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 New York, N.Y., November 1, 2010 - CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman, whose popular, award-winning feature series, "Everybody Has a Story," has taken him all over the world to interview ordinary people randomly picked from the local phone book, will write a memoir for Simon & Schuster, it was announced today. Entitled EVERYBODY HAS A STORY, and scheduled for publication in 2012, the book will be about what Hartman has learned while traveling and reporting his offbeat stories for CBS--discovering that, no matter where you go, everyone has a story to tell.


 Jonathan Karp, Executive Vice President and Publisher of S&S, who negotiated the agreement for world rights with Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency, wrote to Hartman back in 2004 after seeing one of his stories, but didn't receive a proposal from him until six years later, when, Hartman explained, he was finally ready to write the book. 


Steve Hartman said, "I had no problem finding stories in other people, but I didn't have a clue what mine was.  It has taken me this long to figure it out."


 Karp commented: "Steve Hartman is a great American chronicler in the tradition of Jimmy Breslin, Bob Greene, and Charles Kuralt, with his own voice and humor, and I'm sure readers are going to enjoy accompanying him on this journey."


 A CBS News correspondent since 1998, Hartman has won many prestigious journalism awards for his work, including an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for writing and four RTNDA/Edward R Murrow Awards, with three consecutive citations for Best Writing. Previously, he was a columnist for "60 Minutes Wednesday" and was a correspondent for two primetime CBS News magazines, "Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel" and "Coast to Coast."


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