The Unprecedented Success Of, And Backlash To, A LITTLE LIFE

The success of such a lengthy book of literary fiction by a relatively unknown author is surprising. The backlash has been commensurately severe.

I Went to the New Amazon Books Store

It was a comfortable, well-organized, well-lit bookstore focusing on popular titles while simultaneously highlighting the popularity of these titles.

J.K. Rowling Splits ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Into Two Parts Because Of Course She Does

How do you double your money in the theater?
Be J.K. Rowling, name your play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and split it into two parts.

How Harry Potter Really Does Money

Harry is heir to a hair fortune! We know that Rowling likes to use Dickensian-level descriptive names (see: naming a man who eventually becomes a werewolf “Remus Lupin”) but this is beyond delightful.

Jill Talbot’s ‘The Way We Weren’t’ Describes Single Parenting and Privation in Academia

When I asked Talbot if she had any advice to share for Billfold readers considering a career in academia, she laughed for a very long time and then asked me to quote her as “laughing for a very long time.”

A Conversation With Craig Lambert, Author of ‘Shadow Work’

Everyone has a slightly different version of which tasks they consider their responsibilities and which tasks they feel like they have been tricked into doing themselves.

Interview With Dina Gachman, Author Of ‘BROKENOMICS’

Being broke isn’t always hilarious, obviously, often it’s terrifying, but I do think you have to step back and try and gain some sort of perspective about the things you’re experiencing, and knowing when to laugh is crucial.

A Billfold Book Review: Carl Richards’ ‘The One-page Financial Plan’

The One-page Financial Plan, which I received as a complimentary review copy, is written for a very specific type of person: the middle to upper-middle class professional who wants to change money habits to achieve family-related goals.

Work Memoirs!

Jillian Capewell at Bustle has compiled a list of great, escapist career memoirs.

How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Does Money

I approached a worn copy of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey with the hopes that the book would be willing to give me an honest interview.