Books

Jonathan Alter writes The Promise: President Obama, Year One, a behind-the-scenes look at Barak Obama's first year as president. ...
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Trading Secrets

June 15, 2010

The history of baseball card collecting isn't as innocent as the game the cards are derived from. For a fascinating read, pick up Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became An American Obsession. ...
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Beach Reads

May 12, 2010

Looking for that perfect volume to tote down the Shore? Here are some Jersey-related titles to consider....
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In Name Only

April 12, 2010

What's in a name? Wes Moore's memoir recounts the events of two men with the same name whose lives couldn't possibly be more different. ...
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A Jersey woman reflects on her childhood in the Soviet Union....
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Elena Gorokhova uses vivid, captivating prose to describe her childhood in the Cold War Soviet Union in a new memoir. ...
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Why We’re Not the Jetsons

December 14, 2009

Have you ever wondered whatever happened to flying cars? Author Paul Milo has some ideas about failed technological predictions from the past. ...
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Hard Time & Nursery Rhymes

November 18, 2009

Claudia Trupp’s impressively candid memoir, Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes (Rodale), chronicles the challenges this mother of three daughters faces juggling her domestic life with her career as a Manhattan criminal defense attorney....
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Madison may be among the least sinister towns in New Jersey, so it’s a credit to debut novelist Greg Olear’s imagination that the thriller Totally Killer (HarperCollins) is authentically dark and savage....
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The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad (Wyatt-MacKenzie) by Joel Schwartzberg is a collection of 40 essays chronicling the Montclair resident’s experience with the unsettling see-saw of divorce. ...
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When it comes to careers, Steven J. Heaslip has seen it all. The New Jersey resident—who has 25 years of experience as a human relations professional—shares his insights about the workplace in his new book A Million and One Ways to be One-in-a-Million (AuthorHouse)....
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Steel Pier Atlantic City

November 16, 2009

In its heyday, the Steel Pier in Atlantic City hosted big bands, movies, acrobats, and throngs of people who flocked to this all-in-one entertainment mecca....
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After touring with the band, photographer Phil Griffin compiled new and old photos, along with snippets of conversations, for Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful (Collins Design)....
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Paul Rudnick, a contributor to the New Yorker and other magazines, is also a playwright and screenwriter. But all you really need to know is that he is hilarious....
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Still figuring out how to Twitter? (It’s “tweet,” don’cha know?) Wondering what “hooking up” means? Are you guilty of wearing mom jeans? Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Pamela Redmond Satran’s How Not to Act Old (HarperCollins)....
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Longtime Jersey resident and podiatrist Jonathan Singer rediscovered his love for photography five years ago when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease....
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Whole Lotta Love

May 5, 2009

With tangled plots and double lives, Jersey romance writers tug countless heartstrings....
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Treasure Hunter

March 16, 2009

“To some people, dusty old books are often just dusty old things to get rid of,” says Shaw, a reference librarian at the New Jersey State Library in Trenton....
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One Tough Nut

July 9, 2008

To write Night of the Gun, a memoir of his years abusing drugs, booze, women, and anything that got in his way (until he got cancer), New York Times media columnist David Carr turned his reporter’s methods on himself....
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Parsing Baloney

February 8, 2008

Strong sales of the brusquely titled On Bullshit show that America’s book-buying public isn’t yet full of it....
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