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"You Can't Write S*** on Cough Syrup": Mishka Shubaly on Drinking, Running, and Writing

Bestselling Kindle Singles author and musician Mishka Shubaly stopped by our offices to talk about his new book, his struggles with addiction, and the inherent advantages of physical books when you need to hit your best friend on his head.

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Best Children's Books of 2016 So Far

What new and wonderful children's books have you discovered this year? We looked back at our favorites and chose the ones we think are 2016's best (so far):

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Best of the Year So Far

Best of the Year...So Far

It’s always a thrill to look back over the past six months and share which books have stood out...

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Sons-Daughters

Exclusive: Ramona Ausubel on "Sons & Daughters of Ease and Plenty"

What does it mean to be have wealth? Does it free you from want or enslave you as sure as does its opposite? These are the questions author Ramona Ausubel explores in her lovely novel, The Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty.

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Best Books of June: Humor & Entertainment

A few of our favorite Humor & Entertainment titles this month, including the perfect gift for the Trekker Dad, a unlikely rap-to-(almost)-riches tale, and a collection of self-effacing sketches of motherhood and other inconveniences of adulthood.

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Write What You Know: Emma Cline, Charles Manson, and "The Girls"

Can a twenty-something write realistically about events that happened more than two decades before she was even born? As Emma Cline's gripping novel, The Girls, shows, yes she can.

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Twelve Songs That Changed the World, or at Least 1971

From Carole King to the Stones, David Hepworth tracks the pivotal events--and selects the essential songs--of 1971, the year that shaped the music industry for the three decades that followed.

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Abbreviated-Life

"Up is down. You can’t find your balance": An Excerpt from "An Abbreviated Life"

Mothers and daughters. Could there be a more complicated relationship? In her new memoir, journalist Ariel Leve plumbs the depths of her own painful experiences with a shockingly callous parent.

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"Life is messy, and it’s okay if you are too": Jessica Valenti on "Sex Object"

Jessica Valenti’s memoir is sure to provoke discussion at any time, but maybe now more than ever. We asked Valenti some pointed questions about her work and her reputation as one of the leading feminist thinkers of a generation.

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Books for Baby

Is there a baby shower coming up on your calendar and you have no idea what to get? Here are some of my favorite books to start a little one's library.

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