shortformblog
shortformblog:

thehedrick:

After a lot of delay, I’m proud to announce the big news you’ve all been waiting for…The Thought Catalog e-book reissue of my book is now available!!Isn’t that cover sick?Anyway if you feel so inclined to buy it (only $2.99 btw), it’s available at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CEGR4FWApple iBookstore: http://bit.ly/12etgRyor Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Yi0rI7
Hopefully this’ll make me a little scratch, I’m not expecting a lot but wouldn’t it be awesome if I could actually make a living doing this stuff? 
Also, if you guys wanna share this, well, I’d like that. Thanks Tumblr!!

Our pal is selling a book … Read more about it above.

shortformblog:

thehedrick:

After a lot of delay, I’m proud to announce the big news you’ve all been waiting for…

The Thought Catalog e-book reissue of my book is now available!!

Isn’t that cover sick?

Anyway if you feel so inclined to buy it (only $2.99 btw), it’s available at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CEGR4FW
Apple iBookstore: http://bit.ly/12etgRy
or Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Yi0rI7

Hopefully this’ll make me a little scratch, I’m not expecting a lot but wouldn’t it be awesome if I could actually make a living doing this stuff? 


Also, if you guys wanna share this, well, I’d like that. 

Thanks Tumblr!!

Our pal is selling a book … Read more about it above.

thedailyfeed
thedailyfeed:

If there’s ever a sequel to “The Breakfast Club,” it’ll be more of a book club.

This week, Molly Ringwald published her first novel, “When It Happens to You,” and next month, Andrew McCarthy’s travelogue memoir hits shelves. Considering the fact that Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy are already published authors, it’s safe to assume that “The Elements of Style” was required reading on the set of John Hughes’ films.

thedailyfeed:

If there’s ever a sequel to “The Breakfast Club,” it’ll be more of a book club.

This week, Molly Ringwald published her first novel, “When It Happens to You,” and next month, Andrew McCarthy’s travelogue memoir hits shelves. Considering the fact that Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy are already published authors, it’s safe to assume that “The Elements of Style” was required reading on the set of John Hughes’ films.

comedycentral

92y:

Did you know Kevin Bleyer, writer for The Daily Show, wrote President Obama’s standup routine for the White House Correspondents Dinner and other speeches? Did you know he just published a book, Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America? Did you know he shot a trailer for the book that features Daily Show correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee that you can watch above? Did you know Kevin will be appearing at 92YTribeca on July 9 with BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith to talk about it?

Now that you’re equipped with this vital information, have a great 4th of July week.

A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal check or made a phone call on the writer’s behalf, believing that it was his only way to ensure a fast result. “It’s not something I should advertise, but it has happened,” he told [Saslow]. Many other times, he had forwarded letters to government agencies or Cabinet secretaries after attaching a standard, handwritten note that read: “Can you please take care of this?”

“Some of these letters you read and you say, ‘Gosh, I really want to help this person, and I may not have the tools to help them right now,’ ” the president said. “And then you start thinking about the fact that for every one person that wrote describing their story, there might be another hundred thousand going through the same thing. So there are times when I’m reading the letters and I feel pained that I can’t do more, faster, to make a difference in their lives.”
ryeisenberg
“The Phantom Tollbooth” is not just a manifesto for learning; it is a manifesto for the liberal arts, for a liberal education, and even for the liberal-arts college. What Milo discovers is that math and literature, Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, should assume their places not under the pentagon of Purpose and Power but under the presidency of Rhyme and Reason. Learning isn’t a set of things that we know but a world that we enter.

Norton Juster’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” at 50 : The New Yorker

This is just a really great article about a really great book.

(via ryeisenberg)
Let’s get this out of the way quickly: Moneyball was not a book about nerds and statistics and butterball catchers who do nothing but walk—not really. It was a book about the temporarily misperceived value of nerds and statistics and butterball catchers who do nothing but walk and, above all, about how to profit off that misperception. Which is to say that, at bottom, Moneyball was a book about a charismatic visionary (Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane) who achieved success by exploiting market inefficiencies. This is a conceit known as Every Business Book Ever. The guy sitting next to you on an airplane is reading a book like that. Malcolm Gladwell farts books like that. Moneyball told a simple story and told it wonderfully, but baseball being what it is—a game so thoroughly wrapped in its own bullshit that you’d need a grand jury to find its soul—the book was received as heresy.
BTW, everything you think you know about Moneyball is wrong - GQ