May 7, 2013 — A new book features a dog who tells you quite honestly that he read a book he should not have read.
May 4, 2013 — Comedian Marc Maron just released his newest book, Attempting Normal, and his TV show Maron premiered on IFC this month. He still found time to speak with NPR's Molly Hart about learning from heartbreak, not wanting to be alone, and stealing from Whole Foods.
May 2, 2013 — The comedian's new book, Dad Is Fat, chronicles life in a two-bedroom Manhattan apartment with five little kids. Gaffigan says having children has made him a better comedian — and living in the city has helped him raise better kids.
Apr 30, 2013 — As National Poetry Month comes to a close, cartoonist Francesco Marciuliano sketches his way through three centuries of cat-loving poets from Christopher Smart's sacred mouser to Margaret Atwood's yellow-eyed feline companion.
Apr 29, 2013 — The comedian turned his life around when he started "WTF with Marc Maron" out of his garage in 2009. He has parlayed the popularity of the podcast into a new television show called Maron, based on his life, as well as a new memoir.
Apr 24, 2013 — The best-selling author and humorist has kept journals for 36 years. Those diaries have been the jumping-off point for the personal essays that appear in his collections, including Me Talk Pretty One Day and now Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls.
Apr 17, 2013 — David Sedaris' latest essay collection, Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, mixes his trademark quirky observations with less successful fictional asides in which he takes on the voices of assorted ultraconservative bad guys.
Apr 8, 2013 — In fiction, Stephen L. Carter's reimagining of Lincoln's presidency and Joshua Henkin's tale of a family's fragmented mourning arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Bill Clegg recounts his attempt to stay clean, and Tim Kreider lifts the curtain on the human condition.
Apr 5, 2013 — Kelly Oxford went from being a housewife and mother of three in Calgary to Internet fame. She reveals the secret to success in a new book, Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar — but her real story may be just as unbelievable.
Apr 3, 2013 — Former SNL cast member Julia Sweeney has written a new memoir of her life as a Midwestern mother. She speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about her decision to adopt from China, how her daughter got to be named Mulan (yes, after the Disney character), and gaining a new appreciation for her own mother.