Books

Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler
Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler

I’m a big fan of mystery fiction. Police procedurals, detective stories, amateur sleuths… >>

Need To Chill?
Need To Chill?

This won't help you with the Fahrenheit, but if you're like me and you get strung out about… >>

Bring It to the Beach: The Third Gate
Bring It to the Beach: The Third Gate

The Third Gate, by bestselling author Lincoln Child, is an unabashed adventure story, shot through… >>

Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?
Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?

I have no intention of running a 130+ mile ultramarathon.  And I have no desire to eat vegan. … >>

Colin Powell: The Meeting He'll Always Remember
Colin Powell: The Meeting He’ll Always Remember

In case you missed it, from our July/August issue: Colin Powell reflects on the wisdom he’s… >>

Eating Well with Nora Ephron
Eating Well with Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, the "writer and filmmaker with a genius for humor," inspired an incredible… >>

Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha's Vineyard
Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha’s Vineyard

If you boiled down the plot of Steven Raichlen's charming debut novel, Island Apart, to a sentence… >>

Want to Stay Married? So Do I!
Want to Stay Married? So Do I!

When one makes a commitment, it’s usually a good idea to keep it. And it helps to brush up on a… >>

99 Ways to Tell a Story
99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader's Digest, I'm taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One… >>

The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey
The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s… >>

Laura and Louis, A Love Story
Laura and Louis, A Love Story

Sometimes a book, a story, insinuates itself into my heart and I want to tell the world. In my… >>

Get Me A Rewrite!
Get Me A Rewrite!

The single biggest problem with the American Constitution is that it’s not particularly funny… >>

13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America
13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled… >>

Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House
Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

In this rollicking book, Animal House producer Matty Simmons details how tough it was getting… >>

Who Will Hear Your Secrets?
Who Will Hear Your Secrets?

For decades, Robley Wilson has been one of our finest short story writers; this volume of sly… >>

In One Person
In One Person

John Irving, the literary provocateur who brought us The World According to Garp, returns with an… >>

God's Hotel
God’s Hotel

As riveting as a good novel, this doctor’s account of her 20 years at Laguna Honda Hospital is a… >>

From Harlem with Love: An Ivy Leaguer’s Inner-City Odyssey
From Harlem with Love: An Ivy Leaguer’s Inner-City Odyssey

A Harvard Law graduate, Joseph Holland headed for the desolation of 1980s Harlem, determined to… >>

Baseball's Best Short Stories
Baseball’s Best Short Stories

You needn't even be a sports fan to enjoy these 34 hugely entertaining tales. Ring Lardner, James… >>

The New Republic
The New Republic

Poor Edgar Kellogg, would-be journalist, gets sent to a Portuguese backwater with a terrorist… >>