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Happy Birthday, Sophia Loren!

Sophia Loren, Italy’s national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 today and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.
For the 300-page “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - My Life,” Loren went into what she called her “trunk of memories” to fish out old pictures, letters and notes from the likes of Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn and Richard Burton, not to mention Italian soul mate Marcello Mastroianni.
The result includes plenty of juicy tales, such as how she stopped Marlon Brando’s physical advances with a fulminating glare and how Grant suggested they should pray to make the right decision when they were falling in love on a film set.
Read the complete article. 


Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is available December 2nd, 2014.

Happy Birthday, Sophia Loren!

Sophia Loren, Italy’s national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 today and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.

For the 300-page “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - My Life,” Loren went into what she called her “trunk of memories” to fish out old pictures, letters and notes from the likes of Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn and Richard Burton, not to mention Italian soul mate Marcello Mastroianni.

The result includes plenty of juicy tales, such as how she stopped Marlon Brando’s physical advances with a fulminating glare and how Grant suggested they should pray to make the right decision when they were falling in love on a film set.

Read the complete article. 

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is available December 2nd, 2014.

South-of-the-Border Pizza 
Makes one (12-inch) pizza
I love pizza! And I like to surprise my guests by making pizzas you’ll never find at your local pizza place. This one is always a hit with my friends—and me!— Chef Del Sroufe
1 (12-inch) precooked whole-grain pizza crust
1 cup Enchilada Sauce (page 271 or use store-bought)
1 cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Place the pizza crust on a pizza stone or large baking sheet. Spread the enchilada sauce over the crust. Sprinkle the black beans and bell pepper over the sauce.
Bake until the crust is lightly browned around the edges, about 15 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven. Scatter the avocado over the pizza and sprinkle with the cilantro. Slice and serve.
Find 100 new delicious recipes to help transition to the life-saving, whole-food, plant-based diet in The Forks Over Knives Plan.

South-of-the-Border Pizza 

Makes one (12-inch) pizza

I love pizza! And I like to surprise my guests by making pizzas you’ll never find at your local pizza place. This one is always a hit with my friends—and me!— Chef Del Sroufe

1 (12-inch) precooked whole-grain pizza crust

1 cup Enchilada Sauce (page 271 or use store-bought)

1 cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced

1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the pizza crust on a pizza stone or large baking sheet. Spread the enchilada sauce over the crust. Sprinkle the black beans and bell pepper over the sauce.

Bake until the crust is lightly browned around the edges, about 15 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven. Scatter the avocado over the pizza and sprinkle with the cilantro. Slice and serve.

Find 100 new delicious recipes to help transition to the life-saving, whole-food, plant-based diet in The Forks Over Knives Plan.

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The National Book Awards’ fiction longlist includes Richard Powers, who won the award in 2006; Mountain Goats vocalist John Darnielle, who was on Fresh Air yesterday; and Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, who were both nominated for their debut story collections. Although a few of the nominees were expected — Anthony Doerr’s novel All the Light We Cannot See is one of the year’s breakaway hits, and Marilynne Robinson is a living legend — the list as a whole is varied and features a handful of underappreciated or relatively new writers.

The shortlist will be announced Oct. 15, and the winners on Nov. 19. The full longlist is here.

Another great title on the nonfiction longlist is The Innovators by Walter Isaacson! Walter is also the author of the phenomenal bestseller, Steve Jobs.