In May 2011, Daniel Menaker posted eight of the rejection letters he received for his memoir, My Mistake, on the Huffington Post.
“If you’re curious about this kind of thing—what goes on inside the submission process of publishing—there follow, a few paragraphs down, eight edited examples of the rejection notes I got, through my agent, for 25,000 words of a memoir,” wrote the former editor for The New Yorker and editor in chief of Random House. Read More
The American Museum of Natural History was occupied by writers, editors, and agents on Tuesday night, April 28, for the PEN Foundation’s annual black-tie gala.
During the pre-dinner cocktail hour in the museum’s spacious rotunda, Norton editor Bob Weil said softly that he hoped the big dinosaur skeleton mounted in the middle of the room Read More
The last episode of TitlePage, Daniel Menaker’s online-only talk show about books, was uploaded back in June and was labeled at the time as a season finale. The episode, TitlePage‘s sixth since it opened for business last March, featured the authors Carl Hiaasen, Ben Nugent, Ellen Hawley, and Dana Jennings, all Read More
Less than six months after leaving his job as executive editor-in-chief of the Random House Publishing Group, Daniel Menaker has signed a book deal with his former colleague, Twelve publisher Jonathan Karp, to write A Good Talk, a primer on how to hold a good conversation, Publishers Weekly reports.
Mr. Karp served Read More
The Treatment , by Daniel Menaker. Knopf, 269 pages, $23.
Who’d be crazy enough to see a shrink whose name means “earnest morals”?
Fortunately for the readers of The Treatment , Daniel Menaker’s enjoyable if flawed first novel, Jake Singer is, and does. A youngish Jewish teacher at a tony uptown prep school for Read More