As book review editors, we deal a lot more with mail than you might think. Amy Grant’s Mosaic got lost in transit to intrepid pop-music reviewer Lani Smith (see her reviews of American Idol Taylor Hicks’s Heart Full of Soul and Hot 97 radio host Tarsha Jones’s Have You Met Miss Jones?). Lo-and-behold, a finished copy of Grant’s memoir appeared in our bookroom the next day. My excitement was confused, however, when I saw that this hardcover claims a different publiser—WaterBrook instead of Flying Dolphin—and a different ISBN.
After speaking with a publicist, I found out it is being copublished, and the Waterbrook edition features more Christian content. I hear this isn’t a rare endeavor, and other similar, upcoming ventures between Waterbrook and Doubleday include Valorie Burton’s How Did I Get So Busy? (look for a review in 11/15) and Dan Miller’s No More Mondays.
Keep an eye on our Xpress Reviews for late-breaking coverage of big performing arts celebrity autobiographies from Grant’s Mosaic to Rosie O’Donnell’s Celebrity Detox to Ron Wood’s (of Rolling Stones fame) Ronnie.