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Jennifer Weiner: Good in Bed

Good in Bed, our #1 New York Times bestseller by Jennifer Weiner, is being made into film by HBO!

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Tracey Davis and Dolores Barclay: My Father

MGM will be filming a biopic of our book Sammy Davis, Jr., My Father, a stirring memoir by Tracey Davis and Dolores Barclay! 

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Margot Mifflin: Looking for Miss America

So exciting to see a full-page review in the New York Times Book Review review of Margot Mifflin’s entertaining, feminist history of the Miss America Pageant, Looking for Miss America. This is the pinnacle of coverage for any book.

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Marc Bloom: AMAZING RACERS

Congratulations to Marc Bloom for winning Book of the Year for Amazing Racers from the Track and Field Writers of America!

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Wally Lamb: I Know This Much Is True

We’re seriously thrilled that Mark Ruffalo won the Emmy for his portrayal of both Birdsey twins in Wally Lamb’s extraordinary novel-into-series I Know This Much Is True. Mark’s acceptance speech was passionate, compassionate, and aptly political: 

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Daniel H. Wilson: The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever

Congratulations to Daniel H. Wilson, who is developing the script for his short story The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever for Paramount.

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Erica Heller: One Last Lunch

Moving interview with our author Erica Heller and a review of her book One Last Lunch in The Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Robert Zubrin: The Case For Mars

It’s rare to see a book garner an anniversary edition. The Case For Mars by Robert Zubrin will enjoy a 25-year anniversary edition in early 2020 (Simon & Schuster) with a new foreword by Elon Musk (the original foreword was by Arthur C. Clarke!).

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Laurie Fox: The Lost Girls

The agency is delighted to announce that filming has been completed on the adaptation of Laurie Fox’s novel The Lost Girls, a contemporary take on Wendy Darling and her descendants. Livia De Paolis, who will star, also adapted the work for film and directed it. The film will star the great Vanessa Redgrave, her daughter Joely Richardson, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Julian Ovenden (Downtown Abbey) and Parker Stevens (Obama in Southside With You).

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Margot Mifflin: Looking for Miss America

Thrilled to see an extensive article— and rave — in The New Yorker based entirely on Margot Mifflin’s Looking for Miss America:

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Amy Poeppel: Musical Chairs

In their “New Best Books” column, People magazine hails Amy Poeppel’s Musical Chairs as “fiercely funny”!

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Kimberly Chrisman Campbell: Mod Man

We’re thrilled to announce that our fashion historian-in-residence, Kimberly Chrisman Campbell, received a richly deserved NEH Public Scholars grant to write her biography, Mod Man, on instrumental fashion designer Chester Weinberg (1930–1985), a contemporary of Calvin Klein’s and Donna Karan’s (Chester was Calvin Klein’s Jeans) and, sadly, the first prominent American designer acknowledged to have succumbed to AIDS. Chrisman-Campbell’s forthcoming book this December is The Way We Wed from Running Press.

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Annalee Newitz: Best Fancast (podcast)

So confirming to see our science fiction novelist and science journalist/author Annalee Newitz bring home a Hugo Award for the second year in a row for Best Fancast (podcast), along with co-host Charlie Jane Anders:

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Margot Mifflin: Looking for Miss America

Brava to Margot Mifflin whose book Looking for Miss Americawas chosen as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s “Best Summer Reads”!

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Amy Poeppel: Musical Chairs.

Congratulations to Amy Poeppel whose Musical Chairs was chosen as one of Good Morning America’s “Top 25 Books of the Summer”!

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One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us

We’re delighted to share early praise for One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us edited by Erica Heller:

The death of someone near often leaves survivors wanting just one more encounter and a chance to say the unsaid, to tie up loose ends. Heller (Yossarian Slept Here, 2011) contacted friends, spouses, and children of late famous people—Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Julia Child, Paul Newman, and David Bowie among them—and asked them to imagine one last lunch with their friend or loved one. An encounter with Steve Jobs comes in the form of a comic. Norman Mailer’s daughter finds that her father has softened; Kenneth Tynan’s daughter finds him as obtuse and irascible as ever. And one writer gets stood up in his own invented lunch with Oliver Sacks! Heller herself holds court with her own difficult father and does not rewrite their history, even a little. While this book may appeal most to Boomers, imagined lunches with luminaries like the ever-enchanting Prince and the ever-on Robin Williams might just spur Gen Xers and younger “gens” to read on and learn about artistic and literary lights in this special and unique way. A delightful repast.

— Joan Curbow, Booklist

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Looking For Miss America

Praise for Margot Mifflin’s Looking For Miss America;

“A sharp and immensely entertaining look at one of our country’s most enduring—and controversial—traditions, LOOKING FOR MISS AMERICA also paints a microcosmic portrait of our past century, in unflinching and irreverent detail. With her gimlet eye and wry wit, Margot Mifflin is the perfect tour-guide on this journey through America’s fundamentals: cheesecake, capitalism, racism, sexism, ambition, and old-school, unabashed glamor. I couldn’t put it down.”

—Karen Abbott, author of New York Times bestseller The Ghosts of Eden Park

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The Lost Girls

Congratulations to the agency’s own Laurie Fox, whose second novel The Lost Girls, an exploration of the Peter Pan story from Wendy and her descendents’ point of view, has been optioned for film, starring Emma Thompson and Ellen Burstyn. Read More.

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Worn On This Day

Congratulations on the publication of top fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell’s Worn On This Day: The Clothes That Made History (Running Press). Here’s an article on the book’s entry on Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ dress.
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