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From Dating Exhaustion To ... Flo Rida? Aziz Ansari Surveys 'Modern Romance'

The comic teamed up with a sociologist to write an overview of dating and relationships. His book explains online dating's paradox of choice and how we're all like a song by hip-hop artist Flo Rida.
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Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."
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'You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up': Inside The Lives Of The 'China Rich'

Kevin Kwan's novel China Rich Girlfriend is inspired by real, young Asian billionaires who live in the lap of luxury, spending fortunes on outfits and sports cars. "It's all ripe for parody," he says.
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'Seven Good Years' Between The Birth Of A Son, Death Of A Father

Israeli writer Etgar Keret wrote his first piece of nonfiction the day his son was born. Later, when his father became terminally ill, he decided to publish his essays as a "living tombstone."
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Lawyer Argues That Virtual Trials Would Make Justice System More Fair

Adam Benforado's new book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, describes a system in which race, accents and even attractiveness couldn't play a role in a jury's decision.
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At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet

The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old."
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Napoleon In America: Not As Strange As It Sounds

Historian Munro Price's new Napoleon: End of Glory imagines what might have happened had the French emperor followed through with a planned flight to America after his final defeat at Waterloo.
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India's 1947 Partition And The 'Deadly Legacy' That Persists To This Day

In his new book, Midnight's Furies, Nisid Hajari describes the riots and massacres that ensued after Pakistan was established as a separate state, and how those tensions are still playing out.
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If Jimmy Fallon Gets His Way, 'Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada'

The Tonight Show host's new children's book was inspired by his daughters. He tells NPR about his efforts to trick his first daughter into saying "dada" and his family's struggle to conceive.
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This 'Book Of Numbers' Speaks A Human Language

Writer Joshua Cohen says his new novel (about a journalist and a tech mogul both also named Joshua Cohen) aims to reclaim the Internet. "It's made of our humanity," he tells NPR's Robert Siegel.

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