Rush Limbaugh has written a kid's book called—wait for it—"Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans." It's being published on October 29th.
If your New Year's hangover is no longer an issue, you might want to check out Flavorwire's look at "literary libations from famous books."
Perhaps the first autobiography ever written in English, this book contains the life story of the female mystic, Margery Kempe, who lived from c. 1373 to c. 1440. It survives in only one known manuscript, written at about the time of her death, owned by the Butler Bowden family. When Colonel W. Butler Bowden was looking for a bat in a cupboard he came across a pile of old books, and threatened to put the whole lot on the bonfire. A friend advised him to have them checked by an expert and Hope Emily Allen identified one as the ‘Book of Margery Kempe’, previously known only from excerpts printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1501, and by Henry Pepwell in 1521 (where the author is described as ‘a devoute ancres’). A true miracle!
Letter to Borges: Susan Sontag on Books, Self-Transcendence, and Reading in the…
“Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence.”
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A central Florida man angry at the President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill the president. Christopher Castillo was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Orlando.
A 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped on a train traveling through the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, authorities revealed to local media Monday. The young girl told police the man handed her a 10 Indian rupee note (about $0.16) after the brutal act, the Press Trust of India reports.