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