Penguin Random House: Amy Schumer Co-Curates ARRIVAL STORIES, Coming From The Dial Press in Spring 2022

The Dial Press announced that ARRIVAL STORIES: Women Share Their Experiences of Becoming Mothers, a revealing collection of more than 20 original essays, curated by Amy Schumer and Christy Turlington Burns, will be published on April 5, 2022. In this anthology, Schumer and Turlington Burns bring together a diverse group of women—actors, athletes, academics, CEOs, writers, small business owners, birth workers, physicians, and activists—to share their experiences of becoming mothers. Whitney Frick and Annie Chagnot acquired North American rights from Claudia Ballard at WME.

Throughout her difficult pregnancy, Schumer found camaraderie and empowerment in hearing birth stories from other women, including those of her friend, activist Christy Turlington Burns. It is through these conversations that the idea for this book was born.

ARRIVAL STORIES presents an informative and deeply-affecting account of the kaleidoscope of emotions present when a woman first realizes she is a mother. This book provides a sweeping view of motherhood and shines a light on the grave injustices women of color face in maternal healthcare.

Schumer, Turlington Burns, and many of the contributors to this anthology are donating their proceeds to Every Mother Counts, the nonprofit founded by Turlington Burns, which works to make pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful, and equitable for every mother, everywhere. In addition to Schumer and Turlington Burns, contributors include La La Anthony, Adrienne Bosh, Rachel Feinstein, Sienna Miller, Alysia Montaño, Emily Oster, Jill Scott, Shilpa Shah, Amber Tamblyn, Serena Williams, and Katrina Yoder. The cover art is by Kenesha Sneed.

Amy Schumer is one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. She is the recipient of a Peabody award, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. She was raised in New York City and Long Island and is a mother.

Christy Turlington Burns is the Founder & CEO of Every Mother Counts. Christy’s work in maternal health began after experiencing a childbirth related complication in 2003—an experience that would later inspire her to direct and produce the documentary feature film, No Woman, No Cry, about the challenges women face throughout pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Under Christy’s leadership, Every Mother Counts has invested over $20 million in programs in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States focused on making pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful and equitable for every mother, everywhere. Turlington Burns has been one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People and one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. Christy graduated Cum Laude from NYU’s Gallatin School of Independent Studies and studied Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She currently serves on the Yale Nursing School Dean’s Leadership Council and the Smithsonian Institute’s American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI) Advisory Committee.

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