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Apr 21, 2018

Author of Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

Interview starts at 15:50 and ends at 41:48

“It’s not that I sought out to be published by Amazon. It was that Amazon happened to be the people who believed in me and my book, and they’ve been so wonderful to work with. I do feel also that Little A is a tiny imprint within a huge company, so I kind of get the best of both worlds--that personal TLC and the brawn of the marketing and other kinds of reach of Amazon.”

News

Jeff Bezos’s 2018 Letter to Shareowners

“Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders” by Eugene Kim at CNBC - April 18, 2018

David Axelrod interviews Jay Carney, Amazon’s senior vice president for public affairs, on The Axe Files podcast - March 7, 2018

Tech Tip

“How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints” by Chaim Gartenberg at The Verge - April 19, 2018

Amazon Alexa Skills Blueprints

Interview with Hannah Howard

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

Bennington College MFA in Writing program

Literary agent Andrea Somberg

Morgan Parker

Laura Van der Veer

Too Good to Be True by Ben Anastas

The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order by Joan Wickersham

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

Fairway Market

Dean & DeLuca

FreshDirect

Content

AmazonCrossing’s celebration of World Book Day - nine books are available free through April 24, 2018

Next Week’s Guest

Rev. Brett McNeill, pastor of Reformation Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Olympia, WA, with a first-person tour of the Amazon Go store in Seattle

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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