Yearly Archives: 2004

Jennifer Traig’s Favorite Women Authors

We are fortunate to be a part of Jenny Traig’s virtual book tour for her memoir Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood. I started reading it this week, and from page one my mouth was on the floor. It is a fascinating account of a girl growing […]

12.11.04 Weekly Stats

Current Location: Redwood City, CA Current Weather: 52 and hazy Current Reads: Devil in the Details : Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig (Jennifer will be featured on WR this week as part of her Virtual Book Tour!) Movies this week: Ocean’s Twelve

Fancy Pants Contest Winner Announced

What kind of women go out and buy new underwear, decorate it with pens, sequins, charms, feathers, candy, horseshoes, fortune cookies, TV remote controls, and anything else you can think of to attract attention, then put it in the mail, sometimes send it airmail across oceans, just to get a […]

Submission Call: The Back Road to Crazy

Here's a book you wild adventurers will want to get in on. THE BACK ROAD TO CRAZY, edited by Jennifer BovĂ©, is being published by the University of Utah Press and is due to hit bookstore shelves in February. “Strap on your snake chaps and slap on some sunscreen as […]

iPod uses for travel writers

I already wanted an iPod, but now I know I NEED one. “iPod-oltry on the Road,” on Fodor’s RightThisWay, got me thinking. Thanks, John. Now I have reasons to justify this craving. I’m afraid you’ve created a monster. Here’s a bit from Adam Sach’s original article on Condé Nast Traveler. […]

The Queer Eye on Whose Panties Are These?

On Monday night the Left Coast Writers had an event at Book Passage featuring Michael Shapiro in the Travel Annex. At the same time, Carson Kressley from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” was having a reading at BP for his new book Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide […]

Outside Magazine’s Literary All Stars

Is this article a calendar of adventure hunks or another reason to spend next month’s rent at a bookstore? Literary All Stars Hampton Sides. Hello. Where’s my bookie? My money says this is his pen name. Hampton—kinda cool sounding, but leaves limited options for affectionate shortening. Vegas, Hampy, Vegas. Nope. […]

The Thong Also Rises: New Deadline 1/15/05

Last month I announced that I had back to back book deals with Travelers’ Tales, and that we didn’t know which would come first. I really thought it was going to be Cheap Stingy Bastards, but the official word as of this weekend is that the demand is greater for […]

Submission Call: Travelers’ Tales Prague and the Czech Republic

Here’s a call from David Farley, the editor of the forthcoming Travelers’ Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: We’re searching for funny, quirky, meaningful, adventurous and personal nonfiction tales based in Prague or its environs in the Czech Republic for an anthology of travel stories. We seek good writing about […]

12.05.04 Travel Book Notes

The New York Times Book Review covered travel lit today. And they talked about the travel writing profession. “Happily, the choice of literary guides is expanding, and some recent books have broadened the range of professional travel writing, a pursuit first perfected by the British, in a very American way. […]