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November 20, 2014

Featured Author – Chuck Todd, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House

Chuck Todd is NBC News Political Director and the moderator of Meet the Press the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history. Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent (2008-2014) as well as host of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown (2010-2014). Todd has held the role of Political Director since March 2007, leading all aspects of the news division’s political coverage and analysis […]
November 20, 2014

Phil Klay’s Redeployment Wins National Book Award, Fiction

The Hooks Book Events team was excited to learn that our friend Phil Klay was honored with the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction for Redeployment. Klay’s story takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of […]
November 17, 2014

Featured Author: Meryl Comer, Slow Dancing with a Stranger

Meryl Comer is President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, which promotes early diagnosis, virtual innovation challenges, m-health technologies and national public service campaigns like Geoffrey Beene’s Rock Stars of Science™. A co-founder of Women Against Alzheimer’s, she is the recipient of the 2014 Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, 2007 Proxmire Award and 2005 Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award. Ms. Comer has provided testimony before Congress on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association and served on the 2008 Alzheimer’s Study Group, charged with presenting […]
October 30, 2014

Featured Author: Alex Epstein, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein started the Center for Industrial Progress to offer an alternative environmental philosophy to America, one that is antipollution but prodevelopment. A popular speaker on college campuses, he has publicly debated leading environmentalists. He lives in Orange County, California. About The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to […]
September 23, 2014

Featured Author: Derek Coburn with Networking is Not Working

Derek Coburn is the Founder and CEO of cadre, an un-networking community in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and important public figures. He began his career as a financial advisor in 1998 and built a thriving wealth management practice, mainly by outworking everyone else. When the economy took a turn for the worse, he had to devote more attention to his existing clients and had less […]
September 8, 2014

Featured Author: Walter Isaacson with The Innovators

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC.   About The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Following his blockbuster biography […]
August 28, 2014

Hooks Book Events Authors Featured in Andrew Sorkin’s Summer Reading List

Hard to believe the summer is almost over! We have a busy schedule of events this fall, and it is especially gratifying that our clients will have the opportunity to host some of the authors whose books were on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s summer reading list: Absorbing Events Past in a Summer’s Reading List We have already had three events with Brigid Schulte (Overwhelmed:  Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time), and one more coming up in September. We are […]