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2010-11-10 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff, President and Publisher of The Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), today announced the acquisition of Sapphire's The Kid, the second novel by the bestselling author of Push. The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. The deal, for North American rights, was made between Godoff, who serves as editor, and Melanie Jackson of the Melanie Jackson Agency. Publication...

2006-03-07 18:53:00

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, famed for clouding the meaning of his words, signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a fierce bidding war. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can...

2006-03-07 18:10:12

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a bidding war for a book about his life and vision for the future. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can know,...

2006-03-07 17:29:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a bidding war for a book about his life and vision for the future. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can know, what we can't...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'