Guest alert: Tim Harford to appear on ‘The Colbert Report’

From Torontoist: Tim Harford, author of The Logic of Life, who was set to appear at a This Is Not A Reading Series event, Thursday, January 31, has cancelled his Toronto appearance in lieu of a guest spot on The Colbert Report. Harford’s book (The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World) […]

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Six Degrees: Democratic primaries, analyzed by the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Racism’

Hee! Daily Show writer and author of A Practical Guide To Racism, Sam Means (C.H. Dalton), has obliged HuffPo readers — and now, us — by sharing his take on the Democratic primary season. Check it out: A Practical Guide to Racism Posted January 29, 2008 | 03:19 PM (EST) Earlier this month, Daily Show […]

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Six Degrees: John Hodgman reading this Saturday in MA

Who out there is a fan of “Resident Expert” (and sometime PC) John Hodgman? If you’re in the neighborhood of Hadley, MA, you’re going to want to get yourself to the American Legion Hall this Saturday to hear him read from his hilarious compendium of “world knowledge” The Areas of My Expertise. There’s more information […]

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Audio preview of Ben Karlin’s ‘Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me’

Awwww, yeah! Check out the latest from our friends at Grand Central Publishing: I come (e-mail you) bearing some other news to get excited about. We now have a podcast in addition to all of our wonderful assets for Ben Karlin’s Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me! The podcast is the introduction to […]

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Six Degrees: ‘A Practical Guide to Racism’

Hee! About a month ago, I mentioned that Daily Show writer Sam Means had a book coming out called A Practical Guide to Racism. Sounds like he’s getting some good publicity about it from his friends. From mediabistro: Daily Show Correspondents Use Downtime To Honor Their Own Friday, Jan 11 “Racism has never been funnier,” […]

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To book or not to book, that is the question

From Publishers Weekly: A Dilemma for Authors: Solidarity or Book Sales? By Claire Kirch — Publishers Weekly, 1/10/2008 9:08:00 AM For authors, this week’s return of the Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a case of good news/bad news. The good news is that authors once again have a shot at […]

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Six Degrees: Ben Karlin’s book hits the stores in February

Since it’s never too soon to start a marketing blitz (for anything other than a Presidential election, that is), it seems like the time is ripe to remind people that Ben Karlin’s book, Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me, is set to hit the shelves in just one month. From the Baxojayz – […]

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Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition

Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition - Part I

Here’s an on-the-scene report, reprinted with permission from Colboarder Ruby: Here is my ReporT on Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition: A Benefit for Charleston Stage. I would have typed it up earlier, but the hotel’s computer was always busy and I don’t own a laptop. Still, enjoy! ________________________________________ EDIT: In addition to the below recap, MeowHouse […]

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Listen to Stephen Colbert on ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ online

The webcast of today’s ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ on NPR is now available here. As we mentioned earlier, Stephen is the special guest featured on the “Not My Job” segment of the program playing a game called, “You’d regret the error, if you ever made one.” I’m not telling if he won or not…

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“Daily Show and Philosophy” contest is over

And here are the lucky winners! Nancy Davies (Mount Prospect, IL) Micah T. Myers (Iowa City, IA) Griffin McHaffie (Carmel, IN) Thanks so much for playing, everyone. And let me again recommend this book if you haven’t bought it already. It’s very interesting and worth your time. Coming soon … a Superstantial book/ audiobook contest […]

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