Kiley Reid | 'Those things aren’t her fault, but the fallacy of the American Dream makes her think that it is'

What is it like to be paid to be part of someone’s family? Kiley Reid’s début explores the uneasy nature of "transactional relationships". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-23 14:27:08 UTC ]
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Mother’s Day book picks by Delia Owens, Jennifer Weiner, Kiley Reid and more

We asked 16 authors to pick their favorite books about mother-child relationships. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-06 07:46:44 UTC ]
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Win A Copy of Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid!

If you haven’t had a chance yet to read Kiley Reid’s smash-hit debut novel SUCH A FUN AGE, now is ... Continue reading at Book Riot

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Kiley Reid’s Sharp First Novel About Race, Careers, and Parenthood

Such a Fun Age is Franzenesque in its interest in how we live now—but in a quieter register. Continue reading at Slate

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In ‘Such a Fun Age,’ Kiley Reid takes aim at race and class in America

In her debut novel, Reid weaves together the story of a babysitter experiencing a quarter-life crisis and the tale of her privileged employer. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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As Big Business evolved, did it doom the American Dream?

Nicholas Lemann traces the effects as corporations changed from paternalistic to ruthless. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Nicholas Lemann Takes Stock of the American Dream

Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, PW caught up with Nicholas Lemann, author of the brilliant new book, 'Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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I Found My American Dream at the Public Library

In his op-ed for Forbes last year, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, suggested that Amazon stores should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. Following the backlash this preposterous suggestion created, Forbes took the article down. But the outpouring... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 08:48:09 UTC ]
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I used to believe in hustle porn, and now I think it’s the antithesis of the American Dream

The pursuit of happiness shouldn’t come at the expense of one’s health and relationships, argues VisumCx founder and CEO. We all want to be happy. You’ve probably watched movies about seeking it, read books on what you need to do to achieve it, and listened to songs about finding it. If you’re... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-20 13:00:03 UTC ]
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Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

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Man Booker Prize: Two American writers make the cut for the shortlist

In addition to the American contenders Karen Joy Fowler for 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' and Joshua Ferris of 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,' other nominees include Richard Flanagan for 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' and Ali Smith for 'How to Be Both.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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More Book Than Nook: Can Barnes & Noble Makes Its E–Reader Feel Like The Real (Paper) Thing?

To compete against the Kindle, Barnes & Noble is going back to its roots, leveraging decades of bookseller expertise to make its Nook e–reader feel more like a paper book. Released Wednesday, the new Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features a brighter, sharper display; lighter body; improved... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Why Aren’t More Mexican Children’s Books Making it to America?

Patricia van Rhijin, director at CIDCLI, discussed the problems getting Mexican children's books published in the US. American publishers are 'so square,' she says. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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‘Make It Scream, Make It Burn’ presents a curiosity cabinet of subjects

In her essay collection, Leslie Jamison profiles outsiders and tests the limits of empathy. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Making of 'The Making of Donald Trump'

Over a frenzied 27 days, investigative reporter David Cay Johnston put together what would become 'The Making of Donald Trump,' which Melville House published in August. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Considering the American Voice

Irving Howe wrote for the Book Review about American literature — “moving from visions to problems, from ecstasy to trouble, from self to society” — on July 4, 1976. “Land of the free? Yes, but also home of the exploited.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Taylor Jenkins Reid wins Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award

Taylor Jenkins Reid has been awarded the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for her sixth novel, Daisy Jones and the Six (Arrow).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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TikTok Tells Brands Not to ‘Make Ads’ at First-Ever NewFronts

Ahead of TikTok's presentation at the 2020 Digital Content NewFronts, the company released a new umbrella brand called TikTok for Business for its advertiser offerings. TikTok, a newcomer to NewFronts, adapted its vertical-first format for a horizontal presentation. The main message to brands in... Continue reading at AdWeek

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