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“Float” by JoeAnn Hart – Review by Thomas Hauck

Over the past two centuries the rough-hewn harbor city of Gloucester, Massachusetts has been home to an extraordinary number of creative artists and writers. This tradition continues today, and there is no better ambassador from Cape Ann to the literary … Continue reading

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“Fifty Shades of Grey” – Past or Present?

Like nearly every household in America, we now have our copy of “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James piled amongst the many other books in our music room, which in any other home would be the living room, … Continue reading

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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – The Ten Secrets of Its Success – Review by Author Thomas Hauck

I’m an aspiring thriller writer. Whenever I read a successful thriller, I want to know why it’s a hit when so many others are misses or, more frequently, are simply workmanlike product that you read once and promptly forget. “The … Continue reading

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“Put the Needle on the Record” by Matthew Chojnacki

From 1976 to 1983 I had the privilege of being a member of the Boston pop-punk band The Atlantics. We enjoyed regional success and released one national LP, “Big City Rock,” on ABC Records. But our biggest hit was our … Continue reading

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“The Dreamer” by Luis Aira

Congratulations to my friend Luis Aira on the publication of his new novel “The Dreamer.” This richly imagined story begins in a place called Eden Orchards. Dozing under an apple tree is a local wino named Old Slim. A young … Continue reading

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“The Do-Over Book” by Matt Theriault. Thomas Hauck, editor

Congratulations to my client Matt Theriault on the release of his new book “Do Over: Why it will work now when it didn’t work then.” I had the pleasure to edit Matt’s groundbreaking book, which is based on his life … Continue reading

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“Your Business Plan Is Like a Bra” by Camille Rose – edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my client Camille Rose on the release of her sensational new business book, “Your Business Plan Is Like a Bra: It Supports Your Every Move.” The book, targeted at women entrepreneurs but just as useful for men (guys … Continue reading

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“The Overton Window” by Glenn Beck

Totalitarianism is bad. Freedom is good. You can’t argue with the message that FOX television personality Glenn Beck expertly delivers in “The Overton Window.” Modern industrialized democratic societies are capable of embracing dictatorships, as Germany and Italy did in the … Continue reading

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“Life” by Keith Richards – Review by Thomas Hauck

There are many reasons why I would want to read “Life,” the new memoir by Keith Richards. I’ve been Rolling Stones fan since I was a kid back in Cincinnati and I first heard “Satisfaction” and “Last Time” on WSAI-AM, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Gloucester Daily Times 12/9/10

The First R Foundation, a Gloucester charitable organization, buys books to give to first graders in Rockport and Gloucester. In early December, First R chose “It’s a Book” by Lane Smith. The book has been favorably reviewed in the “New … Continue reading

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