In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (Bloomsbury, $26,), Simon Singh applies his PhD in particle physics and his deep knowledge of mathematics to uncover the hidden magic of one of America’s most beloved cultural icons. In line with the show’s special brand of humor, Singh reveals an array of mathematic references deeply embedded throughout hundreds of episodes. Offering a new perspective to fans, Singh reveals that many of the show’s writers not only have a flair for comedy, but hold advanced degrees in mathematics as well. Ranging from the wacky world of The Simpsons to the hyper-reality of Futurama, Singh masterfully draws out the simple equations and complex theorems that have imbued the Groening universe.

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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 29th, 2013

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It gives me great pleasure to advise you to buy this book. Hopefully you will purchase it with wild abandon, or at least noticeable glee. If you don’t know who Stephen Fry is... well, you really do. Go on, google him. Fry enjoys words, working ridiculously hard in any and all media, as well as the occasional crime. Fresh from prison, Fry enrolls at Cambridge and works his way toward fame with the likes of Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson. If you like England, actors, campus stories, Thatcher survivors, or watching the English language dance, this is the biography for you. If you like brevity you may want to avoid it, but you will be missing out.
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Published: Abrams Press - September 25th, 2012

It will be a dual of the dowagers: Dame Maggie Smith vs. Shirley MacLaine. Who will be the last dowager standing? Can’t wait for season three of Downton Abbey to find out? Then you must pick up The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era (St. Martin’s $29.99). This is the perfect gift for every fan of the BBC drama. World War I has ended and it’s a fresh start for the Crawley family and for the social order in general. How will life at Downton be affected? This book is full of pictures, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the upcoming season, insight into how the series is made and into the actors who portray our favorite (and maybe not so favorite) characters. Jessica Fellowes, niece of the show’s creator Julian Fellowes, has unique access to the show’s producers. She also incorporates lots of historical detail into this book, giving a deeper sense of the period in which our Downton friends lived. And may the best dowager win!
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 13th, 2012

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