Posts tagged books
Posts tagged books
We’re loving this re-imagining of what historical figures would look like in today’s society. Of course Shakespeare would be a hipster. Of course. Via Telegraph
THE SUMMER OF BEER AND WHISKEY GIVEAWAY CONTEST
While we all like to believe that baseball was handed down to us from the powers above, pre-packaged and ready to become the National Pastime, the fact is baseball was fighting for its survival by the early 1880s. But thanks to a band of mustachioed warriors lead by Chris Van Der Ahe who was willing to take on the National League by slashing ticket prices, playing on Sunday, and most importantly, selling beer, baseball was able to catch on and thrive with a whole new demographic of fans.
And thanks to the good folks at PublicAffairs, I have a copy of Edward Achorn’s new book, The Summer of Beer and Whiskey, to give away to one of you lucky so-and-so’s.
To enter, either reblog or leave a comment with your favorite food or drink you like to consume while watching a ballgame. All entries must be entered by Thursday, May 2nd at 12 pm PST*. The winner will be chosen randomly. Don’t be a sad sack, enter and get to read something great this summer.
*Please make sure when leaving a comment or reblogging to your own site, that there is an easy way for me to contact you. Otherwise, I’ll have to select another winner.
Enter to win! Now, off to find a hot dog and a cold brew….
Five days left for Christmas shopping! Here are our top sellers this holiday season. Pick up a great book for someone on your list!
In 2008, when the financial crisis hit, I wanted to get to the heart of why our leading bankers, regulators, and others were so shortsighted and wreaked such havoc on our economy: why were their decisions so wrong, their expectations of the future so catastrophically off the mark? I also wanted to figure out, for selfish reasons, whether my own tendency to procrastinate (the only light fixture in my bedroom closet has been broken for five years) was really such a bad thing….
The essence of my case is this: given the fast pace of modern life, most of us tend to react too quickly.
Coming soon: our Spring 2012 catalog. Woof!