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Elaine Petrocelli
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Small Publisher Hits It Big

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 8:22 AM

Ever heard of Bellevue Literary Press? I didn't think so. Neither had I and I've been in the book business over 30 years. Yet, when our head buyer, Sheryl Cotleur, told me she had fallen in love with a novel, I was amazed that it came from a press that's...

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Nicholas Kristoff is Wrong

(5) Comments | Posted December 22, 2008 | 4:38 PM

As someone who usually agrees with Nicholas Kristof, I was amazed at his New York Times column "Bleeding Heart Tightwads." I'm astonished that he was unable to see that the Arthur Brooks study that he cited was both flawed and prejudiced.

Brooks and Kristof would...

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What to Read While Waiting for Election Day: Thomas Friedman's Flat, Hot, and Crowded

(6) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 8:07 AM

Was Al Gore too optimistic? When Gore sounded the alarm in An Inconvenient Truth, some sneered at what they called his "gloom and doom" predictions. Well, Tom Friedman says the population is rising and the climate is changing much faster than Gore's projections.

If you are ready to read...

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M*A*S*H-ing The Death Penalty

(3) Comments | Posted June 23, 2008 | 4:08 PM

People come to an author event for Mike Farrell to hear some pleasant nostalgia about M*A*S*H's Dr. B.J. Hunnicutt. They get that - but they also leave with a well-reasoned earful about why we need to end capital punishment. As the President of Death Penalty Focus, Farrell is one of...

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