Madeleine Albright Interview

Madeleine Albright has had an exceptional career in public office, serving as an ambassador to the UN and as the first female Secretary of State, at the time making her the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. The former Secretary has published a new book called Read My Pins, detailing the unique political significance of her brooches and the stories around them. More than 200 of her pins are currently being displayed at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Interview with Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman is a Brooklyn-based mystery writer and staff favorite. His New York-centric work depicts a city divided by grit and grace; full of troubled but endlessly interesting characters. Coleman will be at BookPeople to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Tower, on Tuesday, October 20th at 7 PM. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for the blog.

Undressing Nick Hornby’s newest book – Juliet, Naked

Nick Hornby's new novel Juliet, Naked is about loneliness, regret and the double sided sword that is the internet age. Juliet follows Annie, a childless museum curator in a small British beach town and her husband Duncan, a community college professor who is obsessed with reclusive rock star Tucker Crowe. Crowe (a Dylanesque figure who imploded in the mid 80's) has escaped a trail of divorced wives and now hides in suburban pennsylvannia; mute for more than twenty years.

I Like Book Snobs

Book snobs are out there, and at Bookpeople we have more than our share (both customers and employees). I don’t mind them; I even like them. This odd group spends a lot of time trying to find “important” books, and I like those types of books. So book snobs save me a little time. Get a snob started on the New Yorker, Dalkey Press, James Wood, or any number of things and you’re sure to come away with a new, challenging, and obscure novel that you would have overlooked. I can handle pretension, as long as I learn something.