Amazing, Books, Culture Note
J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ Writing Chair Sells for Nearly $400,000 at Auctionby Tammy on April 7, 2016
Wow. Just wow. Via People Magazine. The chair that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first two books of the wizardry series was sold at a New York City auction on Wednesday for $394,000, the Associated Press reports. Rowling, 50, used the chair – which is reportedly one of four mismatched seats that were given to the writer – as she wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. According to the AP, an anonymous buyer made the bid, which far surpassed the seller, Gerald Gray’s, expectations. On the chair are etched in words from Rowling herself, who wrote “Gryffindor,” “I wrote Harry Potter in this chair,” and signed...
‘Astonishing’ Shakespeare First Edition Found In Scottish Castleby Tammy on April 7, 2016
I love this story. Via Deutsche Welle. A rare First Folio has been discovered in Scotland, the University of Oxford announced on Thursday. A First Folio is a scarce collection of 36 of William Shakespeare’s plays published in 1623. It is not only in essence a “first edition,” of the Bard’s work but also the only reliable source for twenty of his most famous pieces, such as Macbeth and Julius Caesar. The tome was uncovered at Mount Stuart, a large manor house on the Isle of Bute off the western coast of Scotland. The find makes a total of 234 known copies of the First Folio in the world, with nearly all the others are held by libraries and available...
Leif Babin, Co-Author of “Extreme Ownership” On Tammy Radio Todayby Tammy on October 29, 2015
Leif joins me today on Tammy Radio about his book “Extreme Ownership” with fellow SEAL Jocko Willink. Here’s the link for the book and we’ll add the podcast right after the show.
Elementary School Teaches Children: If You See A Shooter, Throw A Book At Himby Shifra on September 18, 2015
Anti-gun insanity hits a new low. And no, this is not from the satirical review The Onion. Via Breitbart: A father is outraged after learning that an “active shooter protocol” at his children’s school, Stevenson Elementary in Heath, Ohio, includes encouraging his eight-year-old son to throw books at the gunman. According to Fox 28, Dean Spencer says his nine-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son “were told by school teachers to throw books at anyone with a gun should they ever make their way into their library or classroom.” Spencer said he did not believe the story at first, but after listening to details from his daughter for a second time, he was simply shocked. He said, “To give them advice or...
Public Podcast: Janice Dean Intvby Tammy on July 29, 2015
Here’s the podcast of my interview today on Tammy Radio with Janice Dean. She’s the Fox News meteorologist and author of the “Freddy the Frogcaster” books for children. Her latest, “Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane” has just been released. Check out her Author Page at Amazon for all her books, follow her on Twitter @JaniceDean and Like on Facebook at Facebook.com/JaniceDean. Enjoy!
Chelsea Clinton Writes Children’s Book About Epidemics and ‘Climate Change’by Shifra on May 22, 2015
Yes, a children’s book about poverty, gender equality, epidemics, climate change, and endangered species. Because isn’t that a great way to put the kiddies to sleep at night – by reading about Ebola and tsunamis? And really, you have to be impressed with Chelsea’s generosity: Proceeds of the book will go to charity, including…yes, the Clinton Foundation. Via Daily Caller: Chelsea Clinton Is Writing The Saddest Children’s Book Ever Chelsea Clinton is about to become the author of what could be the saddest children’s book ever. Penguin Random House announced Wednesday it will publish the 35-year-old’s first book, and the publishing company said that “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” wants to inspire children “to change...
Public Podcast: David Limbaugh About His New Book “Jesus On Trial”by Tammy on September 17, 2014
Had a terrific conversation with columnist and best-selling author David Limbaugh about his new book, “Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel.” When I spoke with him, the book was #1 in all books on Amazon, which means, obviously, David has a bestseller on his hands because the American people are hungry for smart discussions about the significant issues which affect our lives, including the role of faith. I think you’ll enjoy this exchange as much as I did 🙂 Click here to order the book from Amazon, and you can follow David on Twitter @DavidLimbaugh. This podcast is free for everyone. This blog and Tammy Radio are 100% reader and listener supported. If you enjoy...
Public Podcast: Cheryl Chumley About Her New Book “Police State USA”by Tammy on September 6, 2014
I had the pleasure of speaking with Washington Times reporter Cheryl Chumley back in June about her new book, “Police State.” It was the Ferguson situation which alerted most Americans to the problem of outiftting local police departments with military equipment, but Cheryl was on it well before and we discuss the details of this problematic development. This podcast is free for everyone. This blog and Tammy Radio are 100% reader and listener supported. If you enjoy this program and Tammy Radio, please consider joining us! Click here for all the details!
Public Podcast: Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, On His Book, “The New School”by Tammy on January 29, 2014
I had a great conversation with Glenn Reynolds about his new book, “The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself.” Here’s the book description, and I hope you enjoy the podcast! Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that can’t go on forever, won’t. For decades now, America has been investing ever-growing fortunes into its K-12 education system in exchange for steadily worse results. Public schools haven’t changed much from the late 19th century industrial model and as a result young Americans are left increasingly unprepared for a competitive global economy. At the same time, Americans are spending more than they can afford on higher education, driven by the kind of cheap credit that fueled...
Bombshell: Obama Canceled Bin Laden ‘Kill’ Raid Three Times at Jarrett’s Urgingby Tammy on July 30, 2012
At the time of the raid I noted my surprise that Obama had actually gone for it. After all, I mused, if he could have stopped the raid, he would have. Little did I know how right I was. In his new book, Richard Miniter is now reporting that Obama did cancel the raid–three times, and then dilly-dallied for 16 hours before finally giving a ‘yes’ for the fourth time. Do you know how lucky we are that our plans were not leaked and the maniac was still in the Pakistan compound when Obama got around to saying yes? From January (the first request) to May (when we finally struck) is an awful long time. I would speculate that Obama...
Public Podcast: David Limbaugh, Author of “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic”by Tammy on June 15, 2012
It was my pleasure to speak with David Limbaugh today about his new book “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic.” we also talk about Obama’s announcement today of amnesty for over 800,000 illegal aliens under the age of 30. Like all of us, David’s not very happy about that either. This is a public podcast and I hope you share it far and wide. Enjoy! You can also follow David on Twitter @DavidLimbaugh
Iconic Author Ray Bradbury Has Diedby Tammy on June 6, 2012
**Update: Courtesy of Maynard, post now includes my 2005 radio interview with Mr. Bradbury :) Such a sweetheart, thanks Maynard!**
Public Podcast: Ed Klein, Author of “The Amateur”by Tammy on May 21, 2012
I had a great time speaking with Ed Klein today about his book, “The Amateur” and am pleased to offer the interview as a special Public Podcast. Hope you enjoy it 🙂
Ed Klein, Author of “The Amateur,” On Tammy Radio at 1:05pm ETby Tammy on May 21, 2012
Looking forward to speaking with Ed. Hope you can join us! UPDATE: Audio of the interview now available, click here for the public podcast. Click here to buy The Amateur The New York Times hates this book, that alone should tell you how fabulous it is! From Ed Klein’s site: In this stunning exposé, bestselling author Edward Klein—a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine—pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history. He reveals a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of grandeur supported by a cast of true-believers, all of them united by leftist politics and an amateurish understanding of...
Public Podcast: The Daily TAM Briefing 9-26-11by Tammy on September 26, 2011
As a sneak peak of the exclusive material subscribers receive, here’s tonight’s “Daily TAM Briefing,” a daily 30 minute report on what happened after the live Tammy Show and other events that have developed. This podcast happens to be about 50 minutes, which can happen if I’m talking and can’t shut up 😉 In tonight DTB I discuss the Palin lawyer letter to the publisher of the McGinnis book, ObamaCare heading to the Supreme Court, my review of the new show “Pan Am” (I liked it!), how coffee seems to affect depression in women and a variety of other topics 🙂 If you like this program please do join us and subscribe! Tammy Radio and Blog are exclusively subscriber supported....