Mad (Men) about the books of 1966: What Don and Joan were (probably) reading

Mad (Men) about the books of 1966: What Don and Joan were (probably) reading
New York Daily News (blog)
We took an informal poll of the people associated with Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and here are their reading selections from books published in that mad, mad year, 1966. Of course these are really just my vodka gimlet-fueled imaginings.

'Hunger Games': Seen movie? 10 reasons to still read book
San Jose Mercury News
Murray Close, Lionsgate Spoiler alert: The following details specific plot points and scenes from "The Hunger Games" movie and book. Once you've seen the movie, there's no need to read thebook. That's what a friend was told after seeing an advance ...

'Hunger Games' will satisfy book fans' appetites
Based on the first installment of Suzanne Collins' popular trilogy, Games will thrillbook fans, who have been waiting since the 2008 novel hit shelves to see their teenage athletes embodied (even if they are watered down for a PG-13 rating).


Author Turow fears DOJ Apple suit would empower Amazon
The Authors Guild president dubs Amazon "Darth Vader," arguing in an op-ed that a trustbuster suit against Apple could lead to the demise of brick-and-mortar booksellers. by Jay Greene March 22, 2012 12:50 PM PDT Follow @iamjaygreene Scott Turow, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Peace, They Say'
Washington Times
It's the Presidential Medal of Freedom; the discerning person's Nobel Prize. • Andrew Roberts is the author of “The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War” (Harper). By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times.

Washington Times

The Readers' Writers: Author Stacy Bierlein
Wicked Local
She is a founding editor of the independent press Other Voices Books, and co-creator of the Morgan Street International Novel Series. Her articles about writing, publishing and the arts appear on various websites. In her debut book “A Vacation on the ...

New book warns of looming Pakistan anarchy
By Christine Kearney | NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani journalist and best-selling author cautions that Pakistan is heading towards anarchy in his new book that offers solutions for his country's frayed ties with the United States and how US peace ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Defends Her Cookbook on 'The Rachael Ray Show'
ABC News (blog)
“Every single recipe in the book I came up with and I cooked on the spot,” Paltrow told Rachael via Skype on the show. Paltrow's cookbook, “My Father's Daughter,” features recipes from blueberry muffins to corn chowder, all of which she says she...

ABC News (blog)

"Fifty Shades of Grey" a big hit in the suburbs
CBS News
The novel by British author EL James tells the story of a virginal college student seduced by an older chief executive officer. The book's being called "Twilight for moms." But there's nothing PG-13 about it. How BDSM e-book "Fifty Shades of Grey" went ...

Book review: 'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown' by RJ Smith
Los Angeles Times
The author, in a digressive but absorbing biography, persuasively lays out the case that the soul singer was an important social figure. James Brown performs as part of HM Tower Of London Festival Of Music's inaugural jazz and opera festival on July 4, ...

Author Sandra Brown Talks About Writing, Fear in Farmington Hills
By Joni Hubred-Golden "Everyone's Reading" author Sandra Brown, left, talks with moderator Cynthia Canty Thursday at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Author Sandra Brown has written 76 books, 60 of which have landed on the New York Times ...

New Book Startups Actually Focus On The Buying And Selling Part
Bilbary, founded by former UK bookstore chain Waterstones managing director Tim Coates, focuses on an issue that big trade publishers need serious help with—selling e-books direct to readers. “It's fascinating to see the predicament that publishers ...

Frenzy for “The Hunger Games” boosts sales at publisher Scholastic's store as ...
New York Daily News
That's feeding sales at the SoHo store of Scholastic, publisher of the hit bookseries behind the big-screen version. The shop usually draws elementary school-aged fans of Clifford the Big Red Dog, said Scholastic Creative Director Billy DiMichele.

New York Daily News

A Literary Teen-Werewolf Novel, Headed to Netflix
Wall Street Journal
The ultraviolent narrative is packed with literary and philosophical allusions (Mr. McGreevy cites William Blake, WB Yeats, Carl Jung and magical realist Angela Carter as influences). Early reviews have compared Mr. McGreevy to Jonathan Franzen and ...

Wall Street Journal

Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachael Ray Slam Cookbook Ghostwriting Allegations (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
They've taken to Twitter and various websites to defend their literary bona fides. Their denials have moved Moskin to admit that the notion of "ghostwriting" she was discussing was editorial as much as it was creative. That seems not to have been ...

The Trouble With Making Books We Love into Movies
The Atlantic Wire
A book. Lowly paper and ink, printed words capturing the madly spun ideas of one writer's mind that went on to inspire whatever interpretations and visualizations the reader desires. That is one of the undeniable, sustaining beauties of reading.

The Atlantic Wire

Vonnegurt novella, 'Hunger Games' premiere, book trailers
What other famed authors have newly published work? The Daily Beast lists some of the best, from The Sea Is My Brother by Jack Kerouac, to Truman Capote's forgotten work Summer Crossing. --Hungry learners: Lots of Hunger Games fans will cheer on ...


David's Book Club: Capital Punishment
Daily Beast
by David Frum Mar 23, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Jack Abramoff's Capitol Punishment is a thoroughly political book, and much of the book's interest comes from figuring out the author's political purposes. Some of those purposes are obvious enough ...

Daily Beast

Book Review: Khan al-Khalili by Naguib Mahfouz
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Khan al-Khalili, first published in 1945, was the first of Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz's contemporary novels set in his beloved Cairo. The story is set in 1942, and the African campaign during World War II has started to directly affect the ...

'Hunger Games': Why The Movie Beats The Book
In fact, I'm ready to call it: Respectfully, I strongly feel the "Hunger Games" movie is better than the "Hunger Games" book. Before you kill me, hear me out, and I'll try to walk you through my reasons. » In the movie, you see everything.

Book Review Podcast: Jeanette Winterson on the “Operatic Dimensions” of Her Mother
New York Times (blog)
By JOHN WILLIAMS In the New York Times Book Review, Kathryn Harrison reviews Jeanette Winterson's wonderfully titled new memoir, “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?” The book addresses Ms. Winterson's difficult childhood with her troubled, ...

New York Times (blog)

eBook Deal: 'The Hunger Games' For $5
Geeks of Doom
If you haven't already read the book by Suzanne Collins, now's your chance to get the Kindle Edition for only $5. It's a quick read and it's a great book, so you could technically get the ebook and read the book this weekend before seeing the film.

Geeks of Doom

His latest, "Guilty Wives," arrives in stores next week
With the help of his co-writers, Patterson is turning out about 10 books a year. Patterson holds the world record for the most No. 1 bestsellers of any author. He's also the first author to reach 5 million e-books sold. All together, he's sold an ...

'The Host' Trailer: Stephenie Meyer's Other YA Book Gets Big ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Because "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" haven't sated your need for YA movie adaptations, here comes "The Host," a big-screen take on "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's other best-seller. Starring Saoirse Ronan ("The Lovely Bones"), ...
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Self-published author Barbara Freethy has work translated for ...
By Chris Meadows
On PaidContent, Laura Hazard Owen reports on romance author Barbara Freethy, who has had three novels translated into foreign language editions that she can self-publish alongside the English versions. “I hired a translator ... Of course, translation of books is relatively rare these days as most of the time there are enough books available already in a given language that publishers don't feel like spending the extra money on translation even of popular foreign novels. But given how ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Food Politics » New books: cereals and bread
By Marion
New books: cereals and bread. Marty Gitlin and Topher Ellis, The Great American Cereal Book, Abrams 2011. I love cereal boxes, especially ones with egregious health claims, and I have a small collection dating back ten years or so. I also ...
Food Politics

Public Schools and Black Students: A New Book Highlights a ...
By Joshua R. Weaver
The Root Recommends: A new book that blames public education for creating a growing education gap.

Three neat kids books - Robot 6 - Comic Book Resources
By Chris Mautner
This is a clever, literally slim book, designed as skinny as possible in order to highlight its central conceit. You see, the running gag here is that you have to turn the book sideways to follow Leo on his downward trek to the Earth's core, and then ...
Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources...

Gurney Journey: Art Books
By James Gurney
... Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You'll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.
Gurney Journey

[VIDEO] 'The Host' Trailer: 'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer's Scary ...
By William Earl
The next movie from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is an alien invasion tale called The Host, and you can check out the teaser trailer RIGHT NOW! ... With 38-year-old Stephenie's book as the source material, we're sure it will be amazing!
Hollywood Life

How Israel Is Like an Alcoholic Mother
The Atlantic
By Megan McArdle "It's a narcissistic book, and the narcissism of privileged and haughty people is never particularly attractive," Martin Peretz, the former owner of the New Republic and Beinart's earliest patron, told me. "I always knew he was a very ... Launches New Ecommerce Platform
Sacramento Bee
"We're constantly looking for ways to make it easier for our customers to take advantage of the ever-increasing opportunities in publishing today, from easily creating print and eBooks, to expanding author reach to more places," said Bob Young, ...

The Hunger Games Franchise: The Odds Seem Ever in Its Favor
Publishers Weekly
“The great thing about the Hunger Games property is its universal appeal,” says Mary Amicucci, vp of children's books for Barnes & Noble, which shelves the series in its teen fantasy and adventure section. “Not only does it appeal to boys and girls,...

Publishers Weekly

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