We are thrilled to announce that on April 5, 2022, we will be publishing Arrival Stories, a revealing collection of more than 20 original essays, curated by Amy Schumer and Christy Turlington Burns.
The idea for this book was born when Amy and Christy had a conversation about their own pregnancy and birth experiences. As Amy says so beautifully, “My experience becoming a mother was not easy. Even though I was privileged to have excellent medical care, the risks my pregnancy and childbirth posed to both my own health and to my son were terrifying. I also felt alone and isolated. No one seemed to be talking about all of this, or at least they weren’t talking to me about it. Then I had a life-changing conversation with my friend. I realized that we need more women to talk about what happens to them in the moments that they enter motherhood; sharing that information and being honest about our experiences could change things for women all over the world.”
The contributors to Arrival Stories—
La La Anthony; Adrienne Bosh; Amy Schumer; Rachel Feinstein; Angel Geden; Ashley Graham; Emma Hansen; Abby G. Lopez, LMT, CD, RYT 200; Sienna Miller; Alysia Montaño; Emily Oster; Jill Scott; Shilpa Shah; Amber Tamblyn; Latham Thomas; Amanda Williams; Serena Williams; Shea Williams; Katrina Yoder
—offer an informative and deeply-affecting account of the kaleidoscope of emotions present when a woman first realizes she is a mother. Intimate and urgent, this book provides a sweeping view of motherhood and shines a light on the grave injustices women of color face in maternal healthcare.
Schumer, Turlington Burns, and many of the contributors are donating their proceeds to Every Mother Counts, the nonprofit founded by Turlington Burns, which works to make pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful, and equitable for every mother, everywhere.
We love to see our Dial Press titles amongst these 54 Memoirs “Readers Are Raving About” on Goodreads! Learn more about the three memoirs that are making great noise and reader buzz in the Goodreads community:
BRAVEY by Alexi Pappas
The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams.
THE SUNSET ROUTE by Carrot Quinn
The unforgettable story of one woman who leaves behind her hardscrabble childhood in Alaska to travel the country via freight train—a beautiful memoir about forgiveness, self-discovery, and the redemptive power of nature, perfect for fans of Wild or Educated.
HOME MADE by Liz Hauck
A tender and vivid memoir about the radical grace we discover when we consider ourselves bound together in community, and a moving account of one woman’s attempt to answer the essential question Who are we to one another?
We are absolutely thrilled to share the cover for MEMPHIS – coming 3/1/2022. Tara M. Stringfellow’s phenomenally soul-stirring debut traces three generations of a Southern Black family’s plight against the traumas of race and grief through their unrelenting commitment to love, joy, and the magic of womanhood.
Inspired by the author’s own family history, this spell-binding novel is a lyrical ode to Memphis and to the black women living in it. We cannot wait to share this heart-warming epic with you!
“Written with the grace of a poet, Memphis is as hopeful as it is heartbreaking. I fell in love with this family, from Joan’s fierce heart to her grandmother Hazel’s determined resilience. Tara M. Stringfellow will be an author to watch for years to come. . . . A stellar debut.”
—Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Red at the Bone
Elizabeth Weiss’s THE SISTERS SWEET
We’re so excited to share the cover of THE SISTERS SWEET—coming 11/30/21. Perfect for fans of City of Girls and Water for Elephants, Elizabeth Weiss’s debut novel is about a young woman in a vaudeville sister act who must learn to forge her own path after her twin runs away to Hollywood. Full of long-simmering tensions, buried secrets, questionable saviors, and broken promises, this is a story about how much we are beholden to others and what we owe ourselves. We can’t wait to share this beautiful novel with you!
“A beautifully told coming-of-age story, The Sisters Sweet, like its heroine, embraces life with a galloping energy and irresistible curiosity.”—Maggie Shipstead, New York Times bestselling author of Astonish Me
Glennon Doyle’s UNTAMED
*#1 New York Times Bestseller
*#1 ABA/ Indie Bound Bestseller
*#1 USA Today Bestseller
*#1 Amazon.com Bestseller
*#1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
*#1 Washington Post Bestseller
An Evening of Stories Driven by the Heart
Join us Thursday, January 23rd at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium in NYC for an evening of stories driven by the heart to celebrate the relaunch of The Dial Press.
Our evening will kick off with a performance by poet Olivia Gatwood, author of LIFE OF THE PARTY, followed by a talk on reading and recovering from trauma by DEAR EDWARD author Ann Napolitano. Dial Press Deputy Publisher Avideh Bashirrad will moderate a panel on personal transformation and rituals for self-care with Tara Schuster (BUY YOURSELF THE F*CKING LILIES), Maya Shanbhag Lang (WHAT WE CARRY), Holly Whitaker (QUIT LIKE A WOMAN), and Marissa Mullen (THAT CHEESE PLATE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE). Celebrated academic, activist, and writer Rachel Cargle (I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE AND LIGHT) will speak about publishing, allyship, and intersectional feminism. And the evening will conclude with a conversation between Dial Press Editorial Director Whitney Frick and author and activist Glennon Doyle (UNTAMED) about their longtime editorial partnership, Doyle’s writing process, and the joy and power we discover when we stop trying to please others and learn to trust ourselves.
Tickets include a gift bag stocked with Luna Bars, a pre-order of UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (fulfilled and sent directly to you from The Strand bookstore), and a copy of DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano.
We hope you’ll join us!
Rachel Cargle to publish I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE AND LIGHT
The Dial Press is pleased to announce that it will be publishing activist, speaker, and writer Rachel Cargle’s I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE AND LIGHT, an examination of the feminist movement that calls for a new, true intersectional feminism and presents a radial formula for allyship, providing historical context, sharing stories from the author’s personal experience, and offering a toolkit for how to have difficult conversations and effectively advocate for and support others—sold to Editorial Director, Whitney Frick, at auction, by Rebecca Gradinger at Fletcher & Co.
Glennon Doyle to publish UNTAMED on March 10, 2020
In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.
“Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I believe Glennon was born to write this book, just this way, at just this moment in history. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love
This is how you find yourself.
There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful. We hide our simmering discontent—even from ourselves. Until we reach our boiling point.
Four years ago, Glennon Doyle—bestselling Oprah-endorsed author, renowned activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within.
Glennon was finally hearing her own voice—the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own—one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world’s expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There She Is.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
Katy Nishimoto joins The Dial Press
I am delighted to announce that Katy Nishimoto will be joining The Dial Press as Senior Editor, reporting to me, effective September 16th.
Katy joins Dial after working for ten years on “the other side of the desk” as an agent at WME, where she represented #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award-winner Jacqueline Woodson and worked with many other influential talents, including: New York Times bestselling author and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Abby Wambach (Wolfpack); standup comic Cameron Esposito (Save Yourself); New York Times bestselling author and five-time Coretta Scott King award-winner Sharon M. Draper (Out of My Mind); gun reform activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives Emma Gonzalez; founder of MuslimGirl.com Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Muslim Girl); SNL cast member Melissa Villaseñor; and writer, producer and actor Ashly Perez (Read This for Inspiration). Katy and I met nearly eight years ago when she joined the WME team representing Glennon Doyle, whose books I have been publishing since 2012. Katy played a vital role in building Glennon’s robust speaking business and always provides valuable editorial insight. She brings warmth, composure, open-mindedness, and enthusiasm to every step of the publishing process.
At Dial, Katy will be acquiring fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir with a focus on voices within and relevant to the lgbtq+ community. She is drawn to stories that explore identity, connection, humanity, community, power, privilege, and truth-telling.
I am thrilled she will soon be a member of The Dial Press team and I hope you will help to welcome her to Random House.