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Top Fall Biographies of 2013: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Top Fall Biographies of 2013: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Top honors for biography in the fall of 2013 goes to one of our most distinguished biographers, Doris Kearns Goodwin and her new book, The Bully Pulpit. Goodwin’s writing style is often an enigma for me. Her method is different from either of the two top presidential biographers of the last half century – Robert […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #2 Johnny Cash: The Life

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #2 Johnny Cash: The Life

Johnny Cash recorded songs by the truck load for decades until his death in 2003, and since has become a regular cottage industry for publishers and had his life portrayed in the blockbuster Walk the Line. This fall, marking the 10th anniversary of Cash’s passing, another slew of commemorative editions will appear such as the […]

Best Movies Made from Books: #10 Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

Best Movies Made from Books: #10 Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

As a child I purposely read books for which I had seen movies because it helped me visualize what I was reading. Now as an avid reader I find myself constantly saying “the book is much better.” Anyone who reads frequently has said this and will continue to say so when your favorite books are made into […]

Financial Life After Graduation

Financial Life After Graduation

You’ve finally done it, you’re a college graduate. Next step in life (after returning from a celebratory vacation of course) finding a job; this is certainly not an easy task in today’s market, but it will happen so what then? After you find the job of your dreams and you’re making what feels like a […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #4 Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #4 Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Fall 2013 has emerged as being quite rich in biographies, we’ve collected our top 6 picks, so far we’ve named: #6 Wilson #5 Jim Henson: The Biography #4 Salinger by David Shields Every year a deceased author goes under the biographer’s spotlight. In 2011 it was Charles Dickens, and for 2013 it appears to be […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: Jim Henson: The Biography

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: Jim Henson: The Biography

2013 is shaping up to be a tremendous year for readers with long awaited novels Inferno from Dan Brown as well as And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. For those of you who prefer non-fiction, we began looking at Fall 2013 Biographies recently beginning with our #6 Pick, Wilson by A. Scott Berg. We […]

Top Picks for August 2013

Top Picks for August 2013

2013 is shaping up to be a wonderful year for books with highly anticipated releases of Dan Brown’s Inferno and Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed earlier this year. Later this year a myriad of hot titles will be released including: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly Doctor Sleep by […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #6 Wilson by A. Scott Berg

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #6 Wilson by A. Scott Berg

After a hiatus of more than a decade, A. Scott Berg returns with a full scale biography of Woodrow Wilson. Simply titled Wilson, Berg attempts to explain the vast abilities and contradictions of our 28th President. Beginning with his childhood before the American Civil War, Berg follows the young Wilson, the progeny of a long […]

Money Saving Tips

Money Saving Tips

Unless you’re in the top 5-10% in terms of household income you’re probably looking for money saving tips. The problem most people run into is that you don’t want to sacrifice anything. If that’s what you’re looking for, I wish you luck and please pass on the good news to me when you find the […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #3 Lee Child

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #3 Lee Child

We’ve all heard the expression “art imitates life;” whether it be movies, television, or books; entertainment tend to represent the topics of the day. For example in the action and thriller genre, the movement of terrorism to front page news has brought authors such as Vince Flynn to the forefront with his Mitch Rapp character repeatedly saving […]