Inspired by the birth of her son and subsequent encounters with parents opposed to vaccination (in California, as an example, families are choosing not to vaccinate at a rate twice that of seven years ago), Eula Biss moves from folklore to epidemiology to literature, riffing on Voltaire and “Dracula,” mercury and autism, paranoia and politics.
When Facebook released its Rooms app last week, I, along with just about everyone else, expected the company's answer to Snapchat, Secret and Whisper - an app where everything you do quickly disappears.
The shortest distance between Neil Patrick Harris and a glimpse of his life story isn't a straight line. The actor/singer/director/award show host, currently appearing on screen in "Gone Girl" (and recently on Broadway starring in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"), who has just signed on to host the 2015 Oscars, has led a less than conventional existence ï¿½ and he has chosen a less than conventional format to tell the tale.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.