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Fri, May 4th, 2012
Ask a Book: The Big Sleep at a Family Reunion
Posted by: Keir Graff

Have a burning question about etiquette or literature? Ask a book! Dear The Big Sleep, I’m planning a family reunion. I anticipate nearly 100 guests spanning 4 generations and have booked a large block of rooms at a small, mountain resort. Given everyone’s unique and special needs, however, this task has become a logistical nightmare. […]


Fri, March 2nd, 2012
Ask a Book: Refrigerator Thieves and Hunger Games
Posted by: Keir Graff

Have a burning question about etiquette or literature? Ask a book! Dear The Hunger Games, I work in a medium-size office with 23 coworkers. People are generally polite, and we get along pretty well, but there is one problem that’s driving me crazy: someone keeps stealing my lunch! I’ve tried everything, from sticky notes to […]


Fri, February 17th, 2012
Ask a Book: Poker Night and Nothingness
Posted by: Keir Graff

Have a burning question about etiquette or literature? Ask a book! Dear Being and Nothingness, by Jean-Paul Sartre, Every Thursday night, I get together with some old high-school buddies. We play poker and have some beer and pizza and blow off some steam. My wife hates these nights. She says we’re all living in the […]


Fri, February 10th, 2012
Ask a Book: On the Road to a Perfect Soufflé
Posted by: Keir Graff

Have a burning question about etiquette or literature? Ask a book! Dear On the Road by Jack Kerouac, What’s the secret to a perfect soufflé? Mine always fall right as I’m bringing them to a table full of guests. It’s so embarrassing. Please help! —Clueless Chef Dear Clueless Chef, Did you know you can drive […]


Fri, January 13th, 2012
Ask a Book: Dear Fight Club—Help!
Posted by: Keir Graff

In response to popular demand, Booklist Online offers its first advice column. Have a burning question about etiquette or literature? Ask a book! Dear Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, My husband’s birthday is coming up and, as always, he wants to celebrate it with his family members who live nearby. He loves my cooking and […]





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