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“I’m over the moon about the title of my next memoir Jeneration X. My friend Karyn Bosnak (author and screenwriter) came up with that one and it’s so perfect that I dedicated the book to her. My weight loss memoir was supposed to be Pretty Fat but far too late I found out that the dot com domain was a big girl fetish site. Um… no…Now before I decide on a name, I check domain registries.”—Jen Lancaster, in an interview with Claire Zulkey
PSB author Sam Sommers, professor of psychology at Tufts University and author of Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World, looks at how the where, when and who influence actions and attitudes. Listen to his interview on WNYC’s the Brian Lehrer show.
Originally the book was called A World Tour of the Future, but as I did my research, I came to realize that, rather than our future being terrible, it could be a renaissance. I’m not saying the future will be better, but I do believe we still have everything to play for—and everyone of good conscience should be in that game.
Deborah Harkness' Discovery of Witches (now in paperback) is this month’s “Pennie’s Pick” at Costco!
"One of the joys of this novel is reading about the otherwordly creatures operating freely in today’s world. (You may never look at the person next to you in the checkout lane the same way.) Equally compelling is the author’s obvious knowledge of history, which peppers the plot. I’ve little doubt that most readers will become as enchanted by this debut novel as I am."
David Owen chats with space mogul Richard Branson in this week’s New Yorker's “Talk of the Town.” Branson’s next adventure? The Deep Sea!
“I’m going down on one of the trips, to the Puerto Rico Trench, and it will take about seven hours, heading down in this dark abyss, not knowing what you’re going to find at the bottom. It will be full of Spanish galleons—I’ll just see all this gold scattered around.”