Books Elizabeth Hawes Books by Elizabeth Hawes Elizabeth Hawes has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Elizabeth Hawes Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Party At Martha's: Stewart's Tips For 'Entertaining' December 5, 2011 In 1982 — long before she had her own TV show or magazine or brand — a young caterer named Martha Stewart wrote a book on entertaining in other people's homes. Now, nearly 30 years later, Stewart's 75th book invites readers into her own house. Party At Martha's: Stewart's Tips For 'Entertaining' Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143008159/143133427" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Getty Images Best Books Of 2009 In The Year's Best Memoirs, Mirth And Melancholy December 14, 2009 Heller McAlpin's picks include: the story of a lifelong crush on Albert Camus, a humorous take on middle-aged malaise, and a no-nonsense look at mortality. The sharp, fresh writing in these memoirs will bring you headfirst into each author's world, with your heart following close behind. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Camus, a Romance' December 14, 2009 Author Elizabeth Hawes channels her lifelong ardor for Albert Camus into a rich, unusual hybrid of a book that is part biography, part personal memoir. Hawes' admitted bias and reflections on the biographical process add intriguing dimensions to this intellectually stimulating literary portrait.