This is the trailer for my new book. You didn't used to have to do trailers for books, but...
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This is my book. It comes out August 2nd. It is a nonpartisan look at politics in the U.S.A....
Continue reading... "One Week To Book Release / Debt Ceiling Debacle"
Alas, I'm afraid my blog is more neglected than one of Charlie Sheen's children. There are several reasons. Babies,...
Continue reading... "A Primer In Politics For The Incredibly Disenchanted"
The Giving Tree is Shel Silverstein's 1964 classic children's book which has been translated into over 30 languages. In...
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Tonight I will be reading at KGB, an East Village bar named after Russia's hilarious secret security apparatus. My...
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The following is a list of friends and acquaintances with books out recently. If you're looking for something to read,...
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A little over 150 years ago a German father decided that there were no good books to read to...
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Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks, who holds a dear place in my heart because of his efforts to promote...
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For this, we wandered around Bryant Park with a tiny camera and a karaoke microphone, giving us a nice...
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The paperback version of In the Event of My Untimely Demise also has a new cover design. The book is no longer red like a fire engine. It looks like a lockbox. And they got rid of the subtitle "Twenty Things My Son Needs To Know" ironically, citing the same exact argument the author made for not having a subtitle in the first place: The information in the book is for more than a son - it's universal.
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Last April, when my book came out, Christine Coppa invited me to come in and guest blog on her ridiculously popular weblog Storked!
which is part of the Glamour Magazine empire. Speaking of Glamour, I wrote a little piece for them years ago and while I don't remember what I said, I do remember they paid $3 a word. Good times. Good times.
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It seems like only a year ago that my book, In the Event of My Untimely Demise
, came out in paperback form. But it was about 11 months. On April 28th the paperback will be released. Although the hardcover version will always have a place close to my heart, the paperback is really swell.
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This is your chance to be in the Acknowledgements page of a book. You can drag your friends to Barnes & Noble, take it of the shelf, open it up, point to your name and say, "That's me." It could be the start of a proper book titling career. This could be the recession-proof job you were looking for. Or a lark.
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For authors, Barnes & Noble's handy in-store kiosks make it easy to paint a picture of your readership. For better or for worse.
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Knowing that some people still read books inspired me to mention these books - all of which I believe would be perfect stocking stuffers
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A nation that understands the profound essence of its struggle and feels itself to be the purest embodiment of organizational savvy, will with almost mathematical certainty some day emerge victorious. The Motherland shall inevitably win her rightful position on this earth if she is led and her closets dutifully purged and organized according to the same principles.
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My friendsticle Chris Regan has a book coming out, Mass Historia: 365 Days of Historical Facts and (Mostly) Fictions....
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Because of Tim Russert's untimely demise this interview was rescheduled for the weekend I was out of town - so I had to drive four hours back to the New York I'd just left, do the three-minute interview, and drive four more hours back whence I came. Fortunately Red Bull exists, even though no one knows the long-term effects of drinking Heart Attack In A Can.
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Ms. Stassou was mighty nice. I love how she was genuinely traumatized by the word "sex". I managed to...
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