Barbara Ehrenreich tweets about Marie Kondo widely condemned
NEW YORK (AP) — An online takedown of Marie Kondo by author-journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has been widely condemned as racist and xenophobic. Ehrenreich says it was a joke gone wrong.
Ehrenreich tweeted Monday that she saw Kondo's popularity as a sign of America's decline and wished that the Japanese "de-cluttering guru" would "learn to speak English." She later tweeted that she was "sorry" if she had offended anyone and called her previous comment a missed attempt at "subtle humor."
Hachette announces departures of 2 executives
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Hachette Book Group executive who has worked with Jon Stewart, Amy Sedaris and many other top-selling authors is stepping down in January.
Hachette announced Monday that Jamie Raab, president and publisher of the Grand Central Publishing division, is leaving after 30 years with the company. Raab said in a statement that she had had a "terrific career," but that it was time to step down.