New NPR Program INVISIBILIA Creates Book Bump

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Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius (Simon & Schuster, 2011; OverDrive Sample) is getting renewed attention after NPR featured it on its new program, Invisibilia, devoted to exploring the “intangible forces that shape human behavior.”

The show debuted on January 8th and repeated on All Things Considered the next day. It sent Ghost Boy racing up Amazon’s sales rankings all the way to #2.

NPR may have created a new book bump vehicle. The story was picked up by The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor and the book is currently out of stock on Amazon. Few libraries bought Pistorius’s memoir at the time of publication. Those that did are showing heavy holds. One library we checked has 91 holds on 3 copies.

One Response to “New NPR Program INVISIBILIA Creates Book Bump”

  1. Mary Clark Says:

    This episode was fascinating. I was running errands, and it started just as I pulled into a store parking lot. I sat and listened for 20 minutes. Amazing story, and I have ordered the book!