Going Clear, the new book from Lawrence Wright that digs deep into the mysterious world of Scientology, hits shelves today nationwide. Yesterday The Daily Beast singled out "15 Revelations" from the book, including this nugget about Ron Hubbard's early writing practices: "When he was 23, Hubbard married Margaret Louise Grubb, or Polly. To support his … Continue reading Now On Our Shelves: GOING CLEAR
We've been answering many, many questions today about our upcoming event with Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm. Her new memoir, My Beloved World, is now on shelves. Here's everything you need to know if you plan to come out to see her: *Justice Sotomayor will speak about her book, then sign copies … Continue reading Sonia Sotomayor Event Information
Word is buzzing today about the soon-to-be released Lawrence Wright book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief. The book's UK publisher has dropped the title, according to the LA Times. (Knopf is publishing the book here in the U. S. on January 17th. You can pre-order a copy now.) The Hollywood Reporter posted … Continue reading Excerpt from New Book on Scientology
We're very excited to announce we have the honor of hosting Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor here at BookPeople on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm. Sotomayor will be here to speak about and sign copies of her new memoir, My Beloved World. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, … Continue reading Justice Sonia Sotomayor Comes to BookPeople!
MysteryPeople Pick of the Month for October: Phantom by Jo Nesbo ~Post by Chris M. A few years ago Jo Nesbo was marketed as the heir to Steig Larsson’s Nordic crime fiction throne, and while Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy certainly catapulted Nordic crime writers into a new sphere of the public eye, it is my belief that Nesbo will ultimately … Continue reading MysteryPeople Pick of the Month: PHANTOM by Jo Nesbo
Book: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander Reviewed by: Kester Any storyteller worth his or her salt knows that to tell a universal story, one must tell a specific one or else risk leaving the reader with something too broad and vague. Nathan Englander tells specific stories, particular … Continue reading Book Review: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Ben Marcus on what writers can do to keep their readers interested: We can guarantee we won't be bored when Marcus is here tomorrow night at 7p with his new novel, The Flame Alphabet. Our friends at American Short Fiction will be here, too. It's a party. You should come.
Book: The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus Reviewed by: Matthew It's a familiar story: the postmodern dysfunctional family that, for one reason or another, seems only glued together by an angsty teenager who wants almost nothing to do with her father (who has been so repeatedly scorned by his daughter, he has come to the … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Flame Alphabet’ by Ben Marcus
1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart Maybe you're a Civil War geek (like I am). Maybe you've read dozens of books about the Civil War (like I have). Maybe you think you know everything there is to know about the Civil War (like I did). If that's true, it's only because you haven't … Continue reading Merrilee Recommends: 1861: The Civil War Awakening
Book: Blue Nights by Joan Didion Reviewed by: Jenn S. This summer, while you were all out swimming and eating sno-cones, I stayed in the a/c and read Joan Didion. Starting with Slouching Towards Bethlehem, I worked my way through all of her published nonfiction. I bought bigger sunglasses and learned to scowl. I knew … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Blue Nights’ by Joan Didion