Perry’s Week

April 21, 2022

May 2022: Dispatches from Memphis*

Greetings from Memphis, TN! As some of you know, my husband Dennis and I moved back to my hometown in October, 2021. After an eventful fall and winter, I’m excited to share some of the exciting things HBE is doing here in the South, and to tell you about the connections being forged between friends in DC, Memphis and New York.   Leadership Memphis Soon after the moving trucks pulled away, I began a three-month Fast Track Leadership Memphis Class, […]
May 20, 2014

The United States of Metrics

Every generation gets the gurus it craves. Ours include Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, Brené Brown, Jim Collins, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Dan Gilbert, Dan Pink, Dan Ariely and Nate Silver. What do they all have in common? They use research to tackle issues that were once the provenance of poets, theologians and philosophers. (Also, there’s a 40 percent chance they’re named Dan.)  Make sure to read The New York Times article, “The United States of Metrics“.
June 18, 2013


It’s always nice to have someone say kind words about you and your work, but just in this past month, Hooks Book Events has received two wonderful endorsements from clients that we believe capture the essence of our work.  We believe our clients can say it better than we can and we appreciate their taking out the time to share their thoughts. See below! Noblis Executive “I was one of the attendees at today’s workshop with Dan Pink. It was […]
June 18, 2013

BEA 2013

“Writers and readers are two poles, apart from each other,” he said. “And you, ladies and gentlemen, are the electricity that connects us.” — Wally Lamb, BEA 2013 BEA 2013! Another whirlwind trip to NYC at the Javits Center in late May.  This year we were traveling with a small entourage of young friends wanting to learn more about the world of publishing as well as our digital book pals from Livrada in California! (  We had a great time connecting with old […]
January 25, 2013

Elvis, Barbara and me!

How fitting to have such a nice tribute to Barbara Meade in the Washington Post.   Retiring yes, but slowing down, no!  My first memory of Barbara was in 1999, when I walked into Politics and Prose looking for the paperback edition of Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis. Being a native Memphian, an early Elvis fan and the mother of a son born on January 8th, I come by my Elvis love naturally. We had just moved to the DC […]
June 20, 2012

Noblis Recognized For Employer Excellence, Sees Hooks Book Events As Strategic Partner

Hooks Book Events often has the opportunity to mention awards received by one of the many authors it works with. Today, we are pleased  to note some well deserved recognition received by one of our longtime clients – Noblis, Inc.  Noblis has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2012 by Ethisphere, and one of the top 25 Great Places to Work by Entrepreneur. We are also thrilled to note that, in detailing why Noblis is “a great […]
April 4, 2012

Washington Post’s Leadership Blog Recommends Hooks Book Events Authors

Among the many topics covered at HBE events, leadership is a client favorite. Over the years, HBE has had the pleasure of working with many of the nation’s most acclaimed leadership authors and speakers. In fact, in a recent perusal of The Washington Post‘s On Leadership blog, Hooks Book Events CEO Perry Pidgeon Hooks couldn’t help but notice how many of the site’s recommended books and authors her team has worked with at various client events! On Leadership’s featured book […]