Little, Brown just sold the French rights to What We Found in the Sofa to Editions Des Grandes Personnes (or, as I would have translated it in my third year of high school French, Big Huge Person Books, which should tell you how well I did in high school French and further tells you why I will not be trusted to translate my own book. The name of the company is somewhat better rendered into English as Grown-Up Books, but that doesn’t make much sense, since WWFITS is aimed at a Middle School audience and not adults, unless there’s some sort of nationwide conspiracy in France to convince young people they’re actually older than they are so they can be gotten into the workforce earlier to boost the economy. When I was last in Paris, there did seem to be a lot of twelve-year-olds driving taxis.)
Pictured here on the day he sold What We Found in the Sofa. His mood is cautiously optimistic.