'On Criticizing' A touching account of the critic's childhood; at 6, while lambasting the mail man's delivery technique, she realized her future.
This time it's "personal" as Patty Berglund purchases an AK-47 from a tag sale in Ramsey Hill and seeks vengence on a nearby styrofoam factory. Franzen's sequel to the masterful 'Freedom,' while bloody in parts, still manages, with incisive prose, to perform open-heart surgery on a culture otherwise plagued by high cholestoral, surmounting debt, and withering hopes.
"Thomas Lombardi, author of the acclaimed memoir, 'Did My Father Rape You, Too?', was discovered, alive, in his bed this morning in Los Angeles. "I thought he was dead," his wife said somberly over the phone, "but it turned out, he was just sleeping." There are no plans for a ceremony to mourn the author's aliveness at this time.
Following the likes of Rupert Everett, Ellen DeGeneres and Ricky Martin, Marcia Gay Harden is the latest entertainer to step out of the proverbial closet. Said gay Mrs. Gay Harden in a press conference in Beverly Hills this morning, "Maybe my parents were onto something when they named me. Who ever knows these things?"
"Never again," said Jeff Bezos in a press conference this morning, speaking of the first suicide note to appear on Mary McWeather's Kindle last week, after her son, Jason, 42, took his life, "will the text in a suicide note be smeared by tearS or drops of blood. Victims can now simply save their notes as a PDF. Voila! And their departing words are forever imprinted on their relatives' Kindles!"
Joyce Carol Oate's 245th novel is at turns unflinchingly and brutally honest, written in a voice at once comic and tragic.
Arthur Aightus had just 7 chapters left on his memoir, "The History of My Past" when he was struck by lightning last week as the to-be author took a break from his writing, he told his wife, "to clear my thoughts." His editor, Bailey Byrne of Random House, was unsure as to how they'll complete the manuscript. "Too bad," Byrne said yesterday from his mid-town office, "he can't write from the grave. I'm sure he'd render that lightning moment with his signature somber and humorous prose."
This rather uneven but nevertheless gripping debut novel by 22-year-old author, Al Chayda, follows the story of Creative Writing professor, Sal Vayeschun, a lecherous alcoholic who blatantly ignores office hours, inflates grades, and exploits precious workshop time to openly hit on female students . . . until one winter morning he awakens to have found himself transformed into a gigantic, line-edited manuscript.
Many readers miss the real themes of “On the Road.” "Let's face it," writes Ms. Way, "'On The Road' was a blatant metaphor for Kerouac's love of lady-boy cock."
A collection of (Pentagon-approved) poetry from detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Disease Control, excessive YouTube watching causes breast, colon, cock, and vaginal cancer. And yet, we still love it. Why?
The columnist Robert Novak describes his career and his yellow face.
Blogger banned from the blogosphere for over-using semicolons, and thus violating Brevity of Paragraph Code, one of several laws established by the International Blogging Association in 2001 from their headquarters in Switzerland.
This week, Dan Brown, bestselling author of "The Da Vinci Code," discusses, among other topics, the history behind the tattoo scrawled across his back: "BEDDAH DAN CHEDDAH." Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, is the host.
This week, Chapter 15: It wasn't the first time Mike had killed a parent.
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