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J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

A first edition of J.D. Salinger's iconic 1951 novel, 'A Catcher in the Rye,' which has inspired readers for seven decades.

A first edition of J.D. Salinger’s iconic 1951 novel, ‘A Catcher in the Rye,’ which has inspired readers for seven decades.

‘Tis the season … for my perennial pilgrimage to Manhattan in New York City, the warren of Holden Caulfield, the disgruntled protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s 1951 opus “The Catcher in the Rye.” The book turns 65 this year and has been endlessly quoted, celebrated, banned, copied, lionized and burned.

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Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith have penned a self-help book that's actually fun to read while imparting some sound advice about life. (Photo: Greeno/Bryan)

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith have penned a self-help book that’s actually fun to read while imparting some sound advice about life. (Photo: Greeno/Bryan)

Authors Arthur Greeno and Bryan Smith have penned a new book, “Breaking Conformity,” that tells a revealing story that will shatter many common myths about life and teach you a recipe for success through effective storytelling. Sure it’s a self-help book, but it’s also a fun read.

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'Woodstock Daddy' Elliot Tiber is Back With New Book 'After Woodstock'

Elliot Tiber details his years after he helped stage Woodstock in 1969 with a new memoir 'After Woodstock.' (Photo by Calvin Ki)

Elliot Tiber details his years after he helped stage Woodstock in 1969 with a new memoir ‘After Woodstock.’ (Photo by Calvin Ki)

Elliot Tiber is the exception to the old adage that there are no second acts in life. In fact, like a Shakespearian play, Tiber has gone through at least five acts. His latest is a new book detailing his life after helping to stage the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in upstate New York.

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Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book

Kelly Krigger tries to put his finger on the problems facing middle-aged men in his new book about curmudgeons.

Kelly Krigger tries to put his finger on the problems facing middle-aged men in his new book about curmudgeons.

Kelly Crigger is standing up for middle-aged men who are having midlife crises in his new book, “Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man’s Guide To Midlife.” His prescription: “rediscover the world around you.”

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Joan Rivers, Prolific Author in Life, Sees Her Book Sales Soar in Death

Joan Rivers was a prolific writer. She penned a dozen books and earned an English degree from Barnard College.

Joan Rivers was a prolific writer. She penned a dozen books and earned an English degree from Barnard College.

Joan Rivers prided herself on being a writer. She was a prolific author mostly of self-help books and other works based on her life. But what a life. Although her books were always popular, sales are soaring in death, according to reports.

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M.A. Cassata Rules the Roost as Queen of Celebrity Tribute Books

M.A. Cassata has become the queen of celebrity tribute books with tomes like her two volume 'Essential Cher.'

M.A. Cassata has become the queen of celebrity tribute books with tomes like her two volume ‘Essential Cher.’

Mary Anne Cassata is the queen of celebrity tribute books. She’s written about almost every major artist of the past 25 years, but of them all, Cher is the most fascinating to the celebrity writer.

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James J. Kaufman Novels Explore Themes of Honesty, Integrity

James J. Kaufman and his latest novel.

James J. Kaufman and his latest novel.

In his follow-up novel to “The Collectibles,” James J. Kaufman has delved even deeper into the meaning of life, the importance of honesty, the nature of love and the power of relationships.

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Gore Vidal, a 20th Century Literary Lion, Dies at 86

Gore Vidal, one of the last true men of letters, a wit, prolific writer and bon vivant, who move easily in political as well as celebrity circles, has died in Los Angeles after a long illness from pneumonia. He was 86.

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Ray Bradbury, Who Saw Worlds No Other Saw, Dies at 91

Ray Bradbury, who inspired the imaginations of countless readers with his tales of starships and life on distant planets, as well as provoking political commentary in his books, has died at 91. No immediate details concerning his death were available.

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Pat Walker Confronts Mind, Spirit With Sammy Hagar's Help

Author Pat Walker wandered into a bar in Mexico with her husband, hoping to enjoy a rock concert by a famous singer unknown to her, but something frightening and wonderful happens instead.

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Bronte Booklet Falls to French Museum in 'Heated' Bidding

Charlotte Bronte, a 19th century English novelist and poet, apparently means more to France than Great Britain. A French museum aced out the Bronte museum in England for a rare manuscript written by the author.

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Rare Jane Austen Manuscript Sells at Auction for $1.6M

Victorian novelist Jane Austen’s handwritten manuscript for “The Watsons” about four daughters of a widowed clergyman who endeavor to marry well, has fetched a stunning $1.6 million at auction.

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Astrologer Tera Lane Watches Planets Do Their Daily Dance

Tera Lane has an eye for the stars and not the Hollywood kind. For the past 25 years, she’s worked as a professional “Sidereal Astrologer.” Now she’s channeled that experience into a new illustrated book, “Enchantment in the Sky” (Xlibris Books), a primer on astrological signs and their meanings.

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Cindy Morrison: How Good Friends Can Reboot Your Life

On a recent episode of MTV’s hit show “Jersey Shore,” Snooki talked about how fellow cast member Sammi was increasingly isolated from the gang. The comment sounded familiar to Cindy W. Morrison, author of  “Girlfriends 2.0: Reboot and Upgrade Your Girlfriends NOW” (Yorkshire Publishing).

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John Domenico: From Rock to Religion, a Spiritual Awakening

In author John Domenico’s 50-plus years, he’s embarked on a seeker’s journey that has taken him from steadfast Catholicism to born-again Christianity to a unique kind of inclusive spirituality.

Paul Newman's Vintage Rolex Watch Fetches $17.8M at Auction (See!)

Paul Newman's Vintage Rolex Watch Fetches $17.8M at Auction (See!)

The late Paul Newman is known for more than ranch dressing. He was also a snazzy dresser, and his vintage Rolex Daytona ...Read More
David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie's iconic 1972 song "Starman" marked a turning point in his career, and a working draft of the lyrics he wrot...Read More
David Rockefeller Estate to Sell Extensive Art, Furniture Collection

David Rockefeller Estate to Sell Extensive Art, Furniture Collection

David Rockefeller, banker, philanthropist and avid collector died in March at the age of 101, prompting the sale of more...Read More
Morgan Library Fetes First Cultural Iconoclast, Henry David Thoreau

Morgan Library Fetes First Cultural Iconoclast, Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was America's first cultural iconoclast. Not much is popularly known about him beyond his seminal bo...Read More
J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

‘Tis the season ... for my perennial pilgrimage to Manhattan in New York City, the warren of Holden Caulfield, the disgr...Read More
Linda Bruckheimer Sees Life Through Lens of 'High Concept' Photographer

Linda Bruckheimer Sees Life Through Lens of 'High Concept' Photographer

Linda Bruckheimer is married to movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer. Normally, that would be the end of the story for a Hollyw...Read More
Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali, easily one of the largest sports icons of the 20th Century, is expected to be a major draw when many of hi...Read More
MoMA Party in the Garden Fit for a Rockefeller and a Few Friends (Photos!)

MoMA Party in the Garden Fit for a Rockefeller and a Few Friends (Photos!)

The Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Party in the Garden was fit for a Rockefeller, make that two or three Rockefellers. Th...Read More
Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers' lavish jewelry, fine French furniture, exclusive Bob Mackie gowns, paintings and other object reflecting he...Read More
Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Authors Arthur Greeno and Bryan Smith have penned a new book, "Breaking Conformity," that tells a revealing story that w...Read More
Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Movel, a darling of early 20th century Parisian Cafe Society, was a noted painter, engraver, sculptor,...Read More
Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker was pretty handy with a DL-44 Blaster in movies like "The Empire Strikes Back," and now you can own one o...Read More
Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop art has long been thought a uniquely American movement led by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. But Pop...Read More
Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa, the enigmatic portrait of a 16th century woman with a wry smile, may not be the person she was thought to be....Read More

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