Crosswords And Con Men Meet In 'Manhattan'

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Drugs, Parties Unite Stories In 'How It Ended'

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'Less Than Zero' Addicts Reach Middle Age

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'Ripe': One Man's Quest For The Perfect Tomato

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The iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's was specially designed by Hubert de Givenchy. Howell Conant/Paramount/ The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Holly Golightly: Breaking Rules In A Little Black Dress

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Across Montana On Horseback, Poet Hands Out Poetry

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What's The Story? Writers Reveal Why They Write

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Formerly a trial lawyer, Richard North Patterson served as the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor. He is now a best-selling thriller writer. Patterson writes his novels longhand from an outline and then faxes his notes to his assistant who types them up -- a system that has worked for him for nearly 30 years. Peter Simon hide caption

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'Advise And Consent': Scandal In The U.S. Senate

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"I’ve always wanted to write about the paparazzi subculture," says author Carl Hiaasen. "It's such a peculiar, predatory way to make a living -- chasing pseudo-celebrities from club to club, hoping they stumble out the door drunk so you can snap a photo." Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paparazzi Take Center Stage In Hiaasen's 'Star Island'

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Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock, sits outside a restaurant on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles on July 14. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Futurist 40 Years Later: Possibilities, Not Predictions

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In 2007, Megan Stack was awarded the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad. Jamie Tarabay hide caption

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War Stories: A Reporter's Education In The Mideast

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Teen Chef Is On The Case In New Mystery Series

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'Kook': Life's Lessons Learned On A Surfboard

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Jennifer Egan's short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers and McSweeny's. Pieter M. van Hattem hide caption

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Jennifer Egan Does Avant-Garde Fiction — Old School

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Jerry Della Femina started working in advertising in the 1950s and was named one of the 100 most influential advertising people of the century by Advertising Age. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Scotch For Dessert: An Ad Man's Spirited Memoir

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