Lynette Mong
Omnivoracious Editor
At the age of three, Lynette Mong was so moved by Harold and the Purple Crayon that she decided to improve upon her parents' freshly painted walls (crayon color of choice: chartreuse). Her bouts of scribbling have subsided in recent years, and her literary tastes have expanded to include narrative nonfiction, short stories, travel writing, the occasional cookbook, and fiction of all kinds.

Recent posts by Lynette


Author Emily Rubin Reviews "Pharmacology"

Emily Rubin is the author of Stalina, the International Book Award Finalist. She divides her time between New York City and Columbia County, New York, with her husband and their dog. Read her exclusive guest review of Christopher Herz's Pharmacology: I have had many memories and stories of the great...

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Sarah Kay, Spoken Word Poet, Makes Her Print Debut

She’s young, talented, and has a true gift for language. Poet Sarah Kay, now 23, got her start as a spoken word poet at the age of 14, hiding under the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s Easy Village and listening to New York’s most talented poets perform. When she...

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The Ultimate Rock 'n' Roll Eye Candy: The Guitar Collection

One of the things I always look forward to during the holidays here at Amazon are the mouth-wateringly beautiful collections, compendiums, boxed sets, and retrospectives we get our hands on. They're the kinds of books that create a visceral reaction in book fiends like me. 2011 has plenty of these...

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A Q&A with Laurel Saville, Author of "Unraveling Anne"

A newcomer to the memoir genre, Laurel Saville tells a heartbreaking story with grace and compassion in Unraveling Anne,the story of her mother's path from California golden girl, model, and fashion designer to alcoholic and, tragically, murder victim. We asked Laurel to tell us more about the process of writing...

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Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

It's not often that you come across a one-page book--let alone a one-page book that readily conveys information normally housed within thousands of pages of text. Jess Bachman, a 31-year-old graphic artist, spends two months every year researching and creating Death & Taxes, a stunning visual account of the U.S....

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J.A. Konrath and Blake Crouch Review Barry Eisler's "The Detachment"

Bestselling authors J.A. Konrath and Blake Crouch are the co-writers of the thriller Stirred, available on Kindle November 22, 2011, and in paperback on February 21, 2012. We asked them to review Barry Eisler's latest thriller, The Detachment... and did they ever review it. Read on for one of the...

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Jacqueline Novogratz Reviews Seth Godin's "We Are All Weird"

Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture capital fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Acumen Fund has invested over $50 million of patient capital in 50 businesses that have impacted more than 40 million people in the past...

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Help End Malaria

Every author hopes that the book they write will change lives. End Malaria goes one step further: it comes with the bold commitment to save lives. At least $20 from the purchase of every copy of End Malaria--whether you prefer paperback or Kindle--goes to Malaria No More, an international advocacy...

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"Last Block" Around the Globe

Christopher Herz, author of The Last Block in Harlem, made a name for himself (and his debut novel) by handselling it to readers in New York City. Since publishing the book more than a year ago, Herz has kept us up-to-date on how this grassroots readership continues to spread the...

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Amazon Exclusive: An Interview with Kristina Dunker

Kristina Dunker is one of Germany’s top authors for teens. She published her first novel at age 17 and has since won many prestigious prizes. Her books have been turned into musicals by fans and been set to music by the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Düssledorf. She has lectured widely...

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