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WMD Audiobook!

June 28, 2016

Today and yesterday I’m recording the audiobook version of my upcoming book, Weapons of Math Destruction, in a studio in the Random House building near Columbus Circle.

It’s hard work! I’m constantly having to retake sentences, either because I thought my tone was too flat (I hate flat audiobook readers!), or wasn’t emphasizing the right words, or because the words are just hard to say.

Speaking of which, I promise to never, ever write the phrase “assist statistics” in anything that might someday be read out loud, ever, anywhere. And also, you are hereby prohibited from reading this blogpost out loud.

I was pretty worried that the actual content would be bothersome to me – that I’d find tons of typos, or that things would have changed so much that the content is no longer relevant. So far, so good, though, at least to my eyes.

I’m happy with the book! Is that ok to say (not out loud!!)? I’m holding on to this delicious feeling until the nasty reviews come out. After that I’ll just cry inside at all times.

In the meantime, I’ve started a website for the book, including early reviews (i.e. blurbs, including from my buddy Jordan Ellenberg) and one actual review from Publisher’s Weekly, which I’m super happy with.

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  1. June 28, 2016 at 8:48 am

    gee, I was hoping Kathleen Turner would do the audiobook, just so I might hear her say “assist statistics”… but you’ll do a great job, Cathy! And I can’t wait for the sequel, “You Brexit, You Own It” (co-authored with Felix).


  2. June 28, 2016 at 9:06 am

    You mispieled “squint” …


  3. D
    June 28, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Can’t wait! Will it be on audible/itunes?


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