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Traveling with Charley: 50 years ago John Steinbeck set off from the Sag Harbor summer home he called "my little fishing place" on a journey that became Travels with Charley.  Dont miss the rare opportunity to take a peek inside, as the home--currently the subject of a battle between Steinbeck heirs--is opened up for a tour in honor of the centennial.

Anthony Bourdain gets graphic: Bestselling author, celebrated chef, and overall bad boy of the kitchen, Anthony Bourdain, is entering the world of graphic novels.  Bourdain has signed with DC Comics for a new graphic novel titled "Get Gyro" that he promises will be "a cross between Eat Drink Man Woman and A Fistful of Dollars".

Mothers who work--and write:  Working mothers who aspire to write have a friend in Los Angeles Times television critic, Mary McNamara.  McNamara, a published author and working mother of three children, offers her Top Ten list of what you'll need, along with some sage advice.  As McNamara notes:

It's very difficult. But so is losing 30 pounds or learning French or growing your own vegetables or training for a marathon or any of the many other things working parents often manage to pull off.

Moving and Shaking:  Author Gary Noesner spoke with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air yesterday, sending his book Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator up the Movers & Shakers list this morning.


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Thanks for noting Steinbeck's "Travels." It's a much under-rated valedictory for a long life and career of ambivalent relationships with America, an aging man acknowledging that as he approaches death he is still trying to integrate past illusions and future chimeras.

Posted by: Harold Augenbraum | Wednesday September 29, 2010 at 6:23 AM

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