My Lobotomy, a memoir by Howard Dully, tells the story of how a 12-year-old Howard Dully was unrightfully lobotomized at the insistence of his parents and with the help of the infamous Dr. Freeman.
No matter what type it is, flights can be tedious and tiring, and a good book can help the time pass quickly. Below is a list of some books we think are perfect travel companions and are sure to entertain, even on the worst of trips!
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.
Oh, where do the hours go?
The eyes begin to dance,
No more concern for romance.
A slight touch of the hand,
Weakness sets in and you cannot stand.
This passion yearns to be fed,
A tangled mess of naked flesh falls to the bed.
The nails claw and tear,
Hair and sweat are all you wear.
Margaret Atwood's brilliant dystopian novel "Oryx and Crake" depicts a society destroyed by genetic engineering and bioterrorism in a tale readers will not soon forget. Read our editorial book review of "Oryx and Crake".
Blinded no more are we
On our hopes that were forlorn
Now that we finally see
The light of darkness’ morn
Read our review of "Decanting a Murder", a cozy mystery novel by Nadine Nettmann.
In understanding any work of fiction, the consideration of words and language is, at minimum, implicitly essential—words allow the writer to build the fictional world and create the atmosphere that readers turn to when examining a text. While understanding words and their effects is central to any effort toward thoughtful reading, rarely does a book urge the reader to consider words and language the way Elif Batuman’s The Idiot does.
“We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun.”
That at its core, is what famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest, NY Times Bestselling book is about.
It is for the non-astrophysicist to begin to understand concepts that are so large and complex and yet are the very reasons the human race exists.
Tyson’s book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” travels through time and space, starting with The Big Bang.
He explains how scientists measure the universe, the ways in which everything we know is created, and the wonders that lie beyond our earthly horizons.
“Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.”
Margaret Atwood’s classic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a story that is uncomfortable and difficult to deal with. Set in a dystopian America, the government has been overthrown by religiously conservative extremists, the constitution is gone, and women have had their rights stripped from them. They are sorted into occupations that reverted back into traditional female roles, from being housewives and cooks and maids.
With the exploration of colorful characters living in rural Ireland, Claire Keegan's "Walk the Blue Fields" will become a favorite for generations to come.
Claire Keegan’s book explores the overarching theme of rural Ireland, dealing with characters that are either leaving it, escaping to it, or struggling to live their daily lives in it.
Read our editorial book review.
Sure I chased you
And never found you
But you kept that spark alive
Looking for a good true story to read? Here are ten of the best memoirs and autobiographies—some you may not know about. Add these to your personal collection and let us know what you think!
“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”
Can literary works that address struggles of race, identity, and terror, provide a lens that is comparable to the current reality of readers?
Franklin Park is all ready to unite for its monthly reading series, convocation for this month being scheduled on Monday, June 12, 2017.
Recommended and published by eminent publications of NYC, including The New York Times and The New Yorker, this event is known as “the best reading series in NYC”.
Franklin Park describes their event as “Provocative, humorous, and poignant”.
Based at the Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, it is one of the most distinguished platforms which features both emerging and established fiction writers, memoirists, and poets from NYC and across the world. The ambiance both inside and outside is relaxed and calming.
This Monday, Franklin Park is
The Drowning Pool is a part of Beckford. Everyone in the town knows of it and knows of the women who are dragged out of it. This year two women were found, one a teenager named Katie, and months later, a woman named Nel. Nel’s death leaves her daughter, Lena, alone and it also brings back Nel’s estranged sister, Jules.