October 29, 2009

News & Opinion: Season of the Lists

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It must be the season of the lists, yeah, because Publishers Weekly has announced their top 10 books of 2009. One business title made their list—Matthew B. Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, released by penguin Press.

The others are:

The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award will be announced today at a gala dinner in London. The shortlist, announced in September, is: You can find the longlist here if you're interested. We'll let you know the winner when it's been announced.

My personal favorite list so far this year, though, is AbeBooks Top 10 Ghostwritten Books. It has some gems, such as Tennis As I Play It, ghosted by Sinclair Lewis, and the bizarre story of Hedy Lamarr suing her own publisher for the inaccuracies in her own "autobiography," Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman, ghostwritten by pulp novelist Leo Guild.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.