Books

Season’s Readings

November 15, 2010

Literary gifts with a Jersey twist. Here are some holiday book suggestions from our staff....
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His Balm Barks

October 11, 2010

Dana Jennings, an assistant editor at the New York Times, has written a new book—Bijou: What a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love, and Healing from a Small Pooch. ...
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Goat Boys Can be Men, Too

September 13, 2010

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer releases a new autobiography—I'm Not High (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior)....
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Montclair-based writer Emma Span releases her memoir—90% of the Game is Half Mental—about her brief stint covering the Yankees and Mets for the Village Voice....
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Sweet Plum

July 12, 2010

The latest book by South River native Janet Evanovich is a mystery about a charming but clumsy Trenton-based female bounty hunter....
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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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