JAMES BEARD by John Birdsall
John Birdsall's JAMES BEARD: THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH, a reassessment of James Beard's life, chronicling how the failed actor turned caterer became such a widely-read food personality and author, tracing how Beard's personal call for a return to America's natural bounty and an embrace of pleasure in cooking and eating brought cuisine into culture, and in the process constructed what we understand as "American Food," to Maria Guarnaschelli at Norton, in a significant deal, at auction).
JACKIE'S GIRL by Kathy McKeon
Kathy McKeon's JACKIE'S GIRL: My Life with the Kennedy Family, in 1964, the Kennedy family was still reeling from John F. Kennedy's devastating assassination when a poor, young Irish girl arrived at Jackie Kennedy's Fifth Avenue apartment to apply for a job; until then, the 19-year-old, newly arrived in New York, had only known the Kennedys from TV, yet she made such an impression (especially on two-year-old John Jr.) that she was hired as former first lady Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant; she spent the next thirteen years at Jackie's side, playing a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John, and witnessing some of the twentieth century's most significant events, to Jennifer Bergstrom at Gallery in a major deal.
MY LIFE AS EVA by Eva Gutowski
Non-fiction: Pop Culture
YouTube personality with over seven million followers Eva Gutowski's MY LIFE AS EVA, a lifestyle/advice book on how to make it through life's toughest challenges with nothing more than a smile, to Natasha Simons at Gallery, in a significant deal.
INSIDE CAMP DAVID by Michael Giorgione
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione's CAMPING WITH THE PRESIDENTS, an exclusive look into the historic presidential retreat—Camp David—that takes readers deep inside the campgrounds and reveals intimate moments with the First Family, historic diplomatic affairs, and our Presidents at their most personal, to John Parsley at Little, Brown.
THE WELLNESS MAMA COOKOOK by Katie Wells
Creator of the Wellness Mama blog Katie Wells's THE WELLNESS MAMA COOKOOK, which offers more than 200 easy-to-prepare recipes and time-saving tips to show readers the simple, healthy way to cook delicious real food for the entire family in no time, to Diana Baroni at Harmony in a major deal.
BILLION DOLLAR WHALE by Bradley Hope and Tom Wright
WSJ reporters and Pulitzer Prize finalists Bradley Hope and Tom Wright's BILLION DOLLAR WHALE, pitched in the tradition of Michael Lewis and Ben Mezrich, the story of Malaysian playboy and social climber Jho Low -- part Tom Ripley, part Bernie Madoff - who pulls off a $6.5 billion fraud on behalf of the Malaysian Prime Minister and his family under the noses of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and others, in one of the largest financial crimes in history, a story that exposes a secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, and global politics, to Paul Whitlatch at Hachette Books, in a significant deal.
PERSIAN RECIPES AND STORIES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POT by Naz Deravian
IACP Best Narrative Blog Award-recipient Naz Deravian's PERSIAN RECIPES AND STORIES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POT, reflecting the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal with 100+ recipes that look to tradition as a comforting guide and source of inspiration, adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home, wherever you can find it, to Kara Rota for Flatiron Books.
SWEET POTATO SOUL by Jenne Claiborne
Creator of sweetpotatosoul.com Jenne Claiborne's SWEET POTATO SOUL, a cookbook featuring 100 healthy, vegan soul recipes in which the author also explores her family's history with food and health and uncovers the innate health benefits of traditional dishes, to Donna Loffredo at Harmony.
DEEP NUTRITION and THE FATBURN FACTOR by Cate Shanahan
Dr. Cate Shanahan's DEEP NUTRITION: How Traditional Foods Unlock Your Genetic Potential, a revised and updated edition of the self-published phenomenon showing how "The Human Diet" that kept our ancestors disease-free can help anyone lose weight, sharpen their minds, improve their energy, and look and feel younger, and THE FATBURN FACTOR, to Whitney Frick at Flatiron Books, in a major deal, at auction, for publication in December 2016.
THE PRESIDENT WILL SEE YOU NOW by Peggy Grande
Longtime Ronald Reagan executive assistant Peggy Grande's memoir, an intimate and affectionate look at the 40th President's post-White House life; his relationship with First Lady Nancy Reagan, friends, world leaders, and everyday Americans; and a celebration of Reagan's values, to Paul Whitlatch at Hachette Books.
MAMA NATURAL'S WEEK-TO-WEEK GUIDE TO PREGNANCY by Genevieve Pazdan
YouTube personality and the blogger behind Mama Natural, Genevieve Pazdan's MAMA NATURAL'S WEEK-TO-WEEK GUIDE TO PREGNANCY, a week-to-week guide to a natural pregnancy and birth, with insights from a midwife and positive pregnancy and birth stories from women of all backgrounds to Kathy Huck at North Star Way, in a major deal, at auction.
NO EXCUSES DETOX by Megan Gilmore
EVERYDAY DETOX author Megan Gilmore's next book, featuring meal plans and 100+ new, "no excuses" quick-and-easy recipes specially designed with digestion mechanics in mind, helping readers overcome the common hurdles associated with sustained, healthy eating, again to Julie Bennett at Ten Speed Press.
THE TELOMERE MIRACLE by Ed Park
Dr. Ed Park's THE TELOMERE MIRACLE, decoding the science of telomeres—the protective ends of our DNA that hold the secret to staving off disease and aging—for the general reader, and for the first time offering an effective, sustainable, and enjoyable plan that preserves telomeres and increases longevity, to Patty Gift at Hay House.
THE ACID WATCHER DIET by Jonathan Aviv
Expert on acid reflux Dr. Jonathan Aviv, MD's 28-day program to help the millions of diagnosed and undiagnosed reflux suffers identify the frequently misunderstood, potentially deadly symptoms and provide them with a proven eating plan to stop acid damage in its tracks, to Diana Baroni at Harmony.
CONVICTION by Juan Martinez
Leading prosecutor in the Jodie Arias case, Juan Martinez's CONVICTION, the behind-the-scenes account of the infamous Jodi Arias murder trial that gripped the nation, going beyond the news reports and giving new details that were never introduced at trial, illuminating the controversial tactics he utilized in this case and how they led to a successful conviction, to Lisa Sharkey for William Morrow, with Matt Harper editing.
THE KINGDOM OF GOOD EATING by Marcy Smothers
Non-fiction: Pop Culture
Marcy Smothers' celebration of the food and culinary history of Disneyland, which from the beginning was designed to entertain families just as much through the wonders of the park's attractions, with a look at the history and inspiration behind iconic Disneyland restaurants like the Blue Bayou and Enchanted Tiki Room, to Wendy Lefkon at Disney.
SLEEP SMARTER by Shawn Stevenson
Health and fitness expert and founder of "The Model Health Show" Shawn Stevenson's SLEEP SMARTER, an updated and expanded version of his self-published book, including a 14-day sleep plan based on Shawn's 21 tips to getting great sleep for better health, a better body, and bigger success, to Marisa Vigilante at Rodale.
BOSS BITCH by Nicole Lapin
NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and star of CW's "Hatched" Nicole Lapin's BOSS BITCH, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for any woman who wants to pursue an entrepreneurial venture as the next stage or learn how to enjoy the freedom and empowerment that comes with being the boss of you, to Talia Krohn at Crown Business, in a significant deal, for publication in early 2017.
BALLERINA BODY by Misty Copeland
Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland's first health and fitness book, BALLERINA BODY, showing women how to achieve the new ideal of long, toned, powerful bodies -- no matter their shape or size -- through a program of nutrition, exercise, and motivation modeled on her own lifestyle program, melding techniques from the world of dance, yoga, and Pilates, and motivational advice, to Karen Murgolo at Grand Central Life & Style, in a major deal, for publication in winter 2017.