Clutching my manuscript to my heaving chest (insert bodice here) I got down on one knee and said to her , "This Manhattan Project is from Venus ---- and so are most of your customers."
"So enough already on any more books about Manhattan Projects that kill. This wartime Manhattan P. saved lives : its all about life and love and the whole nine months."
"Listen to your mother, she says you won't even be here if it wasn't for penicillin : cheap, abundant, natural, non-patented penicillin."
"Now does that sound like how Big Pharma normally operates ?
Yeah, exactly --- this time, despite America being at war, Doctor Mom was in charge and she saw to it that it was done up right."
"If this book proposal has legs - and I think it does , try to think of those legs as being shapely, shaved and belong to an avid reader of character-driven narratives ."
"Besides, market-wise, isn't it long overdue for a Good News Story to come out of WWII's Bad News War ?"
"Give it a read and then get back to me before the bidding war gets heavy ----- 'cause, baby, this here book project is all about peace, love and understanding...."