A relative once asked him, “What’s the secret to your success?”
He laughed and answered, “There is no secret, just hard work.”
“But most people don’t want to hear that,” he told me. “They want to believe there’s some kind of trick to life.”
“Iris Has Free Time” by Iris Smyles
This hilarious skit pretty much sums up two of our books that are debuting today.
On the one hand you have THE PROPHETS OF SMOKED MEAT by BBQSnob Daniel Vaughn. This is a delicious journey of Texas BBQ and includes mouth watering photos sure to make any vegetarian consider, even if only for a moment, a delicious piece of brisket.
On the other hand you have MY BEEF WITH MEAT by Rip Esselstyn. Author of The Engine 2 Diet Rip, um…rips, into the issues of having a meat heavy diet and suggests, with tasty recipes, conforming to vegan ways.
Two very different approaches. Two delicious books. Who’s your team?
#TeamMeat - THE PROPHETS OF SMOKED MEAT
#TeamVeg - MY BEEF WITH MEAT
Matt Kindt signing RED HANDED @ TCAF 2013.
You HAVE to watch this short video if you love sketching, graphics and Matt Kindt. See his work come alive in a minute.
(We’re kinda jealous we can’t do that…)
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We’ve rounded up a few titles that mom would love for Mother’s Day.
LOVE 2.0 by Barbara Fredrickson: We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.
LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson: On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.
Does Ursula’s apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can — will she?
A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE by Susanna Calkins: In Susanna Calkins’s atmospheric debut novel, a chambermaid must uncover a murderer in seventeenth-century plague-ridden London
STILL POINTS NORTH by Leigh NewMan: Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live.
THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB by Mia March: In the bestselling tradition of The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Jane Austen Book Club,three women find unexpected answers, happiness, and one another with Meryl Streep movies as their inspiration.
There’s something for every mother. Treat her well this Mother’s Day and give her the gift of a good read.
According to Refinery29 THIS is the Ultimate At-Work Playlist. We’re listening to it right now. So far it’s pretty legit. We like tunes while we’re reading and editing away.
Give it a listen and tell us whatcha think. And, we’re ALWAYS open to playlist suggestions.
Happy Friday Friends!
EVERYONE loves BBQ
Join Daniel Vaughn, Anthony Bourdain, and the Delaney BBQ crew for a night of smoked meat, bourbon, and western swing at the gorgeous Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn, NY.
The event will feature Delaney BBQ (BrisketTown & SmokeLine) brisket, Kings County Distillery bourbon, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and music by The Brain Cloud, Brooklyn’s premier Western Swing band.
Get tickets here! You really just can’t miss this…