Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Briefs: Oprah's Official Picks plus Publishing People for Hillary fundraiser announced

Publishers Lunch
Zondervan will publish Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles' memoir COURAGE TO SOAR on November 15. The book will be co-written with Michelle Buford and includes a foreword by Mary Lou Retton. "I want people to reach for their dreams," Biles said in the announcement. "If you’re willing to put in a lot of work, and if you're focused and determined, you can go really far. That doesn’t mean everything will happen overnight; for me, it took years of training and perseverance to reach my goals. But looking back on it now, I'm glad I didn’t give up. There so many people who have inspired me with their love and encouragement along the way — and I want to pass on that inspiration to readers."

As expected (and
reported repeatedly by us) the next Oprah's Book Club pick is indeed Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton.

An organizing committee comprising Barbara Lowenstein, Amy Berkower, Roger Cooper, Tom Dunne, Barbara Marcus, Mary Hall Mayer, Bob Miller, Leslie Schnur, and Mike Shatzkin is holding a Publishing People for Hillary fundraiser on September 30. Senators Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar are the headline speakers for the event, to be held from 5 to 8 at the Midtown Loft at 267 Fifth Avenue. Contact about contributing to secure a ticket.

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