the category of "Featured Book"
Soleil Moon Frye’s incredible book publicist, Claire Bamundo, has written a guest blog on Moonfrye.com about her adventures in New York City with Soleil promoting the new book, Let’s Get This Party Started: DIY Celebrations for You and Your Kids to Create Together. Head over to Moonfrye.com to read the full story!
This diverse book shows the strengths and weaknesses of a young girl who is figuring out who she wants to be. When I first heard of this book, I knew from the title that it involved Indian and Jewish heritages, from the point of view of a girl about my age. I didn’t know much about Jewish heritage before reading, but I could tell quickly that my thinking and actions are very much like Tara’s, the main character. For example, I love spicy food and I enjoy imitating Indian heroines, just as she does.
Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his face to the creative, hilarious, and just flat-out fun imaginings of Shea Serrano in Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book.
Last Saturday, August 3rd, the Wacko Soap Plant in Los Angeles, California, played host to the book release party and signing for The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia. From 3pm to 10pm, special guests Martin and Olivia Olson (author/Hunson Abadeer; Marceline the Vampire Queen), Pen Ward (series creator), Kent Osborne (head of story), Tom Kenny (Ice King), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum), Jessica DiCicco (Flame Princess), and evil illustrators Rick “Dienzo” Blanco, Celeste Moreno, and Aisleen Romano, as well as co-conspirators in evil Eric Klopfer (book editor) and Sean Tejaratchi (book designer), greeted hundreds of Adventure Time fans at the main signing panel.
Francisca Matteoli is author of the new book World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton as well as an internationally published and award-winning travel writer, contributing to Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic, among others. Chilean, with a Scottish mother, she resides in Paris. Her books have been published in more than ten countries and translated in several languages worldwide. She is also the creator of the popular blog franciscamatteoli.com/blog.
In celebration of 4/20 ABRAMS has asked Ryan Nerz, author of Marajuanamerica (out this month) to post about the demon weed. Alfred Ryan Nerz is a freelance journalist whose pieces have appeared in Esquire, the Village Voice, and Time Out New York. In addition, he has written for NPR and produced television shows on Spike TV and the Biography channel.
Hold on to your hat: Yoko Ono, who was born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933, turns eighty today. I remember reading a quote from a few years back—damned if I can find it now—in which Yoko said that she didn’t think she had accomplished much in her then seventy-something years of life. It’s because my collaborator, Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky, and I so feverishly disagree with her on this point that we took it upon ourselves to tell her story by way of Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies.
Can you believe? Yoko Ono turns eighty on February 18. But by all accounts, she’s not aging. How is that possible? Wait. Maybe that’s the point. Aging is supposed to be the last frontier. So it makes sense that Yoko would blow away any preconceptions about it.
Guys, I feel for you. I do. You’re under a lot of pressure to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your partner. After all, her expectations have been building since those hearts and cupids went up all over town on the day after Christmas. For the last few weeks, she’s probably been fishing through your pockets for a telling receipt, scanning your credit card bill looking for clues, and poking around in your sock drawer for a glimpse of what you might have hidden in there.
What a wonderful opportunity for a New Yorker to write a book about Grand Central Terminal! And what a challenge to find something new to say about this century-old landmark that has been the subject of half a dozen books and hundreds – if not thousands – of articles. Gabrielle Shubert, director of the New York Transit Museum, met the challenge by organizing the book to focus on not just the building, but also its 100 years of history at the center of New York – its special place in the city, its role as a haven for soldiers and sailors during World War II, its function as a town square where thousands gathered to watch moon shots on giant TV monitors.