Friday, July 25, 2008

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux is giving away Tom Friedman's book until August 4th


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regarding New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat and Crowded

To commemorate his new book—a rousing, essential call to action for our climate-challenged future—we're giving away his national bestseller The World Is Flat.

The World Is Flat

The World Is Flat sold over three million copies and established Thomas Friedman as one of the world's preeminent thinkers. Now he explains how America can lead the green revolution in the 21st century.

In Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—And How It Can Renew America, Friedman brings a fresh and provocative outlook to a pressing issue: the interlinked crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energyboth of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to the 2008 presidential electionand to all of us who are concerned about the state of America and its role in the global future.

From now until August 4th you can download The World Is Flat audiobook, delivered in three easy-to-download sections. You will also receive an exclusive preview audio excerpt of Hot, Flat and Crowded before everyone else.

You can sign up directly for the free downloads here, or at

Pre-order Hot, Flat, and Crowded here.


Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux | Hardcover | September 2008




  1. I'm afraid that's pretty much what it would take to get me to plow thorugh a Friedman book--getting it for free. Even then, I'd probably have trouble. The guy is just so...well, conventional and safe in his thinking. There's something about him that I've never quite trusted. And when I sense an inner weenie, as I do with him, the words just don't do it for me.

    Or maybe he just seems to be a weenie compared with his page mate Paul Krugman. But then, most writers would, so perhaps I should cut the guy a break.

  2. I lent my hardback copy out a while back and never caught up with it. I don't want to buy another, so the audio book is something I'll try.

    If I recall, it was sort of boring--just the sort of thing you can speed read, using your hand. I used to teach that years ago.