Publisher Won’t Tell Bookstores About Book It Demands They Sell


Little, Brown is publishing a book in November by someone about something. The publisher announced the title to retailers only as an untitled book by an anonymous author that's "the inside story of life with one of the most controversial figures of our time," and while this isn't the only occasion on which a publisher has asked bookstores to stock a book sight unseen, this one is unusually tantalizing: According to the Times, an internal Little, Brown memo lists one of the book's authors as Catherine Hooper, who is Andrew Madoff's fiancée. (Why the Times pointed out that she is his "glamorous, dark-haired" fiancée in particular remains to be seen.) Madoff or no, there will be a 320-page hardcover book out in November for $26.99. Get excited. [NYT]