Few things are more difficult than writing a compelling, well-organized memoir. Creating meaning from your life journey and assembling a cohesive narrative that will keep readers engaged while still revealing the emotional and actual truth of our experience is a difficult task, but at Mascot Books, we believe that everyone has a story. We’re committed to helping memoir authors share that story with the world. Whether you have a couple of essays, a full outline, or a polished manuscript, Mascot Books will give you access to a seasoned editor or ghostwriter and a design team that knows how to create intuitive layouts. If you have images you’d like to include, we can integrate those seamlessly into the flow of your narrative. When it comes to marketing and distribution, we’ll work with you to craft a customized marketing plan and identify your book’s market fit to maximize the reach of your book. Tell us about your memoir today and let us explore how we can help put your journey in print.
You know her as the smart-sexy hostess of USA: Up All Night, but did you know Rhonda was a New Orleans beauty queen? A candidate for office? An award-winning “bimbopreneur?” In this funny, naughty, candid book, Rhonda shares the unforgettable story of a woman who was always “too something” to achieve anything, but who ended up achieving anything. Packed with vivid characters, hilarious stories, and wisdom for women of all ages, Up All Night proves that when it comes to achieving your dreams, the only voice that matters is your own.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ bid for the pennant in 1964 was an almost flawless run. For eleven-year-old Carl Wolfson, it was the happiest summer of his young life. But with each late-season loss, Phillies fans were thrown into despair, and Carl’s crumbling dream of a World Series forced him to take refuge in comedy. Luckily, his bickering parents (who put up Chinese symbols for “peace” and “happiness” and argued for years about which was which), his mouthy great aunt (whose protest letters to the Phillies front office became local legend), and the cultural and political revolutions of the 1960s created plenty of opportunity for distraction.
When socialite Rhonda Erwin’s husband announces his job is relocating to Mumbai for five years, the TypeA, control freak isn’t sure she will survive. Initially concerned by a cacophony of crowds, caste system, and a culture vastly different from her own, Rhonda is unsure she’ll be able to carve a happy life for herself and her two sons. A few miserable months in, Rhonda makes a desparate choice to let go of things she cannot control. With the help of her trusty driver Naushad, Rhonda embraces the vibrancy and chaos that is India. Straight-talking, uproariously funny, and sincerely honest, Deep in the Heart of Mumbai captures Rhonda Erwin’s journey from bewildered tourist to certified resident…driving skills included.
Cameron Powell has always struggled with goodbyes. On the day his marriage ends, he finds out his mother’s cancer has returned, and this time there may be no escape. Faced with the prospect of more chemo and surgery, his mother vows to conquer the 500-mile trek across Spain known as the Camino de Santiago, and Cameron pushes aside his fears to walk by her side. Together, Cameron and Inge write a fierce and funny travelogue about their adventures on the trail and living a life of purpose. Three years later, as Inge’s health declines, Cameron begins to record, in their blog, his real-time impressions of life’s most difficult voyage. This luminous, inspirational true story about pilgrimage, presence, and letting go is not to be missed.
Beryl Radin grew up as a first-generation Jewish American in the Midwest. From her small Jewish community of Aberdeen, South Dakota to her career as a successful academic and professor in and out of Washington, D.C., Radin weaves together the threads of a life composed by fragments of feminism, civil rights, Americanization, and activism. Spanning eight decades, Radin’s memoir offers a vision of the twentieth century through the lens of a woman defined by multiple identities attempting to define her place in a shifting world.