Food journalist, former restaurant critic and cook Corey Mintz's FED UP, pitched as updating "The Omnivore's Dilemma" for a restaurant-obsessed food economy, showing how some restaurants get away with not paying their cooks, why delivery apps are killing small restaurants, and what it means to eat ethically when you don't do the cooking, to Benjamin Adams at Public Affairs, on an exclusive submission, for publication in 2021.
Organization expert and host of the Organize 365 podcast Lisa Woodruff's THE PAPER SOLUTION, providing advice about what to do with the stacks, file cabinets, and rooms full of paper that accumulate in households, a problem that affects baby boomers to millennials despite the paperless promise of technology, to Michelle Howry at Putnam, in a pre-empt, for publication in summer 2020,
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, for publication in 2021.
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Daniel Golden's recently-published expose SPY SCHOOLS: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities, about the front line of espionage that has moved into academia, snaring professors, students and administrators in the U.S. and abroad, to CBS Television Studios with Scott Free producing, by Joseph Veltre at the Gersh Agency on behalf of Lynn Johnston of Lynn Johnston Literary.
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 (PRH), in a pre-empt.
Robotics Design Consultant and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Carla Diana and Executive Director of Stanford University's Center for Design Research Wendy Ju's THE SOCIAL LIVES OF PRODUCTS, about what the humanization of consumer products means for product designers, product managers, marketers, executives and entrepreneurs, recognizing that as smart objects become more ubiquitous, their personalities will distinguish which we gladly invite into our homes and which we'd rather leave in stores, to Jeff Kehoe at Harvard Business Review Press for publication in Spring 2019.
Founder and editor of the NY Times 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 (PRH).