Perry’s Week

July 28, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Perry Hooks featured on this week’s episode of Federal News Radio

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO, July 23, 2009 — Terry Rosen, AFGE labor relations specialist; Perry Hooks, president of Hooks Book Events; and Jeff Goldman, executive director of government programs for Kaiser Permanente attended the recent Excellence in Government Conference, produced by the Government Executive Media Group. On this week’s Federal News Radio broadcast, Rosen discussed flexible working conditions and attracting younger workers to the federal government. Hooks detailed her mission to bring new ideas into the federal government in order to […]
April 18, 2009

April 18, 2009 – Perry Hooks on panel of Women Interested in Networking (WIN)

Pictured left to right: Perry Pidgeon Hooks, Hooks Book Events with Robyn Small, director of WIN, and new member Reena Kazmann, director of Photo by Anna Gibbs. What’s the key to being a great entrepreneur? At today’s networking event for Women Interested in Networking (WIN) at the Cheesecake Factory in Bethesda, Hooks Book Events co-owner Perry Pidgeon Hooks shared her secrets to success with the room filled with women business owners. “You have to believe in your business concept, […]
April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009 – Keeping up with Dexter Filkins and The Forever War

We checked in today with Dexter Filkins who was in Rome, en route to Kabul, to see how the young Afghan women were doing in the Marwais School. Dexter has raised more than $22,000 (up from $8,000) to help the girls recover from the Taliban attack and to purchase supplies for the school. He promises to keep us posted. As you probably know, Dexter is the New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War. He is hard […]
January 28, 2009

January 28, 2009 – In Memory of John Updike

Hooks Book Events acknowledges the passing of John Updike with this offering, “Requiem,” from his forthcoming collection, “Endpoint and Other Poems,” as shared in today’s Opinion section of the New York Times. Requiem, by John Updike Were I to die, no one would say, “Oh, what a shame! So young, so full Of promise — depths unplumbable!” Instead, a shrug and tearless eyes Will greet my overdue demise; The wide response will be, I know, “I thought he died a […]
January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009 – What is Barack Obama reading?

In his first book, “Dreams From My Father,” Barack Obama talks about how he has turned to books as a way of acquiring insights and information from others. Some of his favorites are by James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright and W. E. B. Du Bois. In college, he immersed himself in a spiritual-intellectual search and read the works of Nietzsche and St. Augustine. What is he reading these days? During a 60 Minutes interview in November Obama […]