Filled with firsthand accounts from working mothers and drawn from the latest research, this book is a true roadmap for mothers who feel pulled in all directions at once. Publisher’s Weekly says: “Gillespie and Temple provide inspiring examples for contemporary mothers striving to find balance and happiness within work and family life.”
Archive for April, 2011
We were thrilled to receive the news that both Carole Arsenault’s THE BABY NURSE BIBLE (The Experiment) and Dr. Michele Borba’s BIG BOOK OF PARENTING SOLUTIONS (Jossey-Bass/Wiley) were selected by the National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) as their choice for 2011. Kudos to both of these terrific authors and their excellent books. What gives me particular satisfaction is that editors often say that the parenting shelves are two crowded. Yet both titles attest to the fact that there is always room for excellence. –Joelle Delbourgo
I’m proud and touched to announce that Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Meir Lau is the most recent recipient of the French Legion of Honor, the country’s highest accolade, for his efforts to promote interfaith dialogue. The ceremony took place on the anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, where the rabbi was imprisoned as a child during World War II. We’re thrilled to announce that Rabbi Lau’s memoir will be released in English for the first time by Sterling Publishing in September. OUT OF THE DEPTHS: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last chronicles the extraordinary life of the boy who would become chief rabbi and meet with many world and religious leaders. He is currently President of Yad Vashem.
Three great pieces of agency news came in yesterday. Agent Molly Lyons’ client, Ben H. Winters’ tween mystery, THE SECRET LIFE OF MS. FINKELMAN (HarperCollins was chosen by the Bank Street College of Education as one of the Best Children’s Books of the Years. And this on the heels of a nomination for an Edgar earlier this year. Kudos to the talented Ben Winters and his terrific agent and editor, Sarah Sevier at HarperCollins! Just this week, we opened a box of advanced reading copies of the Winters’ next book for Harper, THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING EVERYTHING, on sale in September, and it looks equally delightful.
On the other end of the spectrum, my client the Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman from Florida, was named by President Obama as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Wasserman Schultz is currently writing a book with New York Times bestselling writer, Julie M. Fenster and child activist Kimberly Gutzler for Kathy Huck at St. Martin’s Press that will lay out her vision for a better America that honors children and families. We are so excited to see the dynamic and straight-shooting congresswoman in this new role. A mother of two young children and a cancer survivor, she brings the perspective of a caring working mother to issues ranging from education to Social Security. I also have a soft spot for any woman in politics who wears her hair naturally curly!
And in a third development yesterday, agent Jacquie Flynn’s client Chuck Martin’s THE THIRD SCREEN was very well reviewed in Publishers Weekly:
After spending 10 years and $100 million, Motorola launched the first cell phone in 1983. Known as a “brick” phone, it could support one hour of talk and eight hours in standby and cost $4,000. Today, 94% of Americans own a cell phone (a quarter of whom use it exclusively). Martin argues that a convergence of trends in consumer behavior and technology has resulted in a migration to the “third screen” (after television and the computer) in this insightful account of the rise and widespread adoption of mobile phones. Cell phone technology allows users to access content anywhere, at any time, creating extraordinary possibilities for tailored promotion (for instance, reaching consumers in a store with the offer of coupons). And apps enable advertisers to literally become part of the customer’s phone. Martin deftly illustrates how brands like Lexus, Zippo, and ING have used the mobile channel to connect with customers, and Martin ponders tough introspective questions on consumer behavior and an organization’s ability to pull off a mobile promotion. Anyone interested in the evolution of consumer behavior and the adoption of new technologies will appreciate the clarity of Martin’s prose and the breadth of his vision. (May 16)
Onwards and upwards! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings!