BOOKS

J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65 6

J.D. Salinger’s ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

‘Tis the season … for my perennial pilgrimage to Manhattan in New York City, the warren of Holden Caulfield, the disgruntled protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s 1951 opus “The Catcher in the Rye.” The book turns 65 this year and has been endlessly quoted, celebrated, banned, copied, lionized and burned. Caulfield, the quintessential anti-hero, has become a cultural icon of teenage rebellion for generations of readers....
Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity' 8

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in ‘Breaking Conformity’

Authors Arthur Greeno and Bryan Smith have penned a new book, “Breaking Conformity,” that tells a revealing story that will shatter many common myths about life and teach you a recipe for success through effective storytelling. It’s a self-help book that’s also a fun read. To be successful and achieve your goals you need to know the whole story about how successful people get more done that other people, how they focus on the details and never quit learning. ...
'Woodstock Daddy' Elliot Tiber is Back With New Book 'After Woodstock' 10

‘Woodstock Daddy’ Elliot Tiber is Back With New Book ‘After Woodstock’

Elliot Tiber is the exception to the old adage that there are no second acts in life. In fact, like a Shakespearian play, Tiber has gone through at least five acts. The best known is his role behind the iconic Woodstock Music and Art Festival in upstate New York. His latest as he turns 80, is a new book about his incredible life after the concert, titled aptly 'After Woodstock.'...
Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book 12

Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book

Kelly Crigger is standing up for middle-aged men who are having midlife crises in his new book, “Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man’s Guide To Midlife.” His prescription: “rediscover the world around you.” Midlife men know who they are. They’re struggling with their own impending mortality and legacy, especially those who change careers and lifestyles, says Crigger....
Joan Rivers, Prolific Author in Life, Sees Her Book Sales Soar in Death 14

Joan Rivers, Prolific Author in Life, Sees Her Book Sales Soar in Death

Joan Rivers prided herself on being an writer and had a prolific career as a writer mostly of self-help books and works based on her life. But what a life. Although her books were popular while she was alive, sales are soaring in death, according to reports. She penned 12 books in her long career starting with “Having a Baby Can be a Scream” in 1974. Her most recent, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” is currently No. 2 on Amazon’s bestsellers’ list....
James J. Kaufman Novels Explore Themes of Honesty, Integrity 18

James J. Kaufman Novels Explore Themes of Honesty, Integrity

In his follow-up novel to “The Collectibles,” James J. Kaufman has delved even deeper into the meaning of life, the importance of honesty, the nature of love and the power of relationships. The 74-year-old former attorney, judge and, chief executive of the charitable “Imaging The World” foundation has called book two of his trilogy, “The Concealers.”...
Gore Vidal, a 20th Century Literary Lion, Dies at 86 20

Gore Vidal, a 20th Century Literary Lion, Dies at 86

Gore Vidal, one of the last true men of letters, a wit, prolific writer and bon vivant, who move easily in political as well as celebrity circles, has died in Los Angeles after a long illness from pneumonia. He was 86. Nephew Burr Steers said Vidal died at his Hollywood Hills home yesterday (July 31) in the early evening. Vidal had been in failing health for "quite a while," he said....
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