Category Archives: Patrick O’Neil

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 Books & The Gifts

The 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special has just aired and legions of listeners want to know the details of the books and non-book gifts selected by our distinguished panel.  Author, Mark Haskell Smith selected: 1.Year Of The Goose by Carly Hallman 2.Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant 3.The Comedians by Kliph Nesteroff 4.Blue Bottle Coffee Weekender Travel Kit       Creative Director, Robert Newman selected:

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Who Chose The Great Bear Sleeping Bag?

We called upon a distinguished panel of guests to take part in the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special and asked them to come up with three books and one non-book gift. The results are as diverse as they are intriguing and unpredictable. One guest selected for their non-book gift, a Great Bear Sleeping Bag. Can you guess who? Could it

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3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special

Ugly Christmas sweaters festooned with kitschy mind-boggeling, knitted tchotchkes are so hot this year. Google searches for ugly Christmas sweaters are at an all-time high in the U.S. and Canada. Why even Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Hillary Clinton are selling campaign-related ugly sweaters. We donned our ugly Christmas sweaters to conjure up the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift

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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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