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"It feels like confessing a crime," Tommy Tomlinson says about revealing his weight in his new book, The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America. Courtesy of Simon & Schuster hide caption

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He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight Taught Him About Obesity In America

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There's No Rest For Anyone In 'The Dreamers'

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In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

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Feel The Fear — And Read It Anyway: 'Help Me!' Documents A Year Of Self-Help Books

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After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of The Hebrew Bible

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Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Gets 'Shameless' About Sex

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A Celebrated Chinese Novelist Dreams Up A Nightmare Sci-Fi Allegory

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Hillary Frank is the creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time. Her new book is Weird Parenting Wins. Richard Frank/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Childbirth Injury Led A New Mom To Start A Parenting Podcast 'To Feel Less Alone'

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The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities'

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A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia

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Martha Stewart says in the last 30 years she's seen the food offerings at parties become a lot more interesting and varied. "Our interest in all kinds of things culinary, and all kinds of things related to celebration has really expanded tremendously," she says. Fadil Berisha/Magrino PR hide caption

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Here Are Martha Stewart's Tips For Hosting A Terrific New Year's Eve

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At The End Of The Year, N.K. Jemisin Ponders The End Of The World

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Coloring Without Borders — a book featuring contributions from more than 80 artists — invites kids to fill in the blanks. Young artists can draw a friend for Jim Field's Squirrel (left) or finish Max Ulichney's house (right). Coloring Without Borders hide caption

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Book 'Without Borders' By 80+ Artists Lets Kids Color Outside The Lines

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In the story "The Mole and the Sun," Mole's mother is sick. A medical seer tells him she will recover if his friend Ya Sun can orbit the earth in the opposite direction that it's rotating. The sobering moral is that you can't go against the rules of nature. Pieter Henket hide caption

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In 'The Dakota Winters,' Finding A New Story To Tell About John Lennon

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This 'Broken Ornament' Led To Christmas Magic

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Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

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Guy Branum poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. John Sciulli/Getty Images hide caption

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Guy Branum and Sam Sanders Talk Changing The Culture Of Comedy

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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

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