What do Freakonomics and the Dalai Lama have in common?

Until today, I would have been hard-pressed to answer that one. In today’s New York Times “Inside the List” column they give the answer: Freakonomics and the Dalai Lama‘s book “The Art of Happiness” are among the books to stay for the longest period of time on the New York Times bestseller list without ever making it to number 1.


lermit

They both have nicely designed jackets as well. Cheap Kiddo has been at it again! Salman Rushdie is also a fan.

.lermit

kley1

When is it going to come out in paperback?

Ike Pigott

Oh -- is he stealing the "orange wrapped in apple peel" meme too?

angela_coppola

So are you filthy rich now? Will there be another book out soon in the same style? Maybe a pumpkin/watermellon combo...

/waiting patiently.

angela_coppola

watermelon*

tigerswhisper

Both books are rich in insights and friendly frankness. The authors are popular and well-liked by people who care about the world.

Gary

Why on earth would the Dalai Lama, who is widely acclaimed as a man of peace, lower himself by shaking hands with the world's biggest warmonger, war criminal, the Butcher of Baghdad and Fallujah, George W. Bush? I just lost any shred of respect I had for the Dalai Lama.

polaris

Six hundreds exiled Tibetans from all over the world gathered in Dharmsala to hold a meeting to map future path of Tibet. The conference ended up without any new results after days of discussion. Their evil intention of deciding the fate of six million Tibetan people failed, which was the biggest joke this year.

Although Dalai clique spares no effort to advocate their proposition to western media, which frequently make an issue on Tibet, hoping to increase their influence, western media reported more that the clique was divided against itself, for each faction voiced its own opinion respectively via western media.

It's impossible for the disunited meeting of these exiled Tibetans to decide the fate of Tibet. The real goal of it is to put pressure on Chinese government. However, the government has expressed earlier the refusal of concession, so those exiled ones just entertained themselves by holding the meeting.

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lermit

They both have nicely designed jackets as well. Cheap Kiddo has been at it again! Salman Rushdie is also a fan.

.lermit

kley1

When is it going to come out in paperback?

Ike Pigott

Oh -- is he stealing the "orange wrapped in apple peel" meme too?

angela_coppola

So are you filthy rich now? Will there be another book out soon in the same style? Maybe a pumpkin/watermellon combo...

/waiting patiently.

angela_coppola

watermelon*

tigerswhisper

Both books are rich in insights and friendly frankness. The authors are popular and well-liked by people who care about the world.

Gary

Why on earth would the Dalai Lama, who is widely acclaimed as a man of peace, lower himself by shaking hands with the world's biggest warmonger, war criminal, the Butcher of Baghdad and Fallujah, George W. Bush? I just lost any shred of respect I had for the Dalai Lama.

polaris

Six hundreds exiled Tibetans from all over the world gathered in Dharmsala to hold a meeting to map future path of Tibet. The conference ended up without any new results after days of discussion. Their evil intention of deciding the fate of six million Tibetan people failed, which was the biggest joke this year.

Although Dalai clique spares no effort to advocate their proposition to western media, which frequently make an issue on Tibet, hoping to increase their influence, western media reported more that the clique was divided against itself, for each faction voiced its own opinion respectively via western media.

It's impossible for the disunited meeting of these exiled Tibetans to decide the fate of Tibet. The real goal of it is to put pressure on Chinese government. However, the government has expressed earlier the refusal of concession, so those exiled ones just entertained themselves by holding the meeting.

Read more...