I’m basking in the very flattering coverage of my book, The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy. Last week the book was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bethanne Patrick, managing editor of Washington, D.C. public television station WETA’s The Book Studio, named my book one of “September’s Top 10 Reads.”
On Monday, I was the guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn Show, featuring many callers who spoke knowledgeably about the area’s industrial settlements, from U.S. Steel’s Morgan Park, Minnesota to S.C. Johnson’s involvement in Racine, Wisconsin.
Yesterday, I was on Santa Fe, New Mexico NPR affiliate KSFR, speaking on Diego Mulligan’s program “The Journey Home.” And other public radio interviews are scheduled for weeks ahead.
I was also interviewed by Lewis Lapham for his Bloomberg podcast, “The World in Time,” now available online. And the Providence Journal has just posted its review online–it runs in the newspaper on Sunday.
Is my 15-minute allotment of fame coming to an end? Hard to say….