Seven thousand copies of a cookbook called the Pasta Bible have had to be destroyed because one of its recipes recommended adding 'salt and freshly ground black people'.

Naturally, the publisher is claiming it's a typo. Riiiight.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 20th 2010 (12:04am) | Thanks: brady
You'd think the authors of classic literature would be a humble, respectful bunch regarding their peers, but no - truth of the matter is, most were just catty dickweeds that loved to talk shit about each other.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 19th 2010 (6:18am) | Thanks: mefi
The flip-top cigarette pack is one of the most successful pieces of packaging design in history. TankBooks pay homage to this iconic form by employing it in the service of great literature. We have launched a series of books designed to mimic cigarette packs - the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane.
By: dave
Friday, Apr 9th 2010 (6:33am) | Thanks: presurfer
The storied history of the paperback book in American culture starts with a single goal: to make reading materials available to travelers for the cost of a pack of smokes.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 6th 2010 (12:05am) | Thanks: boingboing
Whodathunk that the Huffington post was good for more than stirring up angry liberals into a froth? Turns out they also have a fairly robust bead on literature as well.
By: dave
Friday, Apr 2nd 2010 (12:04am) | Thanks: kjo
While I generally don't read childrens' books any more, this one was compelling enough to capture - and maintain - my interest.
By: dave
Thursday, Mar 25th 2010 (5:48am)
If you're a fan of bleak futures, this is the reading list for you!
By: dave
Friday, Mar 5th 2010 (12:03am) | Thanks: neatorama
Even years after his death, my favorite author is still teaching me something new. Check out this fantastic interview with Kurt Vonnegut from the '70s where he discusses growing up, his pivotal experiences in WWII, smoking, and the true definition of the word 'twerp'.
By: dave
Tuesday, Mar 2nd 2010 (5:15am)
Here is a carefully planned reference book which will help to answer the many questions that lively children ask.
By: dave
Friday, Jan 8th 2010 (12:01am) | Thanks: mr rory
Letters of Note does it again, this time producing Kurt Vonnegut's fascinating account to his father of being taken prisoner by the Nazis, his liberation by the Russians, and repatriation at Le Havre. Solid reading.
By: dave
Thursday, Nov 19th 2009 (12:15am)
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Elena Desserich was a 6-year-old girl dying of brain cancer who lost the ability to talk, but not to write. Her parents are releasing a book of the hundreds of notes Elena left hidden around their house for future discovery.
By: dave
Wednesday, Oct 28th 2009 (12:15am)
Oh wait, he IS the Ed Wood Jr of pulp fiction publishing. Maybe NSFW.
By: dave
Tuesday, Oct 6th 2009 (3:51am) | Thanks: super punch
So its Read A Banned Book week. I'm a book junkie, so I've already pulled 10 down off my shelves. If you need help to pick a good banned book here are some classics.
By: Sunny
Monday, Sep 28th 2009 (11:31am)
New Hitchhiker's Guide book "not very funny"....oh crap, I guess I did...But that's what you get when the author dies.
By: ZiB
Thursday, Aug 20th 2009 (6:06pm) here's a little sumthin-sumthin for the younger crowd.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 23rd 2009 (4:48am)
Dinosaurs riding motocross. Do I really need to say more?
By: dave
Wednesday, Jul 15th 2009 (12:10am) | Thanks: mefi
Fortunately, there's a royal shitload of them available in full over at the google. Sweet.
By: dave
Wednesday, Jun 24th 2009 (12:09am)
Kurt Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorites - not just as an author, but as a person as well. We lost a great one when he died. Here's a slew of motivational posters made from some of his finer quotes.
By: dave
Thursday, Jun 11th 2009 (4:15am)
I can see why everyone is up in arms about this, but I gotta side with Lenore Skenazy on this one - she makes a hell of a lot of sense.
By: dave
Monday, May 18th 2009 (1:33am)
Here's a fascinating piece on what is largely considered to be the greatest novel of its century, and the race to finish it before Orwell died.
By: dave
Monday, May 11th 2009 (7:22am) | Thanks: mefi
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Knight Moves, a woefully bad time-traveling romance ebook, gets held up for scrutiny as an open letter to its author. (maybe NSFW)
By: dave
Monday, Mar 9th 2009 (3:24am) | Thanks: kittyn
In light of deer hunting season, I went on a search for funny deer hunting tales and accidentally came acrossed this story called I Hope It Rains in Heaven. It's not exactly the comic antidote I was looking for, but a deeper more nostalgic look at the father son relationship. Being the 5th of 4 boys myself, I knew I had to share it.
By: Justascosh
Wednesday, Nov 5th 2008 (5:29am)
Now that Douglas Adams has been dead for 7 years, his widow has commissioned a children's writer to author a sixth installment of the legendary Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.
By: dave
Wednesday, Sep 17th 2008 (6:32am)
Been worrying about how to explain your new and surgically improved body to your children? Worry no more!
By: BigAl
Friday, Apr 18th 2008 (6:23am)
George Orwell's 1984 was a hell of a book - it made such an impact on me when I read it in school, I stole the copy I was issued and held on to it all the way up to our fire a couple of years back, and it was one of the first books we replaced afterward. It was and remains one of my all-time favorite reads. Here's a list of the top 10 most depressing quotes from it.
By: dave
Thursday, Mar 13th 2008 (5:50am)

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