Blurb! Book of the Week: Kristin Delfau’s ‘Turbo-Mom’s Guide to Saving Money Without Wasting Time’

If ever there were a time when family time was money—and less of both to boot—that time is now. Or more simply (albeit crudely) put: It’s a bitch out there for moms. Fortunately, this week’s Blurb! Book of the Week honoree, Kristin Delfau, can help. For her 272-page Turbo-Mom’s Guide to Saving Money Without Wasting […]

Blurb! Book of the Week: Angie Zimmerman’s ‘Do It Yourself Wedding Flower Guide’

If you’re planning to get hitched anytime soon, read on. (If you’re not planning to get hitched, call your significant other pronto, say, “Honey, we’ve got to get hitched soon,” then read on.) Because this week’s Blurb! Book of the week winner, as selected by Blurb! hosts Sally Shields and Dr. Kent, has got a […]

Blurb! Book of the Week: Rick Robinson’s ‘Sniper Bid’

Disclosure No. 1: We’re humongous fans of Robert B. Parker, the Boston-based of author so many brilliant Spenser novels—which more than do justice to the memories of noir masters Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. That said, you can imagine how thrilled we were that this week’s Blurb! Book of the Week honors go to Rick […]

Blurb! Books of the Week: Kim Richardson’s ‘The Unbreakable Child’ and Pam Cope’s ‘Jantsen’s Gift’

If, like thousands of literary aficionados coast to coast, you’ve become hooked on Blurb!—and on gobbling up its Book of the Week picks—you’ll be pleased to learn that, this week, we’ve got a double dose of prose for your perusing pleasure Or maybe not.  Maybe you’ll be peeved at having to consume twice as many […]

Blurb! Book of the Week: Judith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski’s ‘The Heart of Marketing’

We think we speak for every consumer on earth when we say we hate the hard sell—that is, some two-bit goon trying to pressure us into parting with our hard-earned moolah by hurling outlandish promises at us so fast that our head is spinning like Michelle Kwan on speed. So you can imagine how thrilled […]

Blurb! Book of the Week: David Michael Slater’s ‘Selfless’

Upon hearing that a new novel titled Selfless tells the story of Jonathan Schwartz, a 12-year-old boy who, after accidentally telling his bar mitzvah class one of his grandma’s favorite jokes, is propelled into a world of grand theft, espionage, abandonment, suicide and sexual high jinx, you might wonder if this were a posthumous work […]

‘Blurb!’ Returns, with Book of the Week Winner Frankie Picasso

After a well-deserved summer hiatus, Blurb! hosts Sally Shields and Dr. Kent are back to critique the sales pitches of newbie and veteran writers whose books are hot off the presses. Today in their new time slot—Fridays at 12:30 p.m. ET—the didactic duo tackles works from the fiction category. And be sure to tune in […]

Blurb! Book of the Week: Bettina Restrepo’s ‘Moose and Magpie’

We like to think of Bettina Restrepo‘s Moose and Magpie – the latest title to win Blurb! Book of the Week honors – as an Abbott and Costello adventure for the kiddie set. For here’s how the author pitches her 32-page picture book: “Young Moose is lucky to find a friend and guide in the […]