As If Nathan Myhrvold Needed to Get Richer, His Book Is Making Mega-Millions

'Modernist Cuisine' is killing it.
'Modernist Cuisine' is killing it. Photo: Melissa Hom

For those of us who thought the gargantuan Modernist Cuisine, in all of its 2,400 pages and 47 pounds, was just some vanity project, N.Y. Diet alum Nathan Myhrvold is laughing … all the way to the bank. At least 45,000 buyers around the world have bought the book, generating about $20 million in sales. Hate you. Congrats. [WSJ]