The Top 10 Myths About Introverts

The Top 10 Myths About Introverts Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days. Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. […]

So Long To One Of My Favorite Writers: R.I.P. Nora Ephron

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tuesday, June 26, 2012 — 8:13 PM EDT —– Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Writer, Dies at 71 Writer and Filmmaker With a Genius for Humor By CHARLES McGRATH Nora Ephron, an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold (only smarter and funnier, some said) who became one […]

Library Of Congress: The Books That Shaped America

Books That Shaped America The Library of Congress, the world’s largest repository of knowledge and information, began a multiyear “Celebration of the Book” with an exhibition on “Books That Shaped America.” The initial books in the exhibition are displayed below. “This list is a starting point,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “It is […]

Which Of Theses Books Will Be The New “Hunger Games?”

    These book are still in the works and this is why they might just become the new reading sensation: “TIGER’S CURSE” Author: Colleen Houck Studio: Paramount, in conjunction with Disruption Entertainment and Ineffable Pictures Release Date: 2015 Story: Originally self-published as an e-book, “Tiger’s Curse” is about 17-year-old orphan Kelsey Hayes who works […]

The Advocate Bookshelf: Healing Reading – Seven Books

The Advocate The Advocate Bookshelf: Healing Reading Seven new titles to guide your personal transformation in 2012. December 23, 2011 The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence by Lynne Henderson Ph.D. Shyness is a universal human emotion, a blend of fear and interest, and from it comes many positive personality traits. However, it also welcomes […]

Steve Jobs: Notes On Success

  Don’t Wait When the young Steve Jobs wanted to build something and needed a piece of equipment, he went straight to the source. “He began by recalling that he had wanted to build a frequency counter when he was twelve, and he was able to look up Bill Hewlett, the founder of HP, in […]

5 best biographies on Elizabeth Taylor

1. Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor, by Alexander Walker For an overall look at the life of Elizabeth Taylor – particularly her early years – this biography by British film critic Alexander Walker makes a good starting point. Walker tackles everything from Taylor’s strong-willed mother to her Hollywood triumphs to her many husbands to […]

Modern Tonic Picks Their “Books of the Year”

Cover via Amazon Source: Modern Tonic Underneath It All Comic or tragic, truth or fiction, this year’s best books get under the surface to revel in what lies beneath. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen The inner landscape of a middle-class family is laid bare through rotating first-person narratives, touching on politics, love, infidelity, environmentalism, and rock-and-roll in […]