Bookshots: 'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' by Robert Schnakenberg

Column by Brandon Tietz September 17, 2015
A huge Bill Murray fan reads a book about Bill Murray...and the results are a teeny bit sad.
$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Bookshots: '$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America' by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Schaefer

Review by Christopher Shultz
Meticulous research and personal anecdotes reveal an often overlooked extreme poverty in America.
Bookshots: 'City by City' Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb

Bookshots: 'City by City' Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb

Review by Freddie Moore
A collection of essays that takes readers on a cross-country trip across America.
The Associated Press Releases Book Series

The Associated Press Releases Book Series

News by Raine Winters
The line is aptly titled AP Editions.
Bookshots: 'Whipping Boy' By Allen Kurzweil

Bookshots: 'Whipping Boy' By Allen Kurzweil

Review by Keith Rawson January 20, 2015
A brief review of Allen Kurzweil's memoir, 'Whipping Boy'.
Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Never Actually Went

Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Never Actually Went

News by Peter Derk January 19, 2015
Are these heavenly tourism books a bunch of Malarkey?
LitReactor Book Club

January Book Club Selection: 'Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again' by Ben Tanzer

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
January's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again' by Ben Tanzer.
Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chiri

Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chirico

Review by Brian McGackin December 2, 2014
Who the f*** doesn't love cursing?
Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

Review by Cath Murphy
Your ship goes down and you're washed up on a desert island with a bunch of strangers. Will you survive to tell the tale, or end up as the main course when supplies run out?
Lidia Yuknavitch

The Story You Made of Me: An Interview Lidia Yuknavitch about Dismissed Narratives

Interview by Elle Nash November 21, 2014
In the wake of controversy surrounding Lena Dunham's new book, Yuknavitch discusses the importance of subversion in non-fiction.
Bookshots: 'Thrown' by Kerry Howley

Bookshots: 'Thrown' by Kerry Howley

Review by Leah Dearborn
Thrown should be required reading for all literary nonfiction fans.
Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Review by Leah Dearborn
The walls of the Chelsea Hotel have seen it all, from Jackson Pollock vomiting profusely on the dining room carpet to the drug-fueled murder of Nancy Spungen.
Bookshots: 'How To Read A Novelist' By John Freeman

Bookshots: 'How To Read A Novelist' By John Freeman

Review by Chris Rosales October 7, 2013
A review of 'How to Read a Novelist', a collection of interviews conducted by editor at Granta John Freeman.

A Little Bit of History: Six World War II Books You Shouldn't Miss

Column by Leah Rhyne September 11, 2013
It's important to remember the past. Here are six books to help you remember World War II.
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman

"I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)" by Chuck Klosterman

Review by John Jarzemsky July 9, 2013
Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of non-fiction essays examines how we define villains within pop culture and how perceptions of good and evil change with time.

Five Literary Magazines That Restore My Faith in Publishing

Column by Taylor Houston July 8, 2013
Five literary magazines that keep me from utter despair.
Catcher in the Rye dropped in favour of 'informational texts'

UPDATED - US School Curriculum: Classics to be Dropped in Favor of “Informational Texts”

News by Dean Fetzer December 11, 2012
In a move guaranteed to incite criticism, American literature classics will be replaced with non-fiction books to get pupils ready for the workplace.

Keeping it Real: A Rough Guide to Using Real People As Fictional Characters

Column by Cath Murphy May 23, 2012
Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland are all said to be based on real people. Is using your boss or neighbor as a ready made character a stroke of genius, or a fast route to a lawsuit?

Based on a "True Story"

Column by John Jarzemsky May 15, 2012
Has our obsession with "true stories" gotten out of hand, and what are the consequences for the worlds of fiction and non-fiction alike?
"Tales From Development Hell" review

'Tales From Development Hell - The Greatest Movies Never Made?' by David Hughes

Review by Karina Wilson March 6, 2012
David Hughes' updated version of 'Tales From Development Hell' is a must-read for movie industry insiders, outliers and wannabes.
Khmer Rouge victims sell books at former prison

Victims of Khmer Rouge Torture Support Themselves Through Book Sales at Former Prison

News by John Jarzemsky
Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia make their living selling books at their former torture site.
'Distrust That Particular Flavor' review

'Distrust That Particular Flavor' by William Gibson

Review by Keith Rawson January 4, 2012
William Gibson disseminates and delimitates pop culture in his first collection of nonfiction.

"Shockaholic" by Carrie Fisher

Column by Meredith Borders November 4, 2011
Carrie Fisher's latest memoir gives gossipy insight into the alien world of celebrity.
'One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com' by Richard L Brandt

'One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com' by Richard L Brandt

Review by Paul Graham Raven
This biography of Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com may not be packed with literary merit, but it clearly shows how Amazon took the throne in internet retail: we, its customers, put it there.
The 90s: The Inside Stories from the Decade That Rocked

'The 90s: The Inside Stories from the Decade That Rocked' by Rolling Stone Magazine

Review by Joe Daly October 25, 2011
Enter literary time capsule, The 90s: The Inside Stories from the Decade That Rocked, a dense, slickly packaged “Best of” collection of original articles published by Rolling Stone magazine in the 90s