Book Talk

Premiere DateMay 14, 2011
00:00 Book Talk Intro Kory French
01:23 I’ll Bring the Sun Jason Collett
04:46 Book Talk Interview with Jim Axelrod Part 1
21:51 To Live and Die In An Airport Lounge My Teenage Stride
25:24 Book Talk Interview with Jim Axelrod Part 2
43:46 My Happiness Powderfinger
48:09 Book Talk Outro Kory French
49:12 Modern Man Arcade Fire
53:48 Finish

Subject – In the Long Run

Author – Jim Axelrod

It’s 2008. Jim Axelrod—once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003—is covering the final stages of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He’s forty-five years old and thirty pounds overweight. He’s drinking too much, sleeping too little, and scarcely seeing his family. He’s just figured out that the industry that pulled him up the corporate ladder is imploding as he’s reaching for its final rungs. Then, out of the blue, Jim discovers his late father’s decades-old New York Marathon finish times. At forty-six, Bob Axelrod ran a 3:29:58. With everything else going on in his life, Jim sets himself a defining challenge: “Can I beat him?”

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Jim Axelrod Upcoming Appearances
May 18 – Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side – 7:00pm – New York, NY
June 5 – Politics & Prose Bookstore – 7:00pm – Washington, DC
June 6 – Quail Ridge Books & Music – 7:00pm – Raleigh, NC
June 7 – The Regulator Bookshop – 7:00pm – Durham, NC

Jason Collett
May 24 – Bar Loose – Helsinki, Finland
May 25 – Debasser Open Air – Stockholm, Sweden
May 26 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
May 27 – Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, Spain
May 28 – Immergut Festival – Neustrelitz, Denmark
May 29 – Video – Ghent, Belgium
May 30 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 31 – Captain’s Rest – Glasgow, UK

My Teenage Stride


Arcade Fire
June 8 – nTelos Wireless Pavillion – Charlottesville, VA
June 9 – Bonnaroo – Tennessee
June 17 – Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, Germany
June 18 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen, Germany
June 21 – T Mobile InMusic Festival – Zagreb, Croatia
June 22 – Festivalgelande Wisen – Burgenland, Austria

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…