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Dec. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EST

1. “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone” by Diana Gabaldon (Dell) 2. “The Becoming” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin's Press) 3. “The Real Anthony Fauci” by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Skyhorse Publishing) 4. “Diary of a Wimpy...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 11:27 AM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are...

Mehdi Hasan to share tips on 'How to Win Every Argument'

Dec. 02, 2021 08:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan has learned a few lessons after interviewing everyone from John Legend to former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Hasan's next book is called “How to Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public...

Kentucky author and 'Merry Prankster' Ed McClanahan dies

Dec. 01, 2021 15:19 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ed McClanahan, a Kentucky author, teacher and friend of counterculture icon Ken Kesey, died Saturday at his home in Lexington, according to his wife. He was 89. McClanahan lived in Lexington with his wife Hilda, who remembered him as a “great...

Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

Dec. 01, 2021 14:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recognized the state's first Black poet laureate, a creative writing teacher who delves into inequality and the difficulty of being Black in America, on Wednesday in the same building where Southern delegates voted to form the Confederacy 160...

Review: Leaving the Children of God 'sex cult'

Dec. 01, 2021 13:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sex Cult Nun” by Faith Jones (William Morrow) Faith Jones’ vivid memoir “Sex Cult Nun” chronicles her 23 years in the infamous Children of God cult and her slow journey to leave. Born into the cult in 1977 in Hong Kong, Jones was cult royalty,...

Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape

Nov. 30, 2021 19:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Alice Sebold publicly apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky" and said she was struggling with the role she played “within a system that sent an innocent man to jail.” ...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nov. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson, narrated by Will Smith (Penguin Audio) 2. The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., narrated by Bruce Wagner (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.) 3. Atomic Habits by James Clear,...

Review: In memoir, it's good to be comedy king Mel Brooks

Nov. 30, 2021 14:47 PM EST

“All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” by Mel Brooks (Ballantine) Bagels and Nova Scotia lox for the writing team’s breakfast while punching up the script for “Blazing Saddles.” Earl Grey tea and English digestive biscuits while developing Gene...

Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man wrongly jailed 16 years for the rape chronicled in her bestselling memoir, "Lucky"

Nov. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man wrongly jailed 16 years for the rape chronicled in her bestselling memoir, "Lucky."