March 24- Brene Brown, author of Gifts of Imperfection second appearance on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
What to expect from What to Expect When No One’s Expecting
In America—and across the globe—fertility rates have been falling for 40 years. Germany, Japan, Russia, and Italy are already losing people every year.
The Weekly Standard’s senior editor, Jonathon Last’s recent book on the demographic implosion published by Encounter Books, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting, argues that their present is America’s future. It tackles shibboleths from the left and right. For instance, it demonstrates how abortion, the Pill, and feminism have driven down fertility. But it also argues that immigration—even illegal immigration—has been an enormous net positive. (The problem is, demographics suggest that illegal immigration is likely to disappear over the next 20 years.) And it destroys conventional wisdom about population: That people are breeding like rabbits and the world is bursting at the seams. The exact opposite is true.
Boasting an already impressive list of publicity hits, Jonathon Last’s recent media and a long list of highlights include:
Consortium Publishers Have Eight Lambda Nominations
Congratulations to our publishers! Eight titles have been nominated for the Lambda Literary Awards. They are as follows:
Winners will be announced June 3, 2013.
Reagan’s conservatism debunked and Eisenhower’s fiscal and military conservatism promoted
I’m excited to add to the already comprehensive lineup of media for the launch of David Stockman’s THE GREAT DEFORMATION. I’ve recently confirmed the following:
We have also added a major public event at Reuters on April 1.
I should have confirmations on the following by the end of the week:
CONFIRMED NATIONAL TV
CONFIRMED NATIONAL RADIO
CONFIRMED LOCAL RADIO
‘Windblown’ from Owlkids gets Starred Review from PW
Releasing in April, this charming picture book by French author and illustrator Édouard Manceau will inspire creativity in children with its simple but meaningful message. Pubishers Weekly recently gave Windblown a starred review:
French author/illustrator Manceau makes his English-language debut with a cumulative story whose bare-bones simplicity and audience engagement call to mind Hervé Tullet’s Press Here. A small gray-blue circle appears against a field of white on the opening spread (“One tiny scrap of paper…”); it’s soon joined by larger blue and orange semi- and quarter- circles, a red blob, and a few other circles [...] The shapes create a bird, snail, and frog on later pages, with the animals all claiming ownership of the bits of paper. The wind puts the debate to rest, and invites readers to take part (the shapes are available for download online): “They’re yours now too. What will you do?” A surefire inspiration for imagination-fueled projects at school or at home. Ages 3–7. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-926973-77-7
The book was also recently reviewed by School Library Journal:
Windblown by Édouard Manceau, Owlkids Books, 978-1-926973-77-7, Trade Cloth, $16.95, Pub Date: April 9, 2013
HOW TO CREATE CHEMISTRY WITH ANYONE
This week alone, she has done Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends” and SiriusXM Radio’s “Judith Regan Show,” and has had pieces post on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog and Self magazine’s website. Women’s Health has confirmed coverage for their June issue.
Print and Web
C-Span’s new book club kicks off with The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander’s perennial best seller, The New Jim Crow, is the first pick of C-Span’s new book club–due to kick off this month.
This Saturday at 10 am EST, C-Span will re-air a broadcast of Michelle’s talk at University of Tennessee together with an announcement of the newly minted book club. On Tuesday, March 26th, at 9pm EST, C-Span will host a moderated discussion of the book on Twitter.
Join our conversation as we cheer for Michelle Alexander and this “secular bible of a new social movement.”
Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate
Library Journal’s starred review ran in the March 15 issue:
“This engaging account will appeal to a diverse audience, including Enlightenment philosophy students and Jane Austen fans. Day is ludicrous, insufferable, arrogant – and utterly engrossing…. The narrative pulses forward briskly, moving between Day’s story and those of the orphan girls. Drawing on detailed personal accounts, Moore creates suspense and surprise in a manner rarely achieved in biographies. An unusual and unusually fascinating story.”
“[A] compelling and meticulously researched book…. [Moore] evokes a period of contradictions, in which an abolitionist (as Day was) could ‘[purchase] two girls…as he might buy shoe buckles’.”
“A darkly amusing tale about the struggle to create the perfect wife…. [T]his story is told with gusto…. The real discovery here is Sabrina and her background. Some of the most fascinating parts of the book are about the foundling hospitals and orphanages of the period, and the unhappy mothers who gave up their babies to them.”
“Enlightenment ideals become weapons in the battle of the sexes in this riotous saga of ill-starred romance…. Moore’s funny, psychologically rich narrative feels as if Jane Austen had reworked Shaw’s Pygmalion into a Gothic-inflected comedy of manners, and illuminates the era’s confusions about nature and nurture, sentiment and rationalism, love and power. The result is both a scintillating read and compelling social history.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A darkly enlightening tale—thoroughly researched, gracefully written—about Enlightenment thought, male arrogance and the magic of successful matrimony.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
The Financial Times reviewed the book in last weekend’s In Brief column, calling it “compelling and meticulously researched.”
More UK reviews also ran over the weekend:
Scotland on Sunday:
“Moore’s history is beautifully told and researched – all credit to her for discovering the real origins of Sabrina and Lucretia, when so many declared there were no such records of these girls, and for telling as much of their incredible story as she has.”
The Journal (Newcastle):
“[An] entertaining biography…. In this meticulously researched account of the man who inspired George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, the author brings to life not only the eccentric and often repulsive Day, but also an array of fascinating contemporaries such as the poet Anna Seward and the French philosopher Rousseau. This, coupled with Moore’s lively prose, makes this historical account a highly entertaining read.”
Coventry Telegraph (abridged version of The Journal review):
“In this meticulously researched account of the man who inspired George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Moore brings to life the eccentric and often repulsive [Thomas] Day in a highly entertaining read.”
For fans who want to delve deeper into the tangled …Tudor world
“Recommend this digestible collective biography to Philippa Gregory fans who want to delve deeper into the tangled Plantagenet-Tudor world.”
“Gristwood has written a compelling narrative of what went on behind the scenes and away from the battlefields…. [Blood Sisters] is an engaging, well written, and thoroughly-researched page turner that should delight academics as much as fans of Philippa Gregory’s historical novels about several of the same notable women.”
“Gristwood amply proves in this shrewd, rewarding study, alliances and ambitions involved women as much as men…. A British historian nimbly makes sense and relevance out of the confoundingly entangled dynasties of the Yorks and Tudors.”
“Once again, Sarah Gristwood proves that she is at the top of her field with Blood Sisters…. In this gem of a book, she effortlessly interweaves the dramatic, often tragic lives of seven royal women…. In telling their stories in this original way, and focusing on their diverse roles in the conflict between Lancaster and York, Gristwood reveals how they influenced a male-dominated world. Her text is further enlivened by incisive analysis, exquisite detail and an elegant and witty style…. It’s the book that I wish I had written.”
Just in time for Valentine’s Day- does love leave you speechless?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Allen Klein’s new book Words of Love is available in audio. We want everyone to have the sweetest possible Valentine’s Day, so we’re having a contest. Tell us the best quote you ever heard about love. Like the Viva Editions Facebook page and post the quote on our wall, or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Sunday, February 17th. The winner will receive a box of Sjaaks organic chocolates and a copy of Words of Love, signed by Allen Klein.
Words of Love
Quotations from the Heart
by Allen Klein
When love leaves you speechless, and you hunt for the words to describe that ineffable feeling, Allen Klein has your back. Whether first love or love that’s lasted decades, learning to love yourself, or even love for your mother, Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart has the 500 best quotes ever uttered on the topic. By turns powerful, tender, and amusing, Klein has drawn together a stunning compilation of quotes on love.