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2008 Archive




  • Donna Fenn, author of the upcoming book Upstarts, on young entrepreneurs, published a long article in Inc. all about rising entrepreneurs under the age of 30
  • Booklist have named David Magee's book, How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World's Greatest Car Company, one of the ten best business books of the year.
  • A chapter from Sara Roahen's acclaimed Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table has been included in The Best Food Writing 2008.
  • Kirsten Menger-Anderson's Dr. Olaf von Schuler's Brain has received a rave in the Washington Post and a nice review in Time Out Chicago.
  • Donovan Campbell's Iraq war memoir, Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly.
  • David Rothkopf, author of Superclass, was quoted in Thomas Friedman's New York Times column. He was also interviewed by the BBC on the subject of "The Power of the Global Elite."


  • Dr. Carolyn Bernstein, author of The Migraine Brain, recently appeared on the "Today" show. This link allows viewers to watch her video appearance and to read about the book.
  • Michael Soussan's Backstabbing for Beginners received an excellent review in Publisher's Weekly.
  • Kirsten Menger-Anderson's forthcoming book Dr. Olaf van Schuler's Brain was listed as a forthcoming book to watch by the blog BoingBoing.
  • David Rothkopf, author of Superclass, published an article in the New Republic all about how we can fix our national security system.
  • Zachary Shuster Harmsworth agent Rachel Sussman was interviewed by the New York Observer on how much interest publishers would have in Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's book, right after she was chosen to be Senator John McCain's Vice-Presidential nominee.




  • Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman's acclaimed new nonfiction title Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior has landed on the New York Times bestseller list. On the June 22nd, 2008 list, Sway reached #15 on the hardcover nonfiction list.
  • Sway has also reached #4 on the Wall Street Journal business book bestseller list (on June 13th).
  • Sway has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and in the Miami Herald.



  • ZSH agent Eve Bridburg was recently interviewed by writer and blogger Lisa Romeo on the importance an MFA can have for an author's career.
  • David Rothkopf, author of Superclass, has published an article on the global power elite in the Miami Herald. He has also written the cover story for the international edition of Newsweek.
  • Superclass has been discussed this month in both Vanity Fair and The Economist.
  • Amanda Ripley’s The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes And Why has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly. The author has a new website,
  • Zachary Shuster Harmsworth sold, at auction, a new novel, The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry. Here is the notice from Publisher’s Weekly.
  • The agency also sold a new fiction series by FOX News reporter Lis Wiehl and mystery writer April Henry entitled Faith and Consequences. The first book in the series will be set in Portland, OR and called The D.C. Page.


  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, an agency client, is writing his memoirs and has placed the book with Doubleday, after a heated auction featuring nine publishers.
  • HarperCollins Publishers have acquired a book on proposal by psychologist Anthony Rao and writer Michelle Seaton all about parenting boys from ZSH agent Eve Bridburg.
  • Edward Chupack's novel Silver has been reviewed by Entertainment Weekly, the Sacramento Bee and the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
  • As of the month of March, Keith McFarland's The Breakthrough Company is currently #15 on Business Week's business book bestseller list.
  • Kacy Duke's The Show It Love Workout was featured in the Indianapolis Star in a discussion of new fitness and health titles.
  • The Complete Turtletrader by Michael Covel has been reviewed by Michael Nystrom on the website
  • David Rothkopf's Superclass has been reviewed by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
  • Charlie Gasparino's forthcoming book is described in a new article on the state of current business book publishing from the Los Angeles Times.
  • The New York Times also reviewed Joshua Kendall's new book, The Man Who Made Lists, the biography of Peter Mark Roget, the author of the famous thesaurus.
  • Rod Beckstrom, co-author of The Starfish and the Spider, has accepted a new position with the United States government as the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Center.
  • Keith Sawyer’s Group Genius has been reviewed by the (London) Guardian.


  • Sara Roahen's Gumbo Tales has also received glowing reviews in Salon, from Jonathan Yardley in the Washington Post, and in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
  • We are delighted to announce that Lis Wiehl's The 51% Minority has been nominated for a Books For A Better Life Award, as best book of the year in the 'Motivational' category.
  • Keith McFarland's The Breakthrough Company has been published to immediate acclaim and bestselling sales. This groundbreaking book has reached #1 on the Wall Street Journal business book bestseller list as well as #10 in the New York Times business book bestseller list and #7 in the New York Times advice, how-to and miscellaneous bestseller list.
  • Joshua Kendall's forthcoming book, The Man Who Made Lists, has been selected as a BookSense pick for March, 2008. The Man Who Made Lists is an account of the extraordinary life of Peter Mark Roget and the creation of his masterwork, the thesaurus that bears his name.
  • Sara Roahen, author of the just published Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table, has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg. His Q & A with the author can be seen online at
  • Todd Balf's Major has received a rave review in the Boston Globe.
  • Tom Searcy and Barbara Weaver-Smith's book Whale Hunting: How To Land Big Sales and Transform Your Company has been reviewed online at (by agency client Keith McFarland).


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