Happy Baby

That’s a wrap!

Happy Baby wrapped in New York City on July 7, 2013.


I’ve always considered Happy Baby my favorite Stephen Elliott book, and we at McSweeney’s were very proud to have a hand in publishing it. I feel like I know every word in the book, and not just because I was the editor. It’s written with such unvarnished, raw power, such unparalleled honesty, that it begins to feel like these are your own memories, that this was your own life. I’m happy that Stephen’s making a movie out of it. The unique structure of it will translate well, and I think because the material is so personal to Steve, the result will be something very potent.

Dave Eggers

One of my favorite books of the decade.

Maud Newton