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Why humans will survive the next world-ending catastrophe.
Want to know more? Of course you do. Read SCATTER, ADAPT, and REMEMBER when it comes out 5/14. ALSO!!!! Come to our Annalee Newitz event on 5/28!! She’s going to be rad.
How do you relax?
I collect and restore jadeite jade, so I find polishing stones very soothing. I also collect, restore, and resell vintage and antique jewelry, and I love this process as well. I study gemology because I lose track of time and all my problems when I stare into the hidden heart of a sapphire with my microscope. I listen to a lot of great music supplied by my literary agent/DJ of a husband.
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands, and why did you read it?
Gone Girl. My editor told me to read it.
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
I visited Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts, after reading The House of Mirth for the first time.
What makes your favorite pair of shoes better than the rest?
For one thing, they are green crocodile, so that right there sets them apart. And they are exceedingly comfortable. They are also a great deal more durable than their refined profile might suggest.
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
Buying glassy, emerald-green jade.
Why do you write?
Because it’s something I can do entirely on my own, and there are no rules.
Read the rest of our Q&A with Augusten Burroughs on the Powells.com blog: http://powells.us/12nHi6V
“Baseball is fundamentally subject to change and renewal, after every single pitch. Nowhere is that molting pleasure more present than the chimerical and volatile realm called Triple-A: never the same game, the same team, twice.”
The first installment in our Bull City Summer series that will document the Durham Bulls’ entire 2013 season.
Read more about the series here. Photography by Kate Joyce.
A book from Pantheon comes out May 7 called CLASS A. Related! Books are everywhere.
Photo courtesy of Rick Steves Europe Facebook page.
Tune in at 8 p.m. for an episode of Rick Steves Europe. Tonight features Burgundy: a calm and cultivated corner of France, where fine living is intimately tied to nature and traditions run strong. If you’re looking for quintessential French culture, you’ll find it in Burgundy.
We love Rick Steves so much. Thinking about building a shrine underneath his travel books.
We carry them all by the way.