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Walking-Himalayas

Not Just Another Walk in the Woods

Spectacular images from Walking the Himalayas, the latest of two epic accounts of travel and adventure on foot by Levison Wood.

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Not Pretty Enough

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, the untold story of a storied magazine editor, books about struggle and triumph, and Alan Cumming makes us feel like we should be doing more with our lives (or maybe that's just me)...

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Bridge-Ladies

Mothers and Daughters, a Card Game, and Bridging Generations

In The Bridge Ladies, Betsy Lerner delves into her memories of her mother's Bridge club--a near universal experience for women of a certain era and station--to learn a lot about herself, and about how mothers and daughters do and don’t always get along.

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Goat-Man

All the Goaty Details

1. Ask yourself, "Wouldn't it be nice to be an animal for a bit?"
2. Build a goat exoskeleton
3. Go to the Alps, live with the goats
4. Write a book called GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human

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Gene

An Exclusive Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of "The Gene"

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new book is The Gene: An Intimate History is our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of May. It goes on sale tomorrow.

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Girls and Sex

Talking with Peggy Orenstein about "Girls & Sex"

I had the enormous pleasure of speaking recently with Peggy Orenstein about her groundbreaking, insightful, and thoughtful book Girls & Sex, in which she interviewed high school and college girls about their relationships. Orenstein was just as smart and informative...

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Pool-Party

This Book Won't Make You a Better Person

Can't wrangle an invitation to the most celebrity-studded, continuous shindig on the Côte d’Azur? Pool Party has got you covered.

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Valiant Ambition-Amazon Book Review

Amazon's Best Books of May: Today's Releases

You may think there isn't much new to learn about about, say, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, the Rolling Stones...And hey, maybe you're right. But these Best of the Month selections, available starting today, demonstrate that very gifted storytellers can entertain and enlighten anyway...

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Sun-Moon-Rolling-Stones

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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