Overwhelmed Debuts at #10 on NYT List

As I was leaving the Post in 2009, joining forces with Brigid Schulte to conceive and produce the book that became Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When There’s No Time was my first editing project. I remember telling my terrific agent Gail Ross about it and urging her to take a look. (She did, and she became Brigid’s agent as well.)  “Publishing catnip,” was the phrase I used. It took almost five years to prove that true, but as of next week, Overwhelmed will be #10 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list — a rare accomplishment for a journalist (ie: non-celebrity, non-motivational guru) with a serious, heavily researched topic. It’s very gratifying, and all too rare, when a book of high quality also has great commercial success.

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