Congrats to Maias March 2, 2009 6:58 AM   Subscribe

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a book on dealing with child trauma was co-authored by Dr. Bruce Perry and Mefite Maias. Perry's clinical and research work -- the thing that the book is based on -- is the topic of Oprah Winfrey's show this coming Tuesday. Don't think Maias appears on the show, but presumably her sales should see an upturn. Congrats, Maias!
posted by PeterMcDermott to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 AM (23 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

The MetaFilter referrer code autoinsertion mechanism is broken.
posted by grouse at 7:27 AM on March 2, 2009

Yes, congratulations, indeed.
posted by y2karl at 7:43 AM on March 2, 2009

Very cool! Congrats from me too.
posted by snsranch at 8:05 AM on March 2, 2009

Mazel tov! I look forward to reading it, as the subject is a particular interest of mine.
posted by ltracey at 8:14 AM on March 2, 2009

Doesn't really matter about the referrer code on this one, as it doesn't look like there are new copies available from Amazon (you don't get the kickback from used), but they'll still want to get it fixed.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:18 AM on March 2, 2009

Why do these novelizations always stray so far from their source movies?

posted by Sys Rq at 8:21 AM on March 2, 2009 [1 favorite]

Back in the early 90s when I worked in a generic mall bookstore in the midwest, we'd experience a regular phenomenon that went something like this:

Someone would call about a book or author we'd never been asked about before. ("Bridges of what county?") And then, in the space of fifteen minutes, we'd get a dozen more calls until we all knew EXACTLY what happened: Oprah had just featured the book on her show. By the time the next shipment arrived, the author would have an entire section devoted to him, and we'd spend the next year selling the book to every other customer who walked through the door.

Big congrats, Maias.
posted by roger ackroyd at 8:57 AM on March 2, 2009 [2 favorites]

Oh, how cool -- congratulations, Maias!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:39 AM on March 2, 2009

This looks fantastic, congratulations to you and your co-author, Maias.
posted by Mister_A at 9:41 AM on March 2, 2009

That's one of the few books Oprah discusses that I'd actually enjoy reading--congrats, Maias!
posted by misha at 9:45 AM on March 2, 2009

I think Maia is gonna be in the audience, from what I heard.
posted by johngoren at 10:05 AM on March 2, 2009

kudos, maias! (even though it'll take me a couple days to be able to click on the amazon link, given the image conjured up by the brief 'child trauma' description.)
posted by msconduct at 10:18 AM on March 2, 2009

Amazon has new copies in paperback - or at least they do until tomorrow. Congrats, maias!
posted by donnagirl at 10:39 AM on March 2, 2009

What great news - congratulations, Maias!
posted by mediareport at 10:45 AM on March 2, 2009

We're really privileged to have Maias around. I've learned a lot from her about the drug wars, teen boot camps, and journalism in general. Her writing here is so substantive and smart; she completely deserves whatever success comes her way. Congratulations, Maias!
posted by melissa may at 10:48 AM on March 2, 2009 [3 favorites]

What melissa may said. Congratulations, Maias! This is so cool!
posted by small_ruminant at 11:37 AM on March 2, 2009

wow... thanks everyone-- i'm really moved! [and yes, if you look closely, you might be able to spot me in front row of audience]. i will be very curious to see the Oprah effect in action, I hope.
posted by Maias at 2:13 PM on March 2, 2009

Maias is the smartest of cookies. Best of luck on Oprah.
posted by bardic at 12:02 AM on March 3, 2009

Its a shame Oprah isn't the smartest of cookies. Her book recommendations are often awful. When she isn't promoting some silly-ass new-age psuedo-quantum-physics crap about how thinking positive will make the universe align to one's will, she's promoting a million little lies.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:30 AM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

Congratulations, Maias! If anyone else is interested, I listened to an interview with Maias here.
posted by P.o.B. at 8:15 AM on March 3, 2009

thanks everyone... really appreciated!

btw, Oprah's not going to be airing any false memoir stories again any time soon.

After Frey, she introduced serious fact checking/legal checking-- which is more than most publishers have done. The Holocaust one only appeared to have happened post-Frey-- he'd actually been on the show years before Frey and the fact checking would have caught him if he re-appeared, but others got him first.

About the newage stuff, well....
posted by Maias at 12:13 PM on March 3, 2009

I see you've already started leaping up the Amazon sales charts. How am I fixed for a loan?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:00 PM on March 3, 2009

btw, Oprah's not going to be airing any false memoir stories again any time soon.

Recovered memories of ritual Satanic abuse, on the other hand....
posted by y2karl at 11:44 AM on March 5, 2009

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