Another Wall Street Book! Viking Close to Deal With Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin
On Monday we heard that, like every other financial reporter in the city, The New York New York, state, United States
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n the final step of mixing dental amalgam; a kneading of the triturated mass to complete the amalgamation. the possibility of writing a book about the crisis on Wall Street. On Tuesday we heard his agent had sent a proposal out to some editors, and by the end of the workday yesterday, an auction was under way.
Now we know, thanks to two people with firsthand knowledge of the proceedings, that Mr. Sorkin is inches away from a book deal with Viking. The acquiring editor is Rick Kot.
Mr. Sorkin's book is just one of many spawned by the ongoing economic turmoil. The guy who sits next to him at The New York Times, Joe Nocera, is writing one of them, with Smartest Guys in the Room author Bethany McLean Bethany McLean (born 1970) is a senior editor and business writer for Fortune magazine and is best known as the co-author, with Fortune colleague Peter Elkind, of (ISBN 1591840082), exposing the corrupt business practices of Enron officials. . That book was at auction as of yesterday. Whether it has sold at this point or not we don't yet know, but expect an update soon.
Viking, incidentally, is an imprint of Penguin Group USA. So is Ann Godoff's Penguin Press, which announced yesterday a Wall Street crisis book of their own from Roger Lowenstein Roger Lowenstein, an American financial journalist, reported for the Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, including two years writing its Heard on the Street column, 1989 to 1991. that will be called Six Days That Shook the World Days That Shook The World was a British documentary television series that first aired on September 17, 2003, and ran for three series, airing on BBC, The History Channel and Viasat History. .