Naked Nonfiction with Rob Kirkpatrick: #2

Naked Nonfiction with Rob Kirkpatrick: #2

Nonfiction Naked comes from the mouth of Rob Kirkpatrick,  a senior editor with Thomas Dunne Books at St. Martin's Press!

Hi again!  As my
friend Talia has reminded me now and then, it’s been a while since my last
post, so I’m pleased to be writing to you again—and hope to do so with more
frequency from now on!

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Booklist’s Top Ten Food Books!

Booklist’s Top Ten Food Books!

Booklist brought us a list of the Top 10 Food Books, and here are the fantastic Macmillan family titles that made the cut. I'm dying to read Diet for a Hot Planet myself, as the impact of the industrial agriculture on the environment really has me worried.

American Terroir: Jacobsen investigates terroir, the belief that individual plots of land can produce significant difference in crops and the new obsession of gastronomes.

Animal Factory: Kirby's profiles of individuals confronting pollution provide the most relatable testimony yet to the hazards of industrial animal farming.

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The Books I Buzzed

The Books I Buzzed

Please check out the titles I talked about, both in D.C. and N.Y.C. Thanks again for attending, and please come back (with your friends!) next year. And if you didn't make it, enjoy the titles and I hope to see you next time around!

A special shout out to the AAP and Chris Vaccari of Sterling Publishing for organizing the events!

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My favorite new blog!

My favorite new blog!

For those in need of a good laugh, and with a minute or two to spare, I submit Better Book Titles. It's my favorite new blog -- definitely one to add to the RSS feed!

I sat here for a minute, trying to come up with a witty new title for a book I've read, and came up with something maybe decent, then remembered that I'm a dork and no one would have read the book. So I'll spare you. But check out the blog!

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Our National Book Award Finalist

Our National Book Award Finalist

The National Book Award nominations were just announced, and one of our titles, Secret Historian, was nominated!

Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual
records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M.
Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century.

"Spring’s sympathetic and entertaining story of a life registers the
limitations imposed on homosexuals by a repressive society, but also
celebrates the creativity and daring with which Steward tested them." --Publishers Weekly

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