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  • We Are Destroying Our Immune System w/ Matt Richtel

    03/20/2019 9:16:13 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Adam Carolla Show ^ | 3/19/19 | Adam Carolla
    Matt Richtel, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Journalist, calls in to talk about his new book An Elegant Defense, and why modern society and culture is harming our immune system.
  • Baltimore Mayor landed sweet deal selling her self-published books

    03/16/2019 9:53:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot ^ | March 16, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a lengthy resume, having worked in public relations, as an editor for the Baltimore Sun, co-owner of a television station and member of both the City Council and state assembly before taking her current position. But did you know she was also a published author? Well… “published” is technically correct, but perhaps a bit misleading since her series of children’s books were actually self-published.Going that route doesn’t always work out for people because it’s hard to run up sales without the PR muscle of an established publishing house. Recent revelations indicate that Pugh found a...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will become a superhero in a new comic book

    03/03/2019 4:13:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2019 | Michelle Lou and Brandon Griggs
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is living every comic book fan's dream. The newly elected US congresswoman stars as a sassy superhero in an upcoming comic book titled, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis?" In one of the just-released book covers, Ocasio-Cortez stands over a knocked-out Republican elephant while a Democrat donkey looks on nervously in the background. Her superhero outfit is a white pantsuit, and her gadget is a smartphone, through which she wields her 3.2 million Twitter followers. Another cover shows her in a Wonder Woman-like outfit.
  • New work by J.D. Salinger set to be published for the first time in half a century [tr]

    02/02/2019 4:24:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2019 | Chantalle Edwards
    Never-before-seen, new work by J.D. Salinger, will be published for the first time in more than 50 years. The Catcher in the Rye author's son, Matt Salinger revealed to the Guardian that his father 'never stopped writing' up until his death in 2010 - despite not publishing anything after 1965. Actor and producer Matt Salinger, who played Captain America in the 1990 film said he was working with his father's widow Colleen O'Neill, to get all the material ready for publication. Matt Salinger has joint charge of the literary estate with O'Neill, J.D. Salinger's third wife, who he married in...
  • Book(s) You are Reading

    01/28/2019 5:41:19 PM PST · by Republic_Venom · 129 replies
    Vanity Thread | 1/28/2019 | Me
    Freepers, what books have you read recently and would recommend them for the rest of us? My list includes: 1. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt 2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari 3. Stand Out of Our Light by James Williams 4. The Feminist Lie: It Was Never About Equality by Bob Lewis
  • 2018 Christmas Gift Ideas for Conservatives

    12/13/2018 12:27:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Christmas is right around the corner. If you are looking to liven up the day with some conservatism and capitalism, here are some great gift ideas and stocking stuffers. The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It by Andrew Puzder. Puzder covers the complete history of capitalism in the United States, including the history of the Trump family. This book is a pleasure to read and includes many interesting examples of how liberals have interfered with American capitalism throughout the history of our nation. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. This book is a must-have for...
  • The Story of Moira Greyland (Guest Post)

    12/11/2018 6:33:44 AM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    AskTheBigot.Com Blog ^ | 07/23/2015 | Moira Greyland Peat
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert.
  • The lowdown on the miscreant who got us into this mess: Woodrow Wilson

    11/25/2018 9:32:55 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies ^ | 15/11/18 | BY DAVID P. GOLDMA
    Claremont Review of Books, the brainiest and best publication in the conservative world, published my review of a new biography of America's first progressive president, Woodrow Wilson. He was an unreconstructed defender of slavery and a rancorous apologist for the Confederacy. His whole academic and political life was devoted to tearing up the Constitution and replacing it with a progressive dictatorship. This resentment against a Union that had crushed his native south in the Civil War drove his obsession with a world government with power to issue orders to the United States of America. The constitution in Wilsons reading had...
  • A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness (Robert Heinlein)

    11/18/2018 6:15:19 PM PST · by narses · 90 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JEET HEER
    By JEET HEER June 8, 2014 The science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once described himself as a preacher with no church. More accurately, he was a preacher with too many churches. Rare among the many intellectual gurus whose fame mushroomed in the 1960s, Heinlein was a beacon for hippies and hawks, libertarians and authoritarians, and many other contending faithsbut rarely at the same time. While America became increasingly liberal, he became increasingly right wing, and it hobbled his once-formidable imagination. His career, as a new biography inadvertently proves, is a case study in the literary perils of political extremism. MOST...
  • Book Review "Collateral Crimes" by Freeper Jeff Chandler

    11/17/2018 4:05:39 PM PST · by LS · 14 replies
    self | 11/17/2018 | LS
    Freeper Jeff Chandler (Jeffrey Yochim---I guess I can give out his real name since it's on the cover of his book) has written a thriller about a hitman, Valdo Esposito, performing an errand for the ATF and sending him on a manhunt for Jonathan Starker, a graphic novelist heading for a nerd convention, and internet journalist Jesse Contrad. Fast paced, and relatively believable, the first thing you'll notice is that despite yourself you like ol' Valdo. Even though Jeff doesn't describe him this way, I nevertheless kept picturing him as a Johnny Trejo type. Because he really needs the money,...
  • Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Long-Serving Times Book Critic, Dies at 84

    11/08/2018 7:32:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2018 | Robert D. McFadden
    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, a nationally influential literary critic for The New York Times for three decades, who wrote some 4,000 reviews and essays, mostly for the daily column Books of The Times, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 84. His death, at the Milstein Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, was caused by complications of a stroke, his daughter, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, said. In one of journalisms most challenging jobs, Mr. Lehmann-Haupt was The Timess senior daily book critic from 1969 to 1995, tackling two or three books a week and rendering judgments that could affect, for better or ill, literary careers as well...
  • FreeperBookClub: Free review copy of Epic Fantasy novel from a conservative author

    11/04/2018 2:43:19 PM PST · by jwesleybush · 24 replies ^ | 11/15/2018 | J. Wesley Bush
    FreeperBookClub friends (and other book lovers): My latest epic fantasy novel debuts November 15, and since it's written from a conservative perspective, I'm offering free review copies to folks on conservative fora. It's in PDF format, and can be read on mobile phones, Kindle apps, iPads, or any electronic device. The long-term (and subtle) themes for the series include: - A Burkean comparison of French-style "liberation" with true liberty - Conservatism vs. Reaction - Duty before Desire -- the need for rights WITH responsibility
  • Scientist in remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague who told him endings of books he was reading

    10/30/2018 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 10/29/2018 | Staff
    A scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books, say investigators. Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were avid readers to pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together. But Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it is alleged.
  • Vanity: My book The Maduro Diet is amazons #1 New Release in Venezuelan History

    10/30/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History.The full title of the book is “The Maduro Diet: How three-quarters of adults in Venezuela lost an average of 43 pounds in two years.”Here’s the link to the book:’s a screen capture showing that it’s #1. Click on the image to see a larger version: And because it won’t always be #1, here’s a link to the Internet Archive from when it was #1:
  • MAGA 2020 & Beyond, a short story collection edited by Jason Rennie

    10/22/2018 8:02:09 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Superversive Press ^ | 10/2018 | Jason Rennie
    MAGA 2020 & Beyond tells the tales of a prosperous future where society has righted itself. FICTION 45 by Brad Torgerson When a Secret Service agent interrupts an assassin from the future, neither one of them is ready for their assumptions to be challenged. M.A.G.A.I. When the latest AI program takes President Trumps command literally,interesting things happen. THE MAN IN THE BUBBLE A famous actor discovers that he must learn to get along with Trump supporters, or be left out in the cold. WHERE IS BARRY? As co-workers gather to watch the 2020 election returns, everyone is ready to celebrate....
  • Political fiction book beta-readers needed

    10/15/2018 1:48:21 PM PDT · by siberianheat · 9 replies
    10/15/2018 | Self
    I'm not sure where else to put this. I'm the kind of person who writes numerous letters to the editor of my local paper. I just love to beat down liberal lunacy with facts and hard data. Eventually, however, it feels like an impossible task because Leftists just never get it. I decided to take the fight wider and write a modest-sized book that uses a fictional story to convey my conservative philosophy as it pertains to the President of the United States. The story is about a woman who goes undercover as a transgender man during a much-hyped Leftist...
  • Literary Taste Vs. Stormy Daniels

    09/28/2018 10:32:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 28, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    It's fascinating when the national media's literary tastemakers make room for the transparently tasteless. Time magazine offered its picks for "The Best New Books to Read Fall 2018," and two ticks down from former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir was "Full Disclosure" by anti-Trump porn star/stripper Stormy Daniels. She "promises to divulge plenty -- from her alleged relationship with the President to her much-contested NDA." St. Martin's Press is promoting its Daniels memoir with blurbs from The New York Times ("The latest and perhaps juiciest Trump tell-all to land this year") and New York Magazine ("Due to land in October...
  • Stalin's Priests: Russia Infiltrates Catholic Church in New Thriller

    09/23/2018 7:29:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Stalins Priests tells the story of Rolf Wozzack, a KGB agent, who is hand chosen by Joseph Stalin himself as part of the Russian leaders plan to infiltrate the Catholic church to subvert it for his own use and eventually destroy it from within. Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl named Lucia is visited by angels and the Virgin Mary with her two cousins and is told through prophecies 20 years before Stalin comes to power that Russia will spread evil throughout the world and persecute the church. Through our research, we discovered that the head of the NY State Teachers Union...
  • Amazon is shutting down reviews and reviewers for conservative books

    09/19/2018 8:29:11 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 42 replies
    Amazon's review algorithm has been flagging reviewers who leave a review of books by conservative authors Jon Del Arroz and Vox Day. It then tells them that they're unacceptably biased, removing ALL reviews they've posted and banning them from putting up any new reviews. This has happened to a number of fans and reviewers of their books.
  • An interesting perspective from Chicago radio

    09/13/2018 4:11:27 AM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 20 replies
    WIND Chicago, The Morning Answer | Myself
    Hi, I grew up in Chicago and thanks to the internet, I listen to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson every morning, Chicago's Morning Answer. Dan went to the same school I did, I think, Northwesern. Anyway, he just made a great comment: read some books. History, economics, etc. In other words, don't ever stop educating yourself. The brain is like the body...use it or lose it. 😁 Just thought his comment was worth menntioning.