Jonathan Livingstone Seagull author Richard Bach

In No Easy Day, which will go on sale this week, former NAVY Seal Matt Bissonnette (writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen) offers a "firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden." According to Eric Schmitt in the New York Times, the book contradicts the Pentagon's official description of the mission. “The new book’s account, if true,” writes Schmitt, “raises the question of whether Bin Laden posed a clear threat in his death throes.”

“Dear Paris Review, I live in the deep south and was raised in a religious cult...” John Jeremiah Sullivan writes the Paris Review's latest literary advice column.

Galleycat finds that getting one-star reviews on Amazon won’t prevent a book from becoming a bestseller.

Richard Bach, the author of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, was hospitalized this weekend in Washington State after crashing his small plane.

In honor of Labor Day, Open Road media has put together a video of authors discussing the jobs they held before they became full-time novelists. David Corbett was a private investigator, Patricia Bosworth edited the "adult woman’s magazine" Viva, and James Salter was a trucker and factory worker.

This weekend, while most people were at the beach, Kanye West took to Twitter to consider the linguistic implications of a certain b-word. After wondering if it’s “acceptable for a man to call a woman a bitch even if it's endearing,” West concludes, “Stevie Wonder never had to use the word bitch to get his point across.”

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