All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Authors’

Lucy Maud Montgomery Honored With Google Doodle

Lucy Maud Montgomery, better known as L.M. Montgomery, is being honored today with a video Google Doodle. The author, born on November 30th, 1874, is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables and the subsequent series. Monday’s Google Doodle is celebrating what would be her 141st birthday. The beloved Canadian author first published Anne of Green Gables in …

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HGTV Co-Founder Susan Packard Talks Business At Google

Google recently released an “At Google” talk from Susan Packard, the co-founder of HGTV, who recently wrote the highly rated book New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace. The talk, also titled, “New Rules of the Game,” comes with the following description: Business is a team sport. Learn how to win from the founder of …

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Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality team. Here’s a video of her talking about reconsideration request tips, which we covered a couple years ago. You can …

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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of the most celebrated authors in American history, and his works are often required reading in schools. Among Steinbeck’s most well-known …

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Cameron Diaz Releases “The Body Book”

Cameron Diaz can now add the title of “author” to her CV as The Body Book has just been released. The popular actress uses the book as a platform to share her knowledge about exercise and nutrition. “If you take care of your body you can have an even more amazing body,” Diaz explained. However, the star does not claim …

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Charlotte Zolotow, Popular Author and Editor, Dies

Charlotte Zolotow the famed literary icon died on Tuesday in her Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, home. She was known for her spunky independence as shown from the following quote, “I am really writing for myself.” The 98-year-old writer and editor established herself as a literary innovator where she championed difficult issues previously not presented to youth. Her popular 1972 work titled …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author And Cast Members Talk Stereotypes And Real-Life Prison

Over the weekend, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, cast members of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, along with Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir on which it is based, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC to discuss the show, the stereotypes it deals with, the real-life prison system, etc. The Network has shared a …

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‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google

Amy Larkin, author of the book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to see. “For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that today’s challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future …

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‘The Billionaire And The Mechanic’ Author Julian Guthrie And Oracle Engineer Joseph Ozanne Talk At Google

Journalist Julian Guthrie and Oracle engineer Joseph Ozanne recently participated in an At Google Talk discussing Guthrie’s book The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, The America’s Cup. Ozanne is the Chief engineer behind Oracle Team USA’s fixed-wing sail in 2010. Google has now made the discussion available …

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Google Hosts Another Neuroscience Talk, This Time With ‘High Price’ Author Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist and author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs And Society, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The book is Hart’s memoir. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles about neuropsychopharmacology, and was the co-author of the …

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Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google

Musician and author Ian Whitcomb recently gave an At Google Talk in Los Angeles to discuss his recent book Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age and a handful of ukulele songs. Google has now made it available on line for all to enjoy. Whitcomb discusses the following ukulele songs: Aloha ‘Oe, Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on a Saturday …

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‘Life…Don’t Miss It.’ Author Gary Kunath Talks At Google

Gary Kunath, author of the book Life…Don’t Miss it: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest, recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The talk is called, “Mastering Life’s Balance”. “This presentation centers on elevating employee well being and helping people maximize the joy and contentment in their lives so …

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The Guy From RATT Gave A Google Talk

Google recently hosted Stephen Pearcy (often known as “the guy from RATT”) for an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. Google often has authors (and musicians) at its campuses for these kinds of talks, and Pearcy just happens to have a new book out called Sex, Drugs, RATT and Roll: My Life in Rock. If …

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Neil Gaiman Talks ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ At Google

Author Neil Gaiman recently stopped by the Googleplex to talk about his latest book, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”. Google has now made the talk available for fans to enjoy. The talk took place on June 28th. Chris DiBona moderated. As Google notes in the YouTube description, you can find the book on Google Play. As Google …

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‘WomanCode’ Author Alisa Vitti Gives A Google Talk

Alisa Vitti, author of WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source, recently participated in an “At Google” talk. The company has now made the discussion available for your viewing pleasure. “Her book teaches you how to support the chemical conversation of your entire endocrine system, from your head to your ovaries,” …

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Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S.

As previously reported, Google is celebrating the birthday of acclaimed writer Franz Kafka. The doodle went live yesterday on the other side of the world, when it became July 3rd, and now it’s up here in our neck of the woods. The doodle specifically honors “Die Verwandlung,” or “The Metamorphosis,” one of Kafka’s most well-known and influential stories, which was …

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Bestselling Author Marianne Williamson Talks At Google

Bestselling author Marianne Williamson recently gave an “At Google” talk discussing “the spiritual principles of creativity and leadership.” Google has now made it available for the public to watch. The talk took place on June 5th. More recent At Google Talks here.

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‘Paradise Guest House’ Author Ellen Sussman Speaks At Google

Bestselling Author Ellen Sussman recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available for everyone. She speaks about her book, The Paradise Guest House, which Google recommends for fans of Eat, Pray, Love and Alex Garland’s The Beach. The talk was recorded on May 28th. More recent At Google talks here.

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‘Farmer’s Market Cookbook’ Author Amelia Saltsman Speaks At Google

Amelia Saltsman, author of The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Cookbook, recently gave an At Google talk, which Google has now made publicly available. The talk, which took place on May 16, features Saltsman demonstrating some of her recipes. More recent At Google talks here.

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Political Economist Mark Blyth Talks At Google

Political economist Mark Blyth recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made publicly available via YouTube. Blyth is the author of Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century; editor of The Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy: IPE as a Global Conversation, and co-editor of Constructing the International Economy. Blyth is currently working …

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Jack Vance Dies: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writer Was 96

John Holbrook Vance, better known to the literary world as Jack Vance, has died. He was 96. Vance, a prolific author who penned more than 60 books in his more than 60-year career, wrote across multiple genres including mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy. Most of his work was penned under the name Jack Vance, but he also had multiple pseudonyms inducing …

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‘Gamification Revolution’ Author Gabe Zichermann Talks At Google

Author Gabe Zichermann recently stopped by the Googleplex to discuss his latest book, “Gamification Revolution.” Google has made the talk available on YouTube: “Gamification: It’s the hottest new strategy in business, and for good reason–it’s helping leading companies create unprecedented engagement with customers and employees,” Google says in the video description. “Gamification uses the latest innovations from game design, loyalty …

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Bernard Waber Dies: Children’s Author Was 91

Bernard Waber, beloved children’s author and illustrator, has died at the age of 91 after a long illness. Waber is probably best known for his books The House on East 88th Street and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (including his many subsequent Lyle books). Waber describes how he got into drawing in a biographical essay: (image) My own early efforts at drawing …

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‘Farmacology’ Author Daphne Miller Talks At Google

Daphne Miller, author of the book, “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing” recently gave an Authors At Google talk discussing her work. “Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical …

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Maya Angelou Talks About Her Childhood on Mother’s Day

It can be hard to accurately express feelings on Mother’s Day, and who better to take up the task than a poet? Maya Angelou has just released her seventh autobiography, titled Mom & Me & Mom. The book chronicles the author‘s memories of her mother and grandmother, who each helped to raise her at different points in her childhood. Angelou …

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‘Vietnamese Home Cooking’ Author Charles Phan Talks At Google

Charles Phan, author of “Vietnamese Home Cooking” recently participated in an “At Google” talk, discussing his book. “In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco’s Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients,” says Google in the video description. Google offers the book itself on Google …

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‘Science Of Good Cooking’ Author Chris Kimball Speaks At Google

Chris Kimball, author of the book, “The Science of Good Cooking,” recently gave an “Authors at Google” talk at the company’s headquarters. Google has now made it available for all to watch. More recent At Google talks here.

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‘Tipping Sacred Cows’ Author Jake Breeden Talks At Google

Jake Breeden, author of “Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues,” recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available for viewing on YouTube. More recent At Google talks here.

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‘Come In, We’re Closed’ Author Jody Eddy Speaks At Google

Jody Eddy, author of the book, “Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants” recently gave an “At Google” talk, speaking about her work, which is said to “peer behind the ‘closed’ sign in the world’s greatest restaurants”. Similarly, author Michael Romano also spoke at Google talking about his book Family Table, which also …

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‘Family Table’ Author Michael Romano Talks At Google

Michael Romano, author of Family Table, a book that takes a look behind the scenes of restaurants like Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, and The Modern, recently gave an “At Google” talk, discussing his work. More recent At Google Talks here.

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