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Posts Tagged ‘Stephen J. Dubner’

Freakonomics Radio Launches This Fall

050411_Freakonomics.jpg.jpegThe nonfiction bestseller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything has already seen blog and documentary adaptations, but radio is the next media platform. Co-author Stephen J. Dubner signed a contract with American Public Media (APM) and New York Public Radio (NYPR) to create a Freakonomics Radio show.

Dubner has stated that the funnest part about creating Freakonomics was interviewing people. He is excited about the radio show because the venue allows for more opportunities to conduct interviews.

The press release explained: “The project will include exclusive biweekly features for APM’s weekday business program, Marketplace, and a new podcast exploring ‘what the hidden side of everything sounds like,’ released initially as a biweekly offering, then as a weekly offering in early 2011. The audio content will be available on-demand at the project’s website and on iTunes … Additionally, APM and NYPR will work with Mr. Dubner to produce and distribute five hour-long radio specials over the next year and present special live events in markets across the country.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Five New Books Break the College Bestseller List

the_lost_symbol-1.jpgThe Chronicle of Higher Education just released their top ten college bestsellers list, and five new books have grabbed spots on the reading lists of a coveted demographic. Nevertheless, Dan Brown held his coveted spot at the top of the list with “The Lost Symbol.”

The five new books are: Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, Precious by Sapphire; What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell; and The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.

Here’s more about the list, drawn from a long list of college bookstores around the country: “Reports, which include data provided by Barnes & Noble and the Follett Higher Education Group, are for sales of hardcover and paperback trade books in November.” (Via Ron Charles)