An as-yet untitled memoir, which promises to be a “no holds barred” look into rock star and actress Courtney Love’s wild life, will be staggering your way in Fall 2012, according to a press release from William Morrow. Co-written by Anthony Bozza, the memoir will set the record straight on a number of topics, including Love’s tumultuous marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, her drug use and recovery, relationship with daughter Frances Beane, and highly publicized affairs with Billy Corgan and Ed Norton.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing a memoir for release in October 2012, according to a statement from Simon & Schuster. Tentatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, the book will discuss the breakup of his marriage to Maria Shriver in addition to his youth in Austria and his work in bodybuilding, film, and politics. A source told PEOPLE that the book will “not be a tell-all.”
Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said, “Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time, and one of the greatest success stories in the world. READ FULL STORY
Quick poll: Does Ex-Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson writing, “I would always ask some of my black friends how they got their butts and thighs,” make you A). Uncomfortable B). Bored or C). Amused?
I’m going with a combination of A and B, but for those that say, “Kendra’s just being Kendra,” there is more where that inner monologue came from in Wilkinson’s new book, Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails & Getting My Sexy Back, out today.
Being Kendra is the follow up to the New York Times best-seller Sliding Into Home, in which Wilkinson discussed the path that led her to the Playboy mansion and beyond.
In the follow up, Wilkinson talks about life post-baby. READ FULL STORY
Jennifer Close, J. Courtney Sullivan, Sloane Crosley: Chick authors who avoid the 'chick-lit' stigma
For some smart, young female novelists, having their books branded “chick lit” is the worst imaginable insult. On Friday, author Polly Courtney wrote about her decision to drop her publisher, HarperCollins, after it tried to “shoe-horn” her latest non-chick-lit novel into a “frilly, chick-lit” package. When the pastel-hued cover doesn’t reflect the work inside, she writes, everyone is disappointed: “the author, for seeing his or her work portrayed as such; the readers, for finding there is too much substance in the plot; and the passers-by, who might actually have enjoyed the contents but dismissed the book on the grounds of its frivolous cover.” No surprise, Courtney’s complaints drew ire from those who have more nuanced views on chick-lit, and this debate will undoubtedly pop up again and again.
But isn’t the term “chick-lit” itself a bit passé, very pre-2006? READ FULL STORY
Film critic Roger Ebert‘s new memoir, Life Itself, comes out tomorrow, and it’s a great read — thoughtful, entertaining, and emotional (here’s our review). The book is rambling and a bit eccentric, but in a good way. It’s packed with nicely written accounts of his memories and adventures. Here are a few highlights to give you a taste. READ FULL STORY
Bravo executive vice president and Real Housewife wrangler Andy Cohen has signed a book deal with publisher Henry Holt to release a memoir in the summer of 2012, a rep for Cohen confirms.
The coming-of-age book will detail Cohen’s journey from closeted teen in St. Louis to high-level executive and television personality, and it will also explore the Watch What Happens Live host’s extensive pop culture knowledge/obsession, which is clearly on display for anyone who’s ever turned into the chatfest.
Are you excited for Cohen’s memoir?
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Navy Captain and astronaut Mark Kelly, will publish a joint memoir through Scribner. The “deeply personal” memoir will recount the couple’s love story, Giffords’ rise in politics, and the tragic shooting on January 8th that killed six people and severely injured Giffords and 12 others. READ FULL STORY
++ Denise Richards says her upcoming memoir, due for release on July 27, will be more of an “inspirational” story than a tell-all about her marriage to Charlie Sheen. She calls her marriage to Sheen a “beautiful love story” before the “rotten stuff” took over.
++ Scholastic announced today that a special gift edition of The Hunger Games will be released in time for this holiday season. The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition, available November 2011, will feature a special slipcase featuring new mockingjay artwork. In February 2012, Scholastic will publish three titles — The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition, The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion, and The World of the Hunger Games — in anticipation of the March 2012 film release.
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