Zeus Trounces Jeeves: 'Gods Behaving Badly' Is August's 1book140 Selection

1book140_icon.JPG Perhaps Sophocles was right, and there's just no avoiding fate. Perhaps we were destined to spend August reading a postmodern tale about Greek Gods. Or perhaps Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips simply got more votes than Right Ho, Jeeves and our other beach book contestants. Personally, I'm going with the latter interpretation. Either way, we have our August beach read. Go get your copy, bookies. Discussion begins Tuesday.

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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