George Butler, the filmmaker who gave Arnold Schwarzenegger's career a jump start with Pumping Iron, has lately been hanging out with his old pal John Kerry. He threatened to sue Vietnam Veterans Against Kerry.com over their use of his photos, and last month it was reported he'll make a film out of Douglas Brinkley's Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War. All this to note that Publishers Lunch brings word that Butler has sold Bulfinch a book project of "intimate, never-before-seen" photographs of Kerry.
Other book deals of note in Publishers Lunch:
Barbara R. Nicolosi and Spencer Lewerenz's edited collection GREETINGS FROM THE CHURCH IN HOLLYWOOD, essays by Christians working in the entertainment industry -- including Ralph Winter, Janet Scott Batchler, and Scott Derrickson -- that explain how Christians need to change if they want to have a bigger presence in the entertainment industry and a louder voice in the media. To Baker Books.
Sarah Sentilles' TAUGHT BY AMERICA, a memoir of a young woman's experience teaching in Compton, California as part of the Teach for America program, providing stories of the children who taught the author lessons in privilege, greed, hope, racism and love. To Beacon.
Actress and Singer ("L.A Law") Michele Greene's YA novel MARTIKA GALVEZ: The Jaguar of Uxmal, a Latina Nancy Drew, a Mexican/American teenage sleuth, gifted with mystical powers handed down by generations of women healers in her family, living in Los Angeles who finds herself embroiled in trying to solve the kidnapping of another teenager whose father employs Martika's mom as a housekeeper. To Harper Children's.