MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED READ: N-W (Penguin Press) Zadie Smith’s can’t-miss exploration of North West London coming this September.
THE WHO KNEW? AWARD: T.I. aka Tip “T.I.” Harris continues his image transformation with Trouble & Triumph, a “novel of power & beauty” written with David Ritz.
CHUTZPAH AWARD: Eleanore Wells who would get a thumbs up from Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann for Eleanore’s admirable and tireless promoting of her new book The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single & Child Free.
BEST PARTY: Tom Boy Style (Rizzoli) by Lizzie Garrett Mettler at the Rugby by Ralph Lauren store. Who says fashion and non-fiction don’t mix?
HOT TOPIC: The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear by Shirley Sherrod, out from Atria in August and Purpose (It Books) by Wyclef Jean.
THE PLACE TO BE: The 2012 Champions for Children Awards dinner, which honored among others authors Crystal McCrary-Anthony, whose new book Inspiration we featured in the March 2012 issue of the magazine and Erica Reid, author of The Thriving Child, an essential guide for parents.