A dear friend and colleague and western Massachusetts resident, Bob Nylen, has just signed a book deal with Random House. Here’s what Publishers Weekly has to say:

Kurt Andersen, who took on an editor-at-large role at Random House in June, has acquired an untitled memoir by media entrepreneur Bob Nylen via David McCormick, who sold North American rights. Andersen, who will edit the book, likens it to Dave Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for the boomer generation, also describing the work as a meditation on American male “toughness.” Full article here.