Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Deal Announcement: The Way Around by David Good

I'm thrilled to announce a book deal for one of the nicest, most interesting people I've ever had the privilege of working with, David Good, a Yanomami American who recently had his story told on CBS Sunday Morning.   Here's a link to the story, but in a nutshell, David's father was a prominent anthropologist who went to Venezuela to study the Yanomami and eventually married a Yanomami woman and brought her back to suburban New Jersey.   The Yanomami rose to prominence because they were one of the very last indigenous people to have no exposure to the outside world and David's mother had an extremely difficult time adjusting to her life in America, so much so that she eventually retreated back to the jungle and disappeared from his life.   David grew up motherless and very resentful until the day he decided to change all that and journey deep into the jungle to try to find her.   The amazing story of their reunion and all the ways that it changed David's life will be detailed in his book, THE WAY AROUND, which I was so pleased to sell to the terrific Mark Chait and his fabulous team at Dey Street Books/HarperCollins.  

To find out more about David Good and his nonprofit, the Good Project, check out his Facebook page or website or flickr or twitter feed.   He's a truly inspirational person with a huge heart and I couldn't be happier about this.  

Here's the announcement:

June 6, 2014 - THE WAY AROUND by David Good
Non-fiction: Memoir
David Good written with Daniel Paisner's THE WAY AROUND, pitched as in the tradition of LOST CITY OF Z, the story of the author's quest to reconnect with his Yanomami mother and her tribe in the deepest jungles of the Amazon rain forest, combining elements of adventure, history, and anthropology with the story of a young man's search for family, his lifelong struggle to discover his identity, and his personal journey toward self-realization and happiness, to Mark Chait at Dey Street Books, in a good deal, by Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency (world).

1 comment:

  1. Congrats. I know that this is a bit after-the-fact, but I'm beginning the audiobook recording today with David. It's a fantastic book. Everyone involved should be extremely proud.