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Esquire’s Women We Love (to Get Book Recommendations From)

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This week, Esquire.com ran a super hot online photo gallery featuring eight incredible women…giving their book recommendations. The list — “80 Books Every Person Should Read” — updates an older list to better reflect the world we actually live in, as they explain:

What can we say? We messed up. Our list of “80 Books Every Man Should Read,” published several years ago, was rightfully called out for its lack of diversity in both authors and titles. So we invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a new list.

It’s a really damn good list.

Welcome to Hillary Clinton’s America, Esquire!

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At Least Five New J.D. Salinger Books Said to be Coming

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For several months, publicity around the forthcoming documentary and book about J.D. Salinger has promised major revelations about the author. The biggest hints in the theatrical trailer imply that the writing Salinger did in seclusion after his final publication in 1965 would eventually see the light of day.

This morning, the The New York Times reports that the book and movie “include detailed assertions that Mr. Salinger instructed his estate to publish at least five books — some of them entirely new, some extending past work — in a sequence that he intended to begin as early as 2015.”

This is, of course, a believe-it-when-we-see-it situation. But it does align with things I have heard since Salinger’s death that rank a little higher than rumor. Continue reading

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