April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009 – Ms. Clinton on Mrs. Lincoln

We recently hosted the lovely Catherine Clinton with her new biography on Mary Lincoln, aptly titled “Mrs. Lincoln: A Life” (Harper, 2009). Catherine attempts to give us a fresh perspective on Mrs. Lincoln who has many of you know was known for being “unconventional–temperamental, and articulate”- hey we can identify with that!
April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009 – About Town with Hooks Book Events

The cherry blossoms are visible all over DC and so are we! From private events with our government and corporate clients to the salons and conferences we participated in, we have been busy — and we are looking forward to more fun throughout 2009. Following are a few of the places where you might recently have seen Hooks Book Events: In Washington, DC: • Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Pension Real Estate Association conference • US Chamber of Commerce: Executive Women in Government […]
April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009 – John Palfrey on Global Voices

The charming John Palfrey from Harvard’s Berkman Center was in DC to discuss his MIT title Access Denied with some Senior Execs at the Treasury He mentioned a very interesting website he is involved with called, Global Voices which “aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore” is definitely a worthy endeavor… check it out!.
April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009 – Hooks Book Events creates bookstore at Women in Cable Telecommunications conference

We did it! After lugging countless boxes of books and setting up a room full of book shelves, Hooks Book Events created our own makeshift bookstore at the two-day WOMEN IN CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (WICT) conference, which ended late today. It was our honor to sell the books of the dozen incredible leaders who spoke at the event: • Erika Andersen, Growing Great Employees • James S. Gordon M.D., Unstuck • Ariane De Bonvoisin, The First 30 Days • Lloyd Boston, […]
April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009 – David Kilcullen

We want to point out a new book “The Accidental Guerilla” (Oxford University Press, 2009) by Aussie pal, David Kilcullen. The review in Sunday’s NYT was excellent and if you are interested in what has really been going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, you may want to pick this one up. We sold books for David at two events; he is definitely a rock star in this area! Read the review here:
April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009 – Keeping up with Dexter Filkins and The Forever War

We checked in today with Dexter Filkins who was in Rome, en route to Kabul, to see how the young Afghan women were doing in the Marwais School. Dexter has raised more than $22,000 (up from $8,000) to help the girls recover from the Taliban attack and to purchase supplies for the school. He promises to keep us posted. As you probably know, Dexter is the New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War. He is hard […]
March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009 – Gerda Lerner shined at EWG conference today

EXECUTIVE WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT (EWG) threw quite a bash today when they hosted their 2009 conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Among the highlights was a speech by the founder of Women’s History Month, Gerda Lerner. At 88, Gerda is an amazing, formidable embodiment of 20th century history. Armed with her ever-present cup of tea, she enthralled us with her stories of her early days as a prisoner in the Austrian jail, her experience with the McCarthy-era black list, […]