"In the depth of winterTHE STORY OF WONDERFUL AUTHOR
I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer . . ."
Years from now we will be reminiscencing about where we were and what we were doing during the Snowpocalypse of Naught Eleven. Or if you prefer, the Snowmageddon. Or Mike Heuer's and my personal favourite -- the Snowtorious B.I.G. They will say, "How about you, Mick, where were you?" And I will smile and say, "I was having dinner with Rhoda Wolff and her best friends . . ." Then I will pause for dramatic effect and add, "Oh, and Hachette author Rachel Simon at the Troppo." And my friends will say, "Not bestselling author Rachel Simon, who wrote the blockbuster The Story of Beautiful Girl (9780446574464) 24.99?" And I will reply, "Yup, exactly, that Rachel Simon."
1) THE PETER GUNN THEME . . . Peter's brother is fashionista Tim Gunn of Project Runway fame. Okay, I made that up. However, Mr. Gunn will appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show on February 10. Jennifer Hudson will be featured on the show and Tim will make over several of Hudson's relatives who have lost some serious poundage on the Weight Watchers program. Also, Oprah will hold up a copy of Gunn's Golden Rules (9781439176566) 23.99, look directly into the camera, and then implore her legion of minions to immediately buy his book. This should spur sales on his title, fabulously . . .
Odds & Sods
Once again Kimberla Lawson Roby popped in here and signed copies of her latest book, Love, Honor, and Betray (9780446572453) 24.99. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis . . .
We have been selling Daniel Goldie and Gordon Murrays' The Investment Answer (9781455503308) 18.00 extremely well. This is the investment book that was written for the Average Joe -- not the Wall Street fat cats . . .
Ruth Strother's B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet (9781585364541) 16.95 is the latest alphabet book from Sleeping Bear Press. I'm not sure who Bob Marshall is, but his illustrations are really cool . . .