Search - List of Books by Stephen Manes

Stephen Manes (born January 8, 1949) wrote the "Digital Tools" column that appeared in every issue of Forbes until recently when he left the publication. He was also co-host and co-executive editor of the public television series "PC World's Digital Duo," a program he helped create. It ended in 2008 when PC World stopped running his column.

Manes was previously the Personal Computers columnist for the Science Times section of The New York Times and a regular columnist for InformationWeek. He has been on the technology beat since 1982 as a columnist and contributing editor for PC Magazine, PC/Computing, PC Sources, PCjr, and Netguide. The now defunct Marketing Computers named him one of the four most influential writers about the computer industry and called him "a strong critical voice."

From April 1995 to December 2008, he also wrote the "Full Disclosure" column, anchoring the back page of PC World.

Manes is coauthor of the best-selling and definitive biography Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry...and Made Himself the Richest Man in America. He also wrote The Complete MCI Mail Handbook and programmed much of the Starfixer and UnderGround WordStar software packages.

Manes, who ironically has no children, is also the author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, including the Publishers Weekly bestseller Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday! and the award-winning Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!, which was adapted for the public television series Wonderworks. His books include the cult favorites Chicken Trek and The Obnoxious Jerks and have won a commendation from the National Science Foundation, International Reading Association Children's Choice awards, and kid-voted awards in five states. His writing credits also include television programs produced by ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles and the 70s classic 20th Century-Fox movie Mother, Jugs & Speed.

Manes is currently serving his fourth term as an elected member of the National Council of the Authors Guild, the country's oldest organization of book authors. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he now lives in Seattle.

Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig strongly criticized Manes in 2004 for a review published in Forbes. Lessig was critical of the "review (which was unthinking and ill-informed) and [of] its tone (which was rude and abusive)," and added that "both seemed to me to be beneath the quality of the publication."
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Total Books: 66
Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear Inside the Land of Ballet
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
1999 - Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780808534198
ISBN-10: 080853419X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday
1999 - Make Four Million Dollars By Next Thursday (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780833589590
ISBN-10: 0833589598
Genre: Children's Books
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An Almost Perfect Game
1997 - An Almost Perfect Game (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590444330
ISBN-10: 0590444336
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Comedy High
1994 - Comedy High [Point] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590444378
ISBN-10: 0590444379
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The Complete MCI Mail Handbook
1994 - The Complete Mci Mail Handbook [The Bantam on-Line Services Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553345872
ISBN-10: 0553345877
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Gates  How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America
Chocolate Covered Ants
1993 - Chocolate Covered Ants (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590409612
ISBN-10: 0590409611
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3

Chocolate-covered Ants
1993 - Chocolate-covered Ants (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330324588
ISBN-10: 0330324586
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Some of the Adventures of Rhode Island Red
1993 - Some of the Adventures of Rhode Island Red (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064403580
ISBN-10: 0064403580
Genre: Children's Books
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Comment devenir parfait en trois jours
1993 - Comment Devenir Parfait En Trois Jours (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782700211535
ISBN-10: 2700211537
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GATES
1992 - Gates (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385420754
ISBN-10: 0385420757
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology
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Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday
1992 - Make Four Million Dollars By Next Thursday (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553159080
ISBN-10: 0553159089
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 6

Monstra Vs Irving
1991 - Monstra Vs Irving [Red Feather Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780805016420
ISBN-10: 0805016422
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Great Gerbil Roundup
1991 - The Great Gerbil Roundup (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064403757
ISBN-10: 0064403750
Genre: Children's Books
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MAKE FOUR MILLION DOLLARS BY NEXT THURSD
1991 - Make Four Million Dollars By Next Thursd (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553070507
ISBN-10: 0553070509
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The Obnoxious Jerks
1990 - The Obnoxious Jerks (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553281149
ISBN-10: 0553281143
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 6

CHICKEN TREK
1989 - Chicken Trek [Bantam-Skylark Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553157161
ISBN-10: 0553157167
Genre: Children's Books
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It's New It's  Improved It's Terrible
1989 - It's New It's Improved It's Terrible (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553156829
ISBN-10: 0553156829
Genre: Children's Books
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Obnoxious Jerks
1988 - Obnoxious Jerks (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780553054880
ISBN-10: 0553054880
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Slim Down Camp
1986 - Slim Down Camp (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553233506
ISBN-10: 0553233505
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I'll Live [An Avon/Flare Book] (Paperback)
Video Wars [An Avon/Flare book] (Paperback)