Freelance book reviewer and reporter. Recently wrote for TheDailyBeast.com, The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly. Interviews on C-SPAN and at Jacob Burns Film Center. From 1997 to 2014, wrote about books, authors and publishing for USA Today. Interviews ranged from Norman Mailer to Suzanne C...
Fifty years ago today, when I was all of 15, I was at West Point, N.Y., among a few hundred fans, watching the annual Army-Navy baseball game. I have no memory of the game itself (won by Army 7-2) nor even of Navy's centerfielder, Roger Staubach, who, after four years in the service, would go on to star in the National Football League.
At 83, novelist Clive Cussler still scuba dives, in the spirit of his younger and best-known fictional character, marine adventurer Dirk Pitt. So asking Cussler about retiring from writing makes him laugh. "Hell, no," he snaps. "I'm not quitting."
By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY NEW YORK - David Carr, the author, journalist and former crack addict, arrives for an interview armed only with iced coffee and a pack of Camels. The topic is his memoir about the wreckage that Carr, 51, made of his younger life.