Shailene Woodley plays Beatrice Prior in the upcoming movie Divergent (March 2014), based on the dystopian young adult novel by Veronica Roth. The hugely popular book contains themes of economic struggle and class warfare. Jaap Buitendijk/Summit hide caption

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Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, including The Shining, Carrie and The Dark Tower series. Shane Leonard/Courtesy of Scribner hide caption

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From left, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross co-created the sketch comedy series Mr. Show. They have since played long-running roles on Breaking Bad and Arrested Development, respectively. Sharon Alagna/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing hide caption

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Brazilian writer Yasmin Thayná, 20, participated in a local program aimed at cultivating artistic talent in low-income communities. Courtesy of Yasmin Thayná hide caption

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Linda Ronstadt performs in 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Broccoli Mower: "Douglas stubbornly refused to accept his wife's opinion that he had let the lawn go too long without attention." Christopher Boffoli/Courtesy Workman Publishing hide caption

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In addition to Wild, Cheryl Strayed is also the author of Torch and Tiny Beautiful Things. Joni Kabana/Courtesy Knopf hide caption

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