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The Clermont Lounge becomes a coffee table book

The author of No Cameras spent three years chronicling the storied strip club's 49-year history

The first time Atlanta writer Dana Hazels Seith attempted to interview Blondie for the new Clermont Lounge coffee table book, No Cameras, the legendary dancer threw her out of her Ponce de Leon Avenue dressing room. For good measure, Blondie also tossed Seith on her second and third attempts to talk to her. Read more...

Kate Sweeney tackles the topic of death with a wicked sense of humor

Her new book, American Afterlife, delves into the art of memorialization

Death is the single inevitable chapter of every life, even though many people would rather die than talk about it. Thankfully, Kate Sweeney was so fascinated by the subject of how we say goodbye that she decided to do some exploring. Read more...

Interview with author Kate Sweeney

The author of American Afterlife discusses her first book

Kate Sweeney, 35, is an award-winning reporter and producer at NPR affiliate WABE and cofounder of a bimonthly celebration of reading and writing called “True Story!” *American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning* is her first book. Read more...

Johnny Mercer's Southern sound

A biography written by Glenn T. Eskew paints of colorful picture of the iconic musician

Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World. Read more...

Ten best books of 2013

Teresa Weaver's picks for the year's best reads by local authors—or about Georgia

Featuring the works of John Lewis, Joshilyn Jackson, Charles McNair, Susan Rebecca White, and others. Read more...