Chelsea Green to Publish Wolf Political Tract

Chelsea Green has landed what it thinks could be its biggest political title since George Lakoff’s bestseller Don’t Think Like an Elephant. The White River Junction, Vert. publisher has acquired bestselling author Naomi Wolf’s The End of America from John Brockman, the agent who helped broker the Lakoff deal. In The End of America, Wolf blasts both the Bush administration and Congress for engaging in tactics that she says could turn the U.S. "into something that in the near future could be quite other than the open society in which we grew up."

Chelsea marketing director Mike Dyer said the company will publish America as a $12 trade paperback to keep in a bid to reach as many people as possible. Chelsea is planning a 100,000-copy first printing and will ship books in late July.

Wolf’s first book, The Beauty Myth, became an international bestseller and she has since written five other books, most recently The Treehouse.