1 Here's the striking book jacket designed by Penguin's Joe Perez and Devin Washburn.
2 This is my new nephew, Dan Slater, standing with his finished product. The party was held in the Northwest Showroom of my Starrett Lehigh offices in Manhattan.
3 Our wonderful event planners, Heather Kirkland and Selcen Onsan, printed the jacket blurbs for "Love in the Time of Algorithms" on posters that were hung along a showroom wall.
4 Here's a shot of Heather and Selcen's great design work.
5 Dan, Heather, and Dan's book publicist, Margot Stamas, waited to greet guests as they arrived.
6 Bethany McLean, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and the co-author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room," the 2004 book about the Enron debacle, blurbed "Love in the Time of Algorithms."
7 Here are Sophie and Dan with Chris Simmons, one of Dan's best friends from childhood. Chris came all the way from Minnesota to help celebrate the occasion.
8 Sam Yagan is a co-founder of OkCupid, a popular online-dating site for young people, and the current CEO of Match Inc's portfolio of dating sites.
9 Sophie and Dan are newlyweds of just one week! They're making plans for a fabulous honeymoon sometime in the near future.
10 Vanessa Grigoriadis contributes to New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair.
11 Kirkus, a book review magazine, is very hard to please. But even Kirkus loved "Love in the Time of Algorithms!"
12 Pierre Schaedelin, the former chef of Le Cirque and Benoit in New York City, catered the event.
13 As always, Pierre's flaky and flavorful cheese straws were a huge hit.
14 Here is Chef Pierre busy at work piping deviled egg filling into little quail eggs.
15 Pierre perches the eggs atop a seedless cucumber slice with a bit of the filling between the egg and the cucumber.
16 He then dollaps wasabi caviar over the top.
18 Other cold hors d'oeuvres included, chicken curry on baguette with coconut flakes, white bean puree and root vegetable crostini, and eggplant caviar and shrimp on toast.
19 Sophie with photographer William Abranowicz
20 Dan with Jim Klinko, an old friend from Westport. Jim owns a great secondhand furniture store called Furniture on Consignment in Westport, CT.
21 A few party guests wanted their books signed and Dan was happy to oblige.
22 Here's Chris with the book crew. Dan is talking to Adrian Zackheim, the publisher. To Dan's right is Will Weisser, head of publicity. The young woman partly obscured by Adrian is Brooke Carey, the very talented editor of "Love in the Time of Algorithms."
23 Guests enjoyed reading an enlarged version of the book excerpt that ran two Sundays ago in the Boston Globe Magazine. The book is also excerpted in the current edition of the Atlantic.
24 The other bearded fellow is Dan's agent, Farley Chase, of the Chase Literary Agency.
25 This is Devra Friedman, Sophie's best friend from summer camp, my niece Kristina Christiansen, and her boyfriend Barrett Miningham. I told Devra she should try out as a body double for the actress Anne Hathaway and she said she gets that a lot.
26 These are Dan's cheery friends from the world of legal journalism. Jesse Wegman - The Daily Beast, David Lat - Above the Law, and Eric Effron - Reuters.
27 Dan had a nice and steady turnout. The really tall fellow is Adam Thompson, sports editor of The Wall Street Journal.
28 Margot Stamas - Dan's publicist, Mauricio Ardila - a producer for Dan Rather, and Bria Sandford - an editorial assistant at Penguin who worked on "Love in the Time of Algorithms."
29 The beer and wine really flows when you gather these literary types.
30 Two former employees and dear friends - Alex Postman - former editor-in-chief of Whole Living Magazine and Frances Boswell - former food editor and now an acupuncturist in Manhattan. I've known Frances ever since she was born.
31 Dr. Helen Fisher, the famous sexual anthropologist, showed up for a glass of wine and a book.
32 My brother-in-law Randy Plimpton, my nephew Chris Herbert, and nephew Tim Long.
33 The publisher Adrian Zackheim said that editor Brooke Carey and author Dan Slater had worked very hard to perfect "Love in the Time of Algorithms," and that he was excited to bring the book out.
34 Dan amused the room with an anecdote about how I dragged him, Sophie, and Chris to a horrible sushi restaurant several months back. In fact we were duped by the New York Times, which gave the restaurant a high rating, much to our dismay.
35 These wonderful English chaps, Jon Cunningham and John "Teddy" Hunter, are two of Dan's best friends from Brooklyn. Together they founded Thursday Night Club, a dinner club that Dan is a member of.
36 Dawn Schneider is the publicist for the lawyer David Boies - Jenna Wortham is a technology reporter for the New York Times - And Ashby Jones, Dan's former colleague, covers national legal affairs at the Wall Street Journal.
37 Fanny Cohen is a radio producer who used to work for the Martha Stewart Channel on Sirius - Jason Feifer is Dan's editor at Fast Company magazine - His wife, Jennifer Miller, is a novelist whose first novel, "The Year of the Gadfly," came out last year - And, of course, my niece Sophie
38 Jim Klinko and Heather Kirkland