Man Steals Books to Find Meaning of Life, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • “Everyone on earth has one good book in them,” and other bad advice for aspiring writers. 
  • A young man who stole eight hundred books from a single store, in search of the meaning of life, says, “I couldn’t comprehend the meaning of life … I was hoping to find the answer by reading those books.”
  • John Grisham novels were banned at Guantanamo Bay, which greatly pleased John Grisham.
  • A comprehensive history of the limerick is being penned, appropriately enough, by the Limerick Writers Centre.
  • The Atlantic Books releases a history of Mark Twain writings from the magazine archives.