June 17, 2011

Stand Up For Heroes Event

Last night Perry and Lorretta went to the Reagan Building for the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Stand Up for Heroes to benefit injured service members, veterans, and their families. Long-time ABC News’ reporter Bob Woodruff, who started the foundation, was critically wounded by an IED in Iraq in January 2006 and kept in a medically-induced coma for 36 days to help his recovery. Pictured here….Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar, SCI Consulting CEO Lynette Spano, Hooks Book Events Loretta Yenson and […]
June 15, 2011

Michael Sandel in the NY Times

In the fall of 2009, when “JUSTICE: What’s the Right Thing to Do” was first published, we had the opportunity to do four author events with Michael Sandel.   Each event was thought provoking and generated lots of lively discussion among those in attendance. While his classes at Harvard with 1,000 undergraduates in rapt attention are legendary, it was very interesting to read about Prof. Sandel’s successes in Asia — see  Tom Friedman’s Op-Ed in the New York Times.  Wish there was more interest […]
June 9, 2011

Ted Danson and OCEANA

As summer approaches,our thoughts turn to sun, sand and the beach. But, our recent author event with Ted Danson (yes, that Ted Danson of “Cheers”, “Becker” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and his first book “Oceana” will make us think about the the state of the oceans, and the efforts necessary to preserve them.  For the past 25 years, Ted Danson’s passion has been the preservation of the oceans, highlighting the problems of overfishing, acidification, destruction of habitats that keep the cycle […]
May 18, 2011

Kim Ricketts

Kim Ricketts 1957-2011 A light went out this week in the publishing world. My dear friend, colleague, book seller extraordinaire Kim Ricketts has passed away.  We met in this business when introduced by the wonderful London King of Random House. The year was probably 2003 and she was getting started with her corporate clients and I was under way with my work with the USGOV..  We clicked instantly; we had a lot in common – a life long love of books […]
May 17, 2011

Perry’s Interview in The Hill

Details key when looking to host memorable event by Morgan Spencer Perry Pidgeon Hooks, president and co-founder of Hooks Book Events, operates what she calls a “book and author idea business.” Thought leaders, Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel Laureate economists are invited to speak on relevant issues and formulate fresh thinking among government problem solvers. “I have kind of this patriotic, big heart for these guys that everybody’s looking at for the answers, and if we can get some new […]
April 26, 2011

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.  Read more about the author here.          
April 14, 2011

A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is hosting Deval Patrick, author of Reasons to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.  Read more about the author here. Time: 8:30 am-10:15 am Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Click here to register!