This is perhaps a somewhat weird question. I do a lot of my reading in small bits - standing in line for 5 minutes at the grocery store, going down an elevator for a couple minutes, a 10 minute taxi ride, etc. Given the start and stop nature of that, it's tough to read very deep things where you really need to finish a long passage in one sitting or remember everything that had been said in the chapter or section. But I love reading books where I learn something - American history, how the internet came to be, becoming a great chef - all kinds of topics. [more inside]
I'm in my thirties and I just got my first 'grown-up' job. Now find me a book that teaches me grown-up finances. [more inside]
I'm an adult in my 30s and have just been positively screened for Autism. I'm actually really happy, because a lot of things in my life now make a lot more sense. I'd like to read on the internets stuff that autistic adults have written about their own lives. I'm interested in personal blogs and stuff that has been more formally published. Can you help? [more inside]
I have purchased for someone I care about very much a somewhat rare first edition of a book by their favourite author. I am considering defacing it by writing an inscription and a profane doodle inside the cover. [more inside]
I'm currently pregnant and going through the first trimester from hell. Literally the only thing that has kept me sane is reading these two amazing trashy novels I discovered in this AskMe thread. Recommend me some more? [more inside]
Can you recommend novels, short stories or even biographies that might help me overcome my fear, distrust and occasional feelings of downright hatred towards men? [more inside]
What books can I read about the people side of managing software developers, as opposed to the process side? [more inside]
I'm dating a nurse. I also have a collection of 400 nurse-themed romance paperbacks. When we started dating, I hid them under the bed. Can they ever come out? [more inside]
I am seeking book recommendations to prepare myself and my husband for adoption. Do you know of any reading material that is just fantastic and must be read, or that was very helpful to you? Further clarification inside. [more inside]
I'm an ex-Leftie who now works as a money man in the UK. I'd like to rediscover Socialist philosophy and ideals. Problem: 10+ years of economic analysis of public spending and government fiscal policy has left me thinking that Socialism is unrealistic, ill thought out, and well, a bit...silly. Help me turn myself around before it's too late! ...much more inside.... [more inside]
I've been Googling and looking through different lists of recommended books (including some recommended by orgs like RAINN) about healing from sexual trauma, but I'm looking for 1 or 2 good books that are reasonably-priced. (Many of these books seem to be out of print and therefore expensive.) This is about an assault that happened to me as an adult, so books about child abuse are out. What I don't want: hokey, religious, new-age, preachy, textbooks, "workbooks" My ideal book would deal with many of the symptoms of Rape Trauma Syndrome, including having "body memories" of the assault. Hope this is descriptive enough.
What are the legal rights and obligations of someone reading aloud in public from a published book? [more inside]
I am moving to Sweden and want to read up on the country before I do. Recommend me good books related to Sweden!
I am moving to Sweden and want to read up on the country before I do. Recommend me good books related to Sweden! [more inside]
Recommend me some seriously good romance/erotic romance fiction? [more inside]
Book recommendations for a Marine with PTSD? I'm looking for some escapist adventure/expedition books that do NOT involve people dying at the end or eating their friends. [more inside]
I abuse alcohol. I'm looking for self-help books. [more inside]
Looking for fiction about therapy or mental health treatment. [more inside]
Need book recommendations for improving communication in marriage as a substitute for therapy [more inside]
I'm looking for book recommendations for couples, in lieu of couples therapy. [more inside]
My husband wrote a novel a few years back. It has pretty much sat in our house in digital and a print-out form. I will not comment on how the major publishing houses tend to not come searching in your house for The Next Great American Novel... *ahem* But what SHOULD he do? [more inside]
My therapist is not kink-aware, but she'd like to be. Can you point me to some good reading materials for her? [more inside]
How does one build boundaries when not interested in therapy? [more inside]
I'm looking for book and/or movie recommendations that portray survival during the (emotional) worst case scenario that in reality, isn't all that bad. [more inside]
What are some books or other resources that will help me make small, daily, incremental changes? Looking to overcome shyness, build self-confidence, self-discipline, and a few other skills. [more inside]
Please help me compile a list of PFLAG-style books for someone. [more inside]
Can you suggest any great books about living with borderline personality disorder, either for partners or for people with BPD tendencies and behaviors? also, am I ruined forever? I feel like damaged goods. I'd be happy to hear from anyone living with BPD, too.
Book suggestions! Looking for fiction that features people a) being Done Wrong and b) dealing with that and moving on with their lives again afterwards. [more inside]
Should I try to move from the newspaper industry to the book publishing industry? Or is this just jumping from one sinking ship to another? Canada-specific advice appreciated. [more inside]
Help me find that perfect novel for a Christmas present. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good book about the WPA artists program, or a great book that came out of the Federal Writers' Program?
Can you recommend a good book about the WPA artists program, or a great book that came out of the Federal Writers' Program? Bonus points if you know of a fictional story that uses it as the main theme. [more inside]
My mom is dealing with the aftermath of a stalking situation. Looking for books and other things that might help her get through it. [more inside]
I am considering moving my DVD and books via media mail...is it a bad idea? [more inside]
Readers, Psychologist, Philosophers or Writers Please, How not to get confused and feel unsetteled after reading different books and Theories?
Readers, Psychologist, Philosophers or Writers Please, How not to get confused and feel unsetteled after reading different books and Theories? [more inside]
Recently Unemployed. What to do? [more inside]
How does one sell a (mystery) novel? [more inside]
Inexpensive marriage counseling or self-help book suggestions? [more inside]
How to win friends and influence soccer moms, the book? Looking for a good reference to sharpen social skills. [more inside]
Right now, the 2008-2009 US medical school application cycle is substantially underway. I've submitted applications to a number of allopathic programs, and in the hopes of receiving interview invitations and then making a positive impression, I'd like some recommendations on books to brush up on commonly asked topics. [more inside]
Books and movies with BDSM overtones? [more inside]
Question about small presses and book reviews. [more inside]
I'm thinking of starting up a home-based business doing repair and cosmetic work on old/damaged books and other artefacts. How do I get started? General knowledge about the logistics of starting a small, home-based business are also welcome. [more inside]
What are "heading notes"? This is a book publishing question, not computer programming. [more inside]
Should I finish off the Harry Potter series of books even though I get totally depressed after reading them? [more inside]
I've just finished my first novel, now how do I revise this thing? [more inside]
I'm in an unusual situation and it's proving extremely difficult to change things. Short version: I've been out of work for five years mostly due to severe depression, anxiety, and an abusive relationship, and have been trying to establish myself since recovering with no luck. I'm a bookworm with a degree who seeks an entry-level publishing position, but will take other (hopefully related, but not an absolute requirement right now) positions in the interest of establishing a recent job history for myself. (Extra long version inside...) [more inside]
I'm now managing my third startup, having successfully built and sold the first two. Nonetheless, despite my supposed expertise, I often have the sense that I'm totally faking it, completely flying blind. Are there any good books on startup company management? All the entrepreneurship books I've found are exceedingly basic, and focus only on business plan writing / fundraising; conversely, all the standard management books seem tailored only to Fortune 500s. Anything in between? A good book on how to manage a fast-growing (and, this time, non-tech) startup company day to day?
I've decided my book agent isn't helping me. When is it OK to dump him? [more inside]
Should I send my book proposal manuscript to a literary agent who is advertising for submissions on Craigslist? [more inside]
So I've been approached to write a book... [more inside]
How would you publish an anonymous memoir?