BUSINESS Consultant to Fortune 100 companies and recipient of the David Ogilvy Award Leslie Zane's UNPERSUADABLE: THE NEW RULES FOR GETTING PEOPLE TO INSTINCTIVELY BUY, VOTE, AND DO WHAT YOU WANT, offering a science-backed methodology to target the hidden brain where decisions are made, bypassing the conscious mind that is skeptical and resistant to change, to Colleen Lawrie at Public Affairs, in a good deal, at auction, for publication in 2024, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
ADVICE Author of ON BEING HUMAN Jennifer Pastiloff's MAY YOU REMEMBER: ALLOW YOURSELF TO LET GO, LET LOVE, AND BEGIN AGAIN, a first-person guide to reclaiming the lost parts of yourself that you forgot, abandoned or depleted and understanding that no matter where you are, you can always begin anew, to Maya Ziv at Dutton.
BUSINESS Hans-Werner Kaas and Ramesh Srinivasan's THE CEO WORKSHOP: YOU'RE NOT THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM AND OTHER LESSONS FROM THE WORLD'S TOP LEADERS, revealing insights from co-deans of McKinsey's Bower Forum about what it takes to lead, learn, and succeed in today's volatile world, to Merry Sun at Portfolio at auction, for publication in 2024, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
McKinsey thought leaders Bill Schaninger, Bryan Hancock, and Emily Field's POWER TO THE MIDDLE: WHY MANAGERS HOLD THE KEYS TO THE FUTURE OF WORK, calling for a reimagining of what middle managers can and must be able to do to guide organizations through rapid and complex change, based on the authors' work advising top companies and proprietary research, to Jeff Kehoe at Harvard Business Review Press, in a good deal, at auction, for publication in 2023, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
Former president of Nike Inc. Christiana Smith Shi and former COO of PepsiCo as well as America's highest-ranked Latina business executive Grace Puma's THE CAREER HABIT, showing how to be successful over the long run by building career equity—doing the work that creates value for your employer while also creating value for your own career, to Rick Horgan at Scribner, in a good deal, at auction, for publication in spring 2024, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world)
MEMOIR Shilletha Curtis's MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON, pitched as a Black lesbian WILD crossed with GIRL INTERRUPTED, tracing her 2,193-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and intersectional quest to change the narrative of "hiking while Black" while confronting the roots of her lifelong depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD, to Jennifer Levesque at Andscape, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world English).
ADVICE Master coach and host of the UnF*ck Your Brain podcast Kara Loewentheil's ENOUGH ALREADY, offering a blueprint to deprogram sexist social messages from women's brains, based on the belief that because women experience lifelong conditioning from harmful messages about body image, relationships, money and power, any personal or social change has to include their minds, to Margaux Weisman at Penguin Life, in a major deal, at auction, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
BUSINESS Spiritual coach and founder of Reset Liz Tran's KARMIC AMBITION, based on the contention that each of us has a unique destiny that is our responsibility to honor, offering advice about how to integrate our inner and professional lives and to fulfill our wildest dreams, deepest passions and creative selves in a commerce-driven world, to Merry Sun at Portfolio, at auction, for publication in fall 2023, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS Carla Diana's MY ROBOT GETS ME, to Cheers (China), in a nice deal, by Mia Lee at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary and LynnJohnston at LynnJohnstonLiterary.
BUSINESS McKinsey Senior Partners Asutosh Padhi and Nick Santhanam's THE TITANIUM ECONOMY, showing how America's manufacturing sector is not the past but the future of the economy, through companies that not only promise but actually deliver both high-paying jobs and soaring stock prices, while also forming the backbone of the supply chain, to Benjamin Adams at Public Affairs, at auction, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (NA).
LIFESTYLE Stanford University lecturer and former IDEO consultant Olga Dotter's AESTHETICS OF CALM, a guide to creating spaces that promote clarity and positive energy whether updating a small apartment, spacious house, or work space, to Rachel Hiles at Chronicle, for publication in spring 2023, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world English).
LIFESTYLE Pastor and TikTok guru Kevin Wilson's THE WAY OF CHAI, sharing the author's lifelong devotion to this popular beverage, from his native Sri Lanka to America, and the recognition that while a steaming cup of chai can't solve everything, the process of making it can help people tap into the power of patience, clarity, and intention, to Sara Carder at Tarcher Perigee, in a pre-empt, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
CURRENT AFFAIRS Assistant director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence Dena Nicole Simmons's WHITE RULES FOR BLACK PEOPLE, portraying the impostor syndrome and pressure to conform to white spaces that children of color face and rewriting the rules to achieve equity for all, based on her viral TED Talk and experience moving from her native Bronx to a Connecticut boarding school, attending an Ivy League college and attaining successes that came at the cost of living authentically, to Kara Rota at St. Martins, at auction, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
NARRATIVE New Yorker contributor Jennie Erin Smith's THE VALLEY OF FORGETTING, the story of the world's largest cluster of early-onset Alzheimer's patients, from an isolated hillside community near Medellin, Colombia, the result of a genetic mutation that traces back to a single conquistador - and the extraordinary ongoing research there that could lead to a new treatment for the disease, to Cal Morgan at Riverhead, in a pre-empt, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
HEALTH Founder and editor of the NYT Well Blog Tara Parker-Pope's untitled book, about the uses of the latest research to cut through the massive confusion over food and diet to show the best way to eat, to Caroline Sutton at Hudson Street Press, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
How inspiring to watch young women of color take action to teach themselves and educate their peers about racial literacy. A good reminder that we have so much more in common than what separates us.https://t.co/HhzrRCzysS
And then there was that time in 1998, when Jared Kushner was starting to look at colleges, that his father, Charles Kushner, pledged $2.5 million to Harvard (which Jared later attended). Via Dan Golden for @ProPublica : https://t.co/HQSqIgy75V