Simon & Schuster announced this morning that it has inked a deal with The New York Times's Eleanor Randolph, a mainstay on the paper's editorial board, for a biography on Mayor Michael Bloomberg. This deal is big news for literary and political wonks who can't get enough of the private mayor and were left a little unsatisfied by Bloomberg's "breezy" first book, Bloomberg by Bloomberg.
"This book will follow the extraordinary career and legacy of Bloomberg, who revolutionized business reporting, who has been a powerful and innovative mayor of New York City for the last 12 years ... The book will also observe his ongoing status as a national leader," the publisher said in a release.
Randolph, the book's author is a fixture on The Times's editorial board, and has a decade and a half of experience covering New York state and city politics. She spear-headed The Times "Fixing Albany" series on the state's government from 2004-2005 and has been an on The Times's editorial staff since 1998.