On the Books Feb. 23: Spike Lee's new picture book, Sarah Palin's secret Facebook account, long-lost Jefferson letters, and more

spike-leeImage Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesFilmmaker Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee have written a picture book, Giant Steps to Change the World. The book centers on individuals who “made giant steps to make the world a better place/and left big shoes for you to fill.”

According to the leaked, unauthorized biography by a former Sarah Palin aide, Frank Bailey, Palin apparently has a secret Facebook account that is used to “Like” many of her daughter’s updates on the site, as well as those of Palin’s own profile. I’m sure there are way juicier revelations in the book, but I find this quite scandalous. That’s poor Facebook form.

Two researchers uncovered 69 books, some of which include handwritten notes, that belonged to Thomas Jefferson in the Washington University of St. Louis rare book collection. The search continues in the collection for even more volumes from the Founding Father. I smell a National Treasure sequel.

Book review wars between snippy authors aren’t uncommon, but apparently, writing a bad review in France can get you sued.

Book-shoppers around the country pay final respects to Borders stores before they shutter for good. Also, a roundup of commentary about Borders’ demise and what it means in the long-run.

Johnny Depp admits to being a “comic-book head” as a kid and names his favorite comic book characters.

If you guys out there think book clubs are a hobby firmly in the ladies’ domain–think Oprah, white wine, Kathryn Stockett–you’re wrong. You book-talking men may have compatriots … in the UK, at least.


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  • jmcg

    This is completely unrelated to the article, I’m referencing the Ad on the right side–Karen Moning’s Shadowfever was a great read! I finished it in about 24 hours. It was a good combined ending to the Fever and the Highland Mist series.

    • Cristian

      Bristol you are not an actress. That is true. But, seenig you with your baby and your mom you are a wonderful exciting person. You react to real emotions not make believe. If you could just react to Mark as a friend that you really like, you could get past that part of the dances. The judges say you have the technique down. Best of luck. This is from a grandma who knows nothing about dancing or acting.

  • Georgia

    No wonder Sarah “pathetic” Palin doesn’t have time to be with her kids, she’s too busy creating fake facebook pages.

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