Edna O'Brien - 'You have to be lonely to be a writer'

Edna O'Brien interview - 'You have to be lonely to be a writer' - video | Books | guardian.co.uk: "More than half a century after scandalising the world with her taboo-breaking novel The Country Girls, the Irish writer Edna O'Brien is still going strong. As her memoir Country Girl is published, she speaks to Jane Martinson about her 'Mata Hari' reputation, celebrity dinner party guests such as Judy Garland and Sean Connery, how much harder her memoir was to write than her novels, and why she has always embraced her own loneliness. . . ."  Listen to Edna O'Brien reading from Country Girl here.

Book review: You can find a job after age 50
Fortunately, a thick brainstorm of a book by Kerry Hannon, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, can help job-seeking baby boomers -- and those right on their heels -- find work that, as the subtitle puts it, keeps them happy, healthy and able to pay the bills ...

Books: New and noteworthy
6 can get their Downton fix early; the author is the niece of series creator Julian Fellowes, who penned the introduction to the book. 3. SEAL Team 666 by Weston Ochse (Thomas Dunne, fiction, on sale now). What it's about: You've heard of SEAL Team Six.

Ten Books for the Music Lover on Your Holiday List
Ten Books for the Music Lover on Your Holiday List. comments ... Then I've got somebook suggestions for you. Because who doesn't love a good book, especially one about rock and roll? 1. I Want My ... Then this book would be perfect for them. A ...


Neurologist Oliver Sacks' new book examines 'Hallucinations,' including his own
Dallas Morning News
At 79, Sacks' eyesight is fading, as he chronicled in his 2010 book The Mind's Eye. But his curiosity and empathy, immortalized in the 1990 Robert De Niro-Robin Williams movie Awakenings, remains unquenched. His new book, Hallucinations (Knopf, ...

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15 books for the readers on your list
The Seattle Times
A delightful collection of essays by all kinds of writers — Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Stephenie Meyer, Patti Smith — about the most cherished and influential books on their shelves, each accompanied by a whimsical drawing by Mount. It's like popping ...

Books, DVDs for performing-arts fans
The Seattle Times
For the multitude of aficionados of TV's fictional British dynasty and their stately manse, this secondbook complements the series' third season on PBS (starting in January). There are abundant glossy photos and enlightening chapters on each of the ...

Style to spare: Fashion books of 2012
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
The tigresses and peacocks who reign over the world's fashion capitals get their due this holiday season, with a wealth of coffee-table books, biographies and memoirs that flesh out the creative, often quixotic forces behind the provocative layouts and ...

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Books for kids: 2 works that stood out in '12
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Here are two particularly good picture books from the "best of" lists this year. — "Each Kindness" (2012, Nancy Paulsen Books, ages 5-9) was created by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson and award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis. This large book ...

Printers Row picks: Our favorite books of 2012
Chicago Tribune
Comedy without empathy is empty; Ronson's book is anything but. One last book — one that blurs fiction and nonfiction: "HHhH," offered a fascinating approach to historical fiction as author Laurent Binet imagined the lives of the two assassins who ...

The Book As We Know It Is Dead | PandoDaily
By Adam L. Penenberg
Books Some people get misty-eyed when they speak of books. Plato viewed them as “immortal sons deifying their sires” and a Chinese proverb poeticized books as “a garden carried in the pocket.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning believed that “no man can ... My vision for the future of the book is wrapped up in a project I plan to self-publish publish early next year: a full-length narrative non-fictionbook titled “Cloud Racers” about two pilots from the 1930s competing to be the first to fly solo ...

The Green Revolution: Raj Patel, Author, Activist, Economist ...
By Lambert Strether
The Green Revolution: Raj Patel, Author, Activist, Economist http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/12/the-green-revolution-raj-patel-author-activist-economist.html. Share. Sunday, December 16, 2012. The Green Revolution: Raj Patel, Author, ...
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Best Science Books 2012: The Smithsonian, The Atlantic Wire, San ...
By John Dupuis
Every year for the last bunch of years I've been linking to and posting about all the “year's best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2012 ... San Francisco Book Review Staff Picks. The Last ... Deciding what is and isn't a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick booksthat seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of ...
Confessions of a Science Librarian

20 Business Book Gift Ideas | Small Business Trends
By Ivana Taylor
I've selected my top twenty books that you can give to the business book lover on your list that will have them grinning ear to ear. I've put them ... Where to get it: www.amazon.com/Good-They-Cant-Ignore-ebook/dp/B0076DDBJ6. Click the ...
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E-Media | Los Angeles Public Library
OverDrive offers downloadable e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Videos and e-Music. ... e-Books from Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 are available to download and transfer to PCs, iOS devices and Android devices. ... Google Book Search-Library Project ... Over 19,000 titles arranged by author, title, or Dewey Decimal number.

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