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David Cross, who was on the TV series, Arrested Development, appeared on the Daily Show last night to promote his book, I Drink for a Reason. As a result, it rose from #3,001 to #101 in Amazon sales rankings. Libraries are showing one to one reserves on modest orders.

You won’t learn much about the book from this interview. Publishers Weekly said that Cross is “one of the few comedians working today with an easily identifiable comic voice, and his authorial debut ensures that his voice is heard on every page. Mixing bitterness and absurdity, the result is often piercing sarcasm.”

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I Drink for a Reason
David Cross
Retail Price: $23.99
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – (2009-08-31)
ISBN / EAN: 0446579483 / 9780446579483

Also in unabridged audio from Hachette:

  • ISBN-13: 978-1600246487; 6 CD’s; $29.98

The audio is downloadable from OverDrive.

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Appearing on the show tonight is Christopher McDougall author of Born to Run, which has been widely reviewed in the consumer press and on the NYT Hardcover and Hardcover extended list since the end of May (it’s currently at #17). Libraries are showing heavy holds, as high as 230 on 30 copies.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2009-05-05)
ISBN / EAN: 0307266303 / 9780307266309

Also in unabridged audio from Random House:

  • ISBN-13: 978-0739383728; unabridged; $39.95

Both book and audio are downloadable from OverDrive.

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