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Robin A. Rothman
Brooklyn, NY
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We've gathered together the biographies and memoirs from some of the biggest names in entertainment--legends and cult icons, male and female, young and young at heart -- for our From the A-List feature. Check out our ten "must-read" books and see ten more on the horizon that we're really looking forward to. Then explore our genre lists for film, television, music, comedy, and culture. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Maya Angelou, celebrated author of more than 30 books spanning poetry, essays, plays, novels, and a series of autobiographies, died Wednesday night, May 27, at the age of 86. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis on April 4, 1928,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
I was sleep deprived because every time I finished a chapter and saw which character's perspective the next was in, I'd simply have to keep reading. I was half-listening to people talking to me because my inner dialogue was busy... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Omnivoracious
"I feel so fortunate to have first crossed paths with Barbara Ehrenreich when I was researching my book and documentary, Fired!," actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch tells us. "She's so brilliant, funny, and irreverent in the best way possible." Gurwitch,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Reading a book by Amanda Vaill practically guarantees that you'll learn a lot -- about places, about history and especially about people you already thought you knew. Her Everybody Was So Young introduced us to Sara and Gerald Murphy, patrons... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Agatha Christie's last novel, published in 1976, was Sleeping Murder. Miss Marple's Last Case, as it was subtitled, saw her return to her small village home, hanging up her detective's hat for good. She certainly fared better than Hercule Poirot,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Talk about daunting... Imagine you're a bestselling author. You've spent more than a decade writing a series of 13 novels -- building a vivid town, dynamic characters, complicated relationships, wicked plot twists. You've ignored the boundaries of traditional genres and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Omnivoracious
We've all seen one. From the kitchen floor to a crowded restaurant, subways to back seats, city streets to backyards, there are no boundaries for a child's sudden meltdown, full of blood-curdling screams and floods of tears. Last year, Greg... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The Squawking Chicken's opinions are not for the thin skinned or weak willed. Canadian gossip blogger and TV talk show host Elaine Lui has spent her life getting to know the woman who raised her. She makes no apologies for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Omnivoracious
My excitement for Afterparty has been growing since the moment I read the book's synopsis back in December. It was a lock for my most anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy books of 2014. Then, I started reading... and I just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
After finishing Arlo Crawford's memoir A Farm Dies Once a Year, I found myself wanting to quit my desk job and do something that involves working with my hands. The book details Crawford's decision to leave his city life to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Omnivoracious
You've likely seen actor/comedian Bob Saget on TV. Question is, which Bob Saget did you see? The family-friendly Saget of "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" fame is oh-so-different from the potty-mouthed button pusher who cameo-ed as a misogynist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
One does not simply read a book by Christopher Priest (The Prestige, The Glamour, etc.). It is not a casual, relaxing, kick back and enjoy type of experience. His books are often intentionally confusing, reality-mangling, complex adventures in which the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
In the last two months, authors Eve Harris and Deborah Feldman have each published books that focus on Orthodox Jewish communities. Exodus, one of our Best of the Month selections in Biography & Memoir in March, is a follow-up to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
With or without warmer weather, summer is on its way. And plenty of book-based stories are about to appear on our TVs and in movie theaters. We've rounded up the trailers for a few of our favorites below and an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Author George R.R. Martin is in New York City this week to promote season 4 of Game of Thrones. The festivities began Tuesday with an official premiere at Lincoln Center. Last night, he dropped by HBO for a private publishers'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
"Write about what you know," they say. Author Rene Denfeld, who has several nonfiction books to her name, took that advice to heart when writing her powerful debut novel, The Enchanted. Told from the perspective of a death row inmate,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Every once in a while, you come across something that rings so true, so familiar, so painful and so funny, it makes you wonder… Did the person who wrote it live in your house, your parents' house, or maybe just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The book I'm most excited about this spring, and therefore my selection for the Big Spring Books Editors' Picks, is The Detainee, the debut novel by British author Peter Liney. From the moment I read the book's description months ago,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The cast of characters in the new Allman Brothers Band biography One Way Out contains 59 names, including core band members, backstage crew, label execs, wives and many affiliated musicians. That can make for a lot of opinions over a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
When I have the pleasure of meeting British novelist Sophie Hannah in person, some of the first things I will tell her "about me" are these: Catty-corner to the rear of my apartment lives a man known to blare Led... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Chang-rae Lee is intrigued by his audience lately. The award-winning author of five novels has attended countless readings and book signings; he's familiar with who his readers are, and vice versa. Or so he thought. On the road promoting his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Harry Potter and the Love That Never Was? Recently J.K. Rowling admitted that she regrets having Hermione end up with Ron. As the author told Emma Watson, guest editor for the upcoming edition of the quarterly British lifestyle magazine "Wonderland,"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Not to be too cinematically cliché about it, but imagine a world... one in which your wish list of futuresque inventions actually existed. Imagine now that an organization has suppressed the items on your list, hidden them away so that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
One of our selections in the True Love category of our Valentine's feature 150 Love Stories, Romance is My Day Job is the sweet story of a romance book fan who lands a dream job as an editor of romance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious