French and American Vanity Fair and GQ writer John von Sothen's memoir about life in modern France with his French wife and children — touching on subjects including what's beneath the rose-colored glasses, what multiculturalism means in France now, and with forays into the 10th arrondissement and the Perche, to Laura Tisdel and Patrick Nolan at Viking, at auction, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Author of the memoir Man Alive, editor and head of growth at Quartz, and journalist for Playboy and Glamour, Thomas Page McBee's AMATEUR, an exploration of how masculinity is constructed and how it relates to power, with forays into boxing rings, New York City streets, conference rooms, and locker rooms, to Liese Mayer at Scribner, in a pre-empt, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Rostan, and to Jenny Todd and Simon Thorogood at Canongate in the UK, by Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of LGR Literary.
Seattle University psychologist Therese Huston's HOW WOMEN DECIDE, revealing the gender gaps in previous research and exploring new research and case studies on women's patterns and how they can make wiser choices, to Courtney Young at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a pre-empt, by Lindsay Edgecombe at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English).
Comedian Maeve Higgins's book of essays, about her experiences as a transplant in New York, from Ireland via London, on subjects ranging from the particular guilt of entering the country as an alien of extraordinary abilities to the wilds of the Rent the Runway comments section, to Sarah Stein at Penguin, in a pre-empt, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Rostan (world).
Creators and hosts of the nationally broadcast radio show "The Dinner Party Download" Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano's THE DINNER PARTY MANIFESTO, a lifestyle guide based on the premise that dinner parties can change the world, to Sarah Murphy at Little, Brown, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
Sister bloggers behind A Beautiful Mess Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson's EASY DELICIOUS MEALS, 80 recipes for vegetarian weeknight and weekend cooking, moving to Sarah Billingsley at Chronicle, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Rostan (world).
Shanthi Sekaran's LUCKY BOY, a novel of identity, motherhood, and the pursuit of the American dream that follows a nineteen-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant as she tries to make her way in the United States despite an unexpected pregnancy, and an Indian-American wife whose overwhelming desire for a child will lead both women down a path where right and wrong become irrelevant in the face of a mother's love, to Tara Singh Carlson at Putnam, in a pre-empt, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Rostan (world).
Founder of the Sister Spit reading series and XOJane contributor Michelle Tea's HOW TO GROW UP, a humorous essay collection about maturing without selling out, pitched as in the vein of Caitlin Moran and Cheryl Strayed's Dear Sugar column, to Kate Napolitano at Plume, at auction, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
Smith College Director of Wellness Education and Kinsey Ph.D. Dr. Emily Nagoski's THE DIRTY NORMAL, about what the brand new research on women's sexuality really teaches us, what we've been getting wrong for decades, and why "pink Viagra" will never exist and isn't necessary, to Sarah Knight at Simon & Schuster, at auction, by Lindsay Edgecombe at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College, Jessica Bacal's career guide MISTAKES I MADE AT WORK, a collection of interviews with J. Courtney Sullivan, Judith Warner, Rachel Simmons, and other high-achieving women about how they succeeded because they learned from their mistakes - not because they never made any, to Kate Napolitano at Plume, by Lindsay Edgecombe at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
Explorer and conservationist Paul Rosolie's MOTHER OF GOD: A Young Man's Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon, recounting the author's adventures in the jungle, to celebrate the greatest proliferation of life on Earth: including a run-in with an uncontacted tribe; a discovery of a never-before-seen "floating forest" ecosystem; and an encounter with a dying jaguar, wounded at the hands of poachers, to Michael Signorelli at Harper, at auction, by Lindsay Edgecombe at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (NA).