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- Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71
Best-selling author Joe McGinniss has died at the age of 71. He was known best for his incisive books on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and the murder case of a former Green Beret doctor. [Tue, March 11]
- In 'Googleplex,' Plato Makes A Bid For Continuing Importance
In her new book, novelist and philosopher, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, drops Plato into modern situations and imagines what he'd think of this century's existential dilemmas. [Tue, March 11]
- Former Supernanny Joe Frost Takes On Toddler Years
Many people know Jo Frost as the strict childcare expert on the ABC show "Supernanny." Now she's back with a new book titled Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your Five-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior. [Tue, March 11]
- For Working Moms, Key To Balance May Lie In Elusive Leisure Time
If waiting for help when your car breaks down doesn't strike you as a leisurely activity, it may be time to reconsider. A new book looks at time management challenges of being a working parent. [Tue, March 11]
- Book News: 'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies
Also: George Saunders' story collection Tenth of December has won yet another major literary award; a poem from Kevin Prufer; audiobook narrator Simon Vance speaks to Slate. [Tue, March 11]