Brooklyn Bookbeat

Brooklyn author publishes debut essay collection

“I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son” (Alfred Knopf), Kent Russell’s irresistibly engaging debut collection of essays intertwined with personal history, is easily one of the best books of the past year. … Full Article

A Review: ‘Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker’

When I was a teenager and my father realized the true extent of my passion for the movies, he gave me a slim paperback titled simply “Picture.” The author was Lillian Ross. I’d read Arthur Knight and Manny Farber and Bosley Crowther and Stanley Kaufman, and, of course, Pauline Kael. … Full Article

‘Political Gladiators’ book offers tips to Millennials

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli won his first political office at the tender age of 18 when he was elected to the Mineola school board. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis was first elected in 2010 at 29 years of age. … Full Article

Actress Mary-Louise Parker, a Brooklyn resident, now a respected writer

The latest round of raves for Mary-Louise Parker is not for her acting, but for her writing. … Full Article

Author to publish ‘Brooklyn on Fire’

In his debut novel “Second Street Station,” which was named one of the five best mysteries of 2015 by Library Journal, award-winning television writer Lawrence H. … Full Article

‘Brooklyn Bank Heist’ is latest in series of local thrillers

Brooklyn historian and writer John B. Manbeck has published the latest installment in his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series,” a historical caper called “Brooklyn Bank Heist” (Breuckelen Books).  … Full Article

Brooklyn novelist paints musical portrait of Philly

“Now I live on Prospect Park, which is like winning the lottery every day,” Brooklyn author Marie-Helene Bertino told the Brooklyn Eagle in an interview last year. An award-winning writer, Bertino has recently celebrated the paperback release of her debut novel, “2 … Full Article

‘Made in Brooklyn’ book highlights borough’s craft food and drinks movement

Over the past decade, Brooklyn has emerged as the epicenter of the craft food and drinks movement. “Made in Brooklyn” is a gorgeously photographed and selectively curated catalog of the wondrous variety of food and drink available in the trailblazing borough. … Full Article

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