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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

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Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, which will air its final season next year. Poehler says, "It's a privilege in television to be able to have a proper goodbye." Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

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A Candid Memoir From Comedian Amy Poehler? 'Yes Please'

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The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds

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The Serious History Of Hocus Pocus In 'Penguin Book Of Witches'

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Cartoonist Looks Back On Career Built On Unnerving Visions

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Nuruddin Farah is the author of 11 novels, including Maps, Gifts and Secrets. He is a professor of literature at Bard. Riverhead hide caption

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Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

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The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

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Designer Diane Von Furstenberg has written a memoir called The Woman I Wanted to Be. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

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Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'

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Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities. Jessica Hancock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

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Disappearing Religions Charted In 'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms'

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

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From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

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