The Post’s Page Six reporter Stephanie Smith is going to turn her humorous and controversial blog into a book after signing with Random House’s new imprint, Zinc Ink.
“Steve and I are both longtime friends of Stephanie from her days covering the magazine business for Women’s Wear Daily,” said Zinczenko, a longtime editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and now consulting for Men’s Fitness through his Galvanized Brands consulting firm. “So when she told us about her romantic, passionate, and very funny quest to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches, our first reaction was, “That’s a book.”
We toldya Smith became an overnight Internet sensation when she outed herself as the as the author of the 300 Sandwiches blog that she started in June 2012. Her boyfriend, Eric Schulte, seen above, had been doing most of the cooking when she decided to try her hand in the culinary world. “After I made him a sandwich — your basic turkey and swiss cheese — one day for lunch, he told me, “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring,” she said.
The anonymous blog launched shortly thereafter. Smith said as of Tuesday, she was at 197 sandwiches. The book, which was brokered by William Morris Endeavor, is due out around Valentine’s Day, 2015.