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Holy crap – an actual book!

August 10, 2016

Yo, everyone! The final version of my book now exists, and I have exactly one copy! Here’s my editor, Amanda Cook, holding it yesterday when we met for beers:


Here’s my son holding it:


He’s offered to become a meme in support of book sales.

Here’s the back of the book, with blurbs from really exceptional people:


In other exciting book news, there’s a review by Richard Beales from Reuter’s BreakingViews, and it made a list of new releases in Scientific American as well.


I want to apologize in advance for all the book news I’m going to be blogging, tweeting, and otherwise blabbing about. To be clear, I’ve been told it’s my job for the next few months to be a PR person for my book, so I guess that’s what I’m up to. If you come here for ideas and are turned off by cheerleading, feel free to temporarily hate me, and even unsubscribe to whatever feed I’m in for you!

But please buy my book first, available for pre-order now. And feel free to leave an amazing review.

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  1. August 10, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Reblogged this on Hypergeometric and commented:
    You’ll find links to Cathy O’Neil’s important book in the Blogroll here, as well as a link to reviews of it.


  2. August 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Congratulations! Reblogged, pre-ordered, and placed on my Blogroll.


  3. kew100
    August 10, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Okey dokey! You got me. Just ordered it from Amazon (sorry). Would be lovely if you considered giving a talk at Parnassus Books in Nashville. If you do, please let me (how would you do that, right?) know because I would love for you to also meet math education people at Peabody College at Vanderbilt. Possibly also give a talk there.

    Will send you email.


  4. Aaron
    August 10, 2016 at 10:07 am

    seriously proud of you!


  5. Aaron Lercher
    August 10, 2016 at 10:57 am

    The extreme cuteness of your son argues very strongly in favor of everything you have to say.
    Blurbs and reviews are good too.


  6. August 10, 2016 at 11:40 am

    All my temporary hate is being monopolized by Republicans these days Cathy, so you have nothing to be concerned about.


  7. Peter
    August 10, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Any way this will be available in epub or pdf?? Not everybody has a kindle.


  8. Josh
    August 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Congrats! Looks great (though your son steals the show).

    Will miss blog while you are doing the book promotion stuff though I am sure you will have some worthwhile content even then.


  9. August 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I have a question….

    I am an older student wanting to return to school to get a degree in mathematics. So I was wondering what advice could you give for successful completion of the program and what books could you recommend that I buy to serve as resources and prep for the rigors that await me. A little about me, I am a 40 years old truck driver so its been awhile since I’ve been in school(4 years since I completed my associate degree in math). I really like math and like the challenge that it brings when I attempt to do problems. But I have to admit I am nervous, after having completed differential equations I’ve been told that the first two years were merely computation and not to be considered real math? So this is why I’m writing to you today to see what lies in waiting for me and how to best prepare myself for it. Thanks in advance!


    Andre Tosch


  10. August 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Matthews' Blog.


  11. Collin
    August 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Just curious, why is the book only available through Amazon? I thought you weren’t their biggest fan. Although, if it is the easiest way, or what the publisher wants, I understand.

    Also, I’ve learned recently how important the pre-sale phase is for a book. Would it be best to pre-order on Amazon or to wait for it to come out and get it at a bookstore?


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