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Book cover, bluegrass, and bagels

February 17, 2016

Book Cover

Holy crap, people, my book cover is finally public and it’s amazing and I want you all to agree with me about that:

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Please go ahead and pre-order my book on Amazon (or directly from Crown Books).

And although I promised myself I wouldn’t, I’ve already started keeping track of its Amazon best selling rank. I’m proud to say that, more than six months before release date, it is the 714th best selling book in the category of statistical books inside of Educational & Reference books inside Business & Money books! Amazing, right? It’s also the 860,121th best selling book overall. Considering there are more than 129 million books overall, that’s pretty fucking amazing.

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Maybe my book will be the 130 millionth book of all time.


Bluegrass and Bagels

Also! My band is playing a real live gig, taking place outside our homes or our friends’ homes, which I’m emphasizing because it’s a pretty big deal for us. I know you’ve all been waiting for this, so I’m super happy to tell you all about it and invite you to attend.

Here are the particulars:

  • What: Bagels and Bluegrass. Free bagels and coffee should already be enough, right? But then you get to hear us play as well, doubling your pleasure. Also there’s a bar if you’d like to buy a mimosa. Think of it as a church alternative, but with booze.
  • Date: this upcoming Sunday, February 21st
  • Time: 11:30am-1:30pm or thereabouts
  • Place: Stop Time in Brooklyn, close to the C trainScreen Shot 2016-02-17 at 6.46.32 AM.png
  • What to expect: bluegrassy folky music with a pinch of smokey jazz. Our set list includes covers of your favorites as well as quite a few originals by our extremely talented band members. Our harmonies are amazing and we err on the side of murder ballads.
  • Finally, please follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook if you’re into that kind of thing. And see you Sunday!
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  1. February 17, 2016 at 7:40 am

    ☠ ☠ ☠


  2. February 17, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Looks great, and one thing for sure, YOU know more about WMD than George Bush EVER did….


  3. Josh
    February 17, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I bought it on the 17th. How random is that?

    Great yellow cover but I haven’t found any pigs, yet.

    Look forward to reading it.


  4. February 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

    That is indeed a very cool cover.


  5. mathematrucker
    February 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Great cover! The flowchart skull and crossbones is fitting and effective. I’m also a fan of the colors (yellow background, red, black, white). They match precisely what I chose for my small-data mobile app called Freight Seesaw. (Wish the sales rank matched too…if Freight Seesaw were a book it would probably rank somewhere around 129 millionth in sales.)


  6. crocodilechuck
    February 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Cathy: You rock!


  7. Physpostdoc
    February 18, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Great cover!


  8. Julia
    February 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Great cover, Cathy! Can’t wait to read it. We are Interested in your live gig. Will the place let my 11-year-old daughter in?


    • February 18, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Yes it’s family friendly! My 7 year old is coming!


      • Julia
        February 18, 2016 at 10:39 am

        Cool, thanks!


  9. February 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I am so thrilled to read your book and quite possibly assign it to 25 undergraduates in the Fall!


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