Articles tagged "Chris Herren"

Monday Fun Day! (10/24/2011 Edition)

Well, well, well, if it isn't Monday, again.

- We had a blast last week at the AAP Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview event! If you missed it, we listed all the titles we presented in this post. Stay tuned for a (partial) recording of the event!

- ESPN is gearing up for the premiere of the documentary film "Unguarded," about the life and addiction of Chris Herren, author of BASKETBALL JUNKIE. Take a peek at the director’s clip (hosted on ESPN.com) and check out the film on ESPN which airs November 1, at 8pm!

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- Minotaur Books had cause for celebration last week when AS THE PIG TURNS hit the New York Times Hardcover Bestsellers list, making that nine(!) excellent Minotaur titles on the list so far this year:

THOUGH NOT DEAD
THE NIGHT SEASON
ONE WAS A SOLDIER
BREAKING SILENCE
MISERY BAY
BACK OF BEYOND
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
TAG MAN
AS THE PIG TURNS

- And finally, give me a shout if you're going to be in Saratoga Springs next Wednesday for NYLA's Mystery Slam event at the Annual Conference. I'll see you there!

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Monday Fun Day! (8/1/2011 Edition)

Aaand we're back with another thrilling issue of Monday Fun Day!

Last week we ran a series of posts on books for reluctant readers of the teen male variety called He's Just Not That Into Books. After you check out the recommendations under the tag "Just Not That Into Books," let us know what other titles have proved successful in grabbing the attention of young men at your library.

Also, if you didn't get your request in for a galley of Patti Callahan Henry's latest, COMING UP FOR AIR, there's still time! We have more ARCs that need good homes. For an advanced copy of COMING UP FOR AIR send your name, library, and full mailing address to Library @ MacmillanUSA.com.

NPR has taken an interest in a few of our more scandalous and dark memoirs. Melissa Febo, author of WHIP SMART (now in paperback), was interviewed about her experiences as a dominatrix in Manhattan on NPR's Fresh Air (the half-hour recording can be heard here).

And in Game On! 5 Winning Summer Sports Books, NPR recommended BASKETBALL JUNKIE, the "exceptional" and "often devastating" memoir of Chris Herren, former Boston Celtics player and raging heroin addict.

We hope you're getting in plenty of good summer reading! Enjoy the sun!

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