On the Saturday at BookCon, Perigee hosted hundreds of Wreckers and Colorers over the course of two events. The first, was based on the multi-million-selling interactive Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith and featured giant panels from the book that attendees could wreck in creative ways, using glue, pipe cleaners, crayons, string and stickers. The second event, Color Me Crazy, prompted artists of all ages to color in large, intricately designed panels from Perigee’s popular adult coloring books, including Color Me Crazy,  Outside The Lines,  Color Me Cluttered and Outside The Lines, Too. Amidst the crowds and chaos of BookCon, numerous participants commented on how “relaxing” the activities were – and returned to wreck and color throughout the day. penguins-with-people-problems-by-mary-laura-philpottMeanwhile, Mary Laura Philpott, Parnassus bookseller and author of Penguins With People Problems, drew personal penguins for readers next to the Penguin truck. The line was long, but like the booksellers that Philpott interacted with two days prior, everyone seemed to have the same problem: too many books, too little time!
Yesterday the Writing Center and Roosevelt House at Hunter College celebrated the launch of Perigee’s What Jackie Taught UsLessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Tina Santi Flaherty, with a panel discussing Jackie’s many achievements. As featured in The New York Post’s “Page Six”, the speakers, in addition to Flaherty,  included these What Jackie Taught Uscontributors: columnist Liz Smith; author Malachy McCourt; Kent Barwick, president emeritus of the Municipal Art Society; and Declan Kiely, curator of literary and historical manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum.  The event was filmed by C-SPAN. Other  media for the book includes coverage in the Miami Herald’s “Radar” section as “Hot Stuff Celebrities Love,” an upcoming piece in The Palm Beach Post and a forthcoming interview on Bloomberg Business Radio. Tina Santi Flaherty will read, take questions and sign copies of the book on Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) in NYC. Read an excerpt from What Jackie Taught Us
Swoosie Kurtz took New York by storm this week to promote her new memoir Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work and Family, which launched this week with appearances on NBC’s Today show, MSNBC’s Morning Joe , WNYC’s  “The Leonard Lopate Show” ,  a Sirius XM radio tour and a television satellite tour.  In addition, the book was also covered by USA Today and Huffington Post Live. If you are a fan of Keegan Allen, you may have seen his Instagram post: “Highly recommended reading. Part Swan Part Goose by Swoosie Kurtz. Great Mother’s Day gift. Moments that left me speechless. Wow.”  It now has more than 65, 500 “likes!” Read an excerpt from Part Swan, Part Goose.