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A.J. Jacobs

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A. J. Jacobs is an American author. He is best known for books depicting him throwing himself into bizarre situations. His approach to writing books is unusual but effective writing in the name of a little curiosity and a lot of humor, Jacobs chronicles his experiences in his New York Times bestsellers The Year of Living Biblically and... read full bio

Adriana Trigiani

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The novelist Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels. Raised in a small town in Virginia, Adriana was raised in a big Italian family. She chose her hometown for the backdrop of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller Big Stone Gap. Adriana's novels have been translated and sold in... read full bio

Alice Hoffman

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ALICE HOFFMAN, the bestselling author of 29 works of fiction, including The Third Angel, Practical Magic and Here on Earth (a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection). Her latest novel, titled The Red Garden has received starred reviews in Library Journal and Booklist. Hoffman will have a new book out this fall, The Dovekeepers.... read full bio

Alison Bechdel

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Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home and the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF), has become a countercultural institution for lesbians and discerning non-lesbians all over the planet. At the podium, Bechdel redefines race and gender roles while taking aim at some of the most controversial topics of the day. Bechdel's DTWOF is syndicated... read full bio

Alvin Toffler

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Alvin Toffler is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact. Alvin Toffler then moved to examining the reaction of and changes in society. Alvin Toffler later focus has been on the... read full bio

Amy Bloom

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Amy Bloom is an American author. She is best known for her collection of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out. The book was one of Os magazine and Amazons 10 favorite books. Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, the New York Times bestselling author of Away. This astonishing and... read full bio

Amy Jo Martin

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As the CEO of Digital Royalty, a media company that has revolutionized the way individuals and brands market themselves, Amy Jo Martin has changed the digital world. It started with her departure from the Phoenix Suns (NBA), where she'd already revolutionized the way professional sports used digital and social media, to have one client: Shaquille O'Neill. She began building his... read full bio

Andre Dubus III

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Andre Dubos III followed in his father's footsteps and began writing fiction shortly following his college graduation. He continued to develop his work while supporting himself anyway possible, via carpentry, bartending, cleaning, even halfway house counseling. His first published work, the short story titled Forky", was released in Playboy magazine when he was just 23 years old. He claimed mainstream... read full bio

Ann Patchett

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Ann Patchett first novel, The Patron Saint of Liar was named a New York Times Notable Book. Patchett's second novel, Taft, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best work of fiction. Her third novel, The Magician's Assistant, was short-listed for England's Orange Prize and earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her next novel, Bel Canto, won both the... read full bio

Anne Rice

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Anne Rice gained a vast cult readership for her supernatural novels. Her first, Interview with the Vampire. The book was the first in her popular Vampire Chronicles series, which includes The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. Interview with the Vampire was made into a film in starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Rice was also known for... read full bio

Annette Langer

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Annette was a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Writers Digest national writing competition. She has contributed to magazine articles, the Livermore Wine Country Literary Harvest Anthology, and O'Brien's Literary Speculator Bright Beginnings Anthology. Frequently, her work can also be found in the monthly literary e-newsletter Fox and Quill. Annette's first full-length book Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus,... read full bio

Annie Dillard

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Annie Dillard is a highly skilled writer. It has been said that her prose pulls you into the event she is describign - making the reader feel as if they are there with her. Dillard brings knowledge into her discussions from the whole spectrum of thought by referencing physics, numerous religious disciplines, literature, medicine, anthropology and folklore to name some... read full bio

Ariel Dorfman

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Dorfman is a renown author and playwright who witnessed the coup in Chile in the 1970s, which inspired many of his plays and novels. He combines politics and human rights is most of his works. He has been a literature and Latin American Studies professor at Duke University since 1985. ... read full bio

Bill Clegg

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Bill Clegg came to New York at the age of 21 to start a career in book publishing. By 30, he had a thriving literary agency. By 35 he'd lost the agency, his decade-long relationship, his reputation and nearly his life from a crack cocaine addiction. After a major drug binge and suicide attempt, Clegg went from the hospital to... read full bio

Brad Meltzer

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Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author, and well as seven other bestsellers. His first non-fiction book, Heroes For My Son, a collection of heroes throughout history, rose quickly up the New York Times inspirational bestseller list. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded and is the number one selling author of critically acclaimed comic... read full bio

Carole Radziwill

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Carole DiFalco Radziwill is an American journalist, author, and reality television personality. Radziwill began her news career at ABC in New York in 1986 as an intern in postproduction for 20/20, a news magazine show.[5] She was later assigned to Close Up" as a production secretary. She eventually worked for Peter Jennings's documentary unit, producing shows on abortion and gun... read full bio

Carolyne Roehm

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For more than two decades Carolyne Roehm has been viewed as one of this country's trendsetters in fashion, elegance, and tastemaking. After an impressive career as one of the fashion world's reigning designers and recognized in her own right as one of the world's best-dressed women, Roehm has now turned her talents to teaching others about flowers, lifestyle, decorating, and... read full bio

Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She is the author of five bestselling novels, Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The... read full bio

Chin-Ning Chuthe Strategist

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Chin-Ning Chu is a Chinese American business consultant, and a bestselling business management author in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Ms. Chin-Ning Chu, internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author of worldwide bestsellers, "The Asian Mind Game," "Thick Face, Black Heart," and "The Art of War for Women" died of cancer on December 10, 2009 in Taiwan.... read full bio

Christina Crawford

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Christina Crawford is best known as the author of Mommie Dearest, an exposé of alleged child abuse by her mother, actress Joan Crawford. She played Joan Borman Kane" on the TV soap opera The Secret Storm in New York from 1968 until 1969. When Christina went on sick leave in October 1968, Joan Crawford was the temporary replacement in the... read full bio

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