Yesterday, Random House announced it acquired a book by Anne-Marie Slaughter, based on her controversial article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which was the cover story in the July/August issue of The Atlantic. Canadian rights were secured by Anne Collins, publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group.
It’s no shocker that Slaughter, the first-ever female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department, was approached to write a book. Her piece about gender and work/life balance is The Atlantic’s most-read story to date, generating over 1 million website hits and 2,300 comments. Although the untitled book will not be released until 2014, Quillblog speculates that issues surrounding women and the pursuit for career success won’t go away any time soon.