July 25, 1993 |
The book "The Road Less Traveled" has topped The New York Times best-seller list for nearly 10 years--as long as "Cats" has played on Broadway--but no one seems to know why. Week after week, the book fluctuates between the third and 10th spot on the nonfiction list in the Sunday Book Review section, withstanding competition from the barrage of other self-help books flooding the market.
July 21, 1999 |
Yankee Ingenuity Bureau: Snooping through other people's medicine cabinets is losing its thrill. More and more hosts are now hiding their Viagra, Preparation H, Prozac and other embarrassing medications before guests arrive. So as a substitute we recommend peeking inside their major appliances. For example, in New England, 35% of residents use refrigerators to store dead animals, according to a study by Energy Star, a consortium of New England utility companies.
January 13, 2000 |
All About Love: New Visions By bell hooks William Morrow 237 pages, $22 * As bell hooks points out early in her book of essays on love, intellectuals and cultural critics are usually the last people one would expect to write about love.
July 23, 1995 |
I cannot say it surprised me to read in Gail Sheehy's "New Passages" that the syndrome she termed "Catch-30 for Couples" in "Passages," her best-selling book published in 1970, could now be termed "Catch-40 for Couples." Sheehy has long been established, after all, as a writer with a facility for what some might describe as beaming light on a murky path and what others may view as taking old cliches and making new cliches of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2009 |
Noel Snyder, who is studying at Fuller Theological Seminary to be a Presbyterian minister, was doing homework in a cozy, light-filled second-floor nook of the Pasadena school's new library. It's a great place to read, he said, and nearby are shelf after shelf of the books he needs to research potential sermons. "I used to study at home, but now it's easier to concentrate and focus here," said Snyder, 28, a Michigan native.
June 23, 1998 |
Talking to a stranger in an Irish pub, Thomas Cahill learned to keep quiet about books he has in the works. "What do you do?" he asked the man beside him. "I'm a writer." "What have you written?" "I haven't written anything." Cahill told the story to a gathering at Dutton's bookstore in Brentwood who asked about his own plans for a series of books he has in the works. His latest, "The Gifts of the Jews" (Doubleday), is the second in the set called "Hinges of History."
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April 21, 2001 |
As the baseball season gets under way, sports fans can read insiders' accounts of the team that won nine National League pennants and five World Series championships in Steve Delsohn's latest oral history, "True Blue: The Dramatic History of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Told by the Men Who Lived It" (William Morrow, $24).