The publisher Simon & Schuster is expected to announce next week that it has contracted a book deal with Susan Patton ’77.
The book deal comes after Pattonwrote a letterto the editor of The Daily Princetonian onMarch 29. The lettergained national attentionfor encouraging female students to find a husband on campus before graduation.
Jennifer Robinson, director of publicity at both Gallery Books and Threshold Editions, imprints of Simon & Schuster, said they planned to make an announcement after the holiday weekend. Patton said in an interview this week that the official announcement should comeon Monday.
It remains unclear which label will publish Patton's book. In an interview earlier this year, Patton said she would work with Mitchell Ivers '77, vice president and senior editor at Gallery Books and Threshold Editions.
Ivers deferred comment toRobinson, who said the book will not be published byThreshold Editions—a conservative non-fiction imprint that has published authors such as Glenn Beck and Karl Rove—but did not comment further.
Gallery Books publishes "a wide array of must-read books," according toits website.
Patton said the book will likely be a “combination of memoir and broad-based advice for young people who are thinking about a holistic plan for their life, for their life’s happiness and fulfillment.”
In April, Patton told the ‘Prince’ that she was considering offers from “several” literary agents and publishers andthat she was not sure when the book would be published but that it would likely be released by the end of the year.
“What I’ve been told is that, because the topic is so current, that just certainly sooner is better than later,” she said. “But I had so much trouble even writing my senior thesis, it’s hard to imagine how difficult it’s going to be to actually write a book.”