Snowden’s Memoir Reignites Controversy Over Gov. Surveillance

Snowden’s Memoir Reignites Controversy Over Gov. Surveillance

Six years ago, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed the U.S. government was secretly implementing a plan to collect and monitor every phone call, text message, and email. Now, he’s telling how he helped create this system of mass surveillance and why he chose to expose it in his memoir, Permanent Record.    Image via Amazon.com   The book’s release is not without its controversies, though. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Sep. 18, alleging that the whistleblower’s memoir violates a non-disclosure agreement he signed while working for the CIA and NSA. Strangely, the lawsuit …

Fill Your Ever-Expanding Bookshelf With Bookstr’s Nonfiction Recommendations!

Fill Your Ever-Expanding Bookshelf With Bookstr’s Nonfiction Recommendations!

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  Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just so we can ensure consistent, high quality recommendations. This week’s nonfiction picks are bestsellers, and showcase what’s resonating with audiences right now! Pick these up to see what everyone is talking about!   Image via Amazon   5. Hungry by Jeff Gordinier  Hungry by Jeff Gordinier is a story for any food lover to wet your appetite for meals and adventure. Feeling stuck in a dead-end work life, Gordinier happens into a fateful meeting with a Danish …

The Fault in Our Government – James Comey Is Secretly a John Green Fan

The Fault in Our Government – James Comey Is Secretly a John Green Fan

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During an interview with the New York Times in which James Comey was asked what books readers would be surprised to find on his shelf, he responded with “The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.”    Via Gify   The YA author is known for the bestsellers The Fault In Our Stars and his newest novel, Turtles All The Way Down.    Twitter was *shook* when they found out that Comey reads Green’s books, but John Green was the most surprised of them all.   Via Gify   He tweeted a photo of the article, an arrow pointing to …

This Ex-Con Made $150,000 for Writing a Book…and He Might Have to Fork It Over

This Ex-Con Made $150,000 for Writing a Book…and He Might Have to Fork It Over

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Apparently breaking the law could be your greatest muse! At least, that’s the case for Curtis Dawkins. Dawkins was sent to prison after being involved in a botched robbery that lead to a murder in 2004, for which he’s expressed deep remorse. Now he has become a successful author, and state wants a piece of the action.    Image Via Amazon   In his debut book of short stories, The Graybar Hotel, Dawkins tells the real stories of his life behind bars which has drawn in hundreds of readers. Scribner published the collection in July and Dawkins has since earned …

Queen Elizabeth’s Bra-Fitter Fired After Writing Hands-On Exposé

Queen Elizabeth’s Bra-Fitter Fired After Writing Hands-On Exposé

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As is normal with the everyday tribulations of employees, June Kenton decided to share her day-to-day working experiences with the world. Kenton happened to share her experiences in her new book, Storm in a D-Cup. She also happened to be the former employee of Britain’s royal family (i.e. Queen Elizabeth). Like many employee-boss relationships end, Kenton found herself unemployed when word got out.    Word to the wise, if you happen to be working for renowned, powerful, and filthy rich individuals, it may be best to avoid exploiting them in a tell-all book. Kenton learned this lesson the hard way.   The …