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Book Features Archive

May 29, 2006
Influences: Roger Angell

Roger Angell’s new book, Let Me Finish, is a memoir by way of essays. In it he vividly, heartbreakingly traces 86 years as a New Yorker and nearly as many working at The New Yorker.

May 22, 2006
By Our Contributors

How are you supposed to cultivate sources like Alec without doing something slightly unethical?” Kate Simon asks herself in Deborah Schoeneman’s first novel, 4% Famous.

May 22, 2006
A Stunt Explained

The response to my essay on plagiarism last week (“Where Have I Read That Before?”) was swift, so here goes: Yes, it is plagiarized. Ninety- nine percent of it.

May 22, 2006
You Too Can Be a Celebrity Journalist!

Jancee Dunn, grand wizard of the celebrity profile and all-around nice Jersey girl, reveals the secrets to making any star open up in her new memoir, But Enough About Me.

May 22, 2006
Zen, Lawsuits, and Poetry

Why is Leonard Cohen so downright content these days?

May 15, 2006
Where Have I Read That Before?

The scourge of plagiarism is plaguing all writers. Thanks to Kaavya, everyone’s a suspect.

May 8, 2006
Show and Tell: Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar is setting his sights on stories told by others, beginning with his new book, Ego & Hubris.

April 24, 2006
Domestic Disturbance

The punkish novelist A. M. Homes is now a stay-at-home mom. Kind of.

April 17, 2006
New Ageist: Craig Ferguson

Q&A with Craig Ferguson, host of the Late Late Show and Writer of the new novel Between the Bridge and the River.

April 3, 2006
Sexcapades of the Literati

Literary libertines Edmund White and Erica Jong have long used their own amorous histories in the service of fiction. But now both have new (and newly revelatory) memoirs out. Prompting the entirely academic query: Who’s had a more interesting sex life?

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