Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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David Sedaris, Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

With two books in the works but all plans on hold, the writer is pacing New York City and destroying his Fitbit friends. When New York went into lockdown, David Sedaris settled into his apartment on the Upper East Side and canceled his 45-city book tour.

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Katie Hill, Who Quit Congress Amid Ethics Inquiry, Will Publish Memoir

Last fall, private photos were published of Ms. Hill, and the House investigated claims of a relationship with an aide. Her farewell speech became famous. Last fall, Katie Hill, a Democratic congresswoman from California, faced some of the darkest moments of her life.

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What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?

In quarantine, people are inadvertently exposing their reading habits — embarrassing, surprising and impressive. Bibliophiles do not approach bookshelves lightly. A stranger’s collection is to us a window to their soul.

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‘Imagine This Were Your Sister,’ Ronan Farrow Tells Woody Allen’s Publisher

The author of “Catch and Kill,” which was published by a division of Hachette Book Group, said he wouldn’t work with the company again after it announced plans to publish his father’s memoir.

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His Son Hiked Into the Costa Rican Jungle, and Never Came Out. What Happened?

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Years ago, I brought a city friend hiking. We had to cross a river of snowmelt on a cold, rainy day, and though the water normally stayed shallow, it was deeper and faster than I’d ever seen it.

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Her Blog Post About Uber Upended Big Tech. Now She’s Written a Memoir.

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. In December 2015, Susan Fowler was settling into a new job as a software engineer at the technology-transportation company Uber when her boss sent her a series of disturbing chat messages.

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What’s Driving the Millennial Political Takeover?

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. The first wave of millennials — tech savvy and type-A, thanks to hovering boomer parents — is on the cusp of holding real political power.

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Jeremy O. Harris: Brandon Taylor ‘Subjugates Us With the Deft Hand of a Dom’

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Wallace’s father died several weeks ago, but more pressingly so did the collection of nematodes he has been diligently studying all summer in an unnamed university in an unnamed Midwestern town.

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Elizabeth Cullinan, Writer With an Eye for Detail, Dies at 86

Hiring her as a typist, The New Yorker wound up publishing many of her closely observed stories, which helped redefine Irish-American literature. At 22, Elizabeth Cullinan began her working life with an entry-level job at The New Yorker.

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‘Minor Feelings’ Rescues Personal Experience From the Expectations of Others

The poet Cathy Park Hong begins her new book of essays with a bang that’s disguised as a tic. In “Minor Feelings,” she recalls an imaginary spasm in her face that marked the beginning of a yearlong depression.

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How Colum McCann Shaped Loss Into a Book

“Apeirogon,” the latest novel from the National Book Award winner, delves into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of two grieving fathers.“I’m a bit of a magpie,” Colum McCann said, sheepishly gesturing around his office at Hunter College.

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A Graphic Novel Remembers Attica

Telling the story of Frank Smith, a prisoner who was a central figure in the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York, was a life’s mission for Jared Reinmuth, an actor and playwright whose family was friends with Smith.

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