#tbt The Book of Lists

I love trivia. Trivial Pursuit is the only board game I’ll play. Probably because it’s the only one I’m good at. (Well, that and Stratego.) I get very competitive—for me, trivial knowledge is personal. I knew that Craig Claiborne was The New York Times’ restaurant...

Downing book deal announced

After posting yesterday about hard rock books, I saw an announcement about yet another new release. According to Blabbermouth, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing will release a memoir in September of this year. His co-author on the project is noted rock writer...

Just can’t stop the hard rock book train

There once was a time when book and magazine editors proudly said, “Metalheads don’t read.” But we now know that to embarrassingly incorrect as books by hard rock musicians continue to appear, and sell pretty well. Observers of the genre also continue to come up with...

How do you get rid of books?

Most book lovers confront the possibility of being crushed by their libraries at some point or another. Depending on your space and your finances, it might just be a pile of four or five texts in the corner or it might be a wing of the house that is going to collapse...

Wolff teases easter egg in megaselling book

As if Michael Wolff hadn’t already made enough money off Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, he’s just guaranteed some new sales. Or, at a minimum, some people flipping through their existing copies again. In an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, Wolff...

Vance will not run for Senate

On Friday, multiple outlets reported that author J.D. Vance had announced that he would not run for Senate in Ohio. As just one example, here is the way that CNN covered the writer’s statement. Propelled by the success of his book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family...