Ballantine Bantam Dell has acquired rights to a memoir by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The deal, which includes world, first serial, and audio rights, was negotiated by v-p and editorial director of nonfiction Jennifer Tung. In the book, Gillibrand, who was represented by Robert Barnett at Williams and Connolly, will make a "political call to action for all women to 'get off the sidelines,'" according to the publisher.
“I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to expand on the work I have been doing through my Off the Sidelines initiative, encouraging all women—whether they're in the halls of government, executive boardrooms, and corner offices or attending local government meetings, PTA meetings, and even neighborhood gatherings—to make their voices heard,” Gillibrand says.
The book, still untitled, is slated for a fall 2014 publication. In addition to addressing women in politics, Gillibrand will also share personal stories about her upbringing, her experiences in Congress, and creating a work-life balance.