Aevitas Creative Management
Late Bloomers by Rich Karlgaard
U.S. publisher: Currency, Apr. 2019
An entrepreneur and the publisher of Forbes magazine offers, per the agency, an exploration of “what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with early success.”
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
U.S. publisher: Morrow, Oct.
In this historical novel, Gaynor (A Memory of Violets) explores, the agency says, “the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past 200 years.”
Madhouse at the End of the Earth by Julian Sanction
U.S. publisher: Crown, fall 2020
Sanction, who’s worked as a reporter for outlets like Vanity Fair and Esquire, delivers a work of narrative nonfiction about, per the agency, “the first adventurers in history to endure the brutal Antarctic winter,” who spent two years trapped in a boat called the Belgica.
The Wedge by Scott Carney
U.S. publisher: Harmony, spring 2019
Carney, an investigative journalist who has also worked as an anthropologist, explores, the agency says, “the frontiers of neuroscience and traditional medicine in a quest to understand methods that will extend conscious control over the autonomic nervous system.”
Fame Adjacent by Sarah Skilton
U.S. publisher: Grand Central, Apr. 2019
Holly Danner is the only cast member from a well-known 1990s variety show for kids who did not become famous. Broke and jobless 25 years later, Holly finds out she hasn’t been invited to a televised reunion. “Hellbent on revenge, Holly decides to crash the televised anniversary special,” the agency says, and meets a man “whose addiction might rival her own and send them both to doom.”
A Polar Affair by Lloyd Spencer Davis
U.S. publisher: Pegasus, fall 2019
In this true account, per the agency, George Murray Levick, a member of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s failed expedition to Antarctica, is stranded and spends the winter observing penguins, discovering “salacious aspects of their reproductive biology that were suppressed for a century” until author Davis, a penguin biologist, reveals Levick’s findings about what Davis calls the “perverted” creatures.
The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
U.S. publisher: Disney/Riordan, out now
This contemporary middle grade novel features a boy named Zane who has a dormant volcano, which he calls The Beast, in his backyard, the agency says. When a plane crashes into The Beast, a mysterious girl tells him “the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Maya god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane’s.”
Winter World by A.G. Riddle
U.S. publisher: Riddle Inc., Nov.
The agency describes this novel as “The Martian meets Interstellar.” Earth is cooling when climate scientists expect it to get warmer, and when probes are launched into space to discover why, “they find something no one expected: a mysterious object floating in space” that might provide the answer.
The Clegg Agency
Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham
U.S. publisher: Penguin, out now
In this memoir by New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, the agency says, he recounts his education in style and portrays life in New York’s bygone bohemian world. Cunningham is the subject of the upcoming documentary The Times of Bill.
The Light Years by Chris Rush
U.S. publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr. 2019
This nonfiction narrative, according to the agency, is Rush’s story of leaving home as a teenager after his family falls apart “under the weight of his father’s drinking and homophobic rage.” Heading west, Rush meets “drug dealers, makeshift prophets, and fellow wanderers stumbling through the mind-expanding drugs and hippie idealism of the ’60s and into the decadence and despair of the ’70s.”
The Riddle of the Paper Lantern by Rivka Galchen (title subject to change)
U.S. publisher: Restless, 2019
In this YA/middle grade novel, 11-year-old Fred sneaks out of bed, sees her mom disappear into a giant paper lantern, and decides to follow her, “but finds herself trapped in an enchanting sideways world with only a sad white elephant named Downer for company,” the agency says. Fred stumbles into “a puzzle-filled quest to save the country’s leader and keep her mom safe.”
The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona
U.S. publisher: Penguin, Mar. 2019
In Scibona’s second novel, a young man enlists in the Marine Corps to fight in Vietnam and, per the agency, “puts in motion an unimaginable chain of events” that plays out in Cambodia, Queens, and New Mexico—an odyssey of loss and salvation ranging across four generations of fathers and sons.”
DeFiore and Company
Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu
U.S. publisher: Simon & Schuster, spring 2020
In this work of literary creative nonfiction—which incorporates “strands of cultural and political history and literary criticism,” the agency says—a young Ghanaian-Armenian-American woman digs for “the roots of her own fractured identity after a lifetime of statelessness and abandonment.”
The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar
U.S. publisher: Counterpoint, Feb. 2019
This debut novel portrays “one woman’s shift from acquiescence to resistance” against the racism and xenophobia she grew up with in the rural South as the daughter of Bengali immigrants, per the agency. She is “met with the same questions: ‘Where are you from? No, where are you really from?’ Her answer—‘Here’—is never enough.”
Nas Daily—the Book by Nuseir Yassin
U.S. publisher: HarperOne, fall 2019
Known by eight million Facebook fans as Nas, 26-year-old Israeli-Palestinian Nuseir Yassin has made more than 900 one-minute videos that, the agency says, celebrate people “for their individuality, creativity, and kindness to others” and were the inspiration for the book.
To Have and to Hold by Molly Millwood
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
In this debut nonfiction, clinical psychologist Molly Millwood “shows how early motherhood affects a woman psychologically, physically, and professionally,” according to the agency, taking on “thorny issues such as identity, control, autonomy, and dependency” through stories from Millwood’s practice and research, threaded with her own experiences.
Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do by Amy Morin
U.S. publisher: Morrow, Dec.
In her third book on mental strength, Morin “teaches women to own their power, channel their confidence, and find their authentic voice for a life of meaning and joy,” the agency says.
The Revenge of Magic by James Riley
U.S. publisher: Aladdin, Feb. 2019
In this middle grade fantasy, “long-dead magical creatures are discovered all around the world, each buried with a book of magic, and only children can unlock the dangerous power of the books,” the agency says.
Untitled by Mary Doria Russell
U.S. publisher: Touchstone, 2019
In this work of historical fiction, the agency says, Russell tells the story of labor organizer Annie Clements, who’s been called the American Joan of Arc.
We Set the Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
U.S. publisher: HC/Tegen, Feb. 2019
The agency calls this a “daring and romantic fantasy debut, perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which society wife in training Dani “has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival.”
Foundry Literary + Media
Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
U.S. publisher: Putnam, Oct. 2019
This guide from Rodsky, an organizational management expert, will, per the agency, give readers a “prescriptive system to allocate domestic responsibilities, revolutionizing their marriage, home, and sense of purpose.”
It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
U.S. publisher: Delacorte, Apr. 2019
The middle grade adaptation of the Daily Show host’s bestselling 2016 memoir, Born a Crime (published by Spiegel & Grau).
The Master Plan by Chris Wilson
U.S. publisher: Putnam, Feb. 2019
Wilson, sentenced to life in prison when he was 18, managed to land a reduced sentence after making a list of the things he would do if released, which he called his “master plan.” The agency described the book as a “memoir with elements of personal/professional motivation.”
Untitled by Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfeld
U.S. publisher: Audible and HMH, 2019
A crossover fiction title by the iconic comics creator that, per the agency, will “introduce fans to a whole new set of characters.”
The Gernert Company
How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North
U.S. publisher: Riverhead, out now
The agency calls this “a fun, deeply researched history of the key technologies that made each stage of human civilization possible.”
The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone
U.S. publisher: Crown, May 2019
A terror attack in Paris is “not what it seems to be” in this thriller, the agency says, and Kate Moore, the heroine of Pavone’s Edgar Award–winning novel The Expats, must unravel the mystery.
The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre
U.S. publisher: Doubleday, out now
The agency says this history of the ubiquitous personality test “conceived a century ago by a mother and her daughter, both fiction writers with no formal training in psychology,” traces its growing influence in “boardrooms, classrooms, and beyond.”
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
U.S. publisher: Ecco, May 2019
This debut novel, per the agency, “lays bare the costs of migration and the iron fist of the patriarchy” but also shows “the love and devotion that can sustain a family for generations.”
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love, edited by Heather Demetrios
U.S. publisher: Holt, Dec.
In this collection, the agency says, YA authors “answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness.”
In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey
U.S. publisher: HMH/Adams, Oct.
In Bailey’s novel, American literary scholar Charles Hayden goes to England to forget his past and to write a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of legendary Victorian children’s book In the Night Wood. But, per the agency, “Charles learns that the past isn’t dead.” There’s “the woman he might have loved, a child who could have been his own lost daughter, and the ghost of a self he thought he’d put behind him.”
Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking
U.S. publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct.
Defense experts Singer and Brooking parse the ways “war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battle space that plays out on our smartphones,” per the agency. The authors warn that “the most important battles are now only a click away.”
Willa & Hesper by Amy Feltman
U.S. publisher: Grand Central, Apr. 2019
In this debut novel, per the agency, two young women “unwittingly take the same path to heal from their breakup, seeking answers in the lands of their ancestors”—a journey taking them to Tbilisi, Georgia, and to Germany “to discover what can break and what can mend when you look to the past to understand your present.”
(handled by Curtis Brown)
The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver
U.S. publisher: Putnam, Apr. 2019
The first in a new series by the bestselling thriller writer follows Colter Shaw, who the agency describes as “an itinerate reward seeker.” She travels the country to “help police solve crimes and to help private citizens locate missing persons.”
Untitled by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer
U.S. publisher: Penguin, Sept. 2019
The forthcoming book from the chairman and CEO of Netflix will, per the agency, lay out the company’s “radical corporate culture and approach that have proven to be the secret sauce behind” its success. (Meyer, who is writing the book with Hastings, is a professor at INSEAD and the author of Culture Map.)
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
U.S. publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, no pub date yet
In this novel set in Kansas during the 1990s, which the agency is comparing to The Corrections, Lerner (Leaving the Atocha Station) follows a high school senior named Adam Gordon, his former classmate, and Adam’s psychoanalyst parents. The agency says the book is about “the nature of what it means to be alive and mired in language in these times.”
White Privileged Male by Bret Easton Ellis
U.S. publisher: Knopf, late 2019
Ellis’s essay collection will draw from his podcast and Twitter account and, per the agency, “rally against free speech under a corporate culture, looking at examples of how it is threatened in today’s society.”
The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
U.S. publisher: Knopf, May 2019
Set in occupied Europe, this historical novel, per the agency, is based on the true story of Varian Fry, a Harvard-educated American journalist who traveled to Marseille in 1940 to rescue artists and writers threatened by the Nazis, including Hannah Arendt, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. Fry created a relief organization as a cover to smuggle the refugees out of France.
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
U.S. publisher: Viking, Oct.
From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes this new guide to “decoding the behavior of the people around you,” the agency says, even when they are not aware of why they do what they do, and shows how “to detach from our own emotions and master self-control.”
Recursion by Blake Crouch
U.S. publisher: Crown, June 2019
NYPD detective Barry Sutton tries to talk down a woman threatening to commit suicide in this science-fiction thriller. Per the agency: Sutton realizes she is infected with false memory syndrome—“a mysterious disease that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.” Fearing he has been exposed to the illness, Sutton teams up with neuroscientist Helena Smith, who has invented a device “that would allow people to preserve their most intense memories, and relive them whenever they want.”
Together by Vivek Murthy
U.S. publisher: Harper Wave, 2020
As a new doctor, Murthy—a former U.S. surgeon general—discovered that “chronic loneliness became the most common pathology he encountered,” the agency says, and his book explores how loneliness endangers our health and why the lonely are stigmatized.
Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Republic of Lies:
American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power by Anna Merlan
U.S. publisher: Metropolitan, Apr. 2019
Journalist Merlan combines “historical insights, sophisticated social analysis, and gripping on-the-ground reporting” in her examination of “the causes and tenacity of our era’s spreading conspiracy-mongering, and transforms our understanding of such paranoias,” the agency says.
Who Are You Always Dressing Up For? by Olivia Gatwood
U.S. publisher: Dial, no pub date yet
Olivia Gatwood’s poetry collection, the agency says, explores “memory, trauma, violence, and love while asking what is real and what is the product of media sensationalism intended to instill fear in women.”
Worn by Sofia Thanhauser
U.S. publisher: Pantheon, Jan. 2021
The agency calls this “a sweeping, lyrical, and deeply researched cultural history of textiles” that uncovers “the forces that have shaped what we wear.” In the narrative tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Botany Of Desire, the book “reveals the huge impact the production of clothing has had on the environment, labor, culture, geopolitics, and trade.”
Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents
Child in Me by Lisa Simone
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
In this memoir by Nina Simone’s only daughter, the author shares how she, as the agency explains, began her life living “in a ‘Black Camelot’ in a comfortable Westchester home,” but did not ultimately “experience the privilege and open doors one might expect.”
The Gulf: Seeking Good in a Broken World by Belle Boggs
U.S. publisher: Graywolf, Apr. 2019
The agency describes this novel as “a hilarious send-up of writing workshops, for-profit education, and the gulf between believers and nonbelievers.”
The Innocents by Stephen Cha
U.S. publisher: Ecco, summer 2019
The noir editor at the L.A. Review of Books delivers a novel about, the agency says, “two Los Angeles families—one Korean-American, one African-American—whose shared history from the 1991 unrest reemerges in a series of shocking crimes that threatens to engulf the city in a new race riot.”
The Plateau: Notes on an Upward Passage by Maggie Paxson
U.S. publisher: Riverhead, Aug. 2019
The agency calls this nonfiction title “a cross between Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost and Katherine Boo’s Behind Beautiful Forever.” It follows an anthropologist who, “seeking to study peace,” explores the Vivarais Lignon plateau region in France and its “refugee-embracing culture.”
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
The Missing Season by Gillian French
U.S. publisher: HarperTeen, June 2019
This thriller from the author of The Lies They Tell and Edgar Award finalist Grit is set in Pender, Maine, “where every Halloween another kid goes missing,” according to the agency. “The adults offer excuses, but the Pender kids know what’s behind it—a horrific monster they call The Mumbler.”
Shake It Off by Eva Holland
U.S. publisher: PRH Canada, fall 2019
Award-winning journalist Eva Holland explores fear by doing things she’s afraid of—such as skydiving and rock climbing—and combines humorous narrative of her experiences with research on the science of facing our fears, the agency says.
The Shallows by Matt Goldman
U.S. publisher: Forge, June 2019
Emmy Award–winning writer Matt Goldman brings back Minneapolis private detective Nils Shapiro for a stand-alone novel, per the agency.
War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Fight Between America and Hitler by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro
U.S. publisher: Roaring Brook, May 2019
The Louis-Schmeling fight, one of the most famous in boxing history and fought on the eve of WWII, is the subject of this book by six-time Emmy Award–winning sportswriter/producer Ouisie Shapiro and writer John Florio, who also cover “the fighters’ complicated relationship after the fight,” the agency says.
The Jane Rotrosen Agency
The 8th Sister by Robert Dugoni
U.S. publisher: Thomas & Mercer, Apr. 2019
In what the agency calls a spy thriller combined with a courtroom drama, Drugoni delivers a tale about “an ex-CIA agent who agrees to one last mission—and unwittingly ends up in a game of Russian roulette.”
Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
U.S. publisher: Dutton, Feb. 2019
D.D. Warren and Flora Dane return in this thriller that, the agency says, explores a case “that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there.”
Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
From the son of medical thriller writer Michael Palmer, this standalone thriller is about, per the agency, a mother with Munchausen syndrome by proxy (a disorder in which a parent, usually a mother, may create or exaggerate symptoms of illness in their children for attention).
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
U.S. publisher: Graydon House, Mar. 2019
The agency says this novel, alternating between present-day Poland and Nazi-occupied Poland, follows “the legacy of war and its impact on one memorable family.”
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
U.S. publisher: Wednesday, Jan. 2019
In Paris in 1889, treasure hunter and hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie is charged by a secret society with finding an artifact; the search in the underworld of Paris brings him “a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance,” according to the agency, which says that, in the book, “betrayal and beauty wear the same face, and a dark power haunts their every move.”
Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams
of Technology by Adrienne Mayor
U.S. publisher: Princeton Univ., Nov.
Mayor traces the quest to develop artificial intelligence and “reveals how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and AI were anticipated in ancient times” and how science “has always been driven by imagination,” per the agency.
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
U.S. publisher: Scribner, Mar. 2019
This first installment in a new YA series is set on the Korean island of Jeju, famous for its women sea divers, where two women friends are “tested by war, betrayal, and the rough depths of the ocean,” the agency says, from the postcolonial 1930s to the present day. Mi-ja is the shamed daughter of a Japanese collaborator; Young-sook will follow her mother as leader of the divers. This “beautiful, ambitious novel illuminates a world turned upside down and, ultimately, the power of forgiveness.”
Cullen Stanley International
(on behalf of Janklow & Nesbit Associates)
Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer
U.S. publisher: Knopf, Apr. 2019
After the death of his Japanese father-in-law, Iyer, per the agency, confronts “impermanence, mortality, and grief.” Returning with his wife to Japan, Iyer “begins to grapple with the questions we all live with: how we hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying.”
Blood Communion by Anne Rice
U.S. publisher: Knopf, Oct.
In this latest in the Vampire Chronicles series, the agency says, Lestat recounts “how he became prince of the vampire world through his battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, a demon spirit who threatens all that Lestat has built.”
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
U.S. publisher: Little, Brown, Jan. 2019
Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Farrow uncovered sexual misconduct in high places and revealed “the machine deployed by powerful men to silence survivors and threaten reporters chasing those survivors’ stories,” says the agency. The book is based on a New Yorker series Farrow wrote in 2017 that exposed the first allegations of sexual assault against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
U.S. publisher: Knopf, May 2019
The short stories in this collection by the award-winning author of Story of Your Life—the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film Arrival—“ask penetrating questions about the nature of the universe and what it means to be human,” per the agency.
Trident Media Group
Barker House by David Moloney
U.S. publisher: Bloomsbury, winter 2020
This debut from a former corrections officer is, per the agency, a “novel-in-stories” about “nine guards inside and beyond the walls of a New Hampshire jail.”
The Extinction Agenda by Michael Laurence
U.S. publisher: St. Martin’s, Aug. 2019
In this thriller, a federal agent investigates, per the agency, “a 100-year conspiracy involving a mass murder seemingly photographed at the site of every pandemic since the Spanish Flu.”
Fat Girls Deserve Fairy Tales Too by Evette Dionne
U.S. publisher: Seal, fall 2019
The editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, Dionne’s debut is an autobiographical essay collection that the agency says combines “black feminist criticism with personal narrative to explore the imagery on fat women and how black women, in particular, must navigate culture perceptions of size with race and gender.”
Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
U.S. publisher: Purname, Apr. 2019
Trident says this domestic standalone thriller by the bestselling author is about “a group of friends that reunites 20 years after a game of Russian roulette left a young boy dead.”
William Morris Endeavor
Coders by Clive Thompson
U.S. publisher: Penguin Press, no pub date yet
Thompson’s look at computer programmers is, per the agency, “a brilliant and immersive reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today.”
Dove Mi Trove by Jhumpa Lahiri
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
The first full novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author follows, the agency says, “a woman through the seasons, with each one revealing more about who she is, where she has come from, and what her future might hold as she searches for what she truly wants.”
Hundred: What You Learn in a Lifetime by Heike Faller, illus. by Valerio Vidali
U.S. publisher: no publisher yet
In this illustrated book originally published in Germany, Faller, the agency says, “captures both the smallest moments in our lives and the widest reaches of human emotion” in “100 poignant phrases.”
Stronghold by Tucker Malarkey
U.S. publisher: Random/Spiegel & Grau, no pub date yet
The agency describes Malarkey’s narrative nonfiction, about a man named Guido Rahr, whose passion for salmon and wild rivers drove him “across two continents in the wake of the Cold War,” as “an epic story about one man’s quest to save the world’s last great salmon river.”
Confessions of an Innocent Man by David R. Dow
U.S. publisher: Dutton, Apr. 2019
In his debut novel, a thriller, Dow (Autobiography of an Execution) follows a man who was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, who, once he is exonerated, goes on, per the agency, a “quest for the type of justice he can actually live with.”
Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
U.S. publisher: Grand Central, 2019
From the author of bestseller Roses is, per the agency, a tale about five young Americans “hand-picked by the U.S. intelligence agency to infiltrate the Nazi stronghold of German-occupied France in 1942.”
She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore
U.S. publisher: Graywolf, out now
In her debut novel, selected for the Buzz Panel at the most recent BookExpo, Moore, per the agency, “reimagines the founding of Liberia through a mix of history and magical realism” following three different characters from the African diaspora.
To Night Owl, from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
U.S. publisher: Dial, Feb. 2019
A middle grade series about, per the agency, “friendship and family” that is told entirely through emails and letters between the two young title characters, who are witnessing the “blossoming romance between their two dads.”
The Wylie Agency
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
U.S. publisher: Riverhead, late 2019
In her sophomore novel, the author, who is Igbo and Tamil, follows “the children of the Nigerwives, foreign women who have married and settled in Nigeria,” the agency says.
The Omniscient Cell: A Theory, the Birth of Medicine and the Future of the Body by Siddhartha Mukherjee
U.S. publisher: Scribner, no pub date yet
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies offers, per the agency, “the story of modern medicine” and “the history and future of cell biology” in this sweeping title.
Untitled by Nicholas Schmidle
U.S. publisher: Holt, no pub date yet
In his currently untitled nonfiction book, Schmidle, a staff writer at the New Yorker, delivers what the agency describes as “a 21st-century The Right Stuff.” The book is expanded from an August 2018 article he did for the magazine, titled “Rocket Man,” for which he spent four years with Richard Branson and employees of his space travel division, Virgin Galactic.
Zucked by Roger McNamee
U.S. publisher: Penguin Press, Feb. 2019
This nonfiction work is about a tech venture capitalist and Facebook investor who served as “an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg,” the agency says, who began to feel the company was damaging the country and “set out to try to stop it.”
NOTE: This article has been updated from its original form.