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Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the ’90s. Here’s why he’s finally talking about it

Warren Zanes' new biography of Tom Petty is a penetrating profile in which the rock star tells about his heroin addiction for the first time.

Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations

Robert Isenberg offers the reader a kaleidoscopic view of Costa Rica. He takes them on unusual museum visits, participates in drunken carnivals, tears down the dusty veneers of once-proud cities like Puerto Limón, speaks to young women who have been physically abused and, like most U.S. youths who visit Costa Rica, takes the required surfing lessons.

Robert Isenberg’s funny, moving ‘Green Season’ debuts

Former Tico Times reporter Robert Isenberg's "The Green Season" is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving book about his first year in Costa Rica.

The Tico Times launches its own publishing house with first book, ‘The Green Season’

The Tico Times Publications Group begins an exciting new era with the release of "The Green Season," a collection of essays, profiles, and travel stories written by former staff writer Robert Isenberg. We caught up with our old colleague to discuss mutual food nostalgia, Costa Rica and the writing life.

What not to miss at this year’s International Book Fair

Highlights of this year's International Book Fair, now ongoing at the Antigua Aduana in Barrio Aranjuez.

International Book Fair, theater galore, and other happening around Costa Rica

A roundup of events taking place September 18 - 24.

Book exchange to ‘liberate’ paperbacks in Cariari

Like a bibliophilic scavenger hunt, the so-called World Book Liberation Day invites participants to scatter used books around the complex, and all of these editions are up for grabs.

Sea Shepherd publishes vegan cookbook

If you’ve spent any time on a ship, Raffaella Tolicetti’s descriptions of working a kitchen during rocky seas should sound familiar – although she has the added challenge of cooking while antagonistic vessels attempt to ram each other in Antarctic waters.

‘Cocorí,’ a racism debate, and a brief history of controversial children’s lit

Predictably, the disagreement has become a polarizing debate about racism versus censorship. In honor of this ongoing discussion, here are some examples of beloved children’s books that have caused controversy or fallen completely out of favor.

‘Green Grows the Grass’ explores darker side of Costa Rican life

Smith spends so much time developing the Costa Rican context that it’s hard to tell where her story is going. But just wait: The intrigue thickens rapidly, accumulating characters and subplots with each chapter, and the denouement is a scene of horrifying violence.

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