soccer

Every 4 years, the world is treated to the ultimate sporting event. No, we’re not talking about the Olympics; we’re talking about The World Cup! The beautiful game has been long celebrated in literature, from Nick Hornby’s ode to his beloved Arsenal in Fever Pitch, to Bill Buford’s examination of hooligan culture in Among the Thugs.  The history, pageantry, competition (and occasionally incredible soccer hair) all lend themselves to fine writing, so it’s no wonder we took this opportunity to ask a few of our authors these pressing questions in Penguin’s Seven on Soccer. First up, The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong author Chris Anderson.

Have a favorite book about soccer? Let us know about it in the comments below.

 

1. Who are you supporting in the World Cup?

USA, Germany, England (I am American and German and I live in England)

Part B. Predict the winner.

Completely unscientifically, I’d say Germany.

2. Tell us your club team:

Don’t have one.

3. Why soccer?

It’s the most democratic and most global of all sports. Anyone can play, anywhere, any time with minimum equipment.

4. Who is your favorite all time player? No Pele’s allowed. You can do better.

Lev Yashin.

5. What is your favorite book or piece of writing on the beautiful game?

Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactics (Jonathan Wilson)

6. In the battle of the Manchesters—are you City or United?

Neither. If you’re not from Manchester, you really shouldn’t be either.

Part B. Take it to Spain–Barcelona or Real Madrid?

See above.

7. Best hair–entire Italian national team or Rooney’s implants?

Italy, hands down.

8. Give Jose Mourinho a new nickname:

Machiavelli.

9. Predict the star of the 2014 World Cup–Ronaldo, Messi, Ozil or Suarez? Other candidates allowed.

Eden Hazard & Romelu Lukaku

10. If you had the power to relegate one team, club or international, who goes?

The 1998 France team.

11. Issue a red card to one player for all of eternity.

Everyone deserves a second chance.

 

To see Part 1 by Rosie Schaap, author of DRINKING WITH MEN, click here.

Look out for Part 3, tomorrow 6/11.


Wow, what a week it has been here at Penguin headquarters. Between the 3 days of Book Expo America (BEA) and The Fault in Our Stars premier last night, the office has been buzzing with excitement.

bookcon

This past weekend, at BEA and BookCon 2014, Amy and I sat down with fourteen authors in attendance. Recording device and microphone in hand, we asked your favorite authors all things books, writing, hobbies, and more. Jonathan Tropper, Lev Grossman, and Deb Harkness are a few of the many authors we were able to chat with last week.  We’re in the process of wrapping up our editing for the Penguin podcast. After a few suggestions, we decided to name our show “Beaks and Geeks.” Do you guys like it? Comment and give us your feedback. As for the logo reveal for the new podcast, you’ll have to see that for yourself, this Monday, 6/9, when we launch our newest endeavor. Stay tuned!

Another really exciting BookCon event was Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You panel. This Is Where I Leave You is the hilarious novel that was adapted into a film starring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, directed by Shawn Levy (pictured above). Fortunately for fans of his work, Tropper wrote the screenplay. The event hall was full of laughter while watching clips of the movie. Tina and Jason have perfect comedic chemistry as brother and sister. I can’t wait for this movie to premier in September of this year.

photo 1On the note of cinema, last night I attended The Night Before Our Stars, an event premiering The Fault in Our Stars and a live post-movie Q&A. What a beautiful movie–and it remained true to the story. An adapted film that satisfies the fans of its book is truly a special work of art. While I read the The Fault in Our Stars, I was not mentally prepared for the feels being felt. Did I use plenty of tissues? Yes. Did my glasses fog up? Maybe. Was I smiling and crying at the same time? It’s possible. But I also found it difficult not to laugh at the sobbing, alien noises being projected throughout the audience. TFIOS movie is truly a roller coaster of deep emotions, just like its original story. What I’m saying is, go see it. And if you haven’t read John Green’s novel, I suggest you do immediately.

Enjoy your weekends!

Signing off,

Lindsay


drinking with men

Every 4 years, the world is treated to the ultimate sporting event. No, we’re not talking about the Olympics; we’re talking about The World Cup! The beautiful game has been long celebrated in literature, from Nick Hornby’s ode to his beloved Arsenal in Fever Pitch, to Bill Buford’s examination of hooligan culture in Among the Thugs.  The history, pageantry, competition (and occasionally incredible soccer hair) all lend themselves to fine writing, so it’s no wonder we took this opportunity to ask a few of our authors these pressing questions in Penguin’s Seven on Soccer. First up, Drinking With Men author Rosie Schaap.

Have a favorite book about soccer? Let us know about it in the comments below.

 

1. Who are you supporting in the World Cup?

 The Netherlands (Schaap is Dutch for “sheep,” don’t you know?)

Part B. Predict the winner.

 Not the Netherlands.

 2. Tell us your club team: Tottenham Hotspur.

3. Why soccer?

I love the directness of its drama, and its relative simplicity—at least where rules and gear are concerned—compared to other team sports. I admire its capacity for beauty and grace when played well. And I love how it can bring people together. Almost anywhere in the world, if I’m at an airport bar and there’s a match on TV, it’s an instant portal to a conversation with just about anyone sitting next to me. Aside from all that, it’s just obviously the best sport in the world.

4. Who is your favorite all time player? No Pele’s allowed. You can do better.

Historically: Johann Cruyff
Whom I have the pleasure of watching now: Lionel Messi

5. What is your favorite book or piece of writing on the beautiful game?

 Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football, by David Winner

6. In the battle of the Manchesters—are you City or United? If I really must: United.

 Part B. Take it to Spain–Barcelona or Real Madrid?

Unquestionably Barcelona.

7. Best hair–entire Italian national team or Rooney’s implants?

Neither! (The best hair belongs to Cameroon’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto).

 

Here are some soccer reads to choose from before the world cup begins: Thursday, 6/12

Pray

Fan Mail

Why Soccer Matters

Golazo

The Ball is Round

The Numbers Game

Kick The Balls

Those Feet

 

Keep an eye out for our next article in this World Cup series, slated to publish this Tuesday, 6/10

And while you’re at it, check out John Green’s World Cup Fundraiser aimed to raise funds to fight Sarcoma.


photo 2May 17th 2014, Brooklyn, NY: It was my first time in Cobble Hill. BookCourt stood out on Court Street with its welcoming window arrangement. Toward the back of the store sat an audience of approximately 30 fans, who quietly, but curiously awaited the hilarious Adam Resnick, and the incomparable Bob Odenkirk. Odenkirk made his way up to the podium where he excitedly announced his good friend and author of the newly published, WILL NOT ATTEND: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation. This fun interaction was only a prequel to the wonderful chemistry these two would bring to a cozy bookstore in Brooklyn on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Adam Resnick is an Emmy-award winning comedy writer best known for his work on Late Night with David Letterman and movies like Death to Smoochy and Cabin Boy. Most know Bob Odenkirk as the quick wit criminal lawyer Saul Goodman on the renowned series, Breaking Bad. A major catch phrase from the show, “Better Call Saul” came to be the title for Odenkirk’s upcoming spin-off show, which is currently being filmed. Both comedians gave us a little insight into how they know each other. Writers on SNL and Get a Life, these two reminisced their skits and memories while working together. Adam Resnick is known for avoiding social gatherings and keeping to himself, hence, the title. He discusses this behavior often with the audience, explaining his distaste for human interaction. Odenkirk then asked Resnick why he wrote the book about his personal life, rather his career, to which Resnick responded that he really has “no interest in writing about [his] career life.” He went on to say, “I wanted to give people a glimpse as to why I’m out of my mind.”

photo 1“You really are out of your [censored] mind,” Odenkirk confirmed. The room exploded with laughter.

Bob and Adam took turns reading their favorite passages from the book. We were stunned by the intricate word play, which translates brilliantly when read aloud. One scene in particular that stood out was when Adam calls his parents, who somehow both smother and ignore him, with unimaginable frustration. Adam’s commentary broke Bob’s composure, and he cracked up amidst the roaring of the audience. This nonfiction piece has the spirit of a novel, one of anti-social confrontations and cynical musings, that are simply too funny to be true. Adam writes in the utmost self-deprecating fashion but prevails as an eloquent, sarcastic mastermind.

When Bob asked Adam about his favorite writers and biggest influences, Resnick was keen to say that Letterman was his biggest influence. On writing, he said, “I wanted to write something that didn’t turn into another product. This feels like the thing I should have been doing all along. If I could make my career writing books, I would.”

Read an Excerpt from Adam Resnick’s Will Not Attend, available in stores now!

 

— Lindsay Jacobsen, Senior Online Content Coordinator


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The Glass Sentence, by S. E. Grove

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Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too, by Anna Dewdney

Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too, by Anna Dewdney

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Everything Leads to You, by Nina Lacour

Everything Leads to You, by Nina LaCour

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Space Rocks!, By Tom O'Donnell

Space Rocks, by Tom O’Donnell

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Shield of Winter, by Nalini Singh

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

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Air Bound, by Christine Feehan

Air Bound by Christine Feehan

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Fall From India Place, by  Samantha Young

Fall from India Place by Samantha Young

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Devil’s Game, by Joanna Wylde

Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde

Think Romeo and Juliet with about fifty times the sex appeal!  Em, daughter of a Reaper’s MC president, falls for Liam “Hunter” Blake, a high-ranking member of the Devil’s Jacks, a rival motorcycle club.  Liam and Em know they should stay away from each other and their attraction has already put both of them in danger, yet somehow they can’t walk away.  But is either willing to put their loyalty to each other above loyalty to their club?  Gritty, action-packed, emotionally-charged and flat-out sexy, this book will take you on a roller coaster!

 

 

 

I Want to Hold Your Hand Green Mountain Book Two, by Marie Force

I Want to Hold Your Hand by Marie Force

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The Accidental Duchess, by Madeline Hunter

The Accidental Duchess by Madeline Hunter

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The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife

The Coconut Oil Miracle, 5th Edition, by Bruce Fife

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Budget Bytes by Beth Moncel

Budget Bytes, by Beth Moncel

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Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons

Success Through Stillness, by Russell Simmons

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The Willpower Instinct by Kelly Mcgonigal

The Willpower Instinct, by Kelly McGonigal

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Operation Beautiful by Caitlin Boyle

Operation Beautiful, by Caitlin Boyle

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, by April Genevieve Tucholke

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, by April Genevieve Tucholke 

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Paper Valentine, by Brenna Yovanoff

Paper Valentine, by Brenna Yovanoff 

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record.  The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful community is killing girls. Oh and did I mention that her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and has been haunting Hannah’s life ever since, pushing her to investigate the string of murders? There’s also the must-stop-thinking-about-him delinquent Finny Boone who keeps popping up into her life. The combination of a slow-burning mystery and blossoming romance make Paper Valentine a complex tale of love and death and is one of my favorites from Yovanoff yet!

 

 

Sweep- Book of Shadows, The Coven, and Blood Witch Volume 1, by Cate Tiernan

Sweep series, by Cate Tiernan 

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Vampire Academy Box Set 1-6, by Richelle Mead

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Dark Currents - Agent of Hel, by Jacqueline Carey

Dark Currents, by Jacqueline Carey

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The Golden City, by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Golden City, by J. Kathleen Cheney

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The Grim Company by Luke Scull

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Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds

Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds

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The Necromancer’s House, by Christopher Buehlman

The Necromancer’s House, by Christopher Buehlman

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Blood Oranges by Caitlin R. Kiernan writing as Kathleen Tierney

Blood Oranges, by Caitlin R. Kiernan writing as Kathleen Tierney

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Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit

Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit

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The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

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Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Persuasion, by Jane Austen

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The Portable Thoreau, by Henry David Thoreau

Portable Thoreau                

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The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry

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An Organizer's Tale, by Cesar Chavez

An Organizer’s Tale:  Speeches, by Cesar Chavez

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Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

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