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Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain

Justin St. Germain reads from his debut memoir, Son of a Gun, published in August by Random House.   I was riding my bike home from class when a plane roared overhead, a green A-10 flying so low I could read its markings. I took my...

The Joker by Andrew Hudgins

Andrew Hudgins reads two excerpts from his memoir, The Joker, published in June by Simon & Schuster.  Catch It and Paint It Green I was slow to delight in disorder, in which words didn’t mean what I’d...

Smile at Strangers by Susan Schorn

Susan Schorn reads from her debut memoir, Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly, published in May by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.    Fall down seven times, get up eight. I'm pondering...

Deborah Copaken Kogan Versus the Establishment, Performance Poet Kate Tempest, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

Deborah Copaken Kogan details the obstacles she's encountered in her storied career as a journalist and author; Christian Science Monitor features Robert Frost's ten favorite books; the Guardian looks at the work of Kate Tempest, the first person under forty to win the Ted Hughes award for innovation in poetry; and other news.

Goodbye to Algonquin's Oak Room, E. B. White Answers the ASPCA, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more


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