Talking About Books

  1. Echo & association

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco reminds us that ‘good writers borrow, great writers steal.’

  2. To be, or not to be

    Nicholas Delbanco explores the literary and linguistic through line connecting everything from Elizabethan sonnets to modern street slang.

  3. He’s a maniac

    Jon Hein introduced “jump the shark” to the pop-culture lexicon. Now, in a new book about fast food, Hein shows one man’s “junk” is another man’s pleasure.

  4. No sweat

    Already abandoning your new year’s resolutions? Author Michelle Segar, PhD, explains how to revive your goals using the science of motivation.

  5. Curiouser and curiouser

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco falls through the looking glass of high fashion and discovers its strange bedfellow, literature.

  6. The joy of rereading

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco delivers a creative twist on the summer reading list, revisiting some favorite books.

  7. Men of letters

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco celebrates the art of correspondence in a whimsical series of letters that captures the wonder of words among friends.

  8. Trophy life: The Little Brown Jug

    New book celebrates the myths, mysteries, and mania surrounding college football’s oldest trophy rivalry, born of a discarded water jug in 1903.

  9. Going to the dogs

    Storyteller Eric Keller delivers wit and wisdom through a series of quirky animated canines, some of whom wear bikinis.