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Books: Bibi Netanyahu as Fiction, Childhood in Philadelphia Remembered

Courtesy of New York Review Books The Creation of Netanyahu “The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family” Joshua Cohen New York Review Books It appears, for now, to be over. Though the howling of a few MKs may have drowned out Naftali […]

Turning to Books to Grasp the Most Ungraspable Disease

Suzanne Corkin’s 2013 book “Permanent Present Tense” falls into this category. Corkin, a research psychologist, presents a fascinating case study of her patient, Henry Molaison, a man with no memory. Molaison — or H.M., as he was known in the scientific literature until his death in 2008 — was a 27-year-old with severe epilepsy when […]

Books That Will Take You Away This Summer

By way of a novel, Sherry Harrell is traveling to the western United States this summer with the Robert B. Parker book, “Appaloosa.” The western follows two men trying to restore order in the New Mexico Territory in 1882.  Parker’s writing allows Harrell to visualize dusty streets and hear a noisy saloon as the main […]

The 10 best mindfulness books, according to 3 psychologists

Mindfulness is a wellness practice that can boost feelings of happiness, resilience, and purpose. We spoke to 3 psychologists for their best mindfulness book recommendations. Want more books? Check out the best books to read in your 20s or understanding the climate crisis. It can be difficult to try and stay in the moment, acknowledge […]

McIlroy would support ban on green-reading books

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 16 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy, who serves as chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC), said on Wednesday he would support a ban on green-reading books which he feels have made golfers lazy and diminish one of the game’s innate skills. The four-times major champion said that while he uses the […]

How to Describe America’s Character Through Its Favorite How-To Books

Though some readers found irritating Franklin’s checklist of daily tasks toward betterment, many others craved it. One theme in “Americanon” is the appetite for a maniacal combination of spiritual and physical self-improvement. McHugh introduces the book’s perfect avatar in its closing pages, when she describes how Stephen Covey, the author of “The 7 Habits of […]

Ohana Readers Program expands, providing more books to Kauai keiki

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A literacy program aimed at encouraging childhood reading is expanding following latest efforts from Hawaii’s First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, state departments and local non-profit partners. The Ohana Readers Program on Kauai offers keiki, four years old and younger, a chance to read a new book each month. The books, which come from the Dolly […]

Third Eye Books, Portland’s only Black-owned bookstore, has a new home – and a new following

For two years, the website for Charles Hannah and Michelle Lewis’ bookstore sat and gathered electronic dust. “Crickets. Crickets,” Hannah said. Then, on May 25, 2020, a Black man named George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer. National protests ensued, as did a wave of racial awakening. Amid a rush to support Black-owned […]

The Best Books to Read This Summer in Wisconsin

Enjoy these four new books by authors with Wisconsin ties, all available this summer. Shoulder Season by Christina Clancy ST. MARTIN’S PRESS | $28 | JULY 6 Lake Geneva was once home to a Playboy Club. It opened in 1968 and remained open until 1981, during which time it hosted A-list acts, such as Bob Hope, […]

Trump insists he’s writing ‘book of all books’ but big publishers unlikely to touch it

Donald Trump has insisted he is writing “the book of all books” – even though major figures in US publishing said on Tuesday that no big house is likely to touch a memoir by the 45th president because it might stoke “a staff uprising” and it would be “too hard to get a book that […]