Another political tale, this one from former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, was signed at the Penguin Press imprint by senior editor Emily Loose. In It's My Party Too: The Education of a Moderate, Whitman, who served the Bush administration as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, pleads for both parties to abandon what she sees as extremist positions and return to a middle ground closer to what she believes voters want. She joined the Bush team in 2001 but resigned two years later, amid controversy over the administration's intransigence on global warming and other issues. Loose bought North American rights in Whitman's book from agent Gail Ross and will publish in 2005.