New York, September 24, 2015 – Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish a memoir by Emmy winning actress, director, and comedian Amy Schumer, it was announced today by Jennifer Bergstrom, Publisher.
Schumer, who won an Emmy award on Sunday night for her hit television show Inside Amy Schumer, is everywhere these days—from her summer blockbuster movie Trainwreck, to the cover of GQ, to opening for Madonna at Madison Square Garden (where she announced that she will be the first female comic to headline MSG next year), to hosting an upcoming Saturday Night Live, to the premiere in October of her second HBO Special (directed by Chris Rock).
The currently untitled memoir will feature personal and observational stories from Schumer that range from the raunchy to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing.
“I am thrilled to be working with Gallery. Believe it or not there’s actually more I have to say,” said Amy Schumer.
“Millions are aware of Amy Schumer’s immense creative talents as an actress and comedian, but now readers will have the opportunity to meet Amy Schumer as a writer of real talent, a daughter, a sister, and a young professional making her way in the world, in a book of substance and depth that is at once hilarious and revealing,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and CEO of Simon & Schuster.
“Amy Schumer is the smart, honest, and authentic voice of a generation. She is a writer, actress, director, producer, and not surprisingly, a natural storyteller. I could not be happier to be publishing her book,” said Bergstrom.
Bergstrom acquired US, Canada, Open Market, and audio rights from David Kuhn at Kuhn Projects. The book is currently scheduled for publication in late 2016. Louise Burke is the President of the Gallery Books Group. Alison Callahan, executive editor, will edit the book.
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GALLERY BOOKS is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in February 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible by Tim Gunn, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Love Anthony by Lisa Genova, Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill, The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci, and The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick.
SIMON & SCHUSTER, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
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