Rights Available! ESPN Radio Host Mike Greenberg’s Second Novel (a Dramedy) Up for Grabs

'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,' a WWII-themed novel, is also up for optioning.
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'My Father's Wives'

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

So it turns that Mike Greenberg is much more than just the geeky half of ESPN's long-running (15 years and counting) morning show MIke & MIke. Greenberg moonlights as a hit author with a ken for domestic drama. His first book was about a wife discovering her husband was cheating; the newest follows a son trying to come to terms with his recently deceased father, a lion of the Senate and intimate of the presidents but a diffident parent.  

Also attracting attention is another new account of the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (what a name!), the top-secret commando group Winston Churchill organized to conduct sabotage against the Germans in World War II. 

This week's rundown:

My Father's Wives (William Morrow) by Mike Greenberg
Agency: CAA

The ESPN radio host's second novel (his first was a New York Times best-seller) is a dramedy about a man coming to terms with his relationship with his late father, a larger-than-life senator, by visiting each of his five ex-wives.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (John Murray) by Giles Milton
Agent: Rob Kraitt (Casarotto Ramsay)

Newly released documents spurred interest (Paramount recently acquired a similar-named title) in this group of eccentric World War II saboteurs handpicked by Winston Churchill to fight behind enemy lines.

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