Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Wonderful News

If you've been wondering why I hadn't mentioned my publisher's reaction to the Angry Fat Girl's manuscript, it's because the original buyer changed its publishing focus and released the contract into my and my agent's hands to be resold.

This morning I got an email from a friend in the "industry" to congratulate me on the piece she read in Publishersmarketplace, a daily news source, so I think it's safe to announce it generally: "Good" is code for the general amount but to my delight I no longer remember the numbers or vocabulary of the code. Let's just say it's...wonderful.

NON-FICTION: HEALTH

Frances Kuffel's ANGRY FAT GIRLS: Five Women, Five Hundred Pounds, and a Year of Losing It. Again, a no-holds barred, painful, humorous, and deeply personal look at the "yoyo" syndrome of weight loss and gain that affects millions of Americans each year, to Denise Silvestro of Berkley, in a good* deal, by Fredrica Friedman at Fredrica S. Friedman and Company.


* "Good" is code for the general amount but to my delight I no longer remember the numbers or vocabulary of the code. Let's just say it's...wonderful.

Thanks to everyone for your support, words, stories and wisdom.

17 comments:

altopower said...

Oh Francie, this is awesome news! It was a long labor and intensely personal, and maybe finishing it was like giving birth to a child (I wouldn't know about that, only having a furry one). You are amazing and I can't wait to read it!

Vickie said...

congrats!!!

jen said...

So happy that the news is public now and we can all celebrate with you. :)

elife said...

Congrats on the great news, can't wait to read it!

Cindy said...

Hi Frances,
I read your Passing for Thin four times. I read it twice, about a year apart, before beginning my own weight loss journey. Your work was always in the back of my mind and helped me to remember that it was (theoretically) possible. When I was well into my weight loss efforts, I felt it was "safe" to read it again.. and I found it enormously helpful still, even knowing the story well. And I read it one more time as I have struggled with maintenance, trying to discover clues about food addictions and emotional eating. Your writing is an inspiration for me, as I am sure it is for so many others. I will be sure to look for your next book, too.
Thank you for keeping the conversation going...

Cindy154 said...

I am so excited!!! I can't wait! I am extremely happy for you!!! Fantastic!!! Stupendous!!! Fabulous!!

G.G. said...

Congrats! Looking forward to reading it . . . .

Annimal said...

I'm chomping at the bit to read AFG. Can I request a signed copy? I'll happily pay book/postage/SASE. It's not possible at this time to get to New York for a signing.
Please Let me know if this is something you can do.
Thanks!

Nancy said...

Dearest Frances --

Congratulations on your excellent news! I am very happy for you, and the new book. It will be a hit!

Hugs and hallelujahs --

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Fantastic - congratulations!!

When will we be able to get copies? :)

Laura N said...

Wow! Many congratulations! Please let us know details of release, etc. And enjoy your success!!

Carrie said...

Thank you for the birthday greeting! Can't wait to read the new book.

Lynn said...

Finally. IT IS ABOUT DAMN TIME. I second the where can we get copies question. Bless you. Lynn

Anonymous said...

wee !!!! keep going we love you!!

Anonymous said...

wee !!!! keep going we love you!!

Julia said...

Congratulations on your new deal! And on all the good work you've been doing lately. And your adorable haircut.

V'ron said...

yay and congrats! how you could keep this all a secret all this time is amazing, too!