Monday, July 25, 2011

BookTV: expand your knowledge base

I spend a good part of my weekends watching and listening to BookTV.  I learn a lot there and it is not all political (thank God!).

Some examples:

After Words: Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You" hosted by Clay Shirky 

"Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-Founder of Microsoft" 
Paul Allen

How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Border-Lines 
Mark Stein

1861: The Civil War Awakening 
Adam Goodheart

I "met" Sarah Vowell there. If you like history topics you will also want to meet her.

Yesterday I met Ben Mezrich, who is a very hot property these days. He told about how he wrote nine novels before he sold his first. He said you need to learn to welcome the 
rejections as surely they will come in great numbers.

But he never gave up. Now he is successful: Newest book: Sex on the Moon

*The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

*Busting Vegas: A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds

*Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai

to name a few.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles 


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