Teacher with global career credits Brooklyn roots


History, Memoir, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Albert Mazza’s “A Teacher Grows in Brooklyn.” Like Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Mazza’s book is a coming-of-age story that traces a young individual’s roots and life-changing encounters in Brooklyn and beyond. In his opening chapter he recalls riding the ferry from Sheepshead Bay to Breezy Point on summer […]

March 1, 2013

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

‘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

Carroll Gardens writer praises ‘Messy Lives’


Non-fiction

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Carroll Gardens resident and writer Katie Roiphe, who has long been known for her courageous writing, whether in the form of personal essays or cultural and literary criticism. Since the publication of “The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism” in 1994, Roiphe’s work has regularly been described as thought-provoking and bold. Her newest book […]

January 31, 2013

Thinking of retiring? Reinvent yourself instead


Non-fiction

For most of us, when we envision the end of a career there is one word in particular that comes to mind: retirement. Historically, Americans have equated the end of a successful professional life with retirement plans, whether that might involve moving someplace warmer or quieter, or simply spending more time at home relaxing. But more and more […]

January 29, 2013

Brooklyn writer looks to literary classics for lessons in love


Non-fiction, Q&A

Only a century ago, there were very limited opportunities to meet anyone outside one’s small circle of acquaintances.  Painstaking composition of hand-written letters that required days or weeks for a meaningful exchange of ideas was the prime mode of communication with anyone outside walking distance.  Yet despite the expanding array of communication options that exist today […]

January 16, 2013

Evan Hughes on ‘Literary Brooklyn,’ this Friday at St. Francis College


Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Eagle, two of our favorite experts on Brooklyn’s literary history will be speaking this Friday in Brooklyn Heights. Partnering with the Brooklyn Film & Arts festival, St. Francis College will be hosting “Literary Brooklyn” author Evan Hughes, who will discuss his recent book. Hughes spoke to Brooklyn Eagle about his motivations for chronicling the […]

December 12, 2012