Elmore Leonard R.I.P.

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For John Espinosa Nelson the height of irony was devouring Elmore Leonard novels in prison.

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More Than Just a Story: A Life Shaped Through Harry Potter

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Anthony Doubek found that the Harry Potter books taught him specific morals, introduced him to politics, and gave him a way to honestly look at the world for the first time.

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This Is Rage 1: In Tres Partes Divisa Est

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“Silicon Valley parties are notoriously dour.” So begins This is Rage. We will be serializing the book, chapter by chapter. This is chapter one.

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Bored? Walk the Appalachian Trail (or just read about it)

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews A Walk in the Woods and realizes that Bill Bryson is a funny, funny man.

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Love Before Politics: The Rowan Tree

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A young man searches for meaning and purpose in an age of irony. Individual insights and relationships set upon the backdrop of world politics make The Rowan Tree a compelling first novel.

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The Pursuit of Loneliness and The Death of Philip Slater

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Slater’s classic book changed the way Jesse Kornbluth thought back in 1970, and guides him even now. Here’s why.

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The Best LGBT Books of All Time

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Benoit Denizet-Lewis asked our country’s leading queer writers to suggest five indispensable books.

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Real Man Adventures [Book Review]

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A testosterone fueled adventure through sex and gender, unlike any you’ve seen before featuring a man battling a shark on the cover.

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The Act You’ve Known for All These Years

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What do you do if are a father of a daughter who loves to perform? If you’re Stuart Horwitz, you go busking with her.

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Roosevelt Gets Shot But Gives His Speech Anyway [Excerpt from Delancey Place]

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“I’ll do the best I can, but there is a bullet in my body.”

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Delancey Place: Eclectic Excerpts, ‘The Unexpected and the Contrarian’ Delivered by Daily Email.

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Since 2005, Richard Vague has been sending out excerpts – one a day, by email, to his subscriber list. Why? As we know, there is much you can learn from a man’s story.

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Of Gods and Good Men

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Madeline Miller’s novel Song of Achilles won the Orange Prize last year. Her thrilling debut concerns the love of Patroclus and Achilles and illustrates how being a good man is a tale as old as time.

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A Benign Man in Bad Times: Dan Vyleta’s The Quiet Twin

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Dan Vyleta turns a WWII thriller into a book of extraordinary questions.

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‘Life of Pi’: Why Ang Lee’s Movie Upstages Martel’s Novel

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Why read the “unfilmable” book when you can watch the insanely beautiful, perfectly filmed movie?

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“Finding the Moon in Sugar” Book Review

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In an all-American tale, Gint Aras takes a gritty look at change, love, life, and who and what we are.

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Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male [Excerpt]

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Andrew Smiler, with some very unconventional wisdom about young men and sexuality.

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