On the June 30th episode of Tavis Smiley one of the interview guests was CEO of Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh. His new book chronicles his time in the business world successfully leading two different companies to large acquisitions and providing advice on how to build culture and provide great customer service.
On the June 30th episode of The Today Show, Elizabeth Edwards appeared to discuss the end of her marriage to former Presidential candidate John Edwards and her reaction to recent media appearances by the other woman in that affair. Similar topics are also covered in her most recent book, Resilience.
On the June 30th episode of Good Morning America, one of the guests was chef, cookbook author and television personality Sara Moulton who discussed new food trends like drinkable chocolate and goat candy. Her most recent book is a cookbook focused on practical and healthy recipes that working parents can cook for their children, even despite busy lives.
On June 29th, comedian, talk show host and author Bill Maher was on Larry King Live for the full hour. Maher’s novel about stand-up comics trying to break into the business in the 1970s has recently been released in ebook format.
On June 29th, legendary actor, director and comedy writer Carl Reiner was a guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His most recent book is a “novellelah” (a term he coined) about a man who emails God and begins receiving replies back.
On the June 29th episode of Tavis Smiley one of the interview guests was novelist Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis’ newest novel is a return to the characters of his iconic novel of the 1980′s, Less Than Zero. In the new book, time has not been kind to the characters and the obsessions of the young begin to wear on the now middle-aged characters.
One of the things that made the startup of this site fun is that John Waters has a new book out and is on tour to promote it. That I get to blog about it a couple of times in the first month is a pure pleasure as I am a long-time fan of his films and his books. Waters is film director, author and personal favorite around EFTV headquarters. On June 28th, he appeared on the Colbert Report. Amongst other topics, he discussed his new book about the people who have influenced his life and career.
On the June 28th episode of The Today Show, author Laura Vankderkam appeared to talk about time management in our hectic modern lives. Her writing focuses on productivity and career advancement topics, and her newest book is an examination of how to make the most out of the time we are given.
On the June 27th episode of Fox News Sunday, former Governor of Arkansas, presidential candidate and talk show host Mike Huckabee appeared to discuss the political climate leading in to this year’s mid-term elections. His most recent book is a collection of Christmas stories that emphasize simplifying the season.
Here is the round up all of the people who appeared on C-SPAN Book TV programming over the weekend of June 26th through 28th, 2010 . For authors that appeared anywhere in this programming and have a Kindle or Nook edition of a book published in the last year, below are links to those books.
On the June 24th episode of The Today Show, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked about summer reading. They got discussed the recommended book lists with authors Paula Froelich, Justin Cronin, and Lisa Scottoline. All of the books they mention that have Kindle or Nook editions (even if they are older than our customary one year cutoff) are included below, as well as the newest books from each of the three authors on the show.
On the June 23rd episode of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly discussed the firing of General Stanley McChrystal with political strategist Dick Morris. Morris’ most recent book is a collaboration with Eileen Mcgann, an appeal for conservatives to get politically active in the 2010 election cycle.
On the June 24th episode of Andre Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, Bob Herbert from the New York Times appeared to discuss whether the strategy to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by 2011 is still feasible. His newest book is a collection of essays addressing what he feels is an erosion of the basic rights and values America stands for.
On June 24th, the featured guest on The Colbert Report was Michael Specter. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998, usually writing on issues of science and technology. His most recent book is an examination of the ways non-scientific thinking has affected the public discourse and what he suggests can be done about that.
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On the June 24th episode of The Today Show, advertising and branding expert Peter Arnell was interviewed about his new book. In this book Arnell shares his vision on how each of us can rebrand and transform ourselves, both personally and professionally, to achieve the success we desire.
On the June 23rd episode of the Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel interviewed Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, the journalists behind the award-winning documentary Restrepo about the war in Afghanistan. In addition to the documentary, Junger has recently published a book about the same time he spent in Afghanistan as that of the documentary.