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  • Sports books are Triumph for small Chicago publisher

    Sports books are Triumph for small Chicago publisher
    Mitch Rogatz closely monitored the ebb and flow of the World Series in October. He had big money involved but it had nothing to do with betting. Rogatz, founder and publisher of Triumph Books, a Chicago-based company that specializes in sports books,...
  • Two lies we tell ourselves about writing

    Ken Wheaton, writing at The Word O’ Wheaton, has some fun with a jeremiad from Leon Wieseltier on the way the wicked Internet has destroyed writing. The wickedness that Mr. Wheaton finds lurking online is not precisely the evil specified in Mr....
  • Readers also struggle at working from home

     Readers also struggle at working from home
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Strayed over the weekend at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, where hundreds of people packed the Rosemont Convention Center's makeshift auditorium to hear the "Wild" author share her thoughts on writing,...
  • Nancy J. Cohen, Author

    Nancy J. Cohen, Author
        Q: How did you come up with the Bad Hair Day mysteries? I was getting a perm at the hair salon -- back in the day when we got perms -- and thinking of writing a mystery series. Meanwhile, I noticed that women in the salon were just staring...
  • Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'

    Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'
    L.A. writer Christopher Noxon bears more than a passing resemblance to the protagonist of his first novel, "Plus One" (Prospect Park: 288 pp., $24.95). Both Noxon and his fictional counterpart, Alex Sherman-Zicklin, have beards and wear glasses. Both...
  • Marriage expert to share advice at JAFCO event

    Marriage expert to share advice at JAFCO event
    M. Gary Neuman did "Oprah" when she had her talk show and he's a regular on "Today" with Kathie Lee & Hoda. In fact, if you Google the Miami Beach psychotherapist, [and an ordained but not practicing rabbi] you'll see he has six books to his credit...
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists
    Marilynne Robinson, Roz Chast, Chang-rae Lee and Hector Tobar are among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, it was announced Monday. The winners of the awards in six categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction,...
  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore. For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
  • Publisher of book by North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk seeks 'understanding' of facts

    The publisher of an authorized best-seller about North Korean defector and human rights activist Shin Dong-hyuk, who has retracted substantial parts of his story, said Sunday that it is anxious for an "accurate understanding" of the facts. Penguin...
  • 'Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' admits book is a lie

    'Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' admits book is a lie
    “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” is being pulled from shelves after the co-author publicly admitted that he lied about taking a tour of heaven during his two-month coma as a child, according to The Washington Post. When Alex Malarky was...
  • Mark Zuckerberg's next Facebook book club pick is by Steven Pinker

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his second book club pick for 2015: Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" published in 2011. The book argues that looking back at human history, violence is on the wane....