Brooklynite’s debut memoir explores turbulent mother-daughter relationship

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, New Brooklyn resident Domenica Ruta has just released her debut memoir – a coming-of-age tale titled “With Or WithoutYou.” In the book, which went on sale yesterday, Ruta examines her turbulent relationship with her mother. Ruta grew up north of Boston in the town of Danvers. Her mother, Kathi, was a drug addict and dealer […]

February 27, 2013

James Lasdun and Michelle Orange to speak at powerHouse Arena


According to Brooklyn Eagle, two celebrated writers – James Lasdun and Michelle Orange – will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate and discuss their new work, which explores the sometimes alarming implications of modern media and communication on our lives. Lasdun has recently released his latest book, an eerie memoir titled “Give […]

February 26, 2013

‘Silent Cal’ is the hero in ‘Coolidge,’ by Brooklyn Heights author Amity Shlaes

History, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Heights writer Amity Shlaes, who has just released “Coolidge,” her latest book that presents a fascinating biography of America’s thirtieth president.  Known as “Silent Cal,” Coolidge’s achievements have been largely overlooked because of his passive and reticent disposition – yet Shlaes now disproves these misconceptions, revealing the president’s heroic side. Coolidge led […]

February 14, 2013

Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home

BAM, Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger. Although a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, Freudenberger is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. Before moving to Brooklyn, she lived in Bangkok and spent much time traveling in China and India, and her books are compelling evidence of her extensive cross-cultural experiences. At […]

February 12, 2013

Red Hook writer’s “The Petraeus Files” spoofs recent scandal

Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Red Hook writer and comedian Ted Travelstead, whose new book spoofs the recent Petraeus scandal. This past November, Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his position as director of the CIA when his affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer, was discovered and became the center of extensive media attention.  ABC News reported […]

February 11, 2013

Fiction and autobiography meet in ‘Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles’


  According to Brooklyn Eagle, acclaimed author Ron Currie, Jr. will be appearing at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to celebrate the release of his new novel, “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.” Already receiving widespread praise, this is a poignant work of autobiographical fiction that intricately explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Currie’s prose is […]

February 8, 2013

Poetry Brothelvisits DUMBO for intimate ‘St. Valentine’s Day’ readings

Events, Poetry, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a slew of seductive poets will perform as part of The Poetry Brothel’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre this Saturday, Feb. 9, at DUMBO’s Forgotten Works Studio. The event, which aims to challenge conventional Valentine’s Day traditions, features sultry writers who will read to patrons for a fee.  Forgotten Works Studio will transform into […]

February 7, 2013

Acclaimed author’s new novel features Justin Bieber-like idol

Events, Fiction, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Eagle, Whiting Writers’ Award winner Teddy Wayne, who has been praised for his inventive humor, is about to release his latest novel. Already receiving widespread praise, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine” is a witty and frighteningly reflective satire of America’s fixation on fame. Wayne’s protagonist, Jonny Valentine, is an 11-year-old pop singer, […]

February 5, 2013