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Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found

Known as the "Joan Anderson Letter," the 18-page, single-spaced, stream of consciousness note from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac was found amid the dusty papers of a now-closed publishing house.
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Book Review: 'Lunch Poems' Reissue

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara, City Lights Books has reissued an expanded version of the collection.
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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.
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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."
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Al Michaels On Great Sports Moments That He's Witnessed

Al Michaels' book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the play-by-play voice, and talks to Michaels about his book, You Can't Make This Up.
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How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.
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After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it.
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Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.
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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.
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Book Review: 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

Poet Tess Taylor reviews "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine. It's been nominated for a National Book Award.

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