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.
Gary Vaynerchuk is excited. REALLY EXCITED. About wine... and the internet...and making money on the internet. His new book, Crush it! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion, is a guide to modern marketing and using the internet to build a successful business.
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.
Alton Brown, host of the Food Network's Good Eats and Iron Chef America, will be on the upper deck of Whole Foods this Sunday, October 18th at 1 PM. Alton will be there to sign copies of his new book, Good Eats: The Early Years, a collection of stories and recipes from the first few years of his award winning TV show.
Scott Montgomery is a BookPeople employee and host of the Hard Word Book Club, which focuses on mystery and detective novels.
Let them eat cake! Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jen Yates had to cancel last week's appearance. But we just got word that everyone on the Cake Wrecks team is feeling better and they will be in-store this Saturday, October 10th at 2 PM.
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.
John Besh's new cook book, My New Orleans, contains a heaping portion of recipes from the crescent city. The celebrity chef and restaurant owner will be at BookPeople on Sunday, October 11th at 3 PM to sign copies of the book.
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.