Joined: Apr 19, 2013
Joy Lanzendorfer's articles and short stories have appeared in Salon, Hotel Amerika, Entrepreneur, Writer's Digest, Necessary Fiction, Imbibe, Bust, and many others. You can follow her @JoyLanzendorfer.
‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ was the Harry Potter of its day: There was merchandising, a Broadway musical, a silent film, and a whopping 13 sequels.
John Steinbeck’s 1939 book ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ humanized the “Okies,” captured history as it was happening, and earned its author so much personal trouble that he started carrying a gun for protection.
Owls are enigmatic birds, by turns mysterious, lovable, or spooky, depending on whom you ask. Here are some key facts about these wise guys.
Despite being all around us, foxes are a bit of a mystery. Here's more about this elusive animal.
Wuthering Heights—Emily Brontë’s only novel—shocked readers when it came out. Today, the story about the lovers on the English moor is so well known, it’s iconic. Here's what you should know.
Mary Astor and her 'Purple Diary' were the center of a Hollywood scandal so big, it knocked news of Hitler off the front page.
Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' is one of the world's most beloved novels. Even now, more than 150 years after its original publication, it's still capturing new generations of readers.
Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' remains one of the most loved, and most banned, books in American history.
That naughty bunny who got caught sneaking into Mr. McGregor’s garden was based on Beatrix Potter's own pet rabbit.
Henry David Thoreau’s account of his time in the woods is much more than just fodder for motivational posters—it’s a work of transcendentalist philosophy that shaped how people see the natural world today.
More than 200 years after its publication, 'Pride and Prejudice' remains Jane Austen’s most beloved novel.
Robin Williams's portrayal of John Keating was one of his iconic roles, and this drama about boys at a prep school in 1959 still endures.