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Books

Bryson's "One Summer" recounts momentous season in U.S.


History buffs will no doubt immediately understand the significance of the title of Bill Bryson’s latest best-seller, “One Summer: America, 1927” (Doubleday, 2013). The rest of us have the privilege of discovering the many amazing events that unfolded in that seminal year and decade.

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Gilbert's latest explores themes of love, discovery


Elizabeth Gilbert is well known for her autobiographical best-sellers, including the blockbuster “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia” (Viking Adult 2006) and “Committed: A Love Story” (Viking, 2009).

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The creative process: Something to muse on

I learned an old thing in a new way recently, that when applied could be transformative for anyone who struggles with harnessing creativity – and taming the ego. Here’s the thing: “It’s not about me.” Success – or failure, for that matter – doesn’t have to define you.

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Book on Johnny Carson fails to qualify as biography


Like millions of other Americans, I enjoyed watching “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson” during the 30 years Carson hosted the late-night TV staple.

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Once upon a time: On the hunt for magic


The phrase “Once upon a time” is magical in more ways than we could ever imagine, and one that as adults we are far too eager to abandon. It takes us beyond our limited world of possibility and transports us into a grander spectacle of potential outcomes.

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