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"I could be wrong, you know:" John Hodgman notes that while his book That Is All is intensely concerned with "the coming global superpocalypse," it also contains much information about travel and sports and wine, and is "not depressing."

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John Hodgman And Robert Siegel Consider 'All' Things, Some Of Them Rather Dubious

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In 1986, Jon Roberts was arrested as part a cocaine bust that ultimately unraveled his empire.

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'Times' Advice Guy Answers NPR's 'Social Q's'

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Mark Twain's story "A Presidential Candidate," in which he jokingly announces that he is running for president, kicks off Andy Borowitz's comedy collection.

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The Funny 50: A Cavalcade Of Comic Writers

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'I'm Not Regan': Linda Blair played the young Regan MacNeil in the 1973 film adaptation of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist. In the book, Regan becomes possessed by a malevolent demon who makes her head turn 360 degrees.

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Kids' Book Club: A 'Graveyard' Tour With Neil Gaiman

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Scott Spencer: Plot Twists, Where Everything Changes

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One Husband, Three Wives: A True 'Love' Story

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Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was published Monday, less than three weeks after Job's death on Oct. 5.

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Jobs' Biography: Thoughts On Life, Death And Apple

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'El Narco': The Trade Driving Mexico's Drug War

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A stack of copies of the newly released biography of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs at the Books & Books store in Coral Gables, Fla.

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Reporting On The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War

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Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth won three Oscars for art direction, cinematography and makeup.

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Drugs or pills against a background of dollar bills.

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'Deadly Monopolies'? Patenting The Human Body

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