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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.
James Magni is an award-winning architect and designer based in Hollywood, California. His work has been featured in magazines such as Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and Robb Report. His furnishing line is available in major cities across the United States.
November 13th, 2012 was the much anticipated release day of the biggest book of the year: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, published by Amulet Books! Jeff toured seven states and reached forty-nine booksellers in the Midwest. Learn more about the tour here, and go behind the scenes of the last leg of the tour and Jeff’s Today Show appearance after the break!
The biggest book of the year, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, is now out and available for purchase! Jeff is on the road, touring seven states and reaching forty-nine booksellers. Learn more about the tour here. On the release day (yesterday, November 13th) Abrams held an in-house celebration, complete with hot chocolate, baked goods, a costume contest, and copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel for everyone!
Today, November 13th, 2012, is the much anticipated release day of the biggest book of the year: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, published by Amulet Books! Jeff is on the road, touring seven states and reaching forty-nine booksellers. Learn more about the tour here, and check out tour updates after the break!