Lauren Marino is VP. Editorial Director of Gotham Books, where she has been since starting the imprint with William Shinker in fall 2001. She has been in publishing for over 20 years and has worked at Broadway Books, Hyperion, where she was also responsible for overseeing the Miramax imprint, HarperCollins and The Robbins Office, a literary agency. She has edited and published many New York Times bestsellers, including Super Rich and Do You! by Russell Simmons, The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow, The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo, Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister and The Conversation by Hill Harper, and others. Her list is eclectic and tends to fall into the following categories: memoir, biography and narrative non-fiction, food and travel narrative, current events, popular culture, beauty and style, and thought provoking psychology, self help and motivation. Some current Gotham projects include: Thoughts Without Cigarettes by Oscar Hijuelos, Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout, Dead End Gene Pool by Wendy Burden, Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods, The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen, The Secret Lives of Wives by Iris Krasnow, The Rules of the Tunnel by Ned Zeman, Holy Ghost Girl by Donna Johnson, a biography of Carly Simon by Stephen Davis and a humorous memoir by Rachel Dratch. Lauren has also worked with Diablo Cody, Isaac Mizrahi, Danny Goldberg, Reverend Run, Kirk Franklin, Thomas Moore, Ann Crittenden, Ruth Reichl, Jane Green, Harriet Lerner, Lewis Richmond, Julie Klausner, James Hollis, LUCKY Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Brooke Siler, Cindy Crawford, Tom Perkins, Pamela Clarke Keogh, Coleman Barks, Mark Epstein, and Lama Surya Das among others.