You open Steve Martin’s 2007 memoir expecting a laugh a paragraph.
Graham Greene, who pretty much invented the modern spy novel, called “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” “the best spy story I ever read.”
The last few days have been high-minded on Butler, intense in my nearing-the-finish-line of my book. Enough of all that. No apology: this book is pure dish.
A few years ago, I lectured at the Rutgers Writers’ Conference.
A real icebreaker, wouldn’t you say — cocktail chat in the Age of Edibles.
In the French Resistance in WW 2, a blind man was head of recruiting — his hearing made him a great judge of character. This is his story.
I missed the summer. I always do. I don’t plan for that to happen, but I have books and plays to write, and I always seem to need to finish them in summer.
O happy day! Bill Bryson’s outrageous, hilarious childhood: “A peanut M&M that falls seventy feet into a bowl of tomato soup makes one heck of a splash, I can tell you.”
Four women, only superficially similar, but with the same priorities — breathing the oxygen that was only available on the wilder shores of love.
Could developing “Anam Cara” — deep soul friendship — be the most healing therapy for what ails us? John O’Donohue makes the case.
You know Hemingway. And the Fitzgeralds. Do you know their friends Gerald and Sara Murphy? (They’re much more interesting.)
The best theater memoir… ever? I think so. So does Ann Patchett: “’Act One’ is one of the best things about owning a bookstore. I can sell ‘Act One’ to people all day long.
15 nights at Madison Square Garden, 5 nights in Austin, 5 nights in Chicago, 15 nights in LA — do you know who I’m talking about?
A great singer lived quietly on an island you almost surely have not visited.
The usual suspects, high on the SCOTUS ruling on abortion, have taken aim at every form of sex, not sparing birth control for heterosexuals but with particularly hateful rhetoric about gay and trans and non-binary people.
What if a 18-year-old orthodox jew from brooklyn who is preparing to be married has a problem — she’s addicted to porn?