Perry’s Week

March 2, 2012

Hooks Book Events Authors: In the News and… In the Oval Office?

Hooks Book Events prides itself on creating relevant and thought-provoking author events for clients, and on knowing which books are going to be the best and the most talked about. With hundreds of thousands of new books published every year (2,500 books each day, by some estimates), it can be extremely challenging to sort through and find the right book for the right client at the right time. Fortunately, that is exactly what HBE is set up to do and […]
February 21, 2012

A Forgotten Hero, The Quiet Heroes Among Us, and Why Words Are Not Always Our Best Tools

How well do you know yourself? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How does that affect how others value you?  Do you ever tire of too many words and want to communicate more simply – with a picture instead? Self knowledge, the value of quiet people, and the overuse of words are just a few of the subjects explored by participants at HBE events in the first two weeks of February. At a February 2 Department of the Interior […]
February 1, 2012

January 2012 Month in Review: History, Leadership, Trust, Risk and Behavioral Economics

The New Year is off to an inspiring start, and 2012 promises to be a busy year for HBE and HBE’s CEO Perry Hooks. “January’s themes were leadership, trust, risk, vulnerability and how history repeats itself,” Hooks said. “All of these themes came together in an amazing sort of way.” On January 10, Steve Fenberg shared his biography, Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism & The Common Good, with Treasury Department officials. Fenberg discussed the Reconstruction Finance Corp., a federal agency […]
May 18, 2011

Kim Ricketts

Kim Ricketts 1957-2011 A light went out this week in the publishing world. My dear friend, colleague, book seller extraordinaire Kim Ricketts has passed away.  We met in this business when introduced by the wonderful London King of Random House. The year was probably 2003 and she was getting started with her corporate clients and I was under way with my work with the USGOV..  We clicked instantly; we had a lot in common – a life long love of books […]
March 30, 2011

Politics & Prose Passes the Torch to New Owners

The owners of the Politics & Prose Bookstore, Barbara Meade and David Cohen, have announced plans to sell the company to two Washington journalism and public policy veterans, Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, who will become the store’s new owners later on this spring. “Graham and Muscatine have the passion and wisdom to further strengthen Politics & Prose as a community institution that disseminates ideas and stands as a respected and revered public space,” Meade and Cohen said in a […]
April 12, 2010

April 20-21, 2010 – Come See The Rock Bottom Remainders!

The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders—featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Greg Iles, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Kathi Kamen Goldmark—kicks off their 2010 Wordstock tour in Washington. The first event in DC is on Tuesday, April 20, at 8 pm, called “Besides the Music: a Conversation with the Rock Bottom Remainders,” hosted by veteran newsman Sam Donaldson (at Sidney Harman Hall in The Harman Center […]
August 16, 2009

August, 2009 HBE Heads South for Four Days in ‘BAMA!

Just back from a trip to Alabama .. Livingston, Eutaw, Demopolis, Birmingham and Bessemer to be specific! Have been down South researching a distant relative Miss Ruby Pickens Tartt, nationally renowned painter, writer and folklorist who collaborated with the WPA Federal Writers’ Project and John Lomax during the Depression. Miss Ruby was a real wonder and has occupied a corner in my mind for some time now; so I thought I better head South to check it out. You can […]