Thursday, November 15, 2018

Books: "Handcrafted" By Clint Harp, Resident Carpenter on "Fixer Upper"

Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story
By Clint Harp
Touchstone; hardcover; $26.99

Clint Harp is the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network and he is the resident carpenter on Chip and Joanna Gaines' smash hit Fixer Upper.

In the new book Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story, Harp writes an inspirational memoir for anyone who ever considered turning their craft into a career.

Books: Arne Duncan On "How Schools Work"

How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education
By Arne Duncan
Simon & Schuster; hardcover, 256 pages; $26.99

Arne Duncan was Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, and was one of the longest-serving members of the cabinet.

Duncan was one of the most influential secretaries of education in history, and he has spent nearly three decades working across all levels of education, from his mother's after-school program on Chicago's South Side to CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.

DeGromination: Mets Ace Wins Cy Young Award

Mets ace Jacob deGrom had a historic season in 2018, and on Wednesday night, he was awarded with the National League Cy Young Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA).

DeGrom won the Cy Young in a romp, with received 207 points, including 29 of 30 first place votes. Washington's Max Scherzer came in second, as he earned the only other first-place vote, preventing DeGrom from winning it unanimously.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Yankees 2019 Holiday Ticket On-Sale Opportunities

The Yankees announced special holiday on-sale opportunities exclusively for Mastercard cardholders to purchase tickets for select 2019 New York Yankees home games.

Starting at noon ET on Thursday, November 15 and continuing through 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24, fans using their Mastercard may purchase specially priced individual game tickets to select 2019 Yankees home games as part of the "Mastercard Preferred Pricing" program, which offers discounts to select games in select seating categories when purchasing tickets using a Mastercard.
Select Mastercard $5 Games and Half-Price Games noted below will also be available for purchase during this on-sale offer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Books: "Seduction" On Howard Hughes's Hollywood

Howard Hughes.

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
By Karina Longworth
Custom House/Harper Collins Publishers; Hardcover; $29.99; available today, Tuesday, November 13

Howard Hughes is one of the most legendary directors and producers who quickly established a reputation for discovering female talent in Hollywood's Golden Age.

Hughes defied his family by investing his inherited riches in Hollywood beginning in 1925. As the owner and manager of RKO Pictures, Hughes consistently challenged the Hollywood status quo, especially the industry's censors. His reputation as an iconoclast was challenged only by his reputation as a playboy who romanced dozens of actresses, from the town's biggest stars to countless nameless aspirants.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Books: Nashville, Scenes from the New American South

Nashville: Scenes from the New American South
By Ann Patchett and Heidi Ross, introduction by Jon Meacham
Harper Design; 208 pages; $35.00, available Tuesday, November 13

Nashville is a city on the move and their moment is now. That energy and excitement can be found in the new book Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, which is complete with 175 full-color and black and white photographs.

Books: Fun Takes On The Craft Of Writing

There are two new books that examine writers and their craft, both told through fun illustrations, A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze that Stirred Them by Greg Clarke and Monte Beauchamp; and Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music by Michael Azerrad.