Need Inspiration? Think About President Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter doesn't seem to believe in retirement. Despite the fact that he celebrated his 91st birthday earlier this month and is currently fighting cancer, he's spending his time doing impactful work with The Carter Center, addressing major causes of human suffering with The Elders and teaching Sunday School at his church in Plains, Georgia. He's America's…
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From Coast to Coast: Chicago Authors Stuart Dybek and Thomas Dyja

Stuart Dybek and Thomas Dyja are both award-winning Chicago-born authors. Works by both men have been chosen for the great honor of being a One Book, One Chicago title: We read Dybek's The Coast of Chicago in 2004 and we are currently reading Dyja's The Third Coast.  We’re grateful for their participation in this year’s Carl Sandburg Literary…
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Writers & Friends

The UN has designated July 30 the International Day of Friendship. We thought we'd celebrate the idea by taking a look at famous authors who were friends. Truman Capote and Harper Lee It's a well-known relationship and one that is worth mentioning first because it started the earlier than any other on the list. Truman Capote and…
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Just Like Dear Old Dad: Famous Authors and Their Author Children

Everybody inherits something from their father—whether it's eye color, sense of humor or a special talent—but it's rare to do the exact same job as your father. In celebration of Father's Day, let's take a look at some authors who not only inherited talent from their dads, but are using that talent to establish literary careers…
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