In 1974, then-President of Haverford College John Coleman went undercover as a garbageman, sandwich maker, and construction worker for his book Blue Collar Journal, which later became the movie The Secret Life of John Chapman.
Ben Rubin ’03 discusses his just-launched publishing company, button-down bird, and its first offering, When Comes What Darkly Thieves, a children’s book that he wrote and illustrated. The fairy tale is now available as an iPad app with original music by alt. country musicians like Cortney Tidwell and members of the band Lambchop.
Nicholson Baker ’79, the author of such notorious books as Vox and The Fermata, is the subject of a lengthy feature in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine on the occasion of the release of his ninth and latest novel, House of Holes: A Book of Raunch.
Juan Williams ’76 promoted his latest book, Muzzled: The Assault On Honest Debate, which argues that the politicization of the news from both the left and the right has shut down candid conversation and degraded the quality of debate, on The Daily Show and in Philadelphia Magazine yesterday.