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  • Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler

    Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler
    Want a good short-hand introduction to (some of) the insights of behavioral economics? Try this one, courtesy of Richard H. Thaler's "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics": "(W)e experience life in terms of changes, we feel diminishing...
  • Not-to-be-missed authors at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Not-to-be-missed authors at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Printers Row Lit Fest kicks off June 6 with more than 150 events. Drawing on reviews of recent books, here's a roundup of some must-see authors. Erik Larson Best known for "The Devil in the White City," his best-seller about the 1893 World's Fair in...
  • Sally Mann on photography, 'Hold Still'

    Sally Mann on photography, 'Hold Still'
    With the publication of her third book of pictures, "Immediate Family" (Aperture, 1992), Sally Mann leapt from relative obscurity to a level of national celebrity that only a handful of photographers have ever achieved, in this case mostly unwanted. The...
  • Joys of summer reading can beckon jaded adults

    Joys of summer reading can beckon jaded adults
    Summer was always different because it was when you could read for hours. One of my most vivid memories is of the day I started and finished "The Westing Game" for the first time, over the course of a day's worth of adult swims at our local pool. In the...
  • Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'

    Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'
    Because of his role as a single dad on the long-running ABC sitcom "Full House" and his concurrent hosting of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget seemed squeaky clean to millions of Americans — especially those who had never seen his...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lit After Dark

     Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lit After Dark
    Lit After Dark returns to Printers Row Lit Fest the evening of June 6 with comedian Bob Saget headlining. Geared toward audiences in their 20s and 30s, Lit After Dark typically revolves around spoken word events and entertainment-based programming....
  • Chicago book news: Jesse Ball's latest due out in July

    Chicago book news: Jesse Ball's latest due out in July
    "A Cure for Suicide" by Jesse Ball will be published by Pantheon July 21. In the novel, a man relearning basic functions in life encounters a woman who makes him question his progress. Ball is a professor in the MFA writing program at the School of the...
  • The 2015 Children's Read & Write program: How to submit

    The 2015 Children's Read & Write program: How to submit
    Summer is a great time to crack open a book. To encourage children's literacy and jumpstart creativity, we're once again offering kids the chance to be published in the pages of Printers Row Journal through the Chicago Tribune Children's Read & Write...
  • Crime fiction Roundup: 'The Governor's Wife,' more

    Crime fiction Roundup: 'The Governor's Wife,' more
    The Governor's Wife by Michael Harvey, Knopf, 245 pages, $24.95 Two years ago, moments after being sentenced to 37 years in federal prison for racketeering, Illinois Gov. Ray Perry pulled off a shocking disappearing act. Did his wife, Marie, help him...
  • New in paperbacks: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney

    New in paperbacks: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney
    The Dylanologists by David Kinney, Simon & Schuster, 241 pages, $16 Kinney explores the superfans who obsessively collect all things Bob Dylan, from bootleg recordings up to and including the musician's childhood home. Kinney introduces some of Dylan'...
  • Review: 'The Well' by Catherine Chanter

    Review: 'The Well' by Catherine Chanter
    In 2013, Catherine Chanter's debut novel "The Well" won the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for a first novel that "marries literary merit with unputdownability," a description that perhaps unintentionally implies those qualities are unlikely bedfellows....