Larry Hughes

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Introduction Larry Hughes's writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, Publishers Weekly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other outlets. He is featured in two McSweeney’s anthologies, Mountain Man Dance Moves (2006) and The McSweeneys’ Joke Book of Book Jokes (2008). Hughes blogs for The Huffington Post and writes his own blogs, Book Flack at Large and Classics Rock! Hughes has enjoyed a distinguished career in the publishing industry in a variety of publicity roles. “One of my favorite folks to work with,” BusinessWeek’s Diane Brady wrote of him, “always smart about bringing the right authors to our attention and framing their ideas in ways that work for our readers.” Gloria McDonough-Taub of CNBC calls him “One of the best publicists out there…one of the best in the business.” And author Douglas Rushkoff (Life Inc.), writing in Publishers Weekly, calls him “One of the most talented publicists in the industry.” After leaving HarperCollins in 2009, Hughes focused his skills on promoting himself and was featured on CNN, Fox News Channel, U.S. News & World Report, New York Post,,, and other outlets.