Discover Why Celeste Headlee Thinks ‘We Need To Talk’ [REVIEW]

Two women talking

In her new book, We Need to Talk, journalist Celeste Headlee shows us why conversation is really the highest form of art. (Photo by Matus Laslofi, Flickr)

Do you ever get the feeling that you just can’t seem to connect with others anymore? Or have you ever avoided conversation because no matter what you say, it triggers a shouting match? If so, you’re not alone. But disconnecting or dodging discussions about important issues isn’t the answer. In fact, according to journalist Celeste Headlee, We Need to Talk, now more than ever. Her insightful new book demonstrates how. Read more of this post

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Meet the Real Nora Ephron in ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ [REVIEW]

Nora Ephron and her three biggest hits

Nora Ephron stole America’s heart with three of the most beloved romantic comedies ever produced.
(Photo of Nora Ephron by David Shankbone, Flickr/When Harry Met Sally… poster courtesy Columbia Pictures/Sleepless in Seattle poster courtesy TriStar Pictures/You’ve Got Mail poster courtesy Warner Bros.)

How does a tough-as-nails New York journalist become one of the most powerful players in Hollywood? Find out in Erin Carlson’s revealing new book about the one and only Nora Ephron, aptly titled I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy.  Read more of this post

War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix Reveals the Very Real Dangers of Journalism in ‘Dirty Wars and Polished Silver’ [REVIEW]

Lydna Schuster

Whether dodging bullets or working a room as the ambassador’s wife, Lynda Schuster has seen it all and lived to tell about it. (Photo courtesy Lynda Schuster)

Sometimes the very things we try to outrun wind up being the things we embrace. So how does a teenage girl trying to leave behind a brain numbing Midwestern upbringing in search of adventure wind up being a journalist in some of the world’s most dangerous hot zones and ultimately, the wife of an American diplomat? Find out in the fascinating memoir, Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix by Lynda Schuster.  Read more of this post

James Patterson Throws the Book at the ‘Filthy Rich’ [REVIEW]

Jeffrey Epstein

James Patterson’s Filthy Rich examines the shocking account of the appalling scandal that surrounded billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. (Photo courtesy Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department)

In a country now run by some of the nation’s wealthiest citizens, a growing number of Americans want justice. They believe that everyone should be held to the same standard. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that the rich get to live by a whole different set of rules. That is why James Patterson’s Filthy Rich is one of the most timely books in stores today. Read more of this post

Debra Webb’s ‘Still Waters’ Delves Into the Dark Recesses of the Criminal Mind [REVIEW]

Woman journalist

When a news anchor becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, will she be able to prove her innocence in time? (Photo by Paolo Margari, Flickr)

Being in the limelight may have its advantages, but it can also have a serious downside… especially when someone turns a beautiful journalist into a scapegoat for murder in Debra Webb’s Still Waters, the second novel in her Faces of Evil series. Read more of this post