Robin A. Rothman
Omnivoracious Editor
Robin "Don't forget the A." Rothman spent more than a decade as a rock critic before dabbling in TV & Radio journalism and eventually dropping the byline altogether to be an entertainment & features editor. Now turning her full attention to books, she's drawn to quirky fiction, funny Sci-Fi, big fantasy, cult classics, pop culture nonfiction, and anything that will help her survive the zombie apocalypse.

Recent posts by Robin

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Celebrating 25 Years of Culinary Excellence

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the prestigious James Beard Awards, honoring culinary excellence across the food industry. The finalists for the coveted book prizes are...

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ExplainWorld

Observation in Retrograde: Tracing the Origins of Modern Science

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg’s To Explain the World thoughtfully guides readers through the history of scientific process, with its centuries of trial and error, dead ends and successes, and, above all, the perseverance and curiosity that has shaped the ways that we observe and understand the world around us.

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Wimps and Wizards

It's an exciting day for fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter with announcements for both series in today's news...

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IndieReader: Nine Authors Who Break Boundaries with Indie Lit

The publishing world is oft-criticized for being male-, hetero-, cis- and white-centric. But because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience—and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and...

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The World According to Garp

Sara Says...These Are Some of My Favorite "Plane Reads"

My college-age son is getting on a plane tonight for a three-month-long study abroad program in Japan. An enterprising and resilient sort, he has gotten all his paperwork in order, packed his bags, even bought a gift for his “host mother.” So last night, we sat around talking about what he should take to read on the plane...

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Cover for Harper Lee's Novel Revealed

Arguably the most-discussed book of the year had its cover revealed on People.com this morning. It's Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, and it's a lovely homage to the classic cover of Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Here's what we...

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YA Wednesday: Breaking Down the Walls: Gayle Forman & Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us is the fourth book from Nova Ren Suma, an author Gayle Forman describes as something of a best kept secret--only with all the chatter and excitement this book is getting (including a spot on our own Best YA Books of March list), the secret is out...

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What Comes Next and How to Like It

Anne Lamott on Abigail Thomas, & "What Comes Next and How to Like It"

You can’t judge a book by its title, of course, but the name of Abigail Thomas’ new memoir -- What Comes Next and How to Like It -- tells a prospective reader everything she wants to know about what’s inside it. This is going to be a book about growing old, about change, and about learning to live with stuff you never thought you’d even meet...

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The Spy (Novelist) Who Loved Me: Olen Steinhauer's Top 4 Fictional Spies

Hollywood has seen its share of spy stories turned into blockbuster spy films--consider Ian Fleming's incredibly popular James Bond franchise, multiple novels by John le Carré, the Bourne series based on Robert Ludlum's books, and now Hollywood has come a callin' for one of our Top 10 Books of March: Olen Steinhauer's thriller, "All the Old Knives."...

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Amazon's Best Books of March: Part Two

Shop this article on Amazon.com The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday Here is the second half of our Best Books of the Month. As always, you can visit our Best Books of the Month page here to...

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A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara's Favorite Books About Male Friendship

Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life is the thinking person’s big book of the year so far, a long, complex and pretty dark look at the intertwined lives of four college friends. It reminds me of The Corrections, or a starker The Interestings, or a more linear work by David Foster Wallace...

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