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Lauren Hough On Growing Up In A Cult, New Memoir Lauren Hough tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her memoir Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing. Hough spent part of her childhood in a cult, which affected her later life.
NPR.org | 8 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Ant-icipation Is Over: 'Juan Hormiga' Is Here! Gustavo Roldn's tale of an adventurous (if nap-prone) ant newly translated into English has everything you could want: silliness, adventure, daring, a cliffhanger, and a fun, satisfying ending.
NPR.org | 9 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Chosen by Giles Fraser review confessions of a priest In this absorbing memoir-cum-history of the rift between Judaism and Christianity, the former canon of St Pauls reveals how exploring his Jewish roots saved him from depressionIn October 2011, Giles Fraser became front-page news. St Pauls Cathedral was su
The Guardian | 10 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In the Instagram age, you actually can judge a book by its cover Social media is now a vital platform to promote new titles. And that means jacket designs that hit you hard and quickLast weeks big literary event was not the publication of a new book, the million-pound signing of a celebrity author or the announcement o
The Guardian | 11 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
David Remnick: There is no vaccine for climate change The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazines climate crisis writing, the continuing dangers of Trumpism and seeing his family for the first time in a yearDavid Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. The Frag
The Guardian | 12 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress wasn't always so vociferous. She says her story, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."
NPR.org | 12 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review too much bile, not enough style The former Conservative minister spews out the vitriol in his diaries, but lacks the self-awareness and wit to write a great political memoirDipping into this at random, I find Alan Duncan plaintively asking his diary: Why am I not on TV more?A desperate
The Guardian | 12 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me review a woman under the influence John Sutherland makes a brave attempt to rescue the reputation of Larkins longstanding lover and museOne summer morning about a decade ago, I went to the Hull History Centre to look at its collection of photographs of Monica Jones, girlfriend of the more
The Guardian | 14 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Empire of Pain review: the Sacklers, opioids and the sickening of America Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a damning account of Purdue Pharma, Oxycontin and a family that grew rich By 2016, opioids had torn a piece out of Appalachia and the rust belt. The deep drop in life expectancy among white Americans without four-year degrees
The Guardian | 15 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sen. Mazie Hirono Talks New Memoir NPR's Michel Martin speaks with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, Democrat from Hawaii, about her book, Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend