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British author Douglas Adams, left, and Nick Landau read Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in October 1979. Colin Davey/Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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It's been 42 years since 'The Hitchhiker's Guide' answered the ultimate question

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Louise Penny (left), a best-selling author, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, paired up to write State of Terror, a new novel that they say is meant to serve as a cautionary tale. Dominique Lafond and Deborah Feingold/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny tackle nuclear war and diplomacy in new crime novel

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Omar Mohamed, left, and his brother, Hassan. In the graphic memoir he coauthored, When Stars Are Scattered, Mohamed shares what their life was like in the refugee camps in Kenya — and their journey to resettlement in the U.S. Omar Mohamed hide caption

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Nicole Byer's '#VeryFat #VeryBrave' guide to bikini confidence

Sam revisits his 2020 conversation with comedian and Nailed It! host Nicole Byer on her coffee table book: #VeryFat #VeryBrave: The Fat Girl's Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini. They talk about home goods, drunken bravery, and learning to love yourself.

Nicole Byer's '#VeryFat #VeryBrave' guide to bikini confidence

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Beloved children's author and wilderness enthusiast Gary Paulsen has died at 82

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Mariner Books

Why a literary magazine at the nation's oldest public hospital matters more than ever

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Graywolf Press

'Dear Memory' digs into the shame accompanying immigrant silence

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In November's Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, (written by Tom Taylor, art by John Timms), Jonathan Kent, son of Clark, will get a boyfriend. DC Comics hide caption

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Superman's son comes out as bisexual in a new comic. It's a big deal — sort of

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the House select committee hearing in July on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption

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Rep. Schiff reveals impeachment regrets, tensions on Capitol Hill after insurrection

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