Category Archives: Jeffrey Kluger

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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The Authors, The Books, The Interviews

                                                                             Books are an integral part of Life Elsewhere. All kinds of books: the imaginative, off-kilter novel; the gripping detective drama; the investigative documentary; the revealing autobiography; the anecdotal memoir; the

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Did You Miss Liza Long, Jeffrey Kluger & Glass Cake?

The latest edition of Life Elsewhere features Norman B’s deft interview with Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, an excruciatingly honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the mom of a child with serious mental illness. When Liza heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental

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Next On Life Elsewhere

When Liza Long heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental illness and she equated their struggle with many other mothers and sons, including Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old Newtown, Mass., man guilty of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. She posted a heart-wrenching cry for help on her blog: “I am

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