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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

by Rebecca Skloot

Lessons From No: Writers on Their Most Formative Rejections 5

It took me a long time to understand that every editor who has rejected my fiction has done me a favor.

A Year in Reading: Aleksandar Hemon 2

I’m sick of the relentless, numbing emotionalism of American culture.

Eat, Drink, and Read Mary: The Millions Interviews Mary Roach 0

I think digestion is another lurid, taboo subject -- particularly from the navel down. But even what goes on in the mouth is an unthinkable, revolting thing that no one wants to think about. There was a sense that this was right up my stinky little alley.

I Greet You in the Middle of a Great Career: A Brief History of Blurbs 45

Hyperbole, fakery, shameless cronyism: blurbs, like bullshit, existed long before the term coined to describe them.

The Millions Top Ten: June 2011 1

A favorite author of The Millions returns to the top ten. Plus two new Hall of Famers!

The Millions Top Ten: May 2011 0

Two debuts (including an e-book original) and a YA bestseller returns.

Tuesday New Release Day: Obreht, Edgarian, Brooks, Gordon, McEwan, Skloot 1