Tuesday April 7th, 2009

The Cherry & the Pit

A continuing series that highlights books recently acquired for future publication. Each post features a book we’re looking forward to, and a book we’re . . . not.

The Cherry:

Brett Martin’s Difficult Men, a look at the rise of cable television dramas since the late 1990’s, examining the cultural, technological and artistic forces that turned the 13-episode format into the ideal vehicle to tell the 21st Century American story, with The Sopranos‘ David Chase, The Wire’s David Simon, and Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner, among others, as main characters.

The Pit:

Relationship expert and CEO of seminar company PAX Programs Alison Armstrong’s Transforming a Frog Farmer, an engaging guide for women written in the style of fable that explores how understanding men’s inherent motivations and language is the secret to enchanting relationships.