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 4, 2013 Your inbox overflows with spam, so what else is new? But have you ever wondered how junk email got its name? And where all of it comes from? Finn Burton, author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet describes the spam business, how it's become a criminal enterprise and how you can protect yourself online.
May 3, 2013 At No. 5, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is writer Anna Quindlen's candid and whimsical memoir.
May 3, 2013 At No. 13, Chris Bohjalian's The Sandcastle Girls traces a global, multigenerational family saga.
May 3, 2013 Michael Pollan explores the transformation of nature into food in Cooked, which debuts at No. 2.
May 3, 2013 Paris, by Edward Rutherfurd, depicts the City of Lights over many centuries. It debuts at No. 8.
May 3, 2013 Novelist Clyde Edgerton has four kids; one is an adult, and the other three are all younger than 10. His new book, Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers, is a guide for dads that's written from his perspective as an older father. Pay heed, expectant fathers: Install that car seat now.
May 3, 2013 Also: MediaBistro says Granta is closing its New York office; poetry for Martians; the freakish charms of David Bowie.
May 3, 2013 Edward Lee's culinary education spans the multi-ethnic immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn where he grew up to his Korean grandmother's kitchen. His cookbook showcases recipes like lamb braised with soy sauce served over grits and Korean fried chicken.
May 2, 2013 Since a garment factory collapsed last month in Dhaka, killing more than 400 people, ethical fashion has been in the spotlight. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, explains the economy that created this tragedy and what we can do to fix it.