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Author Draws Parallels Between Crisis In Detroit And What Philadelphia Could Soon Be Facing

Charlie LeDuff joined Chris Stigall on Thursday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to talk about his new book…and to caution that Philadelphia could be close to the type of collapse that’s currently being experienced by Detroit.

02/20/2014

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Top Philly-focused Books For The Snowbound

This is the perfect excuse to ease back in the recliner, uncork a bottle of wine and spend the day lost in a book that will transport you to the ends of the earth…or just outside your door.

02/13/2014

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Best Books For Finding Love This Valentine’s Day

Looking for that perfect book for your loved one? Our friends at Simon & Schuster have a lot of fantastic dating guides and a few less-traditional reads to help you feel the love this Valentine’s Day.

01/19/2014

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New Survey Finds More Readers Choosing Traditional Books Over Electronic Versions

A recent Pew Charitable Trust study found 69% of Americans preferred the traditional book to the 28% who liked ebooks.

01/18/2014

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Report: Majority Of Americans Still Prefer Books Over E-Readers

If you opt for the feel of a book in your hands over an e-reader, you’re still in the majority, a new reports says.

01/17/2014

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Research Claims Your Cat Thinks You’re Just Another (Big!) Cat

According to Dr. John Bradshaw, who’s studied felines for over 30 years and wrote the tome Cat Sense, cats tend to think of humans as big, lazy, overgrown fellow cats.

01/15/2014

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Should I Have Reconstructive Breast Surgery?

Pat Ciarrocchi spoke to Dr. Ted Eisenberg and his wife, Joyce, who are the authors of a new book on breast reconstructive surgery following cancer.

12/27/2013

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Making Holiday Memories At The Free Library

Got some down time with your kids over winter vacation? The holiday is a perfect opportunity for you to explore books and activities at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

12/24/2013

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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

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Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.

12/19/2013

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Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.

12/19/2013

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Great Books for Kids this Holiday Season

From toddlers to teens, these books from Simon & Schuster have you covered for all of your gift-giving needs this year.

12/11/2013

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Giving A Child A Good Book For Christmas Can Pay Dividends

Books are not only windows to a new world, but a powerful mental exercise that is especially effective with the pre-Kindergarten crowd.

12/08/2013

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Holiday Book Gifts For Her

Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together an excellent list of book gifts for the lady in your life: from the hipster, aspiring home chef, fashion focused, or book club leader, everyone on your list will be thrilled to open a box with one of these great reads.

12/02/2013

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Holiday Book Gifts For Him

Horror fans, pop-culture aficionados, trivia champions, or those just in search of a little bit of inspiration will love any of these books. From Stephen King to Duck Dynastyto The Beatles, there’s something for every man in your life on this list from our friends at Simon & Schuster.

12/02/2013

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