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  1. Oliver Sacks, neurologist who chronicled his demise, dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Edmonton Journal

    February 26, 1996 - Oliver Sacks - To go with Ed Struzik review of The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks. Edmonton Journal/Supplied photo/ SACKS TWO BOOKS IN ONE/ OLIVER SACK'S INSATIABLE CURIOSITY STRETCHES BACK TO HIS CHILDHOOD.


  2. Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Chronicled His Demise, Dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Bloomberg

    Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and author who wrote compelling case studies of people with brain disorders in best-selling books such as "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and chronicled his own case of terminal cancer, has died. He was 82. Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, the New York Times said, citing Kate Edgar, his personal assistant.


  3. Chelsea Manning guilty of prison misconduct, spared solitary confinementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | UPI

    Chelsea Manning , the former U.S. Army private serving 35 years in prison for leaking government documents, said she was found guilty on four charges of prison misconduct, though she was spared the possible sentence of solitary confinement. Manning tweeted about the results of her hearing with the prison board Tuesday, saying she was found guilty on all four charges.


  4. Chelsea Manning and Hillary Clinton: A Case of Double StandardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | OpEdNews

    Chelsea Manning , the former US Army intelligence officer behind one of the biggest leaks of diplomatic and other sensitive material in American history, is facing indefinite solitary confinement at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, brig where she is serving a 35-year sentence. Formerly known as Bradley Manning, before her decision to go transgender , Chelsea is charged with four "crimes" : Having a copy of the Caitlyn Jenner issue of Vanity Fair , along with other "forbidden" books dealing with transgender issues.


  5. Torturing Chelsea Manning in PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Counterpunch

    America has by far the world's largest gulag system operating globally - filled with thousands of political prisoners, many others warranting only a reprimand , and countless numbers of victims of wrongful imprisonment, including innocent inmates on death row. Chelsea Manning is one of America's best - a real American hero.


  6. Chelsea Manning Faces Punishment Over LGBT Reading MaterialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Advocate

    Chelsea Manning, convicted of espionage in 2013 for leaking military documents to the website WikiLeaks, is facing punishment that could include "indefinite solitary confinement" for breaking prison rules - including having a copy of The Advocate. Manning is accused of brushing food onto the floor during meal time, disrespect of an officer, and "medicine misuse" for possessing a tube of expired toothpaste, according to her attorney .


  7. a Friday Night Lightsa author to publish anniversary a revisionaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | New York Post

    When "Friday Night Lights, A Town, A Team and A Dream" first hit store shelves in 1990, the Texas town featured in the 432-page book was so incensed over the portrayal of itself and its football team that death threats came to author H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger and a planned book tour was scrapped. So next month, a 25th anniversary revision of the book is being published -and Bissinger will follow that up in September with a long-postponed book tour to Texas.


  8. Great American Baseball Card Book is Back on KindleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | Sports Collectors Daily

    If not for a chance encounter in 1972, The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading And Bubblegum Book might never have been born and the hobby might never grown into the bustling industry that we know today. Indeed, when a curious collector walked into a Boston bookstore that summer looking for a book about baseball cards, he couldn't have known that he was about to set off a creative firestorm that would help launch an avalanche of nostalgia that carried the hobby through boom and bust, and which continues to burn with collectors today.


  9. Book notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | El Paso Times

    National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie - already a poet, novelist and short story writer - moves into a new realm with his first picture book set to be released in May. Illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Yuyi Morales, "Thunder Boy Jr.," published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, is about a boy who wants his own name instead of sharing his father's. The American Indian author is known for his works looking at the struggles of being American Indian and living on reservations in the U.S. Alexie's young-adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" sold 1.5 million copies and won a National Book Award in 2007.


  10. Outing History: Anthology by UCSB Scholar Named One of the Best LGBT Books of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Noozhawk

    In 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law requiring public schools to include instruction about the contributions of LGBT Americans, among other groups. In addition to creating controversy, the policy created a significant need: more resources for teachers who might have limited knowledge of LGBT history or how to teach it.


  11. Yale's Rare Books Library Is Saving Old Chipotle CupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The Atlantic

    Remember those little stories on the side of the Chipotle cups? Do you happen to have one lying in the backseat of your car? Yale's rare book library has acquired a complete set of the Chipotle "Cultivating Thought" series - the series of short, "two-minute" essays and stories printed on the side of the company's disposable paper goods. George Saunders, Jeffrey Eugenides, Toni Morrison, and Amy Tan all contributed to the series; Jonathan Safran Foer came up with the idea in the first place.


  12. Writer's Roundtable Event in Hoboken to Feature Four Women AuthorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 |

    Little City Books in Hoboken will host a Writer's Roundtable with four local authors, featuring readings and conversation about writing, books and life. Jen Grow's stories have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine, Indiana Review and many others.


  13. Personal History: Charles Kaiser on 'The Cost of Courage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 |

    Charles Kaiser will launch his new book, The Cost of Courage , with a presentation, Q&A, and signing at Bank Square Books in Mystic next Tuesday evening, June 16th, at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. More information can be found here .


  14. YouTube Star PewDiePie Announces BookRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Hollywood Reporter

    The book written by PewDiePie will be an illustrated volume of "indispensible advice and inspirational quotes" and is set to be released on Oct. 20. "This book is a great chance for me to reach my audience in a new way," said Kjellberg in a statement. "The original idea actually came from my fans via Twitter, so I really think they're going to love it.


  15. Book Review: Inherited GriefRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Groong

    INHERITED GRIEF The New York Times June 7, 2015 Sunday By ANDERSON TEPPER. Anderson Tepper, a member of the editorial staff of Vanity Fair, is a co-chairman of the international committee of the Brooklyn Book Festival.


  16. `Orhan's Inheritance,' by Aline OhanesianRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2015 | Groong

    New York Times June 5 2015 `Orhan's Inheritance,' by Aline Ohanesian By ANDERSON TEPPER JUNE 5, 2015 Orhan Turkoglu, the protagonist of Aline Ohanesian's first novel, stands to gain a lot when his 93-year-old grandfather, Kemal, dies in 1990. But although the old man's will grants him the family's thriving rug business, their home in Anatolia is, to everyone's surprise, left to a stranger, a woman named Seda Melkonian, now 90 and living in a nursing home in Los Angeles.


  17. Transgender Children's Books Fill a Void and Break a TabooRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Sam Martin was browsing in a Boston record store 23 years ago when an unusual photography book caught his eye .Mr. Martin flipped through its pages, which featured portraits and interviews with women who had become men, and started to cry. "I thought, 'Oh, my God, I'm not the only one,'" said Mr. Martin, 43, who started transitioning to male from female after he bought the book.


  18. Caitlyn Jenner: How big a payday for a memoir deal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    The publishing industry is already bracing itself for a Caitlyn Jenner memoir-but just how big a deal could the book be? "It's going to be one of the biggest publishing events ever," says Emi Battaglia, director of marketing and publicity at Regan Arts. "Everybody in town who is able to pay a pretty significant price-because I don't think it's going to come cheaply-is going to want to be in [on the book auction]."


  19. Publishers Are Already Getting Ready To Strike A Deal With Caitlyn...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Perez Hilton

    Everybody in town who is able to pay a pretty significant price-because I don't think it's going to come cheaply-is going to want to be in [on the book auction]." "High seven figures for sure.


  20. New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller listsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Told from the point of view of billionaire Christian Grey, w... Authorities say a man under surveillance by terrorism investigators has lunged at officials with a military-style knife and has been fatally shot in Boston. A man under surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed outside a pharmacy Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a city police officer and an FBI agent, police Commissioner William Evans said.