I read Mary Trump’s book so you wouldn’t have to. You’re welcome.

For several weeks we've been hearing about Mary Trump. She is President Donald Trump's niece, and her new book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Man in the World," has been described as a scathing takedown of the president. I listened to it on Audible, because I love tea, both literally and figuratively. As…

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Reflections of a “Well-Read Black Girl”
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Reflections of a “Well-Read Black Girl”

I recently started listening to Glory Edim's anthology Well-Read Black Girl on Audible. The book derives its title from Edim's book club, which spawned into an organization with national chapters and a festival that takes place in Brooklyn annually. For the book, she asked renowned, black women authors in all genres of literature to write essays based on the question:…

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I recently interviewed bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert

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I interviewed Elizabeth Gilbert, the New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, ¬†about her latest book Big Magic ahead of her talk in Atlanta later this month. Elizabeth was incredibly generous in her interview and is a quote a minute. Not everything could make it into my 875-word article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, so I included some of…

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Interview with “The Butler” author, Wil Haygood

I recently interviewed journalist/historian Wil Haygood in anticipation of his visit to the Atlanta History Center. He is best known for writing The Butler, and he has recently written a biography about Thurgood Marshall, the nation's first African American Supreme Court justice. Haygood was inspired to write about Marshall, because Marshall won Brown v. Board in 1954-- the same year…

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