After capturing the attention of Americans and hitting the New York Timesbestseller list at #5, Becoming China’s Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now (Turner Publishing Company) by business builder and venture philanthropist Peter D. Kiernan, is slated to be published in China by Beijing Fonghong Media Co., Ltd. Announced by Steve Ross, Director of the Books Division at Abrams Artists Agency, the deal also includes Chinese simplified language trade paperback rights for Mainland China.
In Becoming China’s Bitch, Kiernan provides innovative and common sense ways to address ten impending catastrophes that pose the greatest threat to America’s future, including our semiconscious dependency on China.
A leader in investment banking, philanthropy, education and healthcare, Kiernan was pleased that his cogent analysis of our most pressing national problems and his unique perspective of how to get past the gridlock of polarized leaders and partisan gamesmanship was attracting interest from around the world. “It is especially gratifying to hear that publishers in China were making inquiries,” noted Kiernan. “In my book, I emphasize that the Chinese are diligent in studying our country in the ways we prosper and falter. The fact that a prominent Chinese publisher quickly pursued the book reflects that intense attention to our inner workings, policy, national influencers, challenges, and solutions.”
Beijing Fonghong Media, a leading Chinese publisher, released 200 titles in 2010, including lifestyle and health, literary fiction, social science, foreign literature,self-help and young adult novels. It published the #2 and #7 bestselling non-fiction books of 2010 in China, as well as the #8 bestselling fiction book.
Peter D. Kiernan is a successful businessman, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and corporate and government advisor. The former Goldman Sachs partner for nearly two decades and multi-billion dollar hedge fund president now chairs a venture firm. He is recent Chair of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the Robin Hood Foundation and board member of numerous other healthcare, hospital, povertyfighting, and disease-related charities. He is Chairman of University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, board member of UVA’s Graduate Schools and College of Arts and Sciences; and formerly of Williams College, was a founding board member of the Center for Charter School Excellence and board member of the Al Smith Foundation.