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  • I was paid $12,500 to write my book. Here’s why I’m revealing that

    The more we know about what other people earn, the more we can understand our own circumstances I was paid a $12,500 advance to write my book, Open Up. Sharing this publicly, even as the author of a book about our emotional relationship with money, was initially petrifying, but I ended up revealing it in the book – it’s there on page 17. When I got the book deal, I’d…

  • Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

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  • A Lost ‘Little Boy’ Nears 100: Poet And Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    For Lawrence Ferlinghetti, living to be 100 is no fun. Speaking from his home in San Francisco recently, Ferlinghetti said he’s practically blind now — he can’t read, and he’s skipping his big birthday bash at the bookstore he co-founded, City Lights in San Francisco. “They’re going to have quite a celebration,” he says. “But I won’t be there. It’s no use, my appearing in public, because I couldn’t speak.…

  • Digital vs. Print: The Book Battle Rages On

    As the holiday shopping season swings into full force, it’s interesting to watch people buying books. Many a wish list has everything from the latest by Stephen King to an Amazon Gift Card (an actual card or via email) to a new e-reader device. Yet the battle for which is more popular is truly running neck and neck. No matter who you ask, the answer is always different, and usually very…

  • Books with Horrible Dating Advice

    When I was single, I hated dating—which is probably why I didn’t do much of it. There are so many unspoken rules, and girls play games, and it’s enough to make you want to become a celibate monk. Okay, it’s not quite that bad. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to find the right girl, and the rest is history. But even though my “game” probably sucked, I knew some common rules…

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    Quotes and Reviews from Clients

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    A New Restaurant & Bookshop Opens in Raleigh

    Brewery Bhavana, a restaurant in downtown Raleigh offering craft beer and dim sum, plus a flower shop and bookstore, opened last Wednesday, the News & Observer reported, noting that the bookshop and floral shop inside will initially operate according to restaurant’s evening schedule, but “eventually will be open during the day to coincide with the brewery and restaurant’s expanded hours.” The bookstore in front has a collection of 400 to 500 books on…

  • New & Noteworthy Books

    JUNK, by Les Bohem, read by John Waters. (Audible.) Waters, a Hollywood veteran both in front of and behind the camera, narrates the Emmy-winning screenwriter’s epic story of an alien takeover of Planet Earth, set in present-day Los Angeles. TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH, by Andrew Rannells, read by the author. (Penguin Random House Audio.) The star of “The Book of Mormon” and “Girls” on HBO recounts his coming-of-age from a sexually…