The Chrysalis Effect shows that the chaos and conflict experienced worldwide today are the result of a global cultural metamorphosis, one which has accelerated so rapidly in recent decades as to provoke fierce resistance. Jesse Kornbluth reviews the book here.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews “The Narrow Door” – a captivating read by Paul Lisicky.
Gardening made easy. Jesse Kornbluth covers the books that show you how.
In his book, Taylor Branch goes deep into what it was like to live in the age of the Dr. himself.
Jesse Kornbluth and Paige Peterson decided to update “A Christmas Carol.” This is what they did.
When food becomes a spiritual experience…
View image | gettyimages.comJesse Kornbluth on one of the world’s first funny-men.______Did you know there were stand-up comedians in India in the 1400s?Me neither — until I read Kabir.Why? Because Kabir was playing the greatest comic role of all — God’s own fool.Sacrilege! Why, this is one of India’s most beloved poets! A holy man…
This week Jesse Kornbluth is revisiting some of the culture that influenced him as I wrote “Married Sex.” Perhaps the greatest was Somerset Maugham, who was, for a time, the world’s highest paid writer. There was a good reason: He wrote in the first person, like someone talking to a friend. In “Cakes and Ale,” Maugham not only does that, he doesn’t condemn a woman for liking sex. Three cheers for all of that.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a book with strong character development and excellent prose, set in horizons of Paris, France.
Jesse Kornbluth considers Harper Lee’s new book “Go Set a Watchman”, and interprets new meanings from “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Jesse Kornbluth urges you to check out Phillip Roth’s first book about self discovery and summer love.
Summer has begun and Jesse Kornbluth has a few suggestions for you that are not your average beach reading.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a book about food, family, and Morris Wizenberg’s father.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a book on marriage that covers it all.
Vigilantes? Maybe. But the Four Just Men are civilized. They even tell their targets the date they’re going to die.
He Gentles Horses. He Can Transform Your Kids—And Yourself