While making time for reading is a top priority for me (it’s part of my job, after all), I’m also a young parent with limited time. And even though I’ve gotten used to breezing through blog posts, or slowly chipping away at novels, sometimes I really want to read something that falls between a blog post and a full-length book.
That’s why I’m really excited about the new titles that are part of our NOOK Snaps program. These original, NOOK-only books are smart, fresh and provocative perspectives from compelling contemporary voices selected by NOOK Editors. Each title is 5,000 words or longer, and is available for just $1.99. A great price for a satisfying reading ‘snack.’
We’ll be featuring fresh titles every two months, and the debut collection includes some impressive short content from incredibly talented authors:
An unforgettable short story by the author of the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning novel, A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living. The story follows a rather unsuccessful American businessman living in London. Bumbling and insecure, though simultaneously endearing, William has to figure out how to save face for his loved ones even while his irate co-workers grow sick of his incompetency. The story bounces between a comedy of manners and a disquieting look at how even the most passive of us can be pushed to a breaking point.
An expansion of the pop culture writer’s popular oral history of The Upright Citizens Brigade for New York magazine, featuring new interviews with Amy Poehler, Matt Besser and a variety of other famous comedians who got their start in the legendary improv comedy group. It’s a story with equal parts laughs and revelations.
A thought-provoking personal essay by the current managing editor of Mental Floss about her years finding her way as a feminist, while working as an editor at Playgirl magazine. It’s a coming-of-age tale that features lots of intellectual nakedness, and also some male nudity.
Two poignant personal essays by a former GQ editor and author of the book Pitch Perfect, which became a 2012 feature film. Mr. Rapkin explores being young, ambitious, and gay in New York City, along with the high points and pitfalls of dating a minor celebrity.
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