Our Books

A select list of some of the books our agency has placed and the publishers who acquired them and their date of publication or future publication.

A Thousand Years of Joy and Suffering: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei, Crown. November 2, 2021

Al Wei Wei - 100 Years of Joy and Sorrow

A Thousand Years of Joy and Suffering: A Memoir written by Ai Weiwei is one of the most anticipated books of the century. Ai Weiwei, is one of the world’s most important living artists and A Thousand Years of Joy and Suffering: A Memoir will be published by Crown on November 2, 2021. A Thousand Years of Joy and Suffering will be translated into thirteen languages with rights already placed in fifteen markets. The book will be published in hardcover and digital formats by Crown, and an audio edition will be simultaneously released by Penguin Random House Audio. World rights were acquired by Crown from Peter Bernstein and Amy Bernstein at Bernstein Literary Agency.

My Beloved World by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf. January 2013.

Sonia Sotomayor - My Beloved World

My Beloved World was written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was published by Knopf in January 2013.

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

My Beloved World is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life.

With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty.

Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.

Five Chiefs by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Little, Brown and Company. Published October 2011.

John Paul Stevens - 5 Chiefs

When he resigned in June 2010, Justice Stevens was the third longest-serving Justice in American history (1975-2010) — only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time. In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices — Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts — that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson’s tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the way, he will discuss his views of some of the most significant cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005. Packed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court, Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the United States.

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Formats: ebook / ISBN-13: 9780316199780

Released: October 3rd 2011

Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Page Count: 304