Atria Books Acquires Memoir by Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan

To Be Published in Fall 2006

Jan 09, 2006, 00:00 ET from Atria Books

    NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Vice President and Publisher
 Judith Curr announced today that Atria Books will publish a memoir by noted
 peace activist Cindy Sheehan, to be released in September 2006.  Senior Editor
 Peter Borland acquired World English rights to Ms. Sheehan's book from
 literary agents David Vigliano and Elisa Petrini of Vigliano Associates.
     Since her son Casey's death in Iraq on April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan has
 become internationally recognized as a leader in the peace movement.  Her book
 will take readers behind the headlines to share the wrenching, yet profoundly
 inspiring story of how she put aside despair over her son's death, and took on
 the mission of speaking truth to power in the Congress, in front of the
 Pentagon and the White House, and on President George W. Bush's personal
 doorstep with her Camp Casey protest in Crawford Texas.
     Cindy Sheehan says, "My experiences over the last year have shown me that
 one person can make a difference.  True change has only come to our country
 from grass roots movements.  In telling my own story in my own words, I hope
 that I can help inspire others to activism."
     Peter Borland says, "Out of unimaginable personal grief and tragedy, Cindy
 Sheehan emerged as one of the most influential figures of 2005.  In this book,
 readers everywhere will have the opportunity to get to know her beyond the
 sound bites, the photo-ops, and the media coverage."  Publication is scheduled
 for September 2006.
     In 2005, Atria published 18 New York Times bestsellers, including
 Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult, Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron
 Ralston, Driven From Within by Michael Jordan, Afterburn by Zane, Goodnight
 Nobody by Jennifer Weiner, and Consent To Kill by Vince Flynn.  Atria has now
 published 72 New York Times bestsellers in its short four year history.
     Atria Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS
 Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing,
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 ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include
 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing,
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