Former Daily Beast Columnist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Does Tina Brown have a mole on the Nobel judges panel or is she just prescient? In September, The Daily Beast’s publishing arm, Beast Books, published a memoir by Liberian peace activist and Daily Beast contributor Leymah Gbowee called Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War (such a Tina Brown title!) Not three weeks later, Ms. Gbowee was one of three women to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Needless to say, an excerpt of Ms. Gbowee’s book was immediately posted, and sales at online retailers appear to be brisk. The book was also touted, of course, on Tina Brown’s book show on NPR, in an episode conveniently titled “The Women of the World.”