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— Anna Quindlen
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- Me, Tarzan: Get To Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Ape Man
To help you prepare for this weekend's new Tarzan film, we offer this primer on the many lives of the world's very first Vine celebrity. [Fri, July 1]
- Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?
Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman. [Fri, July 1]
- Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come. [Thu, June 30]
- 'A Hundred Thousand Worlds' Might Be A Few Too Many
Bob Proehl's sprawling novel follows actor Valerie and her son Alex on an epic road trip, punctuated by stops at comic conventions. It's a charming but messy debut that crams in too many ideas. [Wed, June 29]
- 'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair
Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior." [Wed, June 29]