How a teen stowaway landed on the cover of the NY Times

A few minutes past 4 a.m. on Aug. 25, 1928, 17-year-old Billy Gawronski dove into the Hudson River and swam out to board a ship called the City of New York, which was sailing to Antarctica the next day. Gawronski had no experience at sea or as an adventurer.

This thriller was written by a CIA analyst on maternity leave

Many women say they’re going to write a novel on their maternity leave, but Karen Cleveland actually did so during a yearlong maternity leave from the CIA, where she worked as an analyst (Cleveland is also a Fulbright scholar.) “Need to Know” (Ballantine Books), out Tuesday, is a page-turner

Cuomo scraps program that kept books from inmates

Gov. Andrew Cuomo scrapped a controversial pilot program at state correctional facilities that restricted inmate access to books and other items sent through the mail. see also “I am directing the Dept. of Corrections to rescind its flawed pilot program that restricted shipment of books and care packages to inmates,”

North Korea is a big fan of tell-all book on Trump

North Korea said the popularity of a new tell-all book that paints the White House as incompetent “foretells Trump’s political demise.” Sales of the best-selling “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” reflect “rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the international community,” an article in North Korean newspaper Rodong

New York prisons crack down on books

Reading the classics in the clink just got a lot harder. Books sent to prisoners in three state lock-ups will have to come from pre-approved internet vendors under a new state pilot program. The program, which went into effect last month and applies to the Greene, Green Haven and Taconic

Haley: ‘No one questions the stability of the president’

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday shot back at a blockbuster new book that claims West Wing staffers worry about President Trump’s intellect and fitness for office, saying she’s never heard anyone question his “stability.” “I know those people in the White House,” Haley said

Theresa May says she has no concerns about Trump’s mental state

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed concerns about Donald Trump’s mental fitness, saying the U.S. president acts in what he sees as the best interests of his country. A new book by journalist Michael Wolff quotes prominent Trump advisers as questioning the president’s competence. Asked in an

Michael Wolff says Trump ‘is worse than everybody thought’

The author of an explosive new bestseller that characterizes President Trump as befuddled and incompetent said he did not go into the White House intending to write a hit piece of the commander-in-chief. “I would have been delighted to write a contrarian account here. Donald Trump, this unexpected president,

Bannon apologizes for comments about Trump family in bombshell book

Former White House top strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday appeared to try to bury the sword in his ongoing feud with President Trump that erupted over recent comments he made in an explosive new book, saying his support for the president is “unwavering.” Bannon also expressed “regret” for calling

Bannon apologizes for comments about Trump family in bombshell book

Former White House top strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday appeared to try to bury the sword in his ongoing feud with President Trump that erupted over recent comments he made in an explosive new book, saying his support for the president is “unwavering.” Bannon also expressed “regret” for calling the president’s

Bannon apologizes for comments about Trump family in bombshell book

Former White House top strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday appeared to try to bury the sword in his ongoing feud with President Trump that erupted over recent comments he made in an explosive new book, saying his support for the president is “unwavering.” Bannon also expressed “regret” for calling

Barnes and Noble misses out on bombshell Trump tell-all

Embattled Barnes & Noble on Friday missed out on one of the biggest book bonanzas in recent memory — the debut of the much-buzzed about “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump House.” None of the chain’s 632 stores across the country had the red-hot book when they opened their

Author of White House tell-all says book will bring down Trump

LONDON – The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House. Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in “Fire and Fury: Inside the

Bombshell book calls Trump an absentee dad and lousy husband

Donald Trump is not only a childlike bungler unfit to be president — he’s also a lousy father and chronically wayward husband, according to an explosive new book that’s rocked the White House. In “Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House,” author Michael Wolff calls Trump “an absentee

Trump says Bannon ‘lost his mind’ for accusing Don Jr. of treason

President Trump blasted former White House strategist Steve Bannon after Bannon called Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a group of Russians “treasonous,” saying that when “he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” ​”​Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency​,” the

Ivanka wants to be the first female president

Ivanka Trump wants to be American’s first female president, according to a new book. Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner agreed to join her father’s administration — against the advice of “almost everyone they knew” — in the hope that it would propel her into the presidency one day, according

Book details tech bros’ drug-fueled sex parties in Silicon Valley

Clusters of naked bodies writhed in every room of the sumptuous mansion. Some had brought their wives and husbands for the prospect of bedding new flesh together. Most were fueled by the pills or bags of white powder that had been handed out after a three-course feast. As corporate networking events

Editor notes show why Milo Yiannopoulos failed as an author

A draft of extremist right-winger Milo Yiannopoulos’ canceled tome reveals why even an established conservative book editor couldn’t stomach the former Breitbart writer’s scribblings, court documents reveal. Editor Mitchell Ivers — whose Threshold imprint has published books by right-wingers Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Donald Trump himself

These are NYC’s favorite books of 2017

New Yorkers have been well-read this year. The award-winning, best-seller “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates was the most checked out book at the New York Public Library’s 92 locations in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island for 2017, The Post has learned. The 2015 book, written as

McCain to Clinton: Get over it already

Sen. John McCain said Hillary Clinton erred in writing her account of the 2016 presidential race so quickly and noted her problem is that “she doesn’t have anything to do.” “One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and

Katie Price net worth: How much is Kieran Hayler’s wife REALLY worth

Katie Price recently revealed that she was divorcing husband Kieran Hayler  [Getty] Katie Price – who recently admitted she had 52 messages outing Love Island's Chris Hughes – has been in show business since the age of 17.  Recently, the Loose Women panellist also announced she would be divorcing husband Kieran Hayler, claiming he

Astronaut explains how to use the bathroom in space

What does space smell like? And how on earth do you go to the bathroom in zero gravity? These are just two of the most common questions British astronaut Tim Peake gets asked — and having spent six months on the International Space Station, he is sharing his insights in the

9 reasons why “Grant’ could be the new “Hamilton’

Ron Chernow has a thing for misunderstood men. He painted a compelling portrait of a financial juggernaut in “Titan,” his 1998 biography of John D. Rockefeller Sr., and won a Pulitzer for his 2010 “Washington: A Life,” a psychologically revealing account of America’s first president. Oh, and who could forget “Alexander