Read an excerpt from Manal Omar's gripping memoir about the complicated lives of women in Iraq, "Barefoot In Baghdad."
Author Carl Hiaasen turns his satirical eye to the seedy side of celebrity in his new book, "Star Island."
During a tough childhood, author Eric Poole took solace in the T.V. show "Bewitched." The series inspired him to dress up and cast spells to try to change his life.
A Louisiana native's new novel foreshadows the BP oil disaster; depicts what it was like to grow up along the Gulf Coast in the '60s and '70s.
Allegra Goodman's new novel tells the story of two sisters navigating love, historic cookbooks and the dot-com boom and bust.
Two teams of scientist-explorers set out to find the deepest place on earth in 2004. Author James M. Tabor recounts their dangerous search.
The local food movement brought new jobs and industry to Hardwick, Vermont, but farmer Ben Hewitt explains that most residents still can't afford what's grown there.
In his new novel, sociologist Allan Johnson tells the story of one woman's struggle to recover after domestic violence claims the life of her only child.
Gerald Boyd was the first black managing editor at the New York Times. His work contributed to the paper's numerous Pulitzer Prizes, but he was forced to resign over the...
Terrorism expert Jessica Stern deals with her own personal trauma in her latest book, about the time she and her sister were sexually assaulted as teenagers.
SNL writer Simon Rich's first novel, “Elliot Allagash,” is a satirical, modern-day Faust story set at a privileged New York high school.
Author Justin Cronin imagines a U.S government experiment in prolonging life gone horribly wrong- letting loose twelve vampires into the world.
What do libertarians believe about abortion, civil rights, prostitution and religion? Author Jeffery Miron explains in his new book.
From lions, cougars and sharks to common dogs and a platypus- Author Gordon Grice has collected a series of stories about the hazards of the animal kingdom.
What would you find if you followed all the wires, cables, pipes, drains, and sewers from your back yard back to the source? That's what Scott Huler did, to understand...
Before Robert Alton Harris was executed in 1992, he said "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper," a line of dialogue...
Journalist and author Mark Oppenheimer was a smart-aleck, constantly arguing as a kid- until he found a way to channel his energy in the middle school debate club. He became...
In his new book, Journalist Sebastian Junger tells the story of the 2nd Platoon, Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan, a unit that saw an extraordinary amount...
Which are the teams to watch? Will Ghana become the first African country to make it to the semi-finals? Will President Obama attend?
Author and international risk consultant David Ropeik says that our perception of risk is not a logical process, often leading us to confuse true dangers and false alarms.