Top Ten Famous Last Words and Final Stops: Writers and Their Gravesites

Everyone has a different way of coping with what George Bernard Shaw called “that troublesome business.” The promise of death should motivate us to live everyday to the fullest because as Jim Morrison aptly noted, “No one here gets out alive.” So on that cheerful note, here are some of the last words of famous writers and…

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A Promising Payday, a Petulant Penguin

Lena Dunham scores with Random House while Penguin seeks repayment on book deals gone sour. If you’ve evaded living under a rock this past week, you’ve probably also heard about the bidding war over Lena Dunham’s forthcoming book of essays that resulted in a $3.5m payout for the author (slash director, slash actress). Yes, now…

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