Join the Yale Press Holiday Party, Virtually



On Friday, Yale University Press was abuzz with excitement for our annual holiday party. The streamers were strung in the library and obscene amounts of baked goods made their way around the building. We are sharing photos and highlights so that our blog readers can virtutally join in the festivities.





 Yale Press Book-Themed Bake-off: Let’s Get Ready to Crumble!

Meet the contestants:


Straw Birds Nests

Inspiration: Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: And Other Poems by Ghassan Zaqtan; Translated by Fady Joudah


Good Italian Cream Cake, Bad Italian Cream Cake

Inspiration: Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future by Bill Emmott


When the Honey Runs Out

Or, Bienenstich, German “Bee Sting Cake”

Inspiration: When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence by Stephen D. King


Madelines ala Proust

Inspiration: Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 by Marcel Proust; Edited and Annotated by William C. Carter

YUP_theme And the winner is…

When the Honey Runs Out


Consisted of:

2 layers of vanilla honey cake, representing the upper and lower classes

a layer of pastry cream, representing the ever-widening gulf between the haves and the have nots and which threatens future Western economic prosperity

a honey almond crunch topping, symbolizing the sweet bliss the 1% must feel at the top.

Other bake-offs at the party included fruit deserts and chocolate deserts. Special thanks to our judges, who were faced with the onerous task of tasting all of these amazing deserts before lunch, and congratulations to the winners!

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The festivities continued with Yale Press-themed limerick readings. Here is a small selection:



Seventeen limericks have been submitted by staff

To be read at Friday’s party for a laugh

Will yours be one?

C’mon, it’s fun!

Someone will read it on your behalf.






There once was a hardworking editor

Who read proof after proof galore

This made her quite peckish

And not being nebbish

She raided the stash on the third floor.




More scenes from the party:

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Happy Holidays from YUP!

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