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Book: Disrespect my authority

‘Fish Bites Cop! Stories To Bash Authorities’
By David James Keaton. Comet Press; 280 pgs., $14.95.


Book: I know you got ‘Soul’

‘Love, Peace, and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show ‘Soul Train’: Classic Moments’


Book: ‘This I Believe’ makes a Kentucky first

More than 500 words, to contribute to “a public dialogue about belief — one essay at a time.” The “This I Believe” statement of personal values, begun on a 1950s


Book: A life of Richard Pryor

Controversial words on a controversial life

‘Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him’
By David Henry & Joe Henry. Algonquin Books; 400 pgs., $26.


Book: What kind of wisdom do we really need?

Goliath Gladwell’s mixed messages about struggle and success

‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants’
By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown; 307 pgs., $29.


Book: Haunted history for a high-quality Halloween

‘Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories’
By Ray Russell. Penguin Classics; 272 pgs., $22.


Unearthing whiskey’s women

A conversation with bourbon expert Fred Minnick, whose new book details women’s role in Kentucky’s signature spirit

Fred Minnick, clad in a blazer and signature ascot, holds up the glass of bourbon and peers through it.


Book: Be a welcome guest in Lyon’s poetry ‘House’

Sunday’s afternoon reading/signing at Carmichael’s is certain to be more than some of the author’s most recently printed pages coming to you in the author’s voice with occas


Book: James McBride — The Mark Twain of our times

‘The Good Lord Bird’
By James McBride. Riverhead Books; 417 pgs., $27.95.


Book: Under a sci-fi spell

Once again, Neil Gaiman strikes a chord

‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’
By Neil Gaiman. William Morrow; 192 pgs., $25.99.