October 13, 2008

News From Rodale Books: The Intellectual Devotional(TM) Modern Culture

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Socializing with friends and family, do cultural references fly over your head? Do you struggle to complete a New York Times crossword? Do your colleagues illustrate their arguments with persuasive facts -- information that you have long forgotten or never learned?

Now you can share -- or steal -- the spotlight with the third book in the best-selling The Intellectual Devotional series THE INTELLECTUAL DEVOTIONAL: MODERN CULTURE (October 14, 2008; Hardcover; $24.00) by David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim. David and Noah turn to the fascinating world of our contemporary culture by covering the essential artists, works, icons, and consumer products that have defined the way we live and express ourselves. In this book seven subjects are each presented on different days of the week in easy-to-read, short entries: "Personalities,""Literature,""Music,""Film,""Ideas and Trends,""Sports," and "Pop." You will read about books, events, ideas and figures from:

   -- Mohandas Gandhi to Charles Manson to Donald Trump   -- War and Peace to Sylvia Plath to Metafiction   -- Beethoven to Louis Armstrong to 2Pac and Biggie   -- Gone with the Wind to Citizen Kane to Star Wars   -- Imperialism to McCarthyism to Political Correctness   -- Lou Gehrig to Vince Lombardi to Jackie Joyner-Kersee   -- Flagpole Sitting to Andy Warhol to American Idol    
The Intellectual Devotional: Modern Culture will help you regain the knowledge you may have forgotten, open new horizons of intellectual discovery, and let you impress friends and colleagues by only reading a page a day.

About the Authors:

David S. Kidder is co-founder of Clickable and a serial entrepreneur with a focus on online product development and Internet advertising and marketing. Stories about Kidder and his companies have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He lives in New York.

Noah D. Oppenheim is Vice President of Reveille Entertainment. A former senior producer of NBC's Today show, he has extensive experience in television and print journalism. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Men's Health, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in California.

The Intellectual Devotional: Modern Culture

Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently with the

                                 Culturati                   David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim                         On Sale: October 14, 2008                              $24.00/Hardcover             ISBN 10: 1-59486-745-3/ISBN 13: 978-1-59486-745-3  

Rodale Books

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