Book Review (nonfiction): ‘Sicker in the Head: More Conversations About Life and Comedy’, by Judd Apatow | Books

There was a time when comedians knew they had made it when they got to perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” The modern equivalent might work with Judd Apatow. The tireless director and producer behind everything from ‘Knocked Up’ to HBO’s ‘Girls’ makes good use of his stature in his second collection of … Read more

‘I work from home on my dream job’

In 2017 I was 29 years old and making $30,000 a year as a church music conductor and private music teacher. My husband was a high school music teacher earning $48,000 a year. With two children—both under four years old at the time—and a combined $80,000 student loan debt, we struggled to keep up with … Read more

Black woman who integrated Southern school writes children’s book

Ruby Bridges was a 6-year-old freshman when she walked past yelling crowds of whites more than six decades ago and became one of the first black students in racially segregated schools in New Orleans. With race teaching in America more complicated than ever, she’s written a picture book about her experiences for the youngest readers. … Read more

‘The Butler’ Author Wil Haygood Wins Prestigious Book Award

Writer Wil Haygood, author of multiple books on the lives of 20th-century black Americans, has won a prestigious book award DAYTON, Ohio — Writer Wil Haygood, author of multiple nonfiction books describing the lives of 20th-century black Americans, including “The Butler,” has won a prestigious book award. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced Wednesday that … Read more

3 books to read to feel fulfilled in life, at work

You may have heard the saying ‘books are the window to the world’ because they open our minds to new situations and realities. But books can also be a window to ourselves, through which we can discover what makes us happy and more productive. For wellness coach and happiness scientist in the workplace, Dr. Kortni … Read more

Bestselling books for the week ending August 7 | Books

Here are Publishers Weekly’s best-selling books for the week ending August 6. 1. “The 6:20 Man” • David Baldacci 2. “Portrait of an Unknown Woman” • Daniel Silva 3. “Wrong place, wrong time” • Gillian McAllister 4. “Hotel Nantucket” • Elin Hilderbrand 5. “Shattered” • Patterson/Born 6. “The It Girl” • Ruth Ware 7. “Bill” … Read more

Texas Student Gets Children’s Book Published – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Brek Bradshaw is a 5th grader at Shackelford Elementary School in Waxahachie, but he is more than a student. “I have a job,” Bradshaw said with a smile. “It’s an author.” Bradshaw won a writing competition last year for his book “Chicken Bot and the Golden Egg.” “His story was just catchy. The title was … Read more

This millennial made $97,000 last year from two self-published books

In 2017, at the age of 24, Rachel Richards had already worn a number of professional hats. She worked as a financial advisor and then as a financial analyst at a manufacturing company. After she got her driver’s license, she started working as a real estate agent. Whatever work she did, one thing remained constant: … Read more

‘Amber Brown’ Jumps On TV Under Bonnie Hunt’s Sure Hand | Books

LYNN ELBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Bonnie Hunt’s approach to comedy deserves a patent. She is comically candid but reliably good-hearted, giving viewers credit for their intelligence, as evidenced by pretty much everything she has acted in, written, or both. What Hunt has done for adults in projects like “Jerry Maguire,” “Dave,” and TV’s … Read more