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A Random Assortment of Book News & Links

The R.I.P. Menagerie: Michael Jackson book covers.

Secretive shadow lord Dick Cheney has signed a six figure deal with Simon & Schuster for a tell-all, and no one but me seems to see the irony.

Cuz we pride ourselves in putting the 'ink' in 'kink': From Ernest Hemingway to Anaïs Nin, novelist Ewan Morrison picks the best literary threesomes.

The New Yorker has a new entry for Stuff White People Like: Being able to break into the publishing industry because their rich parents will support them while they work as unpaid interns. While it's weird (and sorta hypocritical) that the publishing world's penchant for wealthy, White privilege is being taken to task in one of the world's wealthiest, Whitest magazines, at least it's finally being taken to task.

J.D. Salinger is in need of a li'l positive PR. Earlier this month, the agoraphobic author found himself in the unpopular position of trying to copyright his character,* Holden Caulfield. Then, this past weekend, The NYTimes ran an article claiming that today's young readers find the Catcher In The Rye protagonist to be a preppy b*tch. Can't a brother catch a break?
*In the age of anti-DRM and pro-re-mixing, no less! WWCDD? What would Cory Doctorow do?

You know that expression, 'Those who can't do, teach'? That sh*t must be a yoga mantra in the Hollywood hills. First there's TV starlet Jennifer Love Hewitt. Less than a year after calling off her engagement to Scottish actor, Ross McCall, Hewitt is writing a dating advice book. Then there's 2007's Dad of the Year, Alec Baldwin. Less than two years after he attained internet infamy by repeatedly calling his 11 year old daughter a pig, Baldwin is publishing a parenting book. What's next, a Michael Bay book on subtlety? A Bret Michaels book on dignity?

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