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In honor of Father’s Day, my eBook, 50 Must-See Movies: Fathers is FREE through Father’s Day, June 19, 2016. What do “Wall Street” and the “Star Wars” saga and, seemingly, about half the movies ever made have in common? They are […]

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It was a very great pleasure to talk to A. Scott Berg, whose college paper about editor Maxwell Perkins became the first of his many distinguished biographies of 20th century Americans. Berg was the first to read the just-donated collection […]

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A new Harry Potter story is coming! But unless you can get tickets to see it on stage in London next month, you won’t find out what happens in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Or, you can buy a […]

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While looking for books to read to her eldest daughter (when she was 2), Ylleya Fields was struck by the limited number of titles featuring African American characters. And so she created one: Princess Cupcake Jones was created, with Princess […]

Are you an Angry Birds fan?  Or a nature lover?  Either way, you’ll love this great and gorgeously illustrated book about the Angry Birds and the real-life birds and environments that inspired them.  I have two to give away! Send […]

For more than a century James M. Barrie’s story of the boy who would not grow up has been enchanting families as a play, several theatrical musicals, and in many different television and movie versions. Now the Peter Pan novel […]

In honor of Mother’s Day, my ebook 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers will be free on Amazon through Monday, May 6-9, 2016. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nourishing when good and more devastating […]

Lisa Rosman has a great list of moviemaker autobiographies to listen to on audiobooks. These are not necessarily the biggest stars with the splashiest careers. They are the ones with the most interesting stories, and the ones that are best […]

To celebrate the week of Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday, Audible Studios is releasing a new audiobook version of Jane Eyre. It is beautifully performed by Thandie Newton, who brings just the right intimate quality to Bronte’s classic story of the […]

In 1999, when there were top 100 lists everywhere of the best this and that of the 20th century, only one title was on both the list of best novels and the list of best movies: Harper Lee’s To Kill […]

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