In 1986, David Snowdon began a study of nuns in Mankato, Minnesota. He was interested in what causes the brain to deteriorate
The book will be released November 15.
You are also the author of a trilogy of novels, Snow Island, Evening Ferry, and Island Light. How did you approach Penny
The word on Jhumpa Lahiri was she had moved to Italy and, after a few years of immersing herself in the language, was going to write in Italian. Had I heard this news about one of my fellow, white American, middle-class novelists, I would've shrugged and said, "Knock yourself out."
In Dimestore: A Writer's Life, Lee Smith reflects back on her growing up as a daughter of the Appalachian South and as a fiction writer. While she reports that her fiction finally clicked when she wrote about the life she knew growing up, her non-fiction benefits from the same gaze.
In this edited interview, the "Queen of Metal" talks about the Runaways; her solo success during the '80s; losing contact with her children after her divorce; and her upcoming album Time Capsule, due out April 15.
One expects Shock -- with a capital 'S' -- when reading a book called The Mommie Dearest Diary -- Carol Ann Tells All. And actress Rutanya Alda's book, all about the nightmare of playing Joan Crawford's faithful maid opposite Faye Dunaway in the notorious 1981 camp classic, does not disappoint. All the rumors about Ms. Dunaway's grandstanding diva behavior are true, if Ms. Alda is to be believed.
The last six months of my father's life, I visited him every week in his rehab facility. He was desperately trying to get well enough to return home. Because of his Parkinson's disease he could no longer swallow and as a result couldn't eat normally. But he could talk. And we would talk for hours every time I visited him.
In this interview, Smith, who is also a food columnist for Paste, talks about her interest in cooking; what it means to a musician to have eat good while on the road; and a favorite recipe from the book.
My new memoir, Rebel in High Heels, chronicles my life, including my battle against revenge porn, my party crashing escapades and my three-year relationship with singer Tom Jones.
Jeff is truly an inspiration; through his warm personality, openness and through the perseverance of everything he's overcome and is now passing on that inspiration through this film.