It’s All Getting Personal

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Ken Goldstein had finally made peace with becoming an author. Then he discovered he had to build a platform.

Raise Your Hand if You Pay a ‘Wife Bonus’: Primates of Park Avenue


Jesse Kornbluth interviews the author of a book centering around an unspoken phenomenon of the Upper East Side: a “wife bonus”.

Book Review: “I’ve Never Met an Idiot on The River” by Henry Winkler

Author Henry Winkler demonstrates how not to hold a fish for a photo.

Randall Bonner finds a personal connection to Henry Winkler’s book about fishing.

Man’s Search for Meaning


Jesse Kornbluth reviews a concentration camp memoir, and leaves with an important message from Viktor Frankl.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers


Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.

He’s Probably My Favorite Author. His Bestselling Book? The Razor’s Edge


Jesse Kornbluth reviews W. Somerset Maugham’s novel.

So Long, See You Tomorrow


Jesse Kornbluth reviews William Maxwell’s book, So Long, See You Tomorrow, and calls it “quietly brilliant”.

Poetry Book Review: Brock Guthrie’s “Contemplative Man”


Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Brock Guthrie’s forthcoming debut poetry book Contemplative Man, a “blunt and evocative” offering from Sibling Rivalry Press.

Book Review: “Shoes of the Dead” by Kota Neelima


Shoes of the Dead may be set in India, but the problems it addresses are taking place all over the world.

Book Review: How to Change the World


Changing the world is far easier done than said.

Book Review: How to Find Fulfilling Work


What’s the relationship between your work and your happiness?

Book Review of “American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men”


David McConnell explores manhood through a literary lens akin to Capote’s “In Cold Blood.”

The Illuminated Lives of Gay Trans Men


The Good Men Project sits down with Dylan Edwards, graphic novelist, to talk about his book, “Transposes,” which tells the stories of seven gay transgender men.

When We Walked Above The Clouds


John Tinseth reflects on H. Lee Barnes’ emotionally resonant memoir of life as a Green Beret during the Vietnam War.

Clarisse Thorn’s New PUA Ebook

Just in time for International Women’s Day, badass feminist and Friend of NSWATM Clarisse Thorn‘s first book, Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser, is available on Kindle. I was lucky enough to be able to read an early copy. Originally, when I got the email, I intended to read the first chapter and then do a […]

Reading for All Mankind: Is Gossip a Good Thing?


You’ll never guess what Andrew Ladd said about Joseph Epstein’s “Gossip.”