On the Books Feb. 21: Jesse James tells all, gay author-producer dies, the fading of marginalia

jesse-jamesImage Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesAnother unbelievably tasteless tell-all memoir in the works: Jesse James has reportedly signed on with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, to write a book that will divulge intimate details about his marriage to Sandra Bullock and his engagement to Kat von D. The only book by James that I’d maybe read is a tattoo book. And I’d only flip through it at the bookstore, not pay good money for it.

Perry Moore, gay author and executive producer of the Narnia series, died last week of unknown causes. He was the author of the novel Hero, a delightful, empowering story about a gay teenage superhero.

Sure, the Kindle now lets you highlight and take notes, but there’s nothing like a well-worn, scribbled-over book. The Times examines the fading of marginalia and the importance of preserving the side-notes of Twain, Austen, and Whitman. I have to admit, I love highlighting and taking notes on books with my iPad, but I’d never be able to create an amazing stick figure swordfight flipbook in an e-Margin like I did with my seventh grade copy of The Hobbit.

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  • dtny

    Disgusting! Who would actually buy this dogs memoirs? Who would care!

  • jt

    I say shame on the publisher for buying it in the first place.

  • Jeff

    This guy gets more turdly with each passing day.

  • Greg

    The name of the book : “Sexual technics from the Third Reich”. :)

  • Flip

    Still saddened by Perry Moore’s death. I was looking forward to Hero sequels and a possible Stan Lee-produced tv series. I wonder if he had finished a second Hero book or not.

  • Cathy

    That’s nice; Jesse James gets to profit from his ability to lie and treat Sandra badly. Then his daughter, who considered Sandra her mom for the most part, can read all about it later. Way to learn your lesson, Jesse.

  • acr65

    You STAY CLASSY Jesse James!

  • kathy m. winn

    i think hes a gnarly type of guy..go getem kat…

  • Debby

    Don’t think I’d read, yet alone , believe a word this, cheating,trash talking pig,would have to say about anything. Give it up Jesse! Your 15 minutes are over!!!!!!

  • Jan

    Shame on anyone who buys Jesse James’ book. He has no class and the book will be full of lies. He has no perspective on anything and by the time the book is published he and Kat won’t even be together.

  • Frankie

    jesse james, you are a Sh*t stain on a pair of silk panites. go away !

    • ger

      I hear he’s into that

  • JPX

    I don’t feel sorry for Sandra Bullock at all. She knowingly married a lower-class, uneducated guy who knocked up a porn star. Obviously Bullock’s not too bright.

  • WitchedOff

    Jesse James is an animal abuser as well as a woman abuser. He has no redeeming qualities as far as I can tell. He just sucks off life.

  • WitchedOff

    He is another Michael Vick.

  • WitchedOff

    It’s no wonder his dog runs away all the time. Jesse makes the poor dog fight and risk its own life for Jesse’s amusement. Sandra showed poor judgement in marrying this criminal. No redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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