Icon Books has signed PLACES I STOPPED ON THE WAY HOME by Meg Fee. Commissioning editor Kiera Jamison acquired World rights from Ella Kahn at Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency.
Inspired by her popular journal-style blog, Places I Stopped on the Way Home traces Meg Fee’s life as a twenty-something in New York City, stopping to reflect on the people and places who – for better or worse – have helped her define who she is and what she wants.
Meg describes the book as ‘a love letter to the decade that changed me – to the men who were not right, and the girlfriends who kept me afloat – an ode to the mess and grace that is growing-up. This is a book about home as both a place and an idea. And about the journey towards it.’ She says, ‘I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Icon. I am so excited that this collection of essays, which is in so many ways about finding a home, has found exactly that with such an esteemed publisher.’
A series of interlinking essays that take us around New York, through pivotal moments from Meg’s time at college onwards, Places I Stopped on the Way Home will speak to anyone looking for their own sense of self and of home, anyone who has paused to wonder whether they’re on the ‘right’ path, anyone who shares Meg’s aim of accepting a ‘purposefully imperfect life’.
Adds Jamison, ‘We’re delighted to be working with Meg. She weaves together the dramatic and the quotidian to form snapshots of her life that are in turn exhilarating, beautiful and raw. Her writing is generous – bringing you into her intimate and formative relationships, so that you feel both a warm familiarity as a reader, and also hopefully gain some perspective on your own journey.’
For those who love memoirs, stories of real women, and portraits of NYC; fans of Meg; and anyone looking for a book that’s at once comforting and critical, realistic and uplifting.
Icon will publish in spring 2018.Previous