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Actress, director and Blue Rider Press author Lee Grant’s memoir I Said Yes to Everything went on sale last week and continues to draw significant media attention. Grant did a terrific segment on Huffington Post Live, and an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, while the Daily  Mail ran photos and items from the book. Bustle named I Said Yes to Everything one of its best summer beach reads,WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate” interviewed Grant to promoteher 92Y event, and WNYC also aired a wonderful interviewas part of their “Fishko Files” segment. Still upcoming for Lee Grant: CBS’ Inside Edition, an interview in The Atlantic, a Wall Street Journal “House Call” feature, and a CBS Sunday Morning profile on August 3. Read an Excerpt from I Said Yes to Everything
Jojo Moyes’ new novel One Plus One is off to a fantastic start.  Debuting at #11 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, One Plus One joins the paperback editions of her books The Girl You Left Behind and Me Before You on The New York Times bestseller list, with these two titles both on the trade paperback fiction list.   The One Plus One reviews are outstanding: USA Today calls it “a delightful summer read”; “One Plus One shimmers with both unyielding warmth and canny incisiveness” (The Boston Globe); “A madcap road trip jojo_oneplusone_eventthat’s packed to the boot with familial drama, class clashes, and romance…you’ll be rooting for this ragtag group of strivers until the very last page (Entertainment Weekly); “Safety advisory…slather on plenty of SPF 50. Once you start the book, you probably won’t look up again until you’re the last one left on the beach (Washington Post); “wryly romantic and surprisingly suspenseful (People); “readers, do yourself a favor and savor the book” (Dallas Morning News). Moyes kicked off her US tour in New York on July 7 and has drawn large crowds of hundreds of enthusiastic fans everywhere from New Jersey to California. She ends her 12-event tour in Nashville on July 18. Read an excerpt from One Plus One
Deborah Harkness kicked off her 20-city tour for The Book of Life in New York City with a great event on Tuesday night at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble. This final book of the All Souls trilogy has been included on numerous summer reading lists, such as ParadeThe Los Angeles TimesBoston Globe, and Time Magazine, and will be covered in major outlets such as NPR, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed and more in the coming weeks.  As the book hit shelves on Tuesday, reviews are beginning to roll in: USA Today called it “an unforgettable and spellbinding finale that’s not to be missed.” Listen to a Podcast
A new PBS web series, “It’s Okay to Be Smart,” highlights some of the many myths and fallacies author David McRaney investigates in his book, You Are Now Less Dumb (Gotham,  8/5/14). The five-minute video, which already has 238,000 views in just one week, ends with a special shout-out to McRaney and his books (4:53). Both Nerdist and A.V. Club featured posts on this video as well.  
Dutton authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts set the baseball world on fire last week when an excerpt of their embargoed book Blood SportAlex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era was featured in Sports Illustrated. Just about every major news outlet covered the story, including ESPN, USA TodayEntertainment Weekly, Yahoo Sports,The New York Times, Newsday, and CBS Sports. Blood Spot hit bookstores on Tuesday and with a week until MLB’s All-Star Game, Elfrink and Garcia-Roberts have been highly sought after as guests, with interviews on CBS This Morning, MSNBC’sMorning Joe, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, CNN’s Legal View, NBC’s Extra, Dan Patrick’s nationally syndicated sports show, CBS Sports Radio, and PRI’s The World. They also did a 20-city Sports Radio Satellite Tour on July 10.  
Elizabeth Gilbert’s acclaimed novel, The Signature of All Things, a New York Times bestseller for Viking last year, is now out in paperback and off to a fantastic start.  Gilbert has appeared on CBS This Morning,Morning Joe, and NPR’s Here and Now and the paperback has been featured in People, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today,among others.  In the New York Times, Hillary Clinton named it as one of the books she can’t stop thinking about.  Gilbert is in the midst of an 8-city book tour, and will be hitting the road again with Oprah Winfrey this fall for her 8-city The Life You Want arena tour.  To get fans involved nationwide, bookstores have been invited to participate in a sweepstakes to win a beautiful plant every month for a year from White Flower Farm.  To enter, bookstores submit pictures of their display for the book, like the lovely table from The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, pictured here.  There is also a separate sweepstakes for readers. Start Reading The Signature of All Things
Academy Award-winning actress  and director Lee Grant published her memoir I Said Yes to Everything on Tuesday amid terrific media attention. The New York Times Styles featured “A Night Out with Lee Grant;” NPR “Weekend All Things Considered” interviewed Grant about her life and career; and the Washington Post raved about her memoir, calling it “magnificently titled, admirably candid.” Additional coverage has included an exclusive excerpt on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, a USA Today New & Noteworthy picka Q&A in the Jewish Daily Forward, a New York Post review, and a piece in the New York Daily News. Still upcoming are interviews with The Hollywood Reporter, with the Daily Beast, on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, on WNYC’s Fishkin Files, with The Wall Street Journal for their “House Call” feature, along with much more coverage in the coming weeks. Lee Grant will be at the 92nd Street Y tonight in conversation with Patricia Bosworth. Tickets are available here. She will be at Barnes & Noble The Grove next Wednesday (7/16), the Aero Theatre with American Cinematheque on 7/17, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY on 7/21, Barnes & Noble UWS on 7/22, and will be an honorary co-chair of the East Hampton Library Author’s Night on 8/9.
Joan Rivers kicked off the publication of her new book Diary of a Mad Diva, which debuts at #7 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this week, in classic Joan Rivers fashion. During her standing-room-only bookstore event last week in New York City at Barnes & Noble Union Square, Joan officiated at the wedding of two audience members.  Read all about the wedding and see the video on the Entertainment Tonight website. With amazing interviews on ABC’s “The View”, NBC’s  “Access Hollywood” , NPR’s “Weekend Edition” , and CBS’s “The Late Show w/David Letterman, as well as reviews from national publications including USA TODAYPeople, The Los Angeles Times, Ok! Magazine, and many more, Joan’s Diary is blanketing the media. Following more standing-room-only events at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ, Sixth & I in Washington, DC and upcoming events at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA and The Standard Club in Chicago, Joan has interviews to come on CBS’s The Talk, PBS’s The Travis Smiley Show, and E! News’ Fashion Police later this month.
On Tuesday (6/17), Portfolio author David Zweig spoke with host Tom Ashbrook on NPR’s On Point about his new book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, and generated a lot of positive feedback from callers who identified themselves as “Invisibles.”  Afterwards, Zweig joked around with the crew of MSNBC’s The Cycle to talk about how anyone can benefit from the traits he’s discovered about “Invisibles.”
Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times bestselling Gotham author Russell Simmons was the featured guest on the season finale of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday on June 15, when they discussed yoga, meditation and of course, his book Success Through Stillness. The episode will re-air this coming Sunday, June 22 at 10 am ET. Tune in via the OWN network or stream online at oprah.com. Success Through Stillness has appeared on The New York Timesbestseller list for seven weeks since going on sale in March. The book’s performance continues to be strong after an impressive social media promotion and online push leading up to Russell’s appearance on Super Soul Sunday, including an exclusive online preview on June 9, an interview on the #OWNSHOW,  an Instagram promotion on June 10and June 11, live tweeting from both @Oprah and @UncleRush during the 11am airing of the June 15 episode, ads and promotion on GlobalGrind.com, and online pieces promoting the segment from TheGrio.comHuffPost and UbranChristianNews.com among other online outlets.