One more time before the year's over, we're taking another look back at our favorite events recorded for The BookPeople Podcast. This week's episode features journalist and LBJ biographer, Robert Caro, in conversation with another giant of non-fiction writing, Lawrence Wright. They came together back in May to discuss the former's latest, Working - a … Continue reading The Archives: Robert Caro on the BookPeople Podcast!
We're happy to announce that the Statesman Selects pick for September is Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright. Delving into the historic meeting at Camp David, Lawrence Wright shows us again the insight and journalistic instincts which has made him one of the nation's best nonfiction writers. … Continue reading Statesman Selects: THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER
We tried to put all of the books we're looking forward to this Fall into one post, but, holy pajamas, there are just way too many. Call us gluttons. There's a lot to read this season. So here's Part One for now, Part Two shall be along shortly. All books mentioned in this post are … Continue reading Fall 2014 Book Preview – Part One
Y'all, we are incredibly excited about the astounding array of authors who are coming to the store in the Fall! Get out your calendar, check this list, and don't miss any of these events. We are overwhelmed and pleased that so many great authors are coming to BookPeople. We have the pleasure of putting on these … Continue reading First Look At Fall 2014 Author Events
In another round of exciting book award news this morning, the National Book Critics Circle Award announced its 30 finalists for best books of 2013. There are some fantastic books on their lists, including The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief … Continue reading A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA Awarded First John Leonard Prize
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright Reviewed by Joe T. (After threats of lawsuits from the law firm of Wolfram & Hart, representing their client The Church of Scientology, my lawyers from the offices of Nelson & Murdock have advised me to keep a neutral tone when discussing the … Continue reading The Elusive, Fractal Truth of Scientology
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
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