About Daniel Harmon: Author, Editor, and Pop Culture Expert
Daniel Harmon has been editing books on pop culture topics ever since a fateful move to Connecticut in 2003. He joined Zest Books as publishing director four years ago, and in his tenure has expanded Zest’s offerings into middle grade and new adult, doubled Zest’s annual publishing output, and published Zest’s first four books to receive starred reviews from major trade magazines. His first book, Super Pop! (2013), was praised by Kirkus as “weird, witty, and endlessly entertaining,” and his next book, Plotted: A Literary Atlas, will publish in October of this year.
“For anyone who has ever felt the slightest bit deficient in their pop-culture expertise, here is the ultimate guide, guaranteed to fill any void. Harmon has put together a quirky, fun, wide-ranging guide to nearly 500 different books, films, podcasts, songs, television episodes, video games and more, sorting them into kooky top 10 lists. . . .The bizarre choices will prompt many double takes and lots of laughter. A weird, witty, endlessly entertaining compendium for the budding pop-culture aficionado.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Super Pop! is as snappy as its title—a wonderful gateway to broadened horizons for current and future pop culture obsessives.” —Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Magazine, television critic
“Thanks to Super Pop!, you’ll never be caught without a pop culture recommendation—or ten—to fit every social setting (and fill many weekday nights at home as well).” —Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity, film critic
“This book is terrific fun just for browsing purposes. But as a source of potential teaching / discussion / writing ideas, it’s downright invaluable.” —Peter Gutierrez, “Connect the Pop,” School Library Journal blog