"Most of the good things that have happened in my life happened because of books," says Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills -- and that includes meeting his wife. They met on a plane -- he was a passenger, she was a flight attendant.
Author Bill Bryson is known for exploring far-flung places: His previous books cover the Australian outback and the Appalachian Trail -- and even the history of the universe.But the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything found inspiration for his most recent book after a h
Patti LuPone is perhaps best known for her roles in the Broadway hits Evita, Les Miserables and Gypsy.But the Tony award-winner has also experienced some slightly less-glamorous roles -- not to mention a few flops -- during her long theater career.In her book, Patti
A mission to land humans on Mars would take a minimum of two years from lift off to homecoming, but the most difficult engineering problem isn't how we get there; it's what we do once we're on our way.In her book Packing For Mars, Mary Roach writes about the challenges of sending t