Event Highlights

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 – 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 www.cyber.law.harvard.edu. He mentioned a very interesting website he is involved with called, Global Voices www.globalvoicesonline.org 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 – 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: www.nytimes.com.
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, […]
March 2, 2009

March 2, 2009 – Animal Spirits authors George Akerlof and Bob Shiller at the Greater Washington Board of Trade

More than 50 local executives tonight joined world-class economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller, co-authors of the book “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why it Matters for Global Capitalism.” The professors were invited to share their insights and ideas on the economy at the Greater Washington Board of Trade (pictured here with BOT president and CEO Jim Dinegar and Perry Hooks). Afterward they responded to questions about their forecasts on the future of the economy. About […]
March 1, 2009

March 1, 2009 – 50th Birthday Bash Salon with Adam Gopnik, Angels and Ages

Famed New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik (pictured here with HBE owners Perry and Loretta), author of the new book, “Angels and Ages: A short book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life,” was the celebrity author who spoke tonight at our second Salon — a birthday bash book party! The event was hosted by our good pal Marcia, who had a big birthday on February 12. She thought it was especially fitting that Adam come to speak about the two men […]
February 26, 2009

February 26, 2009 – Our first Salon!

We are happy to announce a new offering from Hooks Book Events — the Salon. We envision these to be intimate gatherings of friends who are thirsty for knowledge and want to hear the thoughts and ideas of some of the bestsellers who are launching their new books. Refreshments are certainly part of the party, and often reflect the theme of the book. A case in point is our first Salon, when our friend Joy invited 50 of her closest […]