Here at The Friedrich Agency we’ve had a busy fall! Over the next three weeks, we’ll be posting a recap series with some of the season’s highlights. If you don’t have a book in mind for everyone on your holiday gift list after we’re done with you – well, we can’t say we didn’t try! So stay tuned and check back here for more info in the coming weeks!
In January of 2017, Laurie Frankel’s masterful novel THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS was published by Flatiron Books. A novel about a family whose youngest boy of five wants to be a girl when he grows up, Laurie’s book was a 2017 Best-of-the-Year favorite across platforms, but sometimes it still take a little longer for the rest of the world to catch up…
And who better to help us spread the word than our book champion herself, Reese Witherspoon! This October, Reese selected THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS as her official book club selection, introducing the power of Poppy to a whole new set of readers.
To add to her accolades, Laurie became an NYT bestseller, a winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award, and she’s long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award.
As you can see, you don’t have to take OUR word for it that this book is worth reading! Just take Reese’s, the NYT’s, various literary committees’…. you get the point.
We’ll leave you with this powerful image made by the brilliant team at Flatiron, which encapsulates just how important Laurie Frankel’s novel is in our uncertain times.