Brooklyn Bookbeat

Everybody Lies: Brooklynite’s new book confirms old suspicion

In a world where endless information is available at the touch of a screen, much of what we think we know about people is dead wrong.  The reason is simple — we all lie, not only to each other but to doctors, surveys and most importantly, ourselves. … Full Article

Author examines Lefty O’Doul’s baseball career in new book

From San Francisco to the Ginza in Tokyo, “Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador” (University of Nebraska Press) recounts the untold story of one of baseball’s greatest hitters, most colorful characters and the unofficial father of professional baseball in Japan. … Full Article

A new collection of works examines writing biz

Seven of the authors featured in “Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living” have called Brooklyn home at one time or another. … Full Article

All Is Not Lost: Brooklyn author uncovers technologies to dig out from environmental ruin

As the former environment and energy editor for Scientific American, PBS host and science curator for TED, David Biello is a practiced translator of complicated climate issues into informative, entertaining reportage. … Full Article

Alec Baldwin speaks on life’s ups & downs at BAM

This past weekend, Alec Baldwin had an especially busy schedule in New York City.  … Full Article

‘The New Brooklyn’ looks at the borough’s transformation

“The New Brooklyn: What it Takes to Bring a City Back” by Kay Hymowitz begins with the Dutch colonization of New York and follows waves of immigrants and industries as they reshaped Brooklyn’s history. … Full Article

The winter of adolescence

Julie Buntin’s searing new novel “Marlena” is evocative of that specific suspended time in young womanhood when every decision feels like the most important, and every friendship feels life-long. … Full Article

Brooklyn author explores a ‘shattered family’ in new book

When a 12-year-old boy and his older brother side with their father through a bitter divorce and custody war, they are united by the exciting possibility of carving out a new life together. … Full Article

The Adventures of a 10-Year-Old Author: Young Australian debuts first book in Brooklyn

Sam Wylde has been writing for as long as he can remember … but that might not be as far back as one would imagine, considering Sam is only 10 years old. … Full Article


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