Will Schwalbe

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Will Schwalbe
Born 13 July 1962
Residence New York City, United States
Citizenship American
Occupation CEO of Cookstr, author, entrepreneur

William Schwalbe (born 13 July 1962)[1] is an author, entrepreneur and journalist based in New York City. He is the author of three books and was the former editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books. In 2008, he founded the recipe web site Cookstr, which was acquired by Macmillan Publishing in 2014, where he serves as executive vice president.

His first book, SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do it Better, was co-written with David Shipley, and was published by Penguin Random House in 2010.[2] The book was reviewed by Dave Barry in The New York Times,[3] became a business bestseller and was featured in an interview with Schwalbe on The Colbert Report on June 20, 2007.[4]

The End Of Your Life Book Club, which described Schwalbe's relationship with his mother through books before her passing, was published by Knopf in 2012,[5] and spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller List.[6] It was widely reviewed by outlets such as The New York Times,[7] The Boston Globe,[8] USA Today,[9] Chicago Reader,[10] The New Yorker,[11] Bookpage,[12] and Entertainment Weekly.[13]

As a journalist, he has written for various publications, including The New York Times and The South China Morning Post.[14]

Books for Living was published in December 2016 by Knopf, and consists of essays about 26 different books that affected the author's life.[15] The Boston Globe described it as a "natural follow-on" to his previous book.[16] Among the books described by Schwalbe include, Homer's The Odyssey, Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, E.B. White's Stuart Little and Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train.[17]

Bibliography[edit]

  • SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do it Better (2010)
  • The End Of Your Life Book Club (2012)
  • Books for Living (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club, p. 253
  2. ^ Send by David Shipley, Will Schwalbe | PenguinRandomHouse.com. 
  3. ^ Barry, Dave (2007-05-06). "Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home - David Shipley and Will Schwalbe - Books - Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  4. ^ Will Schwalbe-The Colbert Report - Video Clip | Comedy Central, retrieved 2017-01-09 
  5. ^ "THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB – Will Schwalbe «  Two Roads". www.tworoadsbooks.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  6. ^ "SLCL Presents "The End of Your Life Book Club" Memoirist Will Schwalbe | St. Louis County Library". www.slcl.org. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  7. ^ Beha, Christopher R. (2013-01-04). "'The End of Your Life Book Club,' by Will Schwalbe". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Book review: 'The End of Your Life Book Club' by Will Schwalbe - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  9. ^ Minzesheimer, Bob (October 7, 2012). "Son, dying mom bond via 'End of Your Life Book Club'". USA Today. 
  10. ^ Levitt, Aimee. "No sappiness allowed at The End of Your Life Book Club". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  11. ^ "The End of Your Life Book Club". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  12. ^ "Will Schwalbe - Interview". BookPage.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  13. ^ "The End of Your Life Book Club". EW.com. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  14. ^ "Biography: Will Schwalbe". Bookreporter. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  15. ^ Jacobs, A. j (2016-12-23). "Lessons on How to Live, in 26 Books". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  16. ^ "'Books for Living' is full of diverting essays about important reads - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  17. ^ Nance, Kevin (December 26, 2016). "Schwalbe's 'Books for Living' is a love letter to reading". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-09.