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).
BUSINESS Jacqueline Brassey, Aaron De Smet, and Michiel Kruyt's DELIBERATE CALM, a 30-day plan for navigating outside the comfort zone by developing the skill to address problems and situations, both personal and professional, without being hijacked by unconscious thoughts and behaviors, based on practices developed by McKinsey & Company for individual, team, and organization-wide transformation, to Hollis Heimbouch at Harper Business for publication in 2022, By Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
BUSINESS Stanford University adjunct professors and codirectors of executive education of the d.school Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley's IDEAFLOW, outlining a framework to exponentially boost the number of ideas generated by an individual or organization, arguing that quantity can matter more than quality, to Merry Sun at Portfolio, at auction, for publication in 2022, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary (world).
NARRATIVE ProPublica senior reporter Renee Dudley and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and ProPublica senior editor Daniel Golden's THE RANSOMWARE HUNTING TEAM, the inside story of an unknown band of code-cracking misfits who are single-handedly defending our medical institutions, banks, law enforcement agencies, and personal information from the most prevalent but underreported cybercrime in the United States, matching wits in an ever-escalating battle with international hackers and corporate enablers, to Alex Star at Farrar, Straus in a pre-empt, by Becky Sweren at Aevitas Creative Management and 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