Friday, October 18, 2013

Greg Pincus' Book About Pi and Pie

My friend Greg is a wonderful father, husband, a poet, a writer and a die-hard advocate for children with learning disabilities. He's also a published writer, and his new middle grade novel is called The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. Here's a trailer for the book:

Greg told me that there's a poetry angle to the book as well, and that Fibs in the title refers both to lies and to a 20 syllable, 6 line form of Fibonacci poetry that Greg got "sorta famous for" back in 2006 when he appeared in The New York Times! There are poems at the start of each chapter (save the last one), a few others in the text, too, and Gregory K.'s love of writing and poetry is what drives the whole plot. Geared toward kids aged 8-12, I'm here to tell you that even crones enjoy it. Greg himself is 97 years old!**

You can order the book HERE.
You can read Greg's blog HERE.

And, if you're really, really fortunate, you can hear Greg read from it and get a signed copy tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th at Flintridge Bookstore and Cafe from 3-5 pm. If you're not so lucky to live in southern California, you can listen to it live online, from 3-5 Pacific Time! 

Just kidding. Greg is in the prime of his life.


  1. What a fun idea for a book - it looks great for all ages! I would like to tell your friend Greg how much my kids loved his movie. Katie even referenced it when she was dying, saying she wished she could leave David something BIG in her will, like a baseball team, like in the movie "Little Big League." You know your story has had an impact when a terminally ill child references it as a good idea.

  2. Looks like a book I would like!! Too bad I don't live in Southern California :P

  3. fibonacci poetry - what a cool idea!

  4. LOL -- I thought you were serious about Greg's age. I thought, "Wow, that's impressive, writing a children's book at 97!"

    I'll mention this to our librarians and see if it's on their radar.

  5. Thanks for the support, Elizabeth and all. And Karen - I wish for you that you didn't have a story like that to share, but I appreciate that you passing it on. I wish Katie had owned a baseball team, too, though I will say that she and your story have certainly given me something of tremendous value.



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