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TOP 10: ‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter

‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter: Jill Lepore–nytimes.com–3/1/16

TOP 10: Simon & Schuster to Sell Online Courses Taught by Popular Authors

Simon & Schuster author Zhena Muzyka/author Life by the Cup

Simon & Schuster to Sell Online Courses Taught by Popular Authors: A. Alter–nytimes.com– Zhena Muzyka Photo: Simon & Schuster

TOP 10: Hillary Clinton Book to be Released June 10

Hillary Clinton Speaking in San Fran/AP File Photo--Ben Margot

Hillary Clinton Book to be Released June 10: Thomas/Italie–news.yahoo.com–4/9/14–Photo: AP File, Ben Margot

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Ronstadt Shares Her Simple Dreams

Llinda Ronstadt at Changing Hands/Oct. 2013/book event

UPDATE 9/9/19: Review: Linda Ronstadt’s Breathtaking Vocals Star in New Documentary

UPDATE 4/5/14: Linda will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 4/10/14 in New York. Linda Ronstadt Duets is being released April 8.

UDPATE 12/17/13: Linda Ronstadt will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

By Janet Traylor/November 3, 2013

“I covered a big wide range of music in my career, and I wanted to write a book about why I made those choices and why they weren’t arbitrary.”  Linda Ronstadt

I often wonder how an artist becomes an artist. Many times, a life of creative expression emerges from seeds planted in childhood. I have long held an affinity for novelist Willa Cather, whose childhood, like mine, was colored intensely by early experiences of growing up on the Western Prairie.   [Read more…]