Jul 17, 2012 — Who says humor books can't be serious? Critic Heller McAlpin recommends some light but not weightless reads on mostly modern dilemmas: the pitfalls of class snobbery, what to do with those expensive higher degrees, the challenges of long marriages, and why otherwise rational women wear high heels.
Jan 23, 2012 — In this cheekily irreverent first novel by Shalom Auslander, an worry-worn family man moves to bucolic upstate New York — only to find that Anne Frank is squatting in his attic.
Jan 11, 2012 — Shalom Auslander's Hope: A Tragedy takes on genocide, identity politics and Anne Frank (now elderly and squatting in a farmhouse in upstate New York) with grim humor and daring irreverence.
Feb 13, 2010 — Who needs the frustration of dedicating yourself to another person? This Valentine's Day, writer Annabelle Gurwitch finds a love affair with words much more satisfying. The most interesting love, she says, happens during a passionate attraction to ideas.