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  • James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

     James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks
    "There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like about 12 Fs in a row — 'I couldn't get through the first page,' 'Couldn't get through the first chapter,' F-F-F-F-F, and 'Ulysses' would disappear."
  • Consumer Reports: How to prevent beauty product overkill

    Cleansing, exfoliating and slathering on wrinkle creams seem to be the secret to smooth, fresh-looking skin. But if you overdo it, you can actually make your skin look worse, according to ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer...

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Dec. 9: Rita Mae Brown will discuss her book, "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie." 6 p.m., Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.,, 312-747-4300 Dec. 9: Marc Fischer will read and perform from his book, "Deliverance: Writings on Postal...

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'
    Any Chicagoan who loves poetry knows that the Guild Literary Complex has long been an essential inspiration and outlet for area poets. For 25 years, the Guild has been presenting and supporting diverse and emerging voices. And it was through the Guild,...

    Chicago book news: Pittard's new novel, other releases

    "Chicagoscapes" by Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer was published by the University of Illinois Press Aug. 30. "Chicagoscapes" is a collection of photos of Chicago landmarks, neighborhoods and daily life. The Kanfers live in Champaign. →"Reunion" by...