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Hillary Clinton releases a remarkably generic excerpt from her new book…but the media parses her every word

Hillary Clinton’s new memoir “Hard Choices” comes out on June 10th. As part of a campaign to stir interest in her book, today Simon & Schuster released a largely sterile and uncontroversial excerpt.<p>In the excerpt (which you can read at the bottom of this article), the former Secretary of State and …

The Wave

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Casey<p><b>From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil’s Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out.</b><p>For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed …

28 Books You Should Read If You Want To

Earlier this month Amazon released a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. It joins <i>Esquire’s</i> 80 Books Every Man Should Read, <i>The Telegraph’s</i> 100 …

The Good Lord Bird

• <b>Author:</b> James McBride<p><b>Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction <br>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith<br>A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year</b><p><b>“A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride.” –cover</b> …

Read Ulysses Seen, A Graphic Novel Adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses

You've started reading <i>Ulysses</i>, James Joyce's modernist classic, and never quite made it the whole way through. Sound familiar? You're in good company.<p>…

Kerouac’s Haunted Life

SEVENTY YEARS AGO, in May 1944, Jack Kerouac toiled over a novella-length work set in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was written at the prompting of his …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

One NYC Indie Bookstore Survives By Being Small And Specialized

New York City's Posman Books is bucking a trend. Other booksellers — both independents and big chains like Barnes & Noble — are closing stores in Manhattan, but Posman is getting ready to open its fourth store in the city. It's one sign that some independent bookstores are managing to thrive …

Night

• <b>Author:</b> Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel<p><b>A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel</b><p><i>Night</i> is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and …

Inferno

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Brown<p><b>In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.</b><p>In the heart of …

How to Use Intentions to Create Your Dreams

When we come from the place of wanting to create the biggest dreams that life has to offer us, it is only our limitations that keep us from achieving it. So setting an intention for what it is that you want to create is definitely a principle to creating everything that you have desired.<p>If you …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …

Stress Isn’t a Threat, It’s a Signal to Change

Is stress impairing your performance at work and compromising your relationships? Changing the way you think about stress can help you turn stress into an ally and use it to improve mental agility and work performance; a report in the <i>Journal of Experimental Psychology</i> showed that physiological and …