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So you love Dr. Seuss, even though reading the books to children can lead to embarrassing situations as you blurt out some gibberish rather than what's printed on the page.
Find facts about your favorite books and characters here.
And of course, since it's wiki, you can add to the knowledge base should you desire.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Jan 26th 2015 (12:00am)
The brilliant and long-adored author Ulrich Haarburste graces us with some glorious prose from his neighbor and protegee Frau Brunhilde Schneemann.
By: dave
Tuesday, Dec 9th 2014 (12:03am) | Thanks: mefi
"The Day The Mummy Returned" is a 1971 short story written by Ed Wood, Jr. the American original who gave us Bride of the Monster, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and so much more. It's presented here for the first time in over forty years since its initial publication.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 29th 2014 (5:27am)
I can't believe someone thought these were appropriate titles for children's books. But I can't stop chuckling over them.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jun 15th 2014 (3:27am) | Thanks: George Takei
Writing that Douglas Adams cut from his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels is to be published for the first time after being found in his archive.
By: dave
Monday, Jun 2nd 2014 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
I'll just leave you with the following excerpt:

"We are 50-year-old women. We can't just set a toxic ham on fire in a public place. We'll get caught. We'll get arrested."

Read on.
By: dave
Friday, May 23rd 2014 (12:03am) | Thanks: mefi
YUP | 2 The Egg
I'm not a religious man. Far from it. I understand why it exists and why people believe, but it's just not my thing. Reading this short story by Andy Weir (here it is in video form, if that's more to your liking) kinda makes me wish it was.
By: dave
Monday, Mar 18th 2013 (12:05am)
Simon's great-grandfather Herschel fell into a pickle vat in 1912 and was preserved by the brine for 100 years. Here is the tale of his return and introduction to the modern world told in 4 parts, 2 of which have already been posted, with more coming daily.
By: dave
Wednesday, Jan 30th 2013 (5:29am) | Thanks: mefi
SciAm's run a fascinating excerpt from Kevin Dutton's book The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us about Success that's well worth a read. I'll certainly be picking this one up.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jan 8th 2013 (12:01am) | Thanks: boingboing
ABC Affiliate: "All Up In My Snatch" Petraeus Book Graphic A "Mistake"
By: Sunny
Wednesday, Nov 14th 2012 (12:08am) | Thanks: Laurie Notaro
Comedic genius Chris Elliot talks of life and career while pimping his latest book.
By: dave
Friday, Oct 26th 2012 (6:02am) | Thanks: mefi
Dan Roam tells the incredibly cool story of how he came to possess an enormous book on the moon that's fantastic in many ways.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 24th 2012 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
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Terry Bisson's They're Made Out Of Meat, originally published in Omni Magazine, 1990.
By: dave
Thursday, Sep 6th 2012 (4:56am)
So I guess there's some new vampire fuck book out there that all the teens are crazy over right now. Here's a random text generator for it.
By: dave
Friday, Aug 3rd 2012 (12:00am) | Thanks: turkboy
It's the literary equivalent to the neighborhood lemonade stand - Little Free Library will sell you (or show you how to build) a small post-mounted honor library that you can set up in your front yard and share works with your neighbors. Very very cool.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 2nd 2012 (12:01am)
The story is by Philip K. Dick, the legendary flipped-out weirdo and science fiction author whose books have been endlessly adapted into films. Everyone knows Blade Runner, based on his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? What most people don't know is that the late Philip K. Dick has been reincarnated. As an android.
By: dave
Thursday, May 3rd 2012 (12:00am) | Thanks: funk
I was in a supermarket recently searching for a brown mustard-and-conditioner in one. It was while I was reading the ingredient label on a jar of Gouldens Dry Scalp Formula that I looked to the children's book rack and there spied the title "My Little Golden Book About God." For the safety of our race (if any still remain) I have translated this book in the hopes that a resistance may arise. Read the baby powder-scented Final Solution of our enemies from beyond, otherwise known as: My Little Golden Book About Zogg.
By: dave
Tuesday, Feb 7th 2012 (7:25am) | Thanks: j20
There are lots of ways to mark the passage of time, but none as unusual as seeing what common household objects find their way up a person's innards.
Enjoy a brief perusal through this 11 photo gallery.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Nov 18th 2011 (5:02am) | Thanks: Leeper
That's what Susan Andersen's novel Baby, I'm Yours was supposed to say. Thanks to a typo, it says something subtly yet drastically different.
By: dave
Tuesday, Sep 13th 2011 (5:45am) | Thanks: the awl
Brilliant! But now I want to read the book, and see the movie.
By: Sunny
Wednesday, Aug 31st 2011 (4:55pm) | Thanks: Laurie Notaro
The Republic high school in Missouri recently banned a couple of books, one of which was Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library responds by giving a free copy to any Republic student who asks.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 8th 2011 (12:03am)
You'd think that well-respected authors would be an eloquent, friendly bunch... and you'd be wrong. When they start talking about each other, authors can get downright catty.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 21st 2011 (5:26am) | Thanks: daily what
Audio book read by Samuel L. Jackson of the children's book Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, with illustrations by Ricardo Cortes. Enjoy.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jun 16th 2011 (7:48am) | Thanks: lyzard
I've never heard of Chip Zdarsky nor read his works - but based upon this single page I think I need to look him up in the library. I'm assuming not in the 'Teen Lit' section, as it's certainly NSFW.
By: dave
Tuesday, May 24th 2011 (4:55am)
Shed's a struggling author - he poured his heart and soul into an autobiographical self-help book for 5 years, then spent another 2 years getting it published... and it tanked.

Now, he's finally cracked Amazon's top lists with his latest book. This is noteworthy because his latest book is totally blank.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 12th 2011 (4:14am)
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