Travel suggestion via blogmigo Wade Garrett: the New Orleans house where William Faulkner wrote his first novel now holds a bookstore.
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"People kept asking me, 'Where are you in this book?' And my first answer was, I'm everywhere in it! I'm in every word! I made all the choices!"--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc on RANDOM FAMILY. Saw her speak two days ago, it was incredible, I'm still digesting -- way more tomorrow.
--Jessica Bennett at The Daily Beast on Francine Pascal, who indeed has a new book coming out next week about the Wakefield twins. And if you have no idea what this paragraph is about, you probably weren't a girl in the '80s to late '90s."Readers may be surprised to learn that SWEET VALLEY CONFIDENTIAL is the first SWEET VALLEY book Pascal has actually written cover to cover (though, she says with a laugh, "I wrote every single one of those f--king plotlines")."
If Mr. Teubner were to pick a literary bed, he would move to Bennington, Vt., where Bret Easton Ellis slept. “I’m not sure that’s typical,” he said. “A lot of kids my age don’t read Ellis anymore. He’s a little old. He was big in the ’90s.”
"(*Just because you’re a Neil Strauss fan does not mean you’re also a pick-up artist.)"--Peter and I were chatting about Neil Strauss' new book on Twitter and let the record show, I definitely don't want to believe that. It is important that someone puts that out there.
Fiction: Jennifer Egan, A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson, THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
Biography: Sarah Bakewell, HOW TO LIVE
Poetry: C.D. Wright, ONE WITH OTHERS
Criticism: Clare Cavanagh, LYRIC POETRY AND MODERN POLITICS: RUSSIA, POLAND, AND THE WEST
Autobiography: Darin Strauss, HALF A LIFE