Today on Good Morning America, Stephenie Meyer viewed Eclipse (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99; unabridged Random House CD, $57), the third book in her teen vampire series.
Brian Lehrer quizzed economics professor Bryan Caplan on The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (Princeton Univ. Press, $29.95). PW wrote “the text is highly readable and Caplan's arguments are impressively original, shedding new light on an age-old political economy conundrum.”
Another economics professor, Alan Krueger, visited The Diane Rehm Show with What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism (Princeton Univ. Press, $24.95).
Authors on The Leonard Lopate Show today:
Greg Behrman on The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe (Free Press, $27). PW starred its review, declaring “it's unlikely Behrman's narrative force could be surpassed or that the discovery of further archives would materially alter the author's gripping tale.”
Editor/writer/musician Brian Francis Slattery suited up for Spaceman Blues: A Love Song (Tor, $12.95), out today in paperback. From PW’s review: “Slattery has a grand time showing off the colorful underground culture of cockfights, raves and endless intoxication that keeps things moving in his hallucinatory vision of New York.”
Blogger Tyler Cowen discussed Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist (Dutton, $25.95), which PW called a “charming guide on how to get more of the good stuff in life. Even if you don't agree with all of Cowen's cheerfully offered opinions, it's a pleasure to accompany him through his various interests and obsessions.”
On The Bob Edwards Show, Associated Press editor Ted Anthony explained Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song (S&S, $26). From PW’s review: “Anthony crisscrossed the globe in search of the twisted roots and many spreading branches of this lonesome ballad of unknown origins. This exploration will be of most value to those who share Anthony's unbridled obsession with this ubiquitous ballad.”
Westwood One’s Jim Bohannon Show hosted Kevin Merida, editor of Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril (PublicAffairs, $13.95). PW’s opinion: “Tackling the thorny subject of America's black men and their place in the national experience with balanced analysis and superb writing, Washington Post staff writers don't miss a beat. Covering sociological, psychological and spiritual topics, the book provides a comprehensive view of the African-American man in contemporary America.”
Tonight on The Colbert Report, professor Ian Bogost plays Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames (MIT Press, $35).
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