Penguin Author Talks at the Texas Book Festival

Here's a full schedule of all the Penguin authors who will give talks at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. Stop by and say hello, we'll be in the Penguin booth! Make sure to check the list of in-booth author signings. Saturday, October 27th – Festival Hours 10-5pm 11:15-12pm, Paramount Theater – Jenny Lawson, Let's … Continue reading Penguin Author Talks at the Texas Book Festival

Book Review: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Book: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller Reviewed by: Geni Nicola Fuller of Central Africa, as she prefers to introduce herself, has lived magnificently. Alternately tragic, victorious and outrageous, her life has included a primate for a best friend, a fearless (if rickety) ride in a Cessna over the heads of … Continue reading Book Review: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

It’s National Jenny Lawson Day! Because We Say So!

We're celebrating the release of Jenny Lawson's hilarious new memoir today, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. Woo hoo! Congratulations, Jenny! Your blog is awesome! Three cheers! We officially declare this national Jenny Lawson Day! (Within the borders of the nation of BookPeople.) If you like things such as having a good time and also books … Continue reading It’s National Jenny Lawson Day! Because We Say So!

Book Review: ‘The Last Nude’ by Ellis Avery

Book: The Last Nude by Ellis Avery Reviewed by: Sophia I was unfamiliar with Tamara de Lempicka before picking up The Last Nude, Ellis Avery's novel that re-imagines the artist’s life in Jazz Age Paris. Somewhat ironically, my friend John, a book designer and mental curator of images, revealed to me as I began reading … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Last Nude’ by Ellis Avery