The freewheelin’ Susan Orlean

The freewheelin’ Susan Orlean

Breakin’ rules, praisin’ Faulkner and raisin’ chickens.

A staggering work of unliterary genius

A staggering work of unliterary genius

Michael Showalter’s debut is all about the funny.

The Lives of Books with Abigail Thomas

The Lives of Books with Abigail Thomas

In which the author explains how books about real life are better than fiction.

Alphabetizing with Darin Strauss

Alphabetizing with Darin Strauss

A reformed slob turned Dewey-Decimal devotee.

Tayari Jones on the so-called “southern aesthetic”

Tayari Jones on the so-called “southern aesthetic”

A southern writer debunks a literary stereotype.

Looking good

Looking good

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh can and does judge books by their covers.

Foraging for books with Robin Shulman

Foraging for books with Robin Shulman

Guest Author: Robin Shulman Her book: Eat the City published by Crown Books. BIO Robin Shulman grew up in a farming town in the heart of tobacco country in Ontario, Canada, and several moves later, arrived in New York City at age 16. So she has a bit of farm and a lot of city […]

From the mixed-up shelves of Amanda Stern

From the mixed-up shelves of Amanda Stern

A reformed comedian finds her voice in fiction.

Running at the Deacon

Running at the Deacon

Rich Cohen charges headlong at his subjects, from cover to cover.

Inheritance of literary riches

Inheritance of literary riches

First editions from her grandmother feature prominently in Jennifer Gilmore’s library.

Stacked Up mashup

Stacked Up mashup

A spin through Stacked Up’s greatest hits with our awesome guest authors.

Just the facts for A. J. Jacobs

Just the facts for A. J. Jacobs

Life is one big experiment for the ever-so-rational A. J. Jacobs.

Working her charms

Working her charms

Kathryn Harrison offers some book picks and advice on hypnotizing bunnies.

You say you want a revolution

You say you want a revolution

Growing up in the shadow of the Socialist Workers Party.

A stroll on the wild side

A stroll on the wild side

Landscape architect Diana Balmori’s shelves mix the radical with the practical.

Subversive in the city

Subversive in the city

David Goodwillie tackles two of his favorite subjects, radicalism and New York.

Tricking out a writer’s museum

Tricking out a writer’s museum

Anne Trubek curates Dave Cullen.

Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

Best-selling author Julie Klam talks dogs, Maus and baseball.

Sticky and sweet

Sticky and sweet

From sex cults to black metal, DC Pierson finds books naughty and nice at PowerHouse Arena.

Drawn in by Anne Frank

Drawn in by Anne Frank

Comics vets Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón talk about their new graphic biography.

eBook dim sum

eBook dim sum

For Jennifer 8. Lee, reading a Kindle is like eating Chinese food.

Not afraid

Not afraid

Mary Gaitskill takes a stand against literary snobbery.

Call it gumbo

Call it gumbo

Debut novelist and blogger Ken Wheaton’s shelves are a lot like his recipe for gumbo.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh loves Stacked Up TV

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh loves Stacked Up TV

It’s official: he really, really does.

David Goodwillie’s desert island picks

David Goodwillie’s desert island picks

A Paris travelogue and a slice of Americana help pass the time.

Michael Showalter’s desert island picks

Michael Showalter’s desert island picks

The comedian’s island cure-all mixes reference and fantasy.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s desert island picks

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s desert island picks

Just the classics, please–the bigger, the better.

Behind the scenes at Happy Ending

Behind the scenes at Happy Ending

The reading series that dares to be different.

Rich Cohen’s desert island picks

Rich Cohen’s desert island picks

True life trumps fiction for the hard-hitting journalist.

Amanda Stern’s desert island picks

Amanda Stern’s desert island picks

A Stephen King recommendation spun into PR gold.

Crash history course with Julie Klam

Crash history course with Julie Klam

The author wins the battle to understand World War II.

Graphic duo strike again

Graphic duo strike again

Authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colòn make a comeback with their graphic adaptation of The 9/11 Report.

The diary keeper

The diary keeper

The incredible story of Miep Gies’ safekeeping of Anne Frank’s diary.

Book-lovin’ Yankee fans

Book-lovin’ Yankee fans

David Goodwillie doubts a friend who brags about going to a Yankee game with Don DeLillo and Paul Auster.

Family matters

Family matters

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on the lasting influence of his uncle, writer Mark Harris.

Go get your own favorite!

Go get your own favorite!

Ken Wheaton’s desert island pick appropriates a Czech classic from a friend.

The word o’ Wheaton

The word o’ Wheaton

Ken Wheaton on the finer points of the blogosphere.

A writer walks into a blues club…

A writer walks into a blues club…

Rich Cohen finds a wormhole to another era with Chess Records.

Referencing pop culture

Referencing pop culture

Rich Cohen on why celebrities matter in his work.

Bar mitzvah disco

Bar mitzvah disco

Baseball legends Phil Rizzuto and Bill White crash Rich Cohen’s party.

Rilke as self-help guru

Rilke as self-help guru

Finding answers to life’s big questions in an unlikely source

Frankly, Amanda

Frankly, Amanda

Naming a character gets tricky

Talk to the animals

Talk to the animals

Susan Orlean gives Dr. Doolittle a run for his money.

The Stacked Up promo

The Stacked Up promo

Stacking up with Susan Orlean, A. J. Jacobs, Darin Strauss and Laurie Sandell

Who is making me finish this book?

Who is making me finish this book?

The should-read that somehow never gets read.

Susan Orlean’s desert island picks

Susan Orlean’s desert island picks

Nothing but her whole library will do.

In the kitchen with Susan Orlean

In the kitchen with Susan Orlean

Cookbook porn that’s safe for work.

A. J.’s dummies guide

A. J.’s dummies guide

A. J. Jacobs’ desert island revenge fantasy takes aim at William F. Buckley.

Monkey business

Monkey business

Ken Wheaton is unashamedly attached to monkeys.

Darin Strauss’s desert island picks

Darin Strauss’s desert island picks

Adultery, nymphet obsession and nervous breakdowns.

Laurie Sandell’s desert island picks

Laurie Sandell’s desert island picks

Two memoirs, one Bildungsroman, all truth.

Why we can’t wait

Why we can’t wait

From the civil rights era, one irreplaceable book in A. J. Jacobs’ library.

Fan mail from Madonna

Fan mail from Madonna

Is Madonna really a fan of Darin Strauss?

Deconstructing Stuart Little

Deconstructing Stuart Little

Why E. B. White’s story is not safe for bedtime.

A writer walks into a blues club…

Rich Cohen finds a wormhole to another era when writing about Chess Records.

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