YPG Cares Supports Books for a Better Life

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On March 11th, 2013, several YPG Cares members from a number of houses and literary agencies volunteered at the 17th Annual Books for a Better Life event organized by the Southern New York chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This was the 2nd year in a row our members were invited to assist the staff of the MS Society in honoring authors and their books in the area of self-improvement. This year the event was hosted by Meredith Vieira, who has a personal connection to the MS Society’s mission as her husband suffers from this disease.

In addition to Meredith, Tom Wolfe was also on hand to induct into the Hall of Fame, long time friend, Gail Sheedy, journalist and author of  Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence (William Morrow, 2010),  which chronicled her experiences as a long term caregiver to her husband while he battled cancer off and on over the course of 18 years.  Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was George Slowik, Jr.- President of Publisher’s Weekly who was honored for his long time support of this event and the mission of the MS Society to improve the lives of people suffering from this debilitating disease.

To find out more about the Books for a Better Life event, please visit  http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/nyn/fundraising/books-for-a-better-life/index.aspx

TaraHartTara has worked with the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. since starting as an intern in May 2008. She joined the agency full time as the Contracts and Royalties Manager in September of that year. Her primary responsibilities involve the negotiation of contract and processing of payments, as well as managing the internship program. In addition she has been working to evaluate the various options in the reprint arena and to successfully relaunch various titles into the marketplace. To this end she has shepherded over eighty titles through the republication process and is looking forward to seeing many of these titles live again.

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