For over twenty years, Sherman Alexie has been one of the country’s finest (and funniest) storytellers. Today we overhear Sherman reading from his new collection “Blasphemy.”
"Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel" investigates the Manhattan landmark, its famous residents from Dylan Thomas to Dee Dee Ramone, and what may happen next for this historic property. Author Sherill Tippins tells us about a few particularly high points in its history.
Eddie Huang is the restaurateur behind New York's popular bun shop BaoHaus. He also hosts the Vice TV series "Fresh Off the Boat," an irreverent take on food and assimilation which shares a title with his recent memoir. In the excerpt from his book he shared with us, Eddie takes us back to his first ‘All-American’ dinner.
Beloved by almost a million followers on Twitter, comedian Rob Delaney has broken out of the 140 character limit to write a collection of personal essays.
Canadian writer Zsuzsi Gartner is known for her dark comic skewering of modern life. Her story collection “Better Living Through Plastic Explosives” was shortlisted for the Giller Prize - Canada’s highest for fiction. Today we overhear her read an artful passage.
Comedian, actor, and major Steven Spielberg fan-boy, Adam Pally tells us the story of how the "ET" director changed the course of his religious life.
David Picker ran Hollywood studios like Paramount and United Artists, and in his new memoir,"Musts, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies" he tells tales from fifty years of producing films. Here he shares a story about working with one particular creative talent, and how whatever Woody wants, Woody gets.
Elizabeth Gilbert, the woman who launched a thousand book clubs with her 2006 best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love," is back with a new novel, "The Signature of All Things," set in the world of nineteenth century elites.
Brad Neely created the cartoon series "China, IL." He tells us a story about one particularly famous voice actor in his cast - former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Jonathan Lethem takes us to the rural farmland of New Jersey in this excerpt from his new novel, "Dissident Gardens."