This football season seems to be more about the troubling behavior of the players than on the game itself. Mark Edmundson, author of Why Football Matters
, takes on the controversy and more in his interview with NPR's The Takeaway
by Henry Kissinger "could not be more timely" praises Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times
. On the cover of the New York Times Book Review
John Micklethwait writes, "If you worry about a globe spinning out of control, then World Order
is for you. It brings together history, geography, modern politics and no small amount of passion…it is a book that every member of Congress should be locked in a room with—and forced to read before taking the oath of office.” More on Kissinger's important new book can be found in this interview with Susan Page of USA Today
Hillary Rodham Clinton reviews Henry Kissinger's World Order
for The Washington Post
. She says, "[World Order
] is vintage Kissinger, with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines....A real national dialogue is the only way we’re going to rebuild a political consensus to take on the perils and the promise of the 21st century. Henry Kissinger’s book makes a compelling case for why we have to do it and how we can succeed."
We here at Penguin are heartbroken to learn that our beloved author Joan Rivers has passed away. She was groundbreaking, she was hilarious, she was fierce…and she was part of our big Penguin family. Our thoughts are with Joan’s daughter Melissa and her grandson Cooper, her family and friends, and all of those around the world who were touched by her humor, her big heart, and her extraordinary generosity of spirit. Rest in peace, Joan, and thanks for all the laughs.
Vanessa Manko, author of The Invention of Exile
, writes about her grandfather's exile in "Forgotten Postcards from Mexico City," an essay in The New York Times Magazine
. Read her story here
The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman debuted at #1 on the New York Times
bestsellers list this week! This is Grossman’s first #1 ever, and it was preluded by a media storm: in the New York Times
, Sarah Lyall called The Magicians
a “wonderful trilogy…If the Narnia books were like catnip for a certain kind of kid, these books are like crack for a certain kind of adult.” There were more wonderful reviews in Washington Post
, Chicago Tribune
, Los Angeles Times,
and an interview with Lev Grossman on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday
Robert Timberg discusses his new memoir Blue-Eyed Boy
on NPR's Fresh Air
with contributor Dave Davies.
"One morning...I was shaving and I just started focusing on my face, which of course you know, had been severely disfigured by a landmine in Vietnam. And I started doing this strange stuff, like, talking to myself and saying things like, OK, enough already. The joke's over. Let's go back to where we were. Meaning, it was as if I was demanding of my face in the mirror that it turn me back to what I was at age 26, when - you know, before I hit the landmine.
Check out the full interview and read an exclusive excerpt!