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Authors on Audio: Jake S. Friedman

An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.

Soul Mates of the Lost Generation: The Letters of John Dos Passos and Crystal Ross

Book Review

Soul Mates of the Lost Generation: The Letters of John Dos Passos and Crystal Ross

By Lewis M. Dabney

Lovers are thwarted by the conventions of their era.

The Last Chairlift

Book Review

The Last Chairlift

By John Irving

A disjointed, disappointing tale from an otherwise brilliant novelist.

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Essay

What Is “I Have No Idea,” Ken?

I owe my recent “Jeopardy!” appearance — and spectacular flame-out — to books.

Book Review

The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy

Can Americans agree on anything at this point?

Book Review

The Storyteller

By Dave Grohl

The Storyteller

This pleasant recollection from the affable rocker is light on revelations.

Book Review

The Wrong End of the Telescope

By Rabih Alameddine

The Wrong End of the Telescope

This ambitious refugee/LGBTQ+ tale rewards patient readers.

Book Review

The Big Fix: 7 Practical Steps to Save Our Planet

By Hal Harvey and Justin Gillis

The Big Fix: 7 Practical Steps to Save Our Planet

An overwhelming subject is broken into doable, daunting components.

Book Review

My Life of Crime: Essays and Other Entertainments

This wry collection is by turns witty and poignant.