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On The Books: Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Nick Offerman among celebrities to pen new books

The celebrity book train continues to roll on, with most of today’s book news centering around famous names who have recently signed some deals that sound both interesting and, well, interesting.

Scholastic has announced that it will be publishing a holiday children’s picture book from Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. The subject matter? The couple’s adorable twins, Moroccan and Monroe. According to Scholastic’s press release, Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas will be geared towards children ages 3 and up and will follow the kids as “they put their own unique spin on the Christmas Carol “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

Meanwhile, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, fresh off the success of his best-selling book Paddle Your Own Canoe, will be penning another narrative. Dutton announced the acquisition and said, in its press release,  that the untitled book would “highlight approximately twenty-five figures from U.S. history that Offerman considers his personal pantheon of ‘Great Americans’ — which range from George Washington to Willie Nelson – told from his unique, always humorous perspective.” Ron Swanson dishing on his favorite historical and famous figures? Sign me up to be the first customer!

And in more celebrity news (kind of), Vintage Books has announced it will publish the first book on Edward Snowden. Available in paperback on Feb. 11, The Snowden Files will be the first definitive narrative chronicling insights into the biggest intelligence leak in recent history.

Lots of fun book news today in the entertainment world! What are you most excited about?

'Paddle Your Own Canoe': Nick Offerman talks manners, college life, and -- what else? -- manliness

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With his Pyramid of Greatness, woodworking prowess, and lust for bacon and eggs, Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation seems like the ultimate man: a carnivorous, all-American alpha male who can fashion rings in 20 minutes and escape all women named Tammy.

But Nick Offerman insists, despite his love of woodworking and iconic mustache, he’s nothing like his character — after all, he’s an artist who went to theater school and danced ballet, and even puts on makeup for work every day. In his new book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, he not only explores his Paul Bunyan-like image with tongue-in-cheek lessons on manliness, complete with illustrations and advice, but also offers poignant memories of his childhood growing up in Illinois and hilarious anecdotes from his career.

The actor spoke to EW about his writing process, his favorite memories, and what it truly means to be manly. Hint: No punching involved — unless it’s something to do with Jamm. READ FULL STORY

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