How to Get a Book Deal | Aimee Molloy | TEDxPiscataquaRiver by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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What does it take to get a book deal—what classes should you take, who do you need to know? Bestselling author Aimee Molloy shares the secret: it doesn't take any of those things. It takes something that the people in her books demonstrated time and again—being unreasonable.

Aimee Molloy is the author of However Long the Night, a biography of Molly Melching, whose work bringing education to girls and women in Senegal, West Africa has brought about one of the most important human rights movements of our time. Aimee has also collaborated on several books, including with John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, and Elizabeth Edwards. She is the co-author, with Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari, of the New York Times bestseller Rosewater, recently made into a major motion picture by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.

Aimee holds a BA from Duke University and a Masters from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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