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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Kahneman’s ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ debuts at #3 on the NYT list!

November 09, 2011


Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW hits the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list at #3 the week of 11/6. And Jenny Schuessler gives the book an "Inside the List" shout out:

WRITING FAST AND SLOW: The Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow” lands at No. 3 on the hardcover list this week, which isn’t bad for a book that almost didn’t get written. In a profile in the December issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis describes meeting Kahneman for the first time four years ago and hearing from the man himself how bad Kahneman’s forthcoming book was going to be. After a few years of agonized writing, Kahneman — in a weird twist on a behavioral economics experiment — paid four academic experts in decision making $2,000 apiece to read his manuscript and tell him if he should just abandon the project. The reviews, unfortunately, were rapturous. “By this time it got so ridiculous to quit again,” Kahneman told Lewis. “I just finished it.”

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics
Client: Gotham Books

Kakalios talks quantum mechanics on Studio 360

October 15, 2011


Jim Kakalios (The Physics of Superheros and The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics) tells us all why we should care about quantum mechanics on PRI's Studio 360. Listen up for the part  when he identifies the movie "Them" about giant mutated, irradiated ants by a two second audio clip. You also have to love his introduction: "I'm a physics professor and comic book nerd. Sorry ladies - I'm already married."

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Leymah Gbowee
Client: The Perseus Books Group

Gbowee wins 2011 Nobel Peace Prize!

October 07, 2011


Leymah Gbowee, author of MIGHTY BE OUR POWERS, wins the Nobel Peace Prize on the last day of her book tour. The New York Times reports on her final book event-turned-press conference at the Interchurch Center in Manhattan.

Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between by Jeff Sharlet
Client: W.W. Norton

Washington Post rave review of Sharlet’s SWEET HEAVEN

August 19, 2011


Beautiful review by Michael Washburn of SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE in today's Washington Post:

“The book belongs to the tradition of long-form, narrative journalism best exemplified by writers such as Joan Didion, John McPhee, Norman Mailer and Sharlet’s contemporary David Samuels. Sharlet deserves a place alongside such masters, for he has emerged as a master investigative stylist and one of the shrewdest commentators on religion’s underexplored realms.”

The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father by Sally Jacobs
Client: PublicAffairs

‘The Other Barack’ gets the cover of the NY Daily News

July 08, 2011


The NY Daily News picks up Sally Jacobs' Boston Globe news story based on her research for THE OTHER BARACK and turns it into the cover.

Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families by John Donohue
Client: Algonquin

Donohue’s ‘Man with a Pan’ in the May Saveur

June 21, 2011


Check out Matt Gross's review of MAN WITH A PAN: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families by John Donohue in the May Saveur:

"Throughout the book, what comes across...is the authors' love for the joy of providing for their families in a newly satisfying way. Mario Batali explains it perfectly: 'the best reason to cook, besides its being delicious and good for you, is that it will automatically make you look good. You'll look like a hero every day.' It's a wonder, in fact, that we let women in the kitchen at all." 



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