Penguin: Plume Summer 2017

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    9780399576850 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture On Sale Date: June 20, 2017
    $34.00 CAD 5.81 x 8.56 x 0.95 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Plume
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how modern female celebrities are pushing boundaries and challenging expectations. For readers of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Traister, and Lindy West.

      You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She’s the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, popular BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen examines this phenomenon, using the lens of “unruliness” to discuss the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Amy Schumer, Nicki Minaj, and Caitlyn Jenner, and why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk and engaging analysis, and its appealing topic, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.
      Bio
      Anne Helen Petersen received her Ph.D. in media studies from the University of Texas, where she studied the industrial history of the gossip industry. After teaching in the university setting for several years, she transitioned to full-time feature writing, most recently with BuzzFeed. Her work has appeared in The Believer, The Awl, The Hairpin, Laptham’s Quarterly, The Baffler, Pacific Standard, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Follow her online! Twitter: @annehelen 28.5k followers | Instagram: @annehelenpetersen 2k followers | “Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style” Facebook blog bit.ly/29Gw8Cl 19.7k likes | Buzzfeed articles: buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen

      Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

      Author Hometown: Idaho
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Marketing Plans

        Robust social media campaign

        Promotion on Read it Forward and Signature

        Netgalley available

        Seed for early reading programs like First to Read and Goodreads



        Publicity: Publicity Plans

        National print, broadcast, and online publicity

        Outreach to gossip magazines, top pop culture and feminist outlets

        Local author publicity and events out of New York

    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780062282712Roxane Gay PaperbackAug 05, 2014$15.99HarperCollins
      9780062124296Caitlin Moran PaperbackJul 17, 2012$16.99HarperCollins
      9780062209726Girls & SexPeggy Orenstein HardcoverMar 29, 2016$26.99HarperCollins
      9780142180679Scandals of Classic HollywoodAnne Helen Petersen PaperbackSep 30, 2014$18.00Plume
      9780385353922American GirlsNancy Jo Sales HardcoverFeb 23, 2016$35.95Alfred A. Knopf
      9781608464968Men Explain Things To Me Updated EditionRebecca Solnit HardcoverNov 11, 2014$22.50Haymarket Books
      9781608463862Men Explain Things to MeRebecca Solnit PaperbackMay 20, 2014$14.95Haymarket Books
      9781476716565All the Single LadiesRebecca Traister HardcoverMar 01, 2016$36.00Simon & Schuster
      9780316348409ShrillLindy West HardcoverMay 17, 2016$26.00Hachette Books
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      Select Praise for SCANDALS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD

      “Engaging…Petersen is an author for our age.” -The Boston Globe

      “Clear and convincing…intelligent analysis [written] with the verve of an enthusiast.” -LA Times

      “Terrific and thoughtful and fascinating.” -NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour

      “Smart, relevant, and fun…think TMZ with a PhD.” -Bitch

      “Compulsively readable.” -The Rumpus

      “Insightful.” -TIME Magazine
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    Wine. All the Time. Marissa A. Ross
    9780399574160 Paperback COOKING / Beverages On Sale Date: June 27, 2017
    $27.00 CAD 5.06 x 7.71 x 0.78 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Plume
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A fresh, fun, and informative guide to wine for the millennial set, written by a contributing editor at Bon Appétit and former assistant to Mindy Kaling. For readers of Wine Folly and You Deserve a Drink.

      Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet, rather than your palate? Fear not! Bon Appétit contributor and Wine. All The Time. blogger Marissa A. Ross is here to help. In this utterly unpretentious yet comprehensive guide to wine, Ross will help readers to understand the ins and outs of wine culture, from how to describe what they’re drinking, to finding the best bottle for their budget, to picking the perfect red for a boyfriend’s discerning parents. Told in her signature bawdy voice, with personal anecdotes woven in among its lessons, Wine. All the Time. will teach readers to sip confidently, and make them laugh as they’re doing it.
      Bio
      Marissa A. Ross is a writer, comedian, and wino from Upland, CA. In 2012, she started her blog, Wine. All The Time, writing comedic pieces about drinking when she wasn’t at her day job as personal assistant to Mindy Kaling. In fall 2014, Marissa decided to shift her focus from comedy with a side of wine, to a lot of wine with a side of comedy, and dedicated herself to writing full-time. Less than a year later, she won both the Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice awards for “Best Wine Coverage” at the Saveur Blog Awards and was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40 Tastemakers.” Soon after, other accolades followed: She became Man Repeller’s “go-to wine expert”; Food & Wine’s October 2015 issue named her blog one of the top three Up & Coming Wine Blogs in their “Guide to the Digital Wine Universe”; and Bon Appétit’s November issue featured Wine. All The Time. as the wine blog to read in their “The New (Totally Fun, Not-Stuffy-At-All) Rules of Wine.” She was featured as Elle’s “Coach of the Month” in their February 2016 issue and contributed to Elle.com. She is now a contributing editor official wine columnist at Bon Appétit. Her monthly print column, “Unfiltered,” debuted in the May 2016 issue.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, California

      Author Hometown: Upland, California
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Marketing

        Social media campaign  



        Cross-promotion with Bon Appetit



        Digital wine-tasting event kit



        Publicity: National broadcast, print and online reviews and features

        Target food print and online outlets and beverage blogs

        Target women’s and humor outlets

        Local events and food festivals in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding wineries



        Author Website: Wine-allthetime.com

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @marissaarossTwitter: @MarissaARoss
    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780544005037The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine ExpertRichard Betts HardcoverOct 15, 2013$27.99Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9781592408993Wine FollyMadeline Puckette PaperbackSep 22, 2015$34.00Avery
      9780142181676You Deserve a DrinkMamrie Hart PaperbackMay 26, 2015$18.00Plume
      9781118288726Wine For DummiesEd McCarthy PaperbackSep 19, 2012$27.99Wiley
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.”
      —Mindy Kaling, New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?

      “Funny as hell … Wine. All The Time. breaks down one of the most exclusive-seeming concepts and industries of our time, making it more approachable and inviting in anyone who cares to participate.”
      —Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller

      “[Marissa Ross] is hilarious and passionate and she makes learning about wine seem fun, instead of the stuffy vibe you get from most wine writers.” –The Kitchn

      “Hilarious and unpretentious.” –Real Simple

      “For ‘beginners,’ [Wine. All the Time. is] a fun start to the insanely beautiful and rewarding world of natural wine. For ‘mediums’ (like me) it’s a great refresher and enlightener. For ‘experts’ it will remind you about what wine should be: freaking fun times! No boring bourgeois sleeper chapters … super funny and inspiring and very important to the impending food and wine revolution!”
      —Eric Wareheim, actor, comedian and creator of Tim & Eric Awesome Show

      “Colorful wine descriptions are Ross’s specialty… Young (or young-at-heart) readers can enjoy this book for the brazen attitude and frank advice—and maybe learn a bit too.”
      –Wine Spectator

      “Funny, knowledgeable and aesthetically pleasing…Know a lot about wine? This book will impress you! Know nothing about wine? This book will teach you in a way that you can digest.”
      —Moly McAleer, co-founder of HelloGiggles

      ”[Ross’s] book showed me a new path to purchasing and tasting wine—and how to really, really enjoy it….She approaches her topic with respect and curiosity. But she never takes herself too seriously—all of which comes across in her first book.” 
      —Jenni Avins, Quartz

      “Well written, engaging, and crazy funny.”
      —Michael Cruse, Cruse Wine Co.

      “Feels like Marissa wrote this for me—someone utterly fascinated by wine but completely incapable of describing, buying, or pronouncing it.”
      —Kelsey Burrow, Food52

      “[Ross’s] new book is awesome.”
      Cup of Jo

       “[A] comprehensive guide to help us clueless wine lovers [learn] how to describe what we’re drinking, how to find the best bottle for our budget, and more. Cheers to that!”
      —Elizabeth Enteman, HelloGiggles 

      “Ross confidently, yet carefully, provides everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wine…This is the book I plan to keep in my shopping bag at all times.” 
      —Rewire
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    9780735216464 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: July 11, 2017
    $34.00 CAD 5.88 x 8.5 x 0.92 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Plume
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Keynote: A compulsively readable tale of betrayal from a woman who suspects she married a psychopath.

      What do you do when you discover that the person you’ve built your life around never existed? When “it could never happen to me” does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband—the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life—fits the textbook definition of a psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage.

      After a disturbing email sparks Waite’s suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn’t part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite’s romance bud, bloom and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.


      Story Locale: New York City; Maine
      Bio
      A former model, Jen Waite lives in Maine where she is enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program with the goal of helping other women recovering from psychopathic relationships.

      Author Residence: Maine
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Marketing Plans

        Online advertising

        Social media campaign

        Seed for early reads programs like Netgalley and First To Read

        Reading Group Guide

        Book club outreach

        Outreach to support groups and psychology programs



        Publicity: Publicity Plans

        National print, broadcast, and online publicity

        Facebook Live event and Reddit AMA

        Penguin Radio Tour

        Select appearances in Maine, New York City, and by invitation



        Author Website: jenwaite.com
    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780802411518
      9781608820252SplittingBill Eddy LCSW, JD PaperbackJun 15, 2011$25.50New Harbinger Publications
      9781439126622Happens Every DayIsabel Gillies PaperbackMar 02, 2010$21.99Scribner
      9781439110072Happens Every DayIsabel Gillies HardcoverMar 24, 2009$25.00Scribner
      9780425279991Jackson MacKenzie PaperbackSep 01, 2015$21.00Berkley
      9781401341350PerfectionJulie Metz PaperbackMay 18, 2010$14.99Hachette Books
      9781401322557PerfectionJulie Metz HardcoverJun 09, 2009$23.99Hachette Books
      9780767915816The Sociopath Next DoorMartha Stout Ph.D. HardcoverFeb 08, 2005$34.00Harmony
      9780553446999Conscious UncouplingKatherine Woodward Thomas HardcoverSep 22, 2015$34.00Harmony
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Waite has a knack for showing the ways that cognitive dissonance can chart pathways in the mind that cause emotional confusion to obscure rational thought.”
      Meghan Daum, New York Times Book Review

      “[Waite’s] memoir is a great source of strength.” 
      —Hello Giggles

      “A powerful memoir.”
      —The New York Post

      “Heartbreaking and riveting.”
      —Bustle

      “Like Big Little LiesA Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren’t real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn’t turn away.”
      Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and Everything You Ever Wanted
       
      “How do we really know the ones we love? Sometimes we don’t, and in Jen Waite’s harrowing, deeply intimate memoir, she gradually comes to discover that the husband she adores might actually be a sociopath. As raw and ragged as the edge of a blade, what makes this book so chilling is that it’s truly possible to fall in love with evil, and it can happen to anyone. Be forewarned: you won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”
      Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World and the New York Times bestsellers, Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

      “Gripping from start to finish. A compelling and cautionary tale about how the longing to be adored and live inside a fairy tale makes you vulnerable to those charming sociopaths in search of someone to exploit.”
      —Joe Burgo, PhD, author of The Narcissist You Know

      “A twisting, compulsively readable story of devastating betrayal and survival. I could not put this book down.”
      Leigh Stein, author of Land of Enchantment
       
      “Jen Waite has illuminated the experience of betrayal with important and lyric light. Robert Mapplethorpe said, ‘Nothing is finished until you see it.’  I would add that nothing is finished until you tell it as well and as fairly as she has.”
      Suzanne Finnamore, bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and Split

      “A dramatic and powerful case study of dating and marrying someone who may have a hidden personality disorder. Without knowing the warning signs, you too can be caught by surprise.”
      —Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD, coauthor of Splitting 
       
      “A woman discovers her husband is not whom she thought he was. [T]ension, disbelief, and grief permeate the pages … Those who have been in a manipulative partnership with a narcissistic or abusive person will find Waite’s honest retelling relevant and potent”
      —Kirkus

      “In this emotionally charged memoir, Waite describes how the man she married turned out to be not at all what he seemed. A well-written and at times gripping story of deceit.”
      Publishers Weekly
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    9780525533177 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: July 11, 2017
    $24.00 CAD 5.42 x 8.21 x 0.67 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Plume
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      **An International Bestseller**

      “Like Big Little LiesA Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren’t real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn’t turn away.”—Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and Everything You Ever Wanted

      What do you do when you discover that the person you’ve built your life around never existed? When “it could never happen to me” does happen to you?

      These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband—the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life—fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage.

      After a disturbing email sparks Waite’s suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn’t part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite’s romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.
      Bio
      Jen Waite lives in Maine with her young daughter.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Waite has a knack for showing the ways that cognitive dissonance can chart pathways in the mind that cause emotional confusion to obscure rational thought.”
      Meghan Daum, New York Times Book Review

      “[Waite’s] memoir is a great source of strength.” 
      —Hello Giggles

      “A powerful memoir.”
      —The New York Post

      “Heartbreaking and riveting.”
      —Bustle

      “Like Big Little LiesA Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren’t real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn’t turn away.”
      Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and Everything You Ever Wanted
       
      “How do we really know the ones we love? Sometimes we don’t, and in Jen Waite’s harrowing, deeply intimate memoir, she gradually comes to discover that the husband she adores might actually be a sociopath. As raw and ragged as the edge of a blade, what makes this book so chilling is that it’s truly possible to fall in love with evil, and it can happen to anyone. Be forewarned: you won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”
      Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World and the New York Times bestsellers, Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

      “Gripping from start to finish. A compelling and cautionary tale about how the longing to be adored and live inside a fairy tale makes you vulnerable to those charming sociopaths in search of someone to exploit.”
      —Joe Burgo, PhD, author of The Narcissist You Know

      “A twisting, compulsively readable story of devastating betrayal and survival. I could not put this book down.”
      Leigh Stein, author of Land of Enchantment
       
      “Jen Waite has illuminated the experience of betrayal with important and lyric light. Robert Mapplethorpe said, ‘Nothing is finished until you see it.’  I would add that nothing is finished until you tell it as well and as fairly as she has.”
      Suzanne Finnamore, bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and Split

      “A dramatic and powerful case study of dating and marrying someone who may have a hidden personality disorder. Without knowing the warning signs, you too can be caught by surprise.”
      —Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD, coauthor of Splitting 
       
      “A woman discovers her husband is not whom she thought he was. [T]ension, disbelief, and grief permeate the pages … Those who have been in a manipulative partnership with a narcissistic or abusive person will find Waite’s honest retelling relevant and potent”
      —Kirkus

      “In this emotionally charged memoir, Waite describes how the man she married turned out to be not at all what he seemed. A well-written and at times gripping story of deceit.”
      Publishers Weekly

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