08:45 AM EDT 12/13/2013
Originally posted 12/12/2013 05:00PM
It's a time for joy but also contemplation, as our staffers' holiday picks (no, not A Charlie Brown Christmas) reflect. Tell us what you think – and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 05:30PM
Ever wonder what the fashion world's really like, how the Pyramid builders slaked their thirst, or what it's like to work as a junk hauler?
Our staffers are finding out.
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Originally posted 11/21/2013 05:15PM
How could you go wrong this holiday season with the latest offerings from literary bestsellers Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb?
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Originally posted 11/15/2013 04:30PM
The staples are terrific, but it's always fun to add new treats to your turkey day lineup.
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Originally posted 11/07/2013 05:30PM
A dad gets struck by lightning; a baby turns up in a boat; one twin goes to prison while the other wins a Senate seat. Maybe not what happens at your house, but there's plenty everyone can relate to in the family stories our staffers are engrossed in.
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Originally posted 10/31/2013 05:00PM
The hunt for Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Chinese smuggling rings in New York City, a transformative drama program in Levittown – these unfamiliar worlds have our staffers transfixed at the moment. Let us know what you think of their choices – and tell us what you're reading.
Originally posted 10/30/2013 12:00PM
Bestseller Elizabeth Gilbert can do more than eat, pray, love and write memoirs – she started as a fiction writer, and her new book, The Signature of All Things, is a novel about (of all things) a nineteenth century woman botanist. (Trust us, botanists are way way more passionate than you might imagine.)
In a live chat with PEOPLE.com on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., Gilbert will take questions on everything from Eat, Pray, Love to her new book to life with the husband who, as she puts it on her website, is "more widely known as 'That Brazilian Guy From EAT PRAY LOVE'".
Originally posted 10/25/2013 05:55PM
There's nothing but smooth sailing for Gavin McLeod these days.
The actor, now 82, rose to fame playing Captain Merrill Stubing in the hit '80s series The Love Boat, but over the years, he's been steering an entirely new course for himself – one firmly anchored to his identity as a man of faith.
On Tuesday, McLeod released his memoir, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life, which chronicles the choppy waters he's sailed: two heart attacks, two marriages and his battles with alcoholism and depression.
Now, in an interview with Religion News Service (via The Huffington Post), the actor, who is a devout member of the Pentecostal church, speaks out about his spiritual journey – one that took him from Roman Catholicism to the New Age movement to Pentecostalism. (He proudly describes himself as "ambassador for Christ.")
Originally posted 10/24/2013 05:50PM
Kids know a good story when they see one, so it's no surprise that the best YA novels can hold an adult's attention – and sometimes teach us a little something as well. Share your thoughts on the books our staffers are enjoying – and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 10/17/2013 05:30PM
Johnny Carson's womanizing, Billy Crystal's take on aging, Aisha Tyler's many accidents … This weekend our staffers are losing themselves in stars' life stories.
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