When you have the pleasure of chatting with Kate Napolitano, two things become abundantly clear about the senior book editor: she is as passionate about books and loves hyping them up as she says she does; and two, she is a go-getter. Originally, the editor of You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson, wanted to be a teacher, but … Read the rest
RJ Young was not fond of guns, but that changed when he was determined to build a bond with his then white wife’s father, a gun enthusiast. Young became fixated with guns, and eventually became an NRA-certified pistol instructor. The unique and riveting journey to understanding and experiencing gun culture in America as a black man is tackled in Young’s debut, Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey … Read the rest
Today we had the pleasure of chatting with Deanne Urmy, senior executive editor at Houghton Miflin Hartcourt, who edited award-winning actress Gabourey Sidibe’s debut memoir, This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. Urmy discusses the editing process of the book, her expertise on memoir, and reveals that Sidibe’s book is among her favorites she’s ever worked on.
Here at So Booking Cool, we strongly agree that … Read the rest