Book Publicity News

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fox Morning Show features Angela Medearis' THE NEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN KITCHEN

The nationally syndicated Fox Morning Show with Mike and Juliet recently featured Angela Shelf Medearis, known to the viewers of her acclaimed PBS Cooking Show as "The Kitchen Diva," demonstrating recipes from her new book THE NEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN KITCHEN (Lake Isle Press; September 25, 2008; hardcover). While she was there Angela also taped a Thanksgiving cooking segment viewers won't want to miss (stay tuned for the date).

THE NEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN KITCHEN is filled with authentic and historic recipes from the American South, West Africa, the West Indies, and Central America, recipes that are a unique blend of African, Latino, West Indian, European, and American foods. In fact, African slave chefs created one of the first "fusion" cuisines in America.

THE NEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN KITCHEN is a splendid testament to the immense contributions African-Americans have made to American cuisine. Angela gives readers an opportunity to explore the multifaceted culinary history within the African-American community and showcases recipes that are at the heart and soul of African-American cuisine.

Visit Angela's website at to learn more about one of the stars of American culinary art.


Monday, October 27, 2008

THE SMART WOMEN'S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE & BEYOND: A No-Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50

Dr. Robin H. Miller, co-author of THE SMART WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE & BEYOND: A No-Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy after 50 is on media tour this week and will be appearing on the following shows across the country:

Monday, October 27, 2008
  • Seattle Live, Kong TV, an NBC affiliate, Seattle, WA
  • Conversations with Lizz Sommers, KISW Radio, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
  • AM Northwest, KATU-TV, Portland, Oregon
Thursday, October 30, 2008
  • Fox Morning News, KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA
  • KUSI Good Morning Show, San Diego, CA
  • 6 WC-TV Morning Show, San Diego, CA
Authors Janet Horn, MD, and Robin H. Miller, MD, examine in comprehensive detail the crucial health issues that women over 50 should be concerned about and provide a step-by-step guide to screening, early detection, early prevention and alternative treatments to many of the diseases and conditions that afflict women in mid-life and beyond.

Unlike other books on the market,
THE SMART WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE & BEYOND is not about chasing some illusory fountain of eternal youth. Instead, this book shows readers how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy. Readers will discover practical, easy-to-follow steps they can take in order to feel good and continue feeling good in the years ahead.

Dr. Miller and Dr. Horn are both board-certified internists who have known each other since they began their medical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. They have watched their bodies mature over the years and intimately understand the health issues that affect older women. They include their own personal experiences, relate first-hand stories of their patients, and give you all the information you need to age with good health, grace, and humor.

Aging well is about enjoying excellent health and feeling well. THE SMART WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE & BEYOND is an invaluable resource that can help you achieve that goal.

If you're a woman over 50, this may be the only health book you'll ever need.

(Media wishing to interview Dr. Miller or Dr. Horn should contact Susan Schwartzman Public Relations at 877-833-4276.)

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Bestselling Author Nick Stone returns with THE KING OF SWORDS

This December, HarperCollins releases THE KING OF SWORDS, another chilling thriller by British bestselling author, Nick Stone.

The advance reviews are in and Stone has already garnered three starred reviews for his latest book.

"Brilliant,"--Booklist starred review

"Chilling second thriller...The violence is every bit as gruesome as in Clarinet, but Stone expertly harnesses it to propel his multilayered saga of good, evil, and everything in between."--Publisher's Weekly starred review

"The Miami setting and Haitian voodoo backdrop give Stone's interesting noir thriller added weight...This series entry builds on Stone's award-winning debut, with [the protagonist] Mingus more complex this time an resulting in an even better read."--Library Journal starred review

Stone received raves for his debut novel, MR. CLARINET, which won almost every major mystery award available, including the 2006 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller, the 2007 winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, the 2007 winner of the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and a nomination for the 2007 Barry Award and the 2008 Gumshoe Award.

Visit Nick Stone’s website, www., to learn more about him and his latest novel.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chef-author Pierre Thiam on NBC's Today in New York, October 26, 6:50am, EST

Chef and restaurateur Pierre Thiam, author of Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal, will appear on NBC's Today in New York this Sunday, October 26, at 6:50am EDT to showcase the deliciously bold flavors of Senegalese cuisine, a spectacular synthesis of native African, Portuguese, French, Creole, and Vietnamese culinary influences.

The New York Daily News recently featured Pierre and one of his recipes in its Food and Dining section, noting that "we'll all soon be fans of Senegalese cooking."

Traditionally passed down from mother to daughter, the secrets of the Senegalese kitchen are collected here in one volume for the first time in English. Yolele! is sure to lead the way as African cuisine continues to emerge and takes its rightful place among the world's celebrated culinary traditions.

Yolele! gives readers a host of new culinary sensations, exotic yet easy-to-prepare creations. In addition to new takes on fish, beef, lamb, rice and other familiar ingredients, Yolele! introduces readers to fonio, a tasty, tiny-seed whole grain that has been an ancient mainstay of Senegalese cuisine now finding its way on to the American table. Nutritious and simple to make, fonio may prove to be one of the hottest upcoming culinary trends.

Pierre was born in Dakar, Senegal. He came to the States in the late 80s and devoted himself to exploring the city's many ethnic cuisines. He subsequently went on to demonstrate his culinary genius in upscale restaurants such as Garvin's, Jean-Claude, Boom, Zanzibar and Two Rooms, to name a few. Today, he is the chef and owner of Le Grand Dakar in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, which specializes in West African cuisine.

Watch Pierre Thiam this Sunday morning and enjoy a unique culinary adventure.

Yolele! is published by Lake Isle Press (September 2008).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green have just published Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World (Bloomsbury Press), the first detailed analysis of the current global boom in philanthropy that examines how today's leading philanthropists are revolutionizing the field, using new methods to have a vastly greater impact on the world.

It’s had a great launch. During an interview, President Bill Clinton recommended Philanthrocapitalism to the members of his Clinton Global Initiative, saying “it is about you.”

New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, calls it“a terrific book about how private money can help solve even the most difficult public problems. Philanthrocapitalism is the definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists who understand innovation and risk-taking, and who will play a crucial part in solving the biggest problems facing the world.”

Of course, it may seem strange that a book extolling capitalism is hitting the bookshelves just as capitalism seems to be falling apart. But, to the contrary, these times make Philanthrocapitalism’s message all the more timely.

Why? First of all, the wealthy will be able to fare far better than most during this crisis and thus have the greatest opportunity to do the most good for others less fortunate. Second, as government budgets become tighter, there will be a greater need to philanthropy. Finally, philanthropic dollars will need to be used ever more efficiently, making philanthrocapitalism that much more necessary.

Matthew Bishop is American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for The Economist. He is also the author of Essential Economics, the official Economist layperson's guide to economics. He is a graduate of Oxford University.

Michael Green is economist by training. He taught at Warsaw University in Poland in the early 1990s under a Soros-funded program and worked as a freelance journalist. He is a senior civil servant at the Department for International Development, where he has managed British aid to Russia and Ukraine and run the communication department. Like Matthew, he is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Take a look at Matthew’s and Mike’s website at to learn more about the book and its authors.

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