Posts Tagged ‘books’

I love end of the year lists and I have a lot of opinions and I have a blog so here is my ‘Best of..” list for books and TV series in 2016. Feel free to disagree or tell me your favorites.

Sometimes I feel like every living being in my world knows that my memoir — “Leaving Story Avenue; my journey from the projects to the front page” — has been published but then, as happened Saturday night, I run into someone I know pretty well who knows bupkis about the book. And that pains me […]

Nearly every day brings news of yet another independent bookstore closing somewhere in this country and, nearly every time, the scourge of e-books and e-readers are cited as the reason business has gone south. Let’s face facts — e-readers are here to stay. Owners of Kindles, Nooks and iPads actually buy more books than they […]

One of the most shocking things about the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal (aside from the obvious) was the astronomical prices that Spitzer and other men of means were willing to pay for sex. Spitzer went for the high-priced spread — women who cost him $5,000 an hour! A lot of commentators at the time were […]