Marie Claire EIC Fetes Randi Zuckerberg

Here at FishbowlNY, we don’t normally report about Monday lunch at Michael’s. However, in advance of our columnist Diane Clehane’s next Wednesday hit parade, for which she will be joined by a Downton Abbey cast member, we wanted to make the rare exception.


Pictured above, from left to right, are:

– Entrepreneur-philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren;
– Harper Collins author Jessica Seinfeld (crouching);
– Fashion expert and former What Not To Wear co-host Stacy London;
– Exiting NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick;
Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider;
– Zuckerberg Media CEO/founder Randi Zuckerberg;
Girls co-star Allison Williams;
– CNN/CNBC/Bloomberg anchor Nicole Lapin;
– Al Jazeera America anchor Ali Velshi ;
– Zuckerberg Media COO Bradley Lautenbach.

This impressive group, along with several others not shown including fashion designer Stacey Bendet Eisner, gathered today at the invitation of Fulenwider to celebrate the Tuesday release of the Harper Collins books by Zuckerberg that everyone is shown holding.

If you saw that viral Conan video from a while back where comedian Louis CK offered his take on the hazards of growing up in the era of Smartphones, think of Zuckerberg’s November 5 books as a two-barreled continuation of this very important discussion. Details about both of Zuckerberg’s books can be found below.

Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives
Zuckerberg shares her personal and professional story and the entrepreneurial journey she has been on through her time at Facebook and beyond, including her work as a television correspondent and producer, balancing her career with motherhood and launching her company. The book will also address the multifaceted complications of our socially transparent world today, including issues of privacy, social identity, authenticity, crowd sourcing and the future of social change.

With illustrations by Joe Berger, Dot. introduces children to a confident and spunky new character whose appetite for technology is seemingly unlimited, but soon learns that there’s a balance between “plugging in” and enjoying other forms of play. As a mom, Randi knows first-hand how technology has changed virtually every part of a child’s life and illustrates that challenge in a picture book designed to resonate with children and parents alike.