Listen to The Bat Segundo Show, where the aforementioned host Bat Segundo interviews Chip Kidd -- the legendary book cover designer and author. They have a wonderful discussion about, among other things, form vs. content and the inner workings of publishing and how books are made. His new novel, The Learners, is just out and I can't wait to read it. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, told the story of an aspiring young art student and the mentor who inspired him. In The Learners, Kidd continues the tale of Happy, fresh out of art school, landing his first job as an art assistant at an advertising agency. Augusten Burroughs called it a "gleefully roguish satire of 1960's-advertising-gone-mad [that] is delightfully shrewd, droll and urbane."
After listening to the interview, answer this question in the comments -- can you judge a book by its cover (or interior) design? and you'll be entered to win a copy of both The Learners and The Cheese Monkeys, now newly reissued with a restored scene.
If you're not familiar with Chip Kidd's name, you probably are familiar with some of his groundbreaking cover designs, I've posted a few here. Note that The Secret History was designed with Barbara de Wilde.