Club Book Episode 150 Will Schwalbe
Will Schwalbe is an acclaimed memoirist and entrepreneur. Amateur chefs may know him best as the mind behind Cookstr, the world’s largest free recipe database. Cookstr is owned today by Macmillan Publishing, where Schwalbe is now executive vice president of editorial development and content innovation. Schwalbe’s authorial debut, Send: Why People Email So Badly and How To Do It Better, first hit shelves in 2007 and is considered a modern classic among business professionals. However, most fans first encountered Schwalbe through The End of Your Life Book Club. In this intensely personal but widely relatable memoir, Schwalbe chronicles his mother’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, and death – and how shared reading experiences allowed them to enjoy a deep connection in dark times. Schwalbe’s new book is We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship. As the name suggests, this latest memoir tracks an improbable but life-changing “geek and jock” college friendship over the course of four decades.