notion that the country needs to be made great...
5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Read Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Read Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

According to fans and critics alike, Amy Schumer is single-handedly changing the face of comedy with her raunchy, feminist, too-much-information brand of...

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