Books

This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost
This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost

Next time you need a brain boost, put down the self help book and pick up some… >>

I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones
I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones

Books on tape aren't exactly new, but as e-books become more and more popular, it seems that… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again
Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives
Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives

Bernard Cornwell is a master of  combining a thumping good tale with a fascinating history… >>

Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You
Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You

After a few weeks of eating, drinking, and being merry, I'm in the mood for something that's more… >>

New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker
New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a legend thanks to his most famous work, Dracula, but there's more to the author… >>

Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You
Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You

The greatest concert I’ve ever seen wasn’t The Stones or Springsteen. It was Willie Nelson… >>

This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift
This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift

Now's the time of year when everyone's compiling "best of" lists—mostly made up of bestsellers… >>

It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by… >>

The Scaredy-Pants Handbook
The Scaredy-Pants Handbook

Are you one of those people who, as you walk along a city street, stare toward the skies convinced… >>

Three Treats for Book Lovers
Three Treats for Book Lovers

Are you a book junkie? Are you missing a healthy books section in your local newspaper, or craving… >>

The Best New Gift-Shopping Site
The Best New Gift-Shopping Site

I've never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of… >>

Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit
Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit

When's the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic, artist Ivan… >>

America's Most Misunderstood Dog
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog

For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less than enthusiastic about pit… >>

'Lord of the Rings' Was Never Funnier
‘Lord of the Rings’ Was Never Funnier

Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Have you slogged through all the books and their film versions… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

Whip-Smart Career Advice from a <i>Cosmo</i> Editor
Whip-Smart Career Advice from a Cosmo Editor

Years ago, I worked for Kate White, who soon went on to her long, successful run as editor-in-chief… >>

Can't-Miss Books: Three Moving Family Stories
Can’t-Miss Books: Three Moving Family Stories

For all that I love a good novel, sometimes there's nothing more engaging than a brilliantly… >>

Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic
Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic

A bold, brilliant new series presents the Great Books as interpreted by critically acclaimed… >>