In honor of our newly formed Ed Book Club, the Ed Board put together a list of their favorite books just for YOU! Be sure to check them out…and don’t make excuses! There’s always time to read — in between classes, before bed and on those lazy Sunday mornings!
Basic Black by Cathie Black: Cathie Black, the uber-successful president of Hearst Magazines, dishes her advice on succeeding in the magazine industry.
The Joys of Much Too Much by Bonnie Fuller: The high-powered magazine editor tells us how to have the great career, marriage, and family – all at the same time.
The Best American Magazine Writing 2007: This book, put out annually by the American Society of Magazine Editors, showcases some of the best recent articles. Selections are varied in tone and subject; they come from everywhere from Esquire to The Atlantic Monthly.
The Fabulist by Stephen Glass: Some say it’s Stephen Glass’ thinly-veiled autobiography; he was The New Republic’s version of Jayson Blair.
Fair Game by Valerie Plame: The former CIA agent was in Judith Miller scandal; the CIA forced her to redact parts of the book
How Sassy Changed My Life by Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer: A behind-the-scenes look at the Sassy magazine’s office culture, including sections on the glossy’ coverage of feminism, celebrity and girl culture.
The Art of the Interview by Lawrence Grobel: For anyone who is still dying to know the secret to conducting a good interview, Lawrence Grobel (who has written for Rolling Stone and the New York Times) offers some advice and recounts many colorful interviews with stars such as Mel Gibson, Drew Barrymore and Al Pacino.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin: A quick read at only 150-pages, but very vibrant. At her summer cottage in the late 1800′s, a wealthy young wife and mother discovers herself through a romantic seduction–an easy-to-read story of self-discovery.
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich: Heard from a friend it was good, but I’m not sure!
Almost Moon by Alice Sebold: The follow-up novel to The Lovely Bones
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri: A beautiful, heartfelt story of an Indian boy searching for his identity after his father’s death.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Read this and then watch it on the big screen! Garcia Marquez has a knack for description that’s out of this world
–The Ed Board