Curtis Brown's Ed Wintle is an experienced movie agent, so it's only natural that when he wrote his own book, Breakfast with Tiffany, he should make a movie deal for it even before it had found a publisher, selling an option to producer Lisa Tornell (Igby Goes Down). Then his CB colleague Mitchell Waters got Miramax Books's Jonathan Burnham to come through with a six-figure preemptive offer large enough to head off a planned auction. The book describes the upheaval in 40-year-old Wintle's life when he becomes the guardian of a rambunctious 13-year-old girl (is there any other kind?).
Volume 250 Issue 46 11/17/2003