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Today in Book News: A copy of 1938’s Action Comics No. 1, which features the first appearance of Superman, sold for a record-breaking $3,207,852 to an unnamed buyer on Sunday. Darren Adams, the owner of Pristine Comics, posted it on eBay on Aug. 14. The only other comic to sell for anything close to as much was a copy of Action Comics No. 1 that had been owned by Nicolas Cage, which sold for $2.16 million in 2011. The Washington Post explains, “Adams’s Superman book is graded at ‘9.0,’ an almost unheard-of condition for this issue, which hit newsstands in the summer of 1938.” 
Also today, The New Yorker has an excerpt of Lena Dunham’s forthcoming book, Not That Kind of Girl. And for T magazine, three writers consider the enigma of Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous Italian novelist. 
Read more here.

nprbooks:

Today in Book NewsA copy of 1938’s Action Comics No. 1, which features the first appearance of Superman, sold for a record-breaking $3,207,852 to an unnamed buyer on Sunday. Darren Adams, the owner of Pristine Comics, posted it on eBay on Aug. 14. The only other comic to sell for anything close to as much was a copy of Action Comics No. 1 that had been owned by Nicolas Cage, which sold for $2.16 million in 2011. The Washington Post explains, “Adams’s Superman book is graded at ‘9.0,’ an almost unheard-of condition for this issue, which hit newsstands in the summer of 1938.” 

Also today, The New Yorker has an excerpt of Lena Dunham’s forthcoming book, Not That Kind of Girl. And for magazine, three writers consider the enigma of Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous Italian novelist. 

Read more here.

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"I like to change liquor stores frequently because the clerks got to know your habits if you went in night and day and bought huge quantities. I could feel them wondering why I wasn’t dead yet and it made me uncomfortable. They probably weren’t thinking any such thing, but then a man gets paranoid when he has 300 hangovers a year."


—Charles Bukowski, Women

"I like to change liquor stores frequently because the clerks got to know your habits if you went in night and day and bought huge quantities. I could feel them wondering why I wasn’t dead yet and it made me uncomfortable. They probably weren’t thinking any such thing, but then a man gets paranoid when he has 300 hangovers a year."


—Charles Bukowski, Women

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