Piper Kerman‘s story has become a familiar one over the past few years thanks to first her memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, and its subsequent, semi-fictionalized Netflix adaptation. But what does that tale sound like from the other side of the marital bed? We’ll find out on Dec. 16, when Kerman’s husband, Larry Smith, will release the audiobook My Life with Piper: From Big House to Small Screen, in which he describes what was like to have his partner be sent to prison—and what it is like to be portrayed by Jason Biggs on the TV show.
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You knew it was coming. Check out the steamy movie tie-in edition of Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James in time for the film in early 2015. Very few book lovers admit to preferring a movie tie-in edition over the original, but this one might be an exception for die-hard Fifty Shades fans given the Jamie Dornan eye candy. Against-the-wall makeout sessions are SO much hotter than closeups of monochrome silk ties.
The Social Climber’s Bible: A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile came out on Oct. 28. The must-have guide for any aspiring socialite teaches readers the commandments of the art of social “Mountaineering” at any and every event, from a cocktail party to a funeral.
And be assured that the authors, Jazz Johnson and Dirk Wittenborn, know what they’re talking about. Ms. Johnson is an heiress of the wealthy and prominent Johnson & Johnson family; Mr. Wittenborn is a novelist and filmmaker who produced an HBO documentary called Born Rich, about, well, being born rich.
In fact, Jazz Johnson’s famous fam joined forces to make a hilarious satirical (we think) video, The Social Climber’s Bible Presents JET ETIQUETTE—an excellent expert resource if you ever happen to find yourself onboard a private plane, and aren’t quite sure how to navigate the skies savvily. Check out the short video below.
Here’s a billing of the Johnson family members who appeared:
Jim Johnson (Jazz’s father ) as The Butler
Pearl Johnson (Jazz’s sister) as Lady on the balcony
Gretchen Johnson as Lady at the party #1
Dirk’s wife Kirsten as Lady at the party #2
Loring Biedron (Jim Johnson’s grandson) as Boy at the party
I never really cared about Father’s Day. Even when I became a father, I didn’t want to make a big deal — that is, until my own dad died.
Thankfully, I was lucky enough to tell my father how grateful I was for all he’d done throughout my life. But there’s nothing like the death of a parent to make you really examine their impact.
Do you know how Amelia Earhart got to ride on her first airplane? It was because of her father.
The wait is finally over! City of Heavenly Fire, the sixth and final installment of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument series, hits shelves today. To celebrate the book’s launch, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Clare and one of the book’s narrators, Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner. The two chat about the best heroines, and Turner spills what fictional character she’d marry. (Hint: He can be found at Hogwarts!)
Veronica Mars’ Jason Dohring also contributes to the audiobook: “Sophie Turner is wonderful at imbuing young characters with humanity and feeling, and that’s why I thought she would be a perfect narrator for City of Heavenly Fire,” Clare told EW in an exclusive statement. “And Jason Dohring can turn on a dime from vulnerable to sinister, which is a wonderful quality in an audiobook reader.” Check out the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY
We always knew that Muppet lover and Dracula musical writer Jason Segel was a giant kid at heart, and now he’s planning to tell stories directly aimed at a very young audience. The first novel from the former How I Met Your Mother star will hit shelves Sept. 9, and EW has the exclusive first look at the cover of Nightmares!. Read on for more on Segel’s own weird nightmares, the first screenplay he ever wrote, and his experiences reading Infinite Jest while preparing to play David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic. READ FULL STORY
When Entertainment Weekly first spoke to actor Greg Sestero back in 2008 the cult which surrounded his film The Room was still a small, mostly Los Angeles-based affair. Six years on, director-writer-star Tommy Wiseau’s fantastically awful film has become famous around the world and Sestero’s recent memoir The Disaster Artist – which concerns both the film’s production and his friendship with Wiseau — has been optioned by James Franco. READ FULL STORY
People of Nerdfighteria: You’re gonna want to read this.
EW can reveal exclusively that YA rock star John Green has been tapped to headline a panel at BookCon — which is sort of like Comic-Con, but for, you know, actual books — all about The Fault in Our Stars‘s journey from page to screen. The panel, scheduled for May 31, will also feature TFIOS‘s film team, including Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler, director Josh Boone, producer Wyck Godfrey, and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. EW’s own YA expert Sara Vilkomerson will moderate the event — which will also feature a sneak peek at footage from the upcoming film adaptation of TFIOS, which opens June 6.
Brandon Sanderson, known for — among many other works — his contributions to the Wheel of Time series, won himself a lot more fans with his hit YA debut Steelheart, which set off the Reckoners trilogy. The action-packed sequel, coming Jan. 6, 2015, will continue David’s epic battle against the Epics. EW has the first look at the cover of Firefight (Steelheart will be getting a new look as well) and a preview from Sanderson himself. Read on for some cryptic answers to burning questions. READ FULL STORY
City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in The Mortal Instruments series, comes out in only six weeks on May 27, 2014. That means you have six weeks left to revel in the saga of Clary and her golden boy Jace and her dark angel brother Sebastian and the most loveable dork/vampire Simon and the man-eating, demon-killer Isabelle and poor, lovesick Alec. After this, guys, it’s finito.
As we roll up to the final book, Simon & Shuster is releasing a new edition audiobook for City of Bones, which will be narrated by Mae Whitman, who plays Amber Holt on Parenthood. (She was also Roxy Richter, Evil Ex #4 in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Such a great performance.) We’ve got an exclusive interview with Mae, talking about her preparation for the book and who her favorite characters are. Check out the video: READ FULL STORY
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