World Trade Center attack survivor Lauren Manning has landed a book deal with Henry Holt and Company to publish her memoir, Every Day, a Choice.
Here’s more about the book, from the release: “Ten years ago this September 11, Ms. Manning was headed to her office at Cantor Fitzgerald in Tower One of the World Trade Center. As she entered the lobby’s revolving doors the first plane hit the upper floors and a wall of fire exploded into the lobby and engulfed her body in flames, launching her into a wrenching battle with catastrophic injury. She would spend the next six weeks in an induced coma and endure countless surgeries and the rigors of physical rehabilitation. The pain lasted for months on end, as did the memories and scars – both physical and mental – of the day that recast her life, but not as a victim, as a survivor.”
Henry Holt publisher Stephen Rubin acquired the title and Rob Weisbach of Rob Weisbach Creative Management negotiated the deal. Macmillan editor at large John Sterling will edit the book. In 2002, her husband (Greg Manning) documented her recovery in the book, Love, Greg & Lauren.