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Do I have too many tabs open?
Ah, the intricacies of working in social media.

Do I have too many tabs open?

Ah, the intricacies of working in social media.

Lou Beach reads from his collection 420 CHARACTERS

WHILE I WAS AWAY you managed to rust all my tools. How is that possible? Did you dip them in the bathtub like tool fondue? I do not understand. You deny everything but cannot explain the rusted brad puller, pliers, awl, and bucksaw in our bed. “Maybe someone was playing a joke,” you say, then add: “A wet hammer is still a hammer.”

Win a Book Wednesday

This week’s giveaway is REVOLUTION 2.0 by Wael Ghonim, one of the most dramatic and galvanizing stories of the Arab Spring, told by the Google executive at the center of it all.

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The revolutions that swept the Middle East in 2011 surprised and captivated the world. Brutal regimes that had been in power for decades were overturned by an irrepressible mass of freedom seekers. Now, one of the figures who emerged during the Egyptian uprising tells the riveting inside story of what happened and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds.

Wael Ghonim was a little-known, thirty-year-old Google executive in the summer of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one Egyptian man at the hands of security forces. The page’s following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement.

The youth of Egypt made history: they used social media to schedule a revolution. The call went out to more than a million Egyptians online, and on January 25, 2011, Cairo’s Tahrir Square resounded with calls for change. Yet just as the revolution began in earnest, Ghonim was captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more intense. Four days later, the president of Egypt was gone. 

The lessons Ghonim draws will inspire each of us. He saw the road to Tahrir Square built not by any one person, but by the people. In Revolution 2.0, we can all be heroes. 

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420 Characters by Lou Beach is now available!
Alternately surreal, funny, ominous, and lyrical, Lou Beach’s 420 Characters offers an experience as dazzling as any in contemporary fiction.  Revealing worlds of meaning in single paragraphs, these crystalline  miniature stories began as Facebook status updates, and mark a new turn  in an acclaimed artist and illustrator’s career. 420 Characters features original collages by the author.
Click here for more from Lou Beach.

420 Characters by Lou Beach is now available!

Alternately surreal, funny, ominous, and lyrical, Lou Beach’s 420 Characters offers an experience as dazzling as any in contemporary fiction. Revealing worlds of meaning in single paragraphs, these crystalline miniature stories began as Facebook status updates, and mark a new turn in an acclaimed artist and illustrator’s career. 420 Characters features original collages by the author.

Click here for more from Lou Beach.

Illustrator Lou Beach shares how, bored with Facebook status updates, he rewrote the game. And wrote 420 CHARACTERS.

Our 1000th Facebook Fan Sweepstakes!

HMH recently celebrated reaching over 2,500 followers on Twitter, and now we’ve also reached 1,000 fans on Facebook! To celebrate this happy occasion, we’re offering our Facebook Fans a chance to win HMH books through our 1000th Facebook Fan Sweepstakes!

Starting at 12:00 AM ET on Monday, February 14, and ending at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, February 18, our Facebook fans will have a chance to win one of five 2-book prize packs!* Each day, one winner will be chosen to receive a prize pack including a classic General Interest title as well as a classic Children’s book. You can enter every day, but we are limiting 1 winning prize pack per entrant. 

Prize packs:

Monday: The Time Traveler’s Wife and Graceling

Tuesday: Best American Short Stories 2010 and The Complete Adventures of Curious George

Wednesday: Peterson Guide to Birds of North America and Gossie

Thursday: Around My French Table and The Little Prince Pop-Up

Friday: Those Who Save Us and Number the Stars

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*Entrants must be U.S. residents 18 or older.

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