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Intentionally Awful Photos Of 'Dimly Lit Meals For One'

Instagram food photos often offer a curated image of an idealized existence. This book is not that: It pairs grainy photos of culinary monstrosities with fictional tales of the sad sacks eating them.
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Injuries Increase As Pitchers Throw Harder, Faster And Younger

In The Arm, baseball columnist Jeff Passan explains how competitive pressure on young players is making them more vulnerable.
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Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt: "The Rainbow Comes and Goes"

When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. A conversation with the broadcast journalist and his famous mother on life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child.

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'You Cannot Shame Me': 2 New Books Tear Down 'Fat Girl' Stereotypes

Authors Sarai Walker and Mona Awad were tired of the way fat characters were — and weren't — portrayed in fiction. Dietland and 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl attack a culture of stigmatization.
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Memoirist Augusten Burroughs Puts It All Out There In 'Lust & Wonder'

Augusten Burroughs is one of America's most successful memoirists. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with him about his latest book, Lust & Wonder.
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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken."
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In Many Ways, Author Says, Spanish Civil War Was 'The First Battle Of WWII'

According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is Spain in Our Hearts.
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Anna Quindlen: "Miller's Valley"

A government plan to destroy a community for a flood control project is the backdrop of Anna Quindlen's latest work of fiction. The best-selling author and journalist on her novel about family, memory and loss -- and her thoughts on American politics today.

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'Dark Territory' Examines The Long History Of Cyber War

So many things in our lives are plugged into networks vulnerable to hacking. Fred Kaplan's new book Dark Territory looks at how this came to be and what it means for the future.
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How Basketball Great Bill Walton Thrived In A Life Of Limitations

Bill Walton has written a memoir: "Back from the Dead." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with him about his childhood, basketball career and The Grateful Dead.

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