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New York's Boris Kachka Preparing to Write Book About Farrar, Straus and Giroux

New York publishing reporter Boris Kachka is getting ready to write a book about Farrar, Straus and Giroux, according to a newsletter issued by Dystel & Goderich, the agency repping him on the project.

According to the description provided in the newsletter, which was sent to various editors today, Mr. Kachka's book is tentatively called Hothouse hothouse: see greenhouse. . It will tell the story of the late Roger Straus, who co-founded FSG See Linux Foundation.  in 1946, as well his partner Robert Giroux, his son, Roger III, and all the other "eccentrics... who worked in the cramped, musty, and unfashionable offices at 19 Union Square West."

The blurb blurb  
n.
A brief publicity notice, as on a book jacket.



[Coined by Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), American humorist.]


blurb v.
 promises not "just a publishing story," but a "mesmerizing mes·mer·ize  
tr.v. mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing, mes·mer·iz·es
1. To spellbind; enthrall: "He could mesmerize an audience by the sheer force of his presence" 
 look at a distinctive and distinguished business run like no other."
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Author:Leon Neyfakh
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Jan 12, 2009
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