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The Northwest Herald’s own Rob Carroll has co-authored a book celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100 years with 100 stories from the people who’ve experienced the ballpark firsthand.
Let’s all stop being coy and fess up, shall we? The truth is, even those of us who work with cookbooks, write about cookbooks, collect cookbooks – heck, even write cookbooks ourselves – don’t actually cook from cookbooks. At least not nearly as frequently as we’d like to/promise ourselves we will/tell others we do.
To cope with her father's cancer, Heather Starks would exchange random texts with him about things they were thankful for throughout the day.
NEW YORK – No kids, one kid, four kids: There's no end to the debate over why people decide on a certain number.
In the introduction of her new collection of essays, "This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage," Ann Patchett declares herself a writer of fiction novels. She explains that writing nonfiction essays for magazines ranging from Seventeen to Gourmet to The New York Times Magazine served as a necessary evil intended to pay her bills. She said "yes" to everything, "no" to nothing, and would write the required number of words on absolutely anything.
David Baldacci brings back former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to investigate yet another bizarre case in his new book, "King and Maxwell."
Gregory Zuckerman's book "The Frackers" tells the unexpected story of how a once-obscure method of producing oil and natural gas from shale rock led to a huge American energy boom — and to a bitter debate over whether that's a great thing or an environmental disaster.
Flannery O'Connor's "A Prayer Journal" is a moving glimpse of a young writer seeking to balance her art with her faith.
For political junkies missing the drama of presidential election years, a new book on the 2012 race — exhaustive and replete with juicy details — may tide you over.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Author Lisa Anderson-McCord will host a book signing event from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Lakeside Legacy Foundation, 401 Country Club Road.
Everything in life seemed to come to actor River Phoenix before he was ready for it. Death, too.
NEW YORK – Jessica Seinfeld's first two cookbooks "Deceptively Delicious" and "Double Delicious" showed parents how to sneak vegetables into their kids' meals.
LOS ANGELES – Screen legend Jessica Lange says the secret to her longevity in Hollywood is simply trusting her instincts.
A common refrain among humanitarian aid workers, once you get to know them and they let their guard down, is "We can't save everyone." Jessica Alexander starts out more hopeful than that, only to find herself getting sucked into the same cynical trap as so many others in the field. Her journey is chronicled in "Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid," an enlightening but uneven memoir.
The latest release from Andre Dubus III is more satisfying than a collection of short stories but a bit less satisfying than a novel. His publisher calls "Dirty Love" a collection of novellas and they're fabulous. Tenuously tied together by common characters, the longest stories are the bookends. "Listen Carefully as our Options Have Changed," the opening story, explores an unhappy marriage and two cheating spouses. And in the last, "Dirty Love," a teenage girl tries to escape the notoriety of appearing in a sex video that goes viral.
In the 1930s, a man who called himself Cornelius O. Pierson began to correspond with a 45-year-old widow struggling to raise three young children in suburban Chicago. She had written to a matrimonial bureau — the Depression-era version of online dating — seeking someone with whom she might find "true friendship, fidelity and matrimony."
Sexual healing comes in all forms. In the new book "Swingland," author Daniel Stern outs himself and his community, while offering a fascinating peek into the underworld of kinky sex with multiple partners.
Time has dulled Bridget Jones.
Here are some facts to chew on: About one in three highly successful entrepreneurs — including the founders of JetBlue, Charles Schwab and Kinkos — is dyslexic.