Jimmy Fallon sends a second round of 'Thank You Notes'
Current star of NBC-TV's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and former Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon was the opening act at a BEA 2012 author breakfast, where he read a few 'thank yous' from Thank You Notes 2 (Grand Central Publishing; May, 2012), a repeat performance of his 2011 bestseller, Thank You Notes, not to be confused with the parody Thank You Notes 2 (Part Two), a parody by Kim Hamilton, Karyn Jordan, Rico Lanzo and Ambra Milan (Us; June, 2012).
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Zadie Smith follows her moral compass to the intersection of desperation and privilege in 'NW': Orange Prize-winning novelist Zadie Smith traces her writer's roots from Virginia Woolf to the streets of 'NW' London at BEA 2012.
Monica Wood turns back the clock to 'When We Were The Kennedys': Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Monica Wood travels back in time to 1963, a year of tragic change both for her family and the nation in 'When We Were the Kennedys.'
Robert Olen Butler checks into 'A Small Hotel' to solve an emotional mystery in Room 303: Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Robert Olen Butler reviews the story, characters, and themes of 'A Small Hotel' at the 2011 BEA.
Toure re-examines race in the 'post-black' Obama years: Cultural and political critic Toure tells his story of growing up black in white America and how the election of Barack Obama to the White House changed his perception of
Ron Suskind shakes up worldwide confidence in rich and powerful 'Confidence Men': Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Ron Suskind shakes up the world of Washington, Wall Street, and the Obama White House in his latest book, 'Confidence Men.'
Charles Frazier faces 20th century fear and murder in a journey through 'Nightwoods': The National Book Award winning author of 'Cold Mountain' and 'Thirteen Moons' returns to his native Appalachia a century later in 'Nightwoods.'
Dan Rather gets rather choked up and 'Rather Outspoken' at BEA 2012: Renowned journalist Dan Rather gets emotional and outspoken as he reviews his life as a journalist and news anchor covering the big stories of the last 50 years.
Junot Diaz takes 'possibly the stupidest' road to success in life--living his own dream: In a rare public appearance, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz talks about 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' and the challenges of becoming an artist at the 2009 National Book Festival. Stay tuned for his new book of stories, 'This Is How You Lose Her,' coming in September, 2012.
BEA preview: 22,000 'bookies' set to place bets on authors in NYC, June 5-7: A preview of the 2012 BookExpo America publishing trade convention.
Monica Wood, Ernie's Ark: Stories.
Literary Fiction: Pushcart Prize-Winning fiction writer, Monica Wood, reads from her new collection of linked short stories set in a small milltown in northern Maine. (Shuffle Step, 9 minutes).
Taylor Branch connects the dots between civil rights and democracy in The King Years.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch presents 'The King Years' at the 2013 National Book Festival on the National Mall not far from where Martin Luther King, Jr. made his immortal 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C.
Alex Hitz dishes Atlanta, New York, and Beverly Hills foodie memories and recipes.
Foodie to the stars Alex Hitz offers a taste of life among celebrities and southern cooking with an international accent.
Kadir Nelson celebrates the only American with a national holiday named for him in the 20th century.
Award-winning artist, illustrator and author, Kadir Nelson presents his tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., at the 2012 BookExpo America trade convention.
Natalie Merchant signs off on her first children's book, Leave Your Sleep.
Singer-songwriter-musician Natalie Merchant signs her first children's book, adapted from her acclaimed folk album, Leave Your Sleep.