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Lose even more weight on the AdFreak diet

Inspired by Alex Bogusky's The 9-Inch Diet, the editors of this blog are issuing a weight-loss book of our own: The 8-Inch Diet. In in, we suggest serving food…

January 12, 2009, 2:09 PM EST

This is your brain on D&M Publishers' books

This ad campaign from Rethink in Vancouver for D&M Publishers, an independent publishing house in Canada, might be a tad too clever for its own good. See the three…

January 5, 2009, 7:31 AM EST

Hodgman fans flesh out his mole-man army

In a season rich with religious celebration, it's good to know someone is honoring AdFreak's patron saint, John Hodgman. While best known for his "I'm a PC" acting work,…

December 23, 2008, 3:45 PM EST

Read this guy's novella ... if you can find it

Acclaimed novelist Mike Heppner's latest effort, Man, from Small Anchor Press, part of four-book cycle, is not for sale anywhere. Even so, he's got a unique marketing and distribution…

December 10, 2008, 8:11 AM EST

Librarians proudly going down with the ship

How long can libraries—repositories for the print pages that become more outdated every day—last in the age of instant information? They're probably already as marginalized as the morning newspaper…

October 29, 2008, 8:29 AM EDT

Buy my book. You probably won't regret it.

Well, despite the tortuous grind here at AdFreak (it's a brutal 100 words a day, phew!), I've managed to write another book in my spare time. It's available for pre-order…

October 6, 2008, 7:37 AM EDT

Wieden's Tony Davidson, devoted boob man

Now that Alex Bogusky has his diet book, I wondered what his peers would do to top that. (After all, there's always Crispin envy out there.) It turns out some…

September 8, 2008, 10:01 AM EDT

Read a book, or risk a nasty shrunken head

This "Read more" ad from Young & Rubicam for Israeli bookstore Steimatzky (see a larger image here) may appear to champion literacy. But the image, which could have been pulled…

August 18, 2008, 7:59 AM EDT

Summer reading, courtesy of ex-Y&R ecd

Speaking of books by ex-ad people, Jim Othmer, former executive creative director at Young & Rubicam in New York, has a new novel out called The Futurist. I haven’t…

June 8, 2006, 9:31 AM EDT

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