Books

  • Tab Browsing

    A memoir, by its very definition, is self-serving. Writing ''your'' story can serve as therapy, disclosure, dutiful revelation, apology, even revenge. To some extent, Tab...

  • Wedding Bells

    Dan Savage, purveyor of advice to America's sexually kinked and erotically troubled, is justly famous for his no-holds-barred approach to sex. He's also a frequent...

  • A Human Tale

    ''Every sixth human being in the world today is an Indian,'' begins the introduction to Narendra Jadhav's family history/memoir Untouchables, an indispensable opening from which...

  • Fresh Fruit

    I think I'm in love with Peter Paddington. And not just because he reminds me of the overweight, under-popular, 13-year-old me. Pitiful, loveable and innocently...

  • Active Duty

    If gay men love a man in uniform, Rich Merritt could be their poster boy. In 1998, he was the closeted Marine on the cover...

  • Swept Away

    Aloha, little brahs! Hawaiian coming of age brightens a beach afternoon Okay, okay, so I'm not a poet. But I do know good writing when...

  • On Target

    For a profession that's all about telling stories with words, newspaper writing can be an awfully dull business when it comes to reading it. Sure,...

  • Master Class

    Gorgeously written and meticulous in its detail, Colm Toíbín's The Master is a thoughtful exploration of the life of one of America's great writers: Henry...

  • Big Trouble

    Let's dish. Toby Griffin, the twenty-something narrator of Tom Dolby's first novel The Trouble Boy is spoiled, immature, whiny and shallow. He trips through life,...

  • In the Navy

    Photo: National Archivesand Records Administration ''Most of the good stuff is in Greenbelt, '' says Evan Bachner. Of course, he's talking about the collection of...