Category : Books

Working by Robert A. Caro

For the past 45 years, best selling author Robert A. Caro has set the bar quite high when it comes to writing biographies of powerful people. And yet during that four-and-a-half decade period, Caro has concentrated his diligent, exhaustive efforts in ...

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Howard Stern Comes Again

Radio shock jock Howard Stern has been regarded as shocking, inappropriate, controversial, obnoxious, sexist and vulgar. However, throughout his more than 40 year-career in radio, first on commercial radio and now ruling the airwaves with his own channel on Sirius ...

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Dirty Rags by Stick

When Montreal author “Stick” (aka Jon Reisler) published his first collection of engrossing short stories My Dirty Clothes, I realized how dog-eat-dog the garment (or “schmatta”) industry in this city could be (I spent three summers during my high school ...

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The Big Fella by Jane Leavy

Now that the 2019 Major League Baseball season is underway, and many fans are wondering whether the Boston Red Sox will repeat as World Series champions, or that the $430 million dollar man Bryce Harper will help lead the Phillies ...

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Ever since the days of the court jester, the comedian has been regarded not only for their ability to make people laugh, but through their comedy can become a valued social critic, giving a unique, informed take on society and ...

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On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire broke out in the Central Library building of the Los Angeles Public Library in the city’s downtown area. The damage was not only destructive to the then-60-year-old structure, it reached devastating ...

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American Prison by Shane Bauer

Back in 1887, New York World reporter Nellie Bly did something unprecedented for a story that would deal with inhumane conditions that were prevalent throughout the city’s insane asylums. The young reporter feigned insanity, so that she could be committed to ...

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