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I read 13 memoirs by famous women in 2018. Here's what I learned.

I read 13 memoirs by famous women in 2018. Here's what I learned.

Just about every woman with a brand has gotten a book deal, a trend that started with Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Tina Fey's Bossypants. It has led us here, to this holiday's crush of reading material from everyone from Tina Turner to Chrissy Metz.
Published: 12/13/18
Michelle Obama's memoir explores the meanings of 'Becoming'

Michelle Obama's memoir explores the meanings of 'Becoming'

The first lady offers a smart, insightful recounting of her life from Chicago's South Side to the White House and beyond. But is she running?
Published: 12/12/18

Pam Houston will be closing speaker at Writers in Paradise in January

Conference co-founder Dennis Lehane will be the keynote speaker in the annual reading series at Eckerd College.
Published: 12/11/18
Barbara Kingsolver's 'Unsheltered' tells dual stories of families coping with change

Barbara Kingsolver's 'Unsheltered' tells dual stories of families coping with change

Set in the present and in the 19th century, the novel's two plots share a setting in the same New Jersey town and their author's graceful prose and warm insight.
Updated one month ago
Margaret Atwood's new novel will continue 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Margaret Atwood's new novel will continue 'The Handmaid's Tale'

'The Testaments,' set 15 years after Offred's last scene in the bestselling book, will be published in September.
Updated one month ago

Louise Penny's 'Kingdom of the Blind' keeps the focus on character

Canadian investigator Armand Gamache grapples with the mean streets of Montreal and finds that a woman's will points to dark secrets in the little town of Three Pines.
Updated one month ago
Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' debuts with biggest book tour ever

Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' debuts with biggest book tour ever

The former first lady is talking about her memoir before sold-out audiences in unprecedented numbers, in venues usually filled by rock stars and pro sports.
Updated one month ago
Here's a guide to the authors coming to the Times Festival of Reading

Here's a guide to the authors coming to the Times Festival of Reading

Read interviews with the 2018 festival authors and reviews of their books.
Updated one month ago

Jose Andres cancels Festival of Reading appearance

The chef and author of 'We Fed an Island' will not appear Saturday.
Updated one month ago
Times baseball writer Marc Topkin talks about 'Twenty Years of Rays Baseball' book

Times baseball writer Marc Topkin talks about 'Twenty Years of Rays Baseball' book

Covering the team long before it played its first game gave him the background to become the Rays' historian.
Updated one month ago