FROM Maria Semple
Author writes about making today different “Today will be different” is the name of Maria Semple’s new novel, and it’s a promise that the main character makes to herself. The book charts a single day in the life of Eleanor, a wife and mother who used to work on a cult children’s show. The novel is hilarious and touching.
Maria Semple’s ‘Today Will Be Different’ Today will be different. It’s the name of Maria Semple’s new novel, and it’s a promise that main character, Eleanor Flood, makes to herself first thing in the morning on October 8. Today Will Be Different charts a single day in the life of Eleanor, married to Joe, mother of Timby, former animator of a cult children’s show called Looper Wash. The novel is hilarious and touching. And it’s vintage Maria Semple, who wrote the bestseller Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.