Miami University alum Bob Chase is the publisher of a new book that takes readers into the world of one of the most popular authors ever, the magical Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat, was written by Caroline Smith and is a collector’s item for the Seuss and Geisel lovers. As the publisher tells Barbara Gray, Theodore Geisel not only had his beloved children’s books, he was a surrealist painter of a collection now referred to as “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss.” This book includes highlights of those works that Geisel referred to as his Midnight Collection, which he mostly kept to himself to avoid criticism, but wanted released after his death.
It wasn’t that long ago that any talk of fonts was left to graphic designers and printers. Now, everyone knows what fonts are, which they like, which they don’t, and the brief dominance of Comic Sans. Simon Garfield, the author of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts joins Mark Perzel to talk about his entertaining book detailing everything you’d want to know about fonts.
Former Cincinnati Post sports reporter Josh Katzowitz, now with CBSSports.com, has written a fascinating book about one of the most innovative minds in the history of pro football, Sid Gillman. The dynamic, passing offenses we’ve become accustomed to in the current NFL all originated with Gillman, though he never wanted to take the time to write them down. Josh Katzowitz is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about Sid Gillman: Father of the Passing Game.
Get The Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World is the new book by Grammy-winning producer Denny Somach, traces the history and rise of one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. David Delegator talks with the author about putting this book together, how critics were not fans of the band, and how the fans were the ones who made Led Zeppelin legendary.
The intrigue surrounding the art world, stolen artwork and forgeries sets up the background for the new novel from B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger. This novel has received rave reviews and is the Joseph Beth Booksellers-Cincinnati book for the month for December. B.A. Shapiro is on the phone with Mark Perzel to talk about the novel and its use of a real crime to set off her chain of events.