From Publisher’s Weekly:
Jeffrey Krames at Portfolio bought world rights to Ben Johnson‘s Sam I Am: The Inside Story of How Deal-Maven Sam Zell Is Reshaping the World’s Two Largest Industries via Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord. The book will track the life of Zell, known as â€œthe Grave Dancer,” from law school to his recent takeover and makeover of the Tribune Company, and analyze his dealmaking and his personal and business philosophies in order to provide a glimpse into the inner world of the mogul. Pub date is fall 2009.
It’ll be the perfect gift for all those journalists in your life whose schedules’ just (ahem) cleared out.