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‘Dwarf: A Memoir’
By Tiffanie DiDonato

Nov. 27
Many memoirs can feel voyeuristic at times, but not Tiffanie DiDonato’s. “Dwarf” is her tale about growing up with a rare disorder known as diastrophic dysplasia and the surgeries she had to undergo to lengthen her limbs. DiDonato fought with courage and aplomb for the inches she gained — and the life she got because of it. It’s not just a medical drama though; there is a sweet love story that flows under the disorder that anyone will be able to relate to.

‘The Best American Comics: 2012’
Francoise Mouly, editor

Out now
There’s been a “Best Of” compilation of almost every genre of writing; why should comics get passed over? Curated by Francoise Mouly, this collection presents the best work from comic world icons and up-and-comers alike. It’s a standout collection — even if the year isn’t over yet.

‘Born this Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay’
By Paul Vitagliano

Oct. 9
There’s no better way to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 than with this touching compendium of LGBT people recounting how they came to realize they were gay and sharing their subsequent coming out stories. The pictures of them in all their youthful fierceness make the book.

‘The Life of Objects: A Novel’
By Susanna Moore

Out now
In her trademark tight, crisp, descriptive prose, Susanna Moore delves into World War II with her latest heroine, 17-year-old lacemaker Beatrice Palmer, who falls in with an aristocratic German family. It’s a literary “Downton Abbey” — but without the slick TV sheen.
 
‘The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court’
By Jeffrey Toobin

Out now
In his best-selling work, “The Nine,” Jeffrey Toobin examined our current Supreme Court with the heart-stopping intensity of a thriller. Now in “The Oath,” he tackles the Obama administration and its battles with the Court’s conservative majority at the same breakneck pace.



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U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

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A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

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See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

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NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

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U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

NBA

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.