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It's Only Rock & Roll, But He Likes It

Rich Cohen--author of The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, a selection for Amazon's Best Books of May-- talks about his history with the band, the story behind the title, and his work on HBO's hit series, Vinyl.

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Weekend Reading-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading: Mother's Day Edition

Normally this is where the Amazon editors wax on about what's on our to-read piles, but with Mother's Day approaching, it seemed only fitting that we dedicate this edition of Weekend Reading to some of the very special women who nurtured our love of the written word...

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Ruthless

Disconnection: A Father, a Son, and the Church of Scientology

Ron Miscavige, a former member of the Church of Scientology and the father of its leader, tells a tale of denial and alienation in the frank and shocking Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.

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WorkClean200

Kitchen Wisdom to Organize Your Life

Dan Charnas adds a unique approach to the organizational book boom--using the backbone of professional kitchens, mise-en-place, to make our lives run smoothly, efficiently, and well...

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Rich and Pretty-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, a daughter uncovers shocking truths about her father, a Hemingway classic is deconstructed, and we learn that the country most fanatical about running is...(I won't ruin the surprise)...

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The Wisdom of "Geek Parenting"

Authors Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu talk about their new book, Geek Parenting, and the surprises they found as they surveyed the rich geek pop culture of books, comics, films, and television in order to find lessons for parents.

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Kill-Em

The Best Books of April: Biographies & Memoirs

A look at a few of our favorite biographies and memoirs of April, including a journey into the Godfather of Soul's world by National Book Award-winner James McBride, the latest from Augusten Burroughs, and a stupendously good book about... plants.

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Burglars

Cops and Robbers and Architects: A Burglar's Guide to the City

What compels a burglar to burgle? Geoff Manaugh 's A Burglar's Guide to the City--an Amazon Best Book of April--examines the relationship between crime and architecture from the perspective of the bad guys.

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Modern Lovers-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, delightfully dysfunctional Brooklynites, tech trends, and a novel that reminds us that even on Martha's Vineyard, bad things can happen. Erin Kodicek: I am going to check out Modern Lovers by Emma Straub, a...

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Geography-Madness

Tales of Travel, Madness, and Despair

Feel a case of Wild Man Syndrome coming on? Or how about Nangiarnek, more commonly known as Kayak Angst? For The Geography of Madness Frank Bures traveled the world in search of bizarre, inexplicable, and all-too-human maladies.

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