Editorial Director | Dey Street Books
Carrie Thornton joined Dey Street Books in 2011. In her twenty-year career she has held editorial roles at Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. She specializes in media driven nonfiction publishing, with a keen interest in the areas of memoir, music, lifestyle, and humor, and she has been lucky enough to work with some of the most celebrated entertainers of our generation. Some of her recent titles include We’re Going to Need More Wine by actress and activist Gabrielle Union, Pretty Fun by actress and Fabletics founder Kate Hudson, Meet Me in the Bathroom by journalist Lizzy Goodman, A New Model by supermodel Ashley Graham, Being a Dad is Weird by actor and filmmaker Ben Falcone, and Sister of Darkness by underground exorcist Rachel Stavis. Her list also includes the #1 New York Times bestseller Yes Please by Amy Poehler, the New York Times bestsellers Girl in a Band by artist and Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon, Not My Father’s Son by actor and activist Alan Cumming, Pretty Happy by actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson, Bare Bones by radio personality Bobby Bones, and Every Little Step by Bobby Brown. Carrie is also the longtime editor of such notable writers as Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield, whose recent book Dreaming the Beatles has been called “the best book about the Beatles ever written,” as well as New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss.
Right now, information cycles faster than ever. There’s no way to predict what’ll be news tomorrow, or even in a few hours. This puts writers in a tricky position. How do you write for the times when they’re bound to change rapidly? Some books read like they were torn straight from today’s headlines, even though […]