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Atheist Books Next To Bibles? Could Happen In Georgia’s State Parks

Georgia’s state parks are now allowing Bibles to be placed in rental cabins. An atheist group arguing for equal representation is now presenting a plan that would allow them to place books with atheist philosophies in those same cabins next to the Bibles. The AP reports that David Silverman, president of the American Atheists organization, is now waiting to hear …

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‘Farmacology’ Author Daphne Miller Talks At Google

Daphne Miller, author of the book, “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing” recently gave an Authors At Google talk discussing her work. “Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical …

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‘Give And Take’ Author Adam Grant Speaks At Googleplex

Adam Grant, author of the book Give and Take , recently gave an “Authors At Google” talk at the Googleplex, discussing his work. The publicist for the book describes “Give and Take” as changing our “fundamental ideas about how to succeed – at work and in life”. “For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard …

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When Ads For Classic Literature Make Reddit’s ‘WTF’ Section

An old ad for Filigranes Bookstore, advertising Franz Kafka’s literary classic, The Metamorphosis, has drawn some buzz from the reddit community, appearing in the “WTF” subreddit, and ultimately drawing thousands of upvotes. Now that’s a viral ad. The ad is drawing this buzz years after it was released. It’s been around since 2008 at least. That’s the power of reddit. …

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‘Science Of Good Cooking’ Author Chris Kimball Speaks At Google

Chris Kimball, author of the book, “The Science of Good Cooking,” recently gave an “Authors at Google” talk at the company’s headquarters. Google has now made it available for all to watch. More recent At Google talks here.

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George Jung (Of ‘Blow’ Fame) Is Writing John McAfee’s Biography

George Jung, the famed drug smugger, whose life story took the big screen form of Blow (starring Johnny Depp as Jung) has been tapped to write the biography of McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee. Impact Future Media, which secured TV and movie rights to McAfee’s life late last year, while McAfee was in hiding from Belize authorities, is behind the …

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Tom Sizemore: Drugs, Sex, and Fame Chronicled In Book

Tom Sizemore has 136 film and television roles under his belt, and for a guy who grew up on the mean streets of Detroit, the fame that came with starring in revered movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” and cult classics like “Natural Born Killers” meant the world. He earned millions, he rubbed elbows with the biggest stars of the …

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Amazon: These Are The Most Well-Read American Cities

Amazon put out its annual list of the top twenty most well-read cities in America today. While number one is the same as it was last year, there are some differences. Cambridge, for example, fell from number 2 to number 4. Berkley fell from number 3 to number 7. Boulder, which was last year’s number 5, is not even on …

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‘Tipping Sacred Cows’ Author Jake Breeden Talks At Google

Jake Breeden, author of “Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues,” recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available for viewing on YouTube. More recent At Google talks here.

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‘Come In, We’re Closed’ Author Jody Eddy Speaks At Google

Jody Eddy, author of the book, “Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants” recently gave an “At Google” talk, speaking about her work, which is said to “peer behind the ‘closed’ sign in the world’s greatest restaurants”. Similarly, author Michael Romano also spoke at Google talking about his book Family Table, which also …

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‘Family Table’ Author Michael Romano Talks At Google

Michael Romano, author of Family Table, a book that takes a look behind the scenes of restaurants like Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, and The Modern, recently gave an “At Google” talk, discussing his work. More recent At Google Talks here.

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‘Bitter Brew’ Author William Knoedelseder Talks At Google

Google regularly hosts authors for “At Google Talks”. Earlier this month, William Knoedelseder, author of “Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser Busch and America’s Kings of Beer” visited Google LA to talk about the book. Google has now made the video public for all to enjoy. More recent At Google Talks here.

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