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Posts Tagged ‘Christy Fletcher’

NBC to Adapt Book About ‘Adultescents’

NBC has optioned the rights to writer Slouching Towards AdulthoodSally Koslow’s nonfiction book about a generation of “adultescents” struggling to adjust to grown-up life–has been optioned by NBC.

According to the release, the new show will be ”a single camera half hour centered on one complicated family whose house seems to be a revolving door of occupants.”  20th Century Fox and NBC have tapped Kat Coiro to adapt the book–also executive producing along with Christy Fletcher of Fletcher & Company in NY, and 3Arts’ David Miner and Oly Obst.

Here’s more about the book, published by Viking last summer: “a witty analysis about the tension between ‘adultescents’ who have radically different ideas about life from their parents and the parents who screwed themselves by raising a generation who believe the world exists to service their happiness.”

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Jake Tapper Lands Book Deal for Afghanistan Reporting

ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper has landed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company to write Enemy In the Wire about a major battle in Afghanistan.

Geoff Shandler acquired the book from Christy Fletcher at Fletcher and Company. In 2001, Tapper (pictured, via)  published Down and Dirty with Little, Brown.

Here’s more about the book, from the release:  “[It] will tell the investigative and inspiring story of the 54 US soldiers who were attacked by and ultimately (after more than 18 hours of fighting) prevailed over 300-400 Taliban at Combat Outpost Keating in northeast Afghanistan.  Tapper will detail the battle and the soldiers’ heroism and valiant service under fire and tell their stories, those of their loved ones, and those of the eight US troops killed that day. He will also investigate the unusual and compromising geography of the camp — tucked in a vulnerable valley surrounded by three heavily forested mountains near the Pakistan border, and explore the history of the camp within the context of the larger mission in Afghanistan.”