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Grove Atlantic Acquires Book of Mormon Producer’s Self-Published Book

UnknownGrove Atlantic has acquired Kevin Morris’ collection of stories White Man’s Problems, along with a novel that Morris is currently working on.

The Book of Mormon co-producer self-published White Man’s Problems on Amazon earlier this year. The book includes nine short stories, each one about a different man ”whose outward success masks inner turmoil that complicates their lives and often baffles those around them.”

Morgan Entrekin, publisher and CEO of Grove Atlantic, met Morris at a book party for Morris’ debut title thrown by mutual friends in New York City earlier this summer. Entrekin took a copy of the book and was impressed with what he read, so he took Morris to lunch which led to a two-book deal. ”I think this is the first time we have acquired a self-published book,” stated Entrekin.

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Book of Mormon Creators Toast Kevin Morris on Literary Debut

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Anne Garefino, Kevin Morris, James Frey, Matt Stone
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Matt Stone (South Park, The Book of Mormon), Anne Garefino (co-executive producer of South Park, The Book of Mormon) and author James Frey gathered together this week at a party in New York to toast The Book of Mormon co-producer Kevin Morris on his literary debut with White Man’s Problems.

The self-published title came out earlier this year on Amazon. The book includes nine short stories, each one about a different man ”whose outward success masks inner turmoil that complicates their lives and often baffles those around them.”

Check it out: “Stories such as ‘Mulligan’s Travels,’ about an LA banker’s uncelebrated return home from New York, and ‘White Man’s Problems,’ the comedic chronicle of a dubious father on a school trip to Washington, DC, exemplify Kevin Morris’s poignant, clever, and entirely entertaining style.”