""25 Lessons is the story of NYC street photographer, Lorenzo, who examines his life through the art of photography and is reminded of many valuable lessons along the way. "It's more like a roadmap for using your heart, soul and senses to capture images through the lens of a camera." 25 Lessons is the #1 bestselling photo essay on amazon in 2010 and 2011.""
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2011: In the Garden of Beasts is a vivid portrait of Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s reign, brought to life through the stories of two people: William E. Dodd, who in 1933 became America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s regime, and his scandalously carefree daughter, Martha."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2011: Tina Fey’s new book is short, messy, and impossibly funny. From her humble roots growing up in PA to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on SNL, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation."
"New Yorkers occasionally suffer from a unique and unlikely loneliness, despite the frenzy of cultural activity that surrounds them. Call it "center-of-the-world ennui." Attempting to combat his own bout of the Gotham blues, author Oliver Broudy is looking for an escape when a routine journalism gig lands him the project of his life..."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, is just what a chef's story should be--delectable, dripping with flavor, tinged with adrenaline and years of too-little sleep."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2011: We've heard much more about J.D. Salinger's reclusiveness and eccentricities, both real and exaggerated, than we have about the writing that made him famous in the first place. Kenneth Slawenski's Salinger: A Life avoids such scandalmongering in order to deliver a sensitive (but not fawning) portrait of Salinger the writer."
"The tradition of giving a diamond solitaire engagement ring has long been the ultimate statement of love and romance, but no sooner does newly engaged Mara Altman set her sights on a unique, inexpensive, and--gasp--muddy brown diamond ring, than she begins to doubt the decision of breaking this custom."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2011: Rarely has the process of becoming a writer seemed as organic and--dare I say it--moral as it does in Andre Dubus III's clear-eyed and compassionate memoir, Townie. You might think that following his father's trade would have been natural and even obvious for the son and namesake of Andre Dubus, but it was anything but."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, Ben Ryder Howe, a burned out editor at the Paris Review, spends his days concealing his apathy from his eccentric boss (George Plimpton!), avoiding the short story slush pile, and anticipating the day he will move out of his in-laws’ Staten Island basement."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2011: Lelyveld accomplishes the difficult task of humanizing the fabled "Mahatma." Utterly unafraid of depicting Gandhi's less palatable tendencies, Lelyveld instead stands the man up against the myth."
"Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2011: In recent years, the best reason to have a Harper's subscription has been the appearance, once every year or two, of a long and life-giving essay by Hoagland. Whatever topic they hang themselves on, they circle around and wander through all of the above, each a memoir in miniature, each a guide to life as lived in its seventh and now eighth decades."