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The Next Next Level

A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up

One of the great joys of sifting through piles and piles of books every month is that sometimes you find a little gem...

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Coates

Best Books of the Month in Nonfiction

Poor Nonfiction. Unlike the glamor categories, Nonfiction is defined by what it is not. It's Non-Mystery, Non-Romance, Non-Literature. You might as well call it Non-Fun. (At least it's not called Unfiction.) But don't despair for Nonfiction. As part of our...

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The Hand That Feeds You

Amazon's Best Books of July: Part Two

We hope we whet your appetite on Wednesday with part one of July’s Best Books of the Month. Part two includes the latest action-packed, page-turner by...

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Surf-2361-750

Put This in Your Pipe and Surf It

I recently wrote that fly-fishing is really hard. Well, fly-fishing ain't got nothing on surfing. Last year, I visited Dave Callanan, a friend and former editor here, at his home in Santa Barbara. I'd never surfed, so he and his...

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Circling the Sun

Amazon's Best Books of July: Part One

We always try to find a range of favorites for our Best of the Month list – and we think we’ve done a particularly good job for July...

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Klein_Jacket

Not That Superbad After All: Judd Apatow on "Allen Klein"

If you know who Allen Klein is, you probably know him as the manager who broke up the Beatles and bilked the Stones. Music writer Fred Goodman's new biography of Klein aims to soften that image a bit, making its...

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Primates of Park Avenue

Sara Says: I’d Be a Terrible Publisher

The talk of the publishing town – that would be New York – this past week or so has been the publication of Primates of Park Avenue, the sort-of scientific dissection of a certain breed of New York jungle animal, the Upper East Side wife and mother...

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UltimateSpy225H

Shaken Not Stirred: Tricks of the Spy Trade

With a few months still to wait for the new James Bond film, I'm getting my espionage fix in the pages of "Ultimate Spy" checking out real-life gadgets like these...

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The Doctor Is In

Sara Says: Here Are Two Books You’ll Love in Spite of Yourself

Whether you admit it or not – come on, admit it! – you’re a snob about something. Everybody is, and most don’t like to say so. So here’s my admission...

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SevenGoodYears

Excerpt: Etgar Keret's "The Seven Good Years: A Memoir"

Etgar Keret is not your usual memoirist. For his first foray into the genre—he is the author of several lauded short story collections—Keret chose the titular Seven Good Years between the birth of his son and the death of his...

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